The manufacturing process of our tiles is totally handmade, faithfully reproducing the work that was done more than two centuries ago. Our company has two generations of hydraulic tile artisans.
Tile by tile is made manually with tools identical to those used in the past. The materials used are selected on the basis of our extensive experience, always combining the best quality and guarantee of durability of the slabs.
In order to make the hydraulic mosaic, the raw materials are kneaded together with the colour, the climbing (the template of the drawing) is fitted inside the mould, and the mould is placed on a level steel base.
Then, the mixtures of different colours are poured into the origins of the template, according to the design you wish to achieve. The greater the number of colours and holes, the longer the time taken to create the tiles, which will have an impact on the final price of the tiles.
The second layer consists of a mixture of sand and cement which, when applied over the previous layer, completely dry, absorbs its humidity.
The bottom layer is then applied, consisting of a mixture of sand and cement. This forms the lower part of the finished tile, forming a solid and adherent base for installation on site.
Finally the slab is pressed and then removed. The tiles are then transferred to a curing warehouse.
They are then placed in water baths in order to provide them with the humidity required to obtain a perfect setting.
From this stage on, a setting of 28 days is required for an optimal final finish.