The manufacture, based in Morocco, employs craftsmen with an incredibly skilled hand. They take care to work attentively and carefully on each tile. The traditional method gives a particularly soft finish to the eye and to the touch, marked by bumps that create tones, and a unique material.
Our craftsmen combine a mix of pigments, cement and marble powder in a mould. They work on each pattern with a brass divisor, such as a stencil, applying each colour manually. The high content of marble powder (50%) imparts matter, thickness and brightness to the colours of our tiles.
Under this coat, called a wear layer, they then form the structure coat that acts as a support. This is composed of cement, sand and granite. The filled mould is put under a press, and the tile is removed from the mould. 24 hours later, the tiles are immersed in a water basin for several hours, in order to permanently solidify them. The tiles must dry for several weeks, depending on the humidity of the season, before being packed and shipped.
This manufacture method explains the necessary delays following the order. But your patience will be rewarded by the receipt of a high-quality material nuanced by subtle differences of tints. A renowned and tested quality that ensures a material that will last for multiple generations.
Cement tiles are not framed or regulated by European standards (IT), national, or UPEC. Nevertheless, non-flammable, Bahya cement tiles have a very low porosity and sliding rate, even in a damp environment: a feature that allows their use in bathrooms. No cracks or deformation have been observed during the freezing and thaw tests (25 cycles from -15°C to +60°C). Last, the results of load rupture and flexion resistance trials are best than the ceramic tiles ones.