Award-winning cement tiles by Marrakech Design are easy to seal, install and maintain by following the PDF guides. Learn more in the FAQ below.
Marrakech Design Tiles - Installation + Maintenance
Do I need to seal the tiles? If yes, how often?
Yes, like natural stone, Marrakech Design cement tiles need sealing. Sealants can be purchased with your order and Marrakech Design recommend Ecoprotec. Sealing cement tiles is a simple process - see the Installation + Maintenance Guide PDF below. It is recommended to reseal your tiles once a year, however this depends on area and wear.
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What colour grout should I use?
Install the tiles with grout product suitable for natural stone. Marrakech Design recommend light/medium grey colored grout and strongly advise against colored, black and white grout. Many of our customers like the finished result of Mapei grout colour 112 medium grey. We refer to this as a 'background grey' as using this shade keeps the visual focus on the beautiful tiles (and not the grout lines).
How do I clean and take care of Marrakech Design Tiles?
As with all stone or natural surface materials, it's important to promptly clean up any strong or acidic marks resulting from coffee, citrus fruits, red wine, and vinegar etc.
Maintain your handmade cement tiles with the correct products. For weekly cleaning Marrakech Design recommend a natural floor soap such as Ecoprotec Natural Stone & Porcelain Aftercare Cleaner. Never use acids to clean the tiles as they will damage them: includes bleach, vinegar, epoxy grout removers, citrus soaps, solvent green etc. If the tiles have become very dirty, use Ecoprotec Stone & Tile Intensive Cleaner.
Download the Installation + Maintenance PDF for full details.
I accidentally stained my tiles, what can I do?
It is possible to remove stains and Marrakech Design offer the following guidance:
Contrary to ceramic tiles, cement tiles are not exposed to firing but gain their strength from curing. The pigment layer is about 3-4 mm which gives the tiles a long lifespan. This means that it’s possible to sand the surface of the tiles if stains have ocurred.
Scrub the tiles with a fine-grained (400+ grit) sandpaper with mild soap and water. Sand the tiles gently in small areas at a time and patch test in a less visible area before you move on to the whole area. Be sure to flush the tiles will lots of clean water thereafter so that no soap remains. In extreme cases it can help to sand the tiles together with using Stone & Tile Intensive cleaner.
Allow the tiles to dry over night before re-applying sealer until the tiles are fully saturated.
Ecoprotec also provides a wide range of help and advice (videos, blog posts and general guidance) for sealing, cleaning and maintaining natural stone and cement tiles.