Key facts

Product:
Retro-049
Family:
Medium Cement Tiles
Manufacturer:
Karoistanbul >
Architonic ID:
20038734
Country:
Turkey
Manufacturer groups :
Flooring-Concrete/cement flooring >
Concrete-Concrete tiles >
Groups:
Flooring-Concrete/cement flooring >
Concrete-Concrete tiles >

Product family

Concept

The production of cement tiles started for the first time in the world in the central south of France - the region where the first cement factory in France is located. And, in a short time, it spread from Lyon to Marseille and, within a few years, reached out to the neighboring countries, including, in particular, Spain and Portugal. In the 1870s, many European cities, including, in particular, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Lisbon, Genoa, and Naples opened centers producing the best examples of that material. As the hands turn with time, the patterns were perfected. It is thought that, in parallel with its development in Europe, it spread from Spain to Latin countries, including, in particular, Cuba, Havana, and Mexico and from France to the Far East through Vietnam. Cement tiles-patterned tiles quickly spread in Europe as creative and durable floor covering materials. There are many cement tile patterns which survived to the present day from the 19th Century European and Mediterranean countries without losing anything from their originality. With their wide range of colors, matte and glossy options and, most importantly, their silky texture, cement tiles cannot be replaced with any of the today’s thousands of similar products produced with advanced technology. The most important feature making cement tiles-patterned tiles different is the fact that each differs from each other.