About Cuban Tropical Tile
Manufacture and quality
Our cement tiles are made by hand, one at a time, using mineral pigments, cement, a mold, and an hydraulic press. The metal mold is handmade following specific design drawings. The pigment composition is a mixture of high quality cement, marble powder, fine sand, and natural mineral color pigments. Handmade cement tiles are expected to have slight imperfections, which give them character and depth.
Our company employs a hand-operated hydraulic press; the pigment layer is usually 3–4 mm thick. We utilize the best quality cement which reflects on three important elements:
The Sharpness of pattern and color: The component of color layer, the patterns in cement tile will be clear and sharp between details.
The thickness of color layer: Cement tile have 2 parts: color layer - based with white cement, and body layer - based with grey cement. The shrinkage and extension of both layers are different when they have force or weather/temperature effect on tile.
The surface hardness of color layer: It comes from quality of white cement, water absorption and the strength of surface tile. If the tile has harder surface, it will be shinier by time. In contrast, the soft tile's surface will get dull with more traffic.
Our showroom and office is located in Miami, FL. We keep in stock a wide variety of patterns and designs ready to be used in small areas around your home, such as bathrooms, fireplaces, foyers, kitchen back splashes, shower walls, swimming pool and so much more.
You are welcome you to stop by our showroom to discuss your project.
"Preserving the Art of Cement Tile Making"
Owner/President: Manuel Antonio Moreno