THE HYDRAULIC TILE
Demosaica hydraulic tiles are handmade tiles one by one, following the traditional process. They are composed of cement and a layer of marble and pigments. They are pressed in a hydraulic press and then left to dry in the air. Completely handmade and customisable, these tiles adapt to any space and needs.
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At Demosaica we have a catalogue with more than 500 models of square and hexagonal hydraulic tiles, borders and other formats, which we renew every year with new designs.
HANDCRAFTED PRODUCTION PROCESS
Hydraulic tile manufacturing process
See all our models in stock, lots of designs in different styles ready for immediate delivery.
HYDRAULIC FLOOR SIMULATOR
Customise any of our tiles and create your own hydraulic floor design.
Be inspired by the photos of Demosaica hydraulic tiles installed in our customers’ projects. Kitchens, showers, patios, stairs and an endless number of spaces and applications with a wide variety of styles.
OUR COLOUR PALETTE
Below is the colour chart designed by Suelos Hidráulicos Demosaica, a wide and versatile range of colours to be able to give shape to all your decorative ideas.
At Suelos Hidráulicos Demosaica we have a wide variety of formats for our hydraulic tiles, each of them with a different style. If you need to try another tile format or if you need us to send you samples, do not hesitate to contact us.
WHAT ARE HYDRAULIC TILES?
These are handmade tiles, composed of cement and a layer of marble and pigments. They are pressed in a hydraulic press and then left to dry in the air.
CAN I CUSTOMISE THE HYDRAULIC TILES?
It is possible to customise our models. To do this you can use our online simulator, which you will find on our website.
We can even produce models designed by customers, creating a specific climbing frame for this purpose and producing a minimum of 10m2. The creation of a new model involves a cost, please consult with us in each case.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL SPACES?
Yes, hydraulic tiles are suitable for installation in public and commercial spaces. They have a slip resistance rating of 50.0 and are therefore classified as C3.
WHY CAN THERE BE SOME TONAL VARIATION?
All our products are completely handmade and therefore have variations in colour and tone, which is one of their main characteristics.
CAN COLOURS CHANGE OVER TIME?
Yes, colours are likely to change slightly over time.
IS TREATMENT NECESSARY?
YES. The use of a sealing treatment is essential to protect the tiles and ensure their good condition over time. As the tiles are made of
are very porous, they need protection against stains and humidity.
The application of the treatment should only be done during installation. Crystallisation is also recommended, especially if it is going to be in a high-traffic area.
IS SPECIFIC MAINTENANCE NECESSARY?
Hydraulic tiles should be cleaned with neutral soap and water. The use of any acid or abrasive product should be avoided.
HOW THICK SHOULD THE GASKET BE?HOW THICK SHOULD THE GASKET BE?
Hydraulic tiles should be installed with a minimum joint to reinforce the mosaic effect.
CAN TINTED GROUT BE USED?
The use of tinted grout is not recommended for any of our products as it may cause irreversible staining of the tile surface; always use white grout.
CAN THEY BE INSTALLED OUTDOORS?
This depends on the conditions to which the tiles will be exposed. High exposure to the sun or very low temperatures may slightly change some colours. For outdoor installation we recommend leaving a thicker gap than usual (3-4 mm).
CAN THEY BE USED AS KITCHEN FRONTS?
Yes, hydraulic coatings can be used for this purpose as long as the sealing treatment is applied to prevent possible staining.
CAN THEY BE USED AS CLADDING IN WET AREAS?
Yes, hydraulic tiles can be used in wet areas provided they have been properly treated.
CAN UNDERFLOOR HEATING BE INSTALLED UNDER DEMOSAICA MATERIALS?
Yes, hydraulic tiles are an excellent thermal conductor so they are perfect for this use. For installation over underfloor heating, we recommend leaving a thicker joint than usual (3-4 mm).
CAN HYDRAULIC TILES BE POLISHED?
Although the pigment layer of our tiles is several millimetres thick, we do not recommend polishing this material as the surface layer may be damaged during the process.