A small number of materials for paving the ground are so bright and visually yet authentic, as the hydraulic tile floors. Its robustness, excellence of materials and designs make them perfect for today’s homes in an ideal retro wink. We show you some models of perfect hydraulic tiles for decorating floors with plenty of color. His huge decorative power made ​​them the stars of the moment in the previous decades of the nineteenth century when it was to the flooring.

Garnish with hydraulic tile floors

In addition it is easy and convenient way to production. The technique hydraulic tiles originated at that time with the purpose of manufacturing large-scale tile without having to cook them to harden. To achieve a hydraulic press and various molds are used to create distinctive designs of these colorful mosaics. While until then the colors were applied separately and piece after each step was boiling, with a consequent consumption of time and labor, when the hydraulic tiles were invented the production process was reduced complexity and time and of course he also became cheaper. Just you had to press the tiles and let them dry for more than a few weeks.

Hydraulic tiles for decorating floors

The first layer the most surface is about 4 mm thick and corresponds to the decorated surface. It is a mix of white cement, marble sand and pigments. This mixture is put in a mold called “climbing” compartmentalized by design for color a mixture is made ​​with water and set in one of the compartments. The second layer of the same thickness as the first bears gray cement and sand to absorb excess water from the surface layer. The third layer used to have about 12 mm thick and was a mixture of gray Portland cement, ordinary cement and sand. It was a porous layer to facilitate traction.

Pavements history

In fact, these tiles lived its peak coinciding with the rise of modernism in Catalonia. It was then very ground-breaking and varied designs were created including geometric shapes, floral, vegetation, etc. As for colors, the most used were the garnet and its variations, green, pink, yellow, white and black, brown, sand, gray, etc. Models were also seen in blue, red, orange, etc. And as far as size is concerned, the majority of which were produced hydraulic tiles were square 20 × 20 cm. And hexagons of 11.5 cm side.

Hogue decorate the bedroom floor

Due to the great strength of this type decorative tile, by design and colorful it was not ordinary them too much at home. Rather they were reserved for the noblest rooms in the house that were sitting room, living room or dining room. From the 1960s the hydraulic mosaic fell into disrepair and eventually abandoned its production almost completely although they survived some companies in our country that have kept alive the essence of these beautiful floors and individuals.