Production process of cement tiles, encaustic tiles Step 1 A stable precision frame and a polished plate guarantee the dimensional accuracy and smooth surface of the future tiles. Step 3 The individual fields of the metal template are filled with a pasty mixture of marble dust, cement, fine sand, stone granules and pigments Step 5 The pattern of the tile is finished, and is given a further close inspection. Step 7 A stamp is applied and the tile is then subjected hydraulically to high pressure Step 2 For each motif there is a metal template which keeps the different colours apart. This metal template is placed in the frame. Step 4 The metal template is carefully removed. This results in the typical soft transitions between the design elements. Step 6 The pigmented upper surface of the tile is covered with almost dry mortar. Step 8 The stamp and frame are removed, and the tile is removed carefully from the mould. Next, the tile is stored for several weeks to allow the cement to dry out and harden.