Encaustic Cement Tile

Based on an ancient painting technique, in which hot wax is combined with colored pigments and then applied to a surface, encaustic cement tiles consist of three layers of sand, cement, and marble dust, with a top layer measuring between ⅛-inch and ¼-inch in depth that is colored with natural pigments. The layers are hydraulically pressed to harden and then cured for several weeks.

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