I N F O R M A T I O N

Concreative's concrete tiles...

Our tiles are all handmade in our workshop in Cape Town. The look and feel of our tiles are inspired by the true Portuguese tiles, hence our store opening collection... The Portugal Inspired Collection. We try and capture the texture, variations, and imperfections of the tiles in our own way. Our tiles are made per order, so please note there will be a lead time involved.

Art of the product...

Concrete is a natural product & handmade, so PLEASE NOTE that the tiles will not all look exactly the same: The tiles will have texture on the surface, some more than others, there will be foulds/marks of how the concrete dries out of the molds & you will find colour variations. The more texture the better, this is what makes our product unique and special.

Over time...

The tiles get more character as it weathers, but if you would like to shine more after a year or two, you can re-seal them again. It is not necessary if you like the weathered look, if you are like us, you will love the tiles even more, as they get older.

Where to use it...

Clear Collection: This is our natural tiles, these tiles can be used for interior and full exterior use. It can be used as floor tiles, bathroom tiles, kitchen, and decorative tiles.

Pattern tiles: The pattern is printed on the tiles. These tiles can be used for interior and undercover patio tiles. We have not finished testing the pattern tiles in full weather conditions, so we do not recommend using them in full weather. If you would like to, you can do so under your own risk. The pattern tiles can also be used as floor, bathroom, kitchen and decorative tiles.

Where NOT to use it...

Our tiles cannot be used for in or around a pool, fountain, or anywhere where damp and water can get to the tiles from underneath as concrete are pores and it will take up watermarks. Concrete tiles can also not be used inside a fireplace or braai where it will be in direct contact with heat and fire as it will damage the sealer. Note that is can be used around fire and braai places as long as the is thick construction layers/bricks between the tiles and the fire so that the tiles do not get exposed to intense heat fluctuations.

Sealer...

The tiles are sealed with a satin matt finish, available on our website to purchase. the tiles can only be sealed for protection and cannot be glazed, we only apply a gloss sealer upon request. The sealer plays a VERY important roll in where you will be using your tiles. Where you use the tiles will depend on how much sealer you require. The more traffic on the tiles, the more sealer is needed. This also applies to wet areas. Decorative wall tiles only require one layer. Please read through our installation guide for more info on how to use the sealer.

Care...

It is very important that the tiles are handles with care with the installation process and before it has all its sealer layer. There should be no traffic on the tiles before the final sealer layer is not applied and completely dry. Please scroll down to read through our installation & maintenance guide.

Colour on tiles...

If you are very specific about the colour on the concrete, please contact us so that we can make samples for you to approve. There can be variation in colours than what you see on the screen or on social media.



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