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Cob: Clay Tiles-cement tiles?Charmaine R Taylor tms at northcoast.com
Thu May 11 18:31:25 PDT 2000
I went to the search engine for cement and colorings for making terazzo type precast tiles. a good list of info and links is there at http://www.gi.alaska.edu/crc/staff/cole/mine/pigments.html Including Blue Mountain and many others who sell colorings. Here is some basic info on pouring cement into a small box mold. The Use of Pigments in Concrete Plaster Master Industries 4308 Shankweiler Rd - Orefield, PA 18069 Phone (610) 391-9277 · Fax (610) 391-0340 Pouring concrete Into a mold must be done carefully so as to create as few air bubbles or pockets as possible One of the greatest enemies of ornamental concrete are bug holes. Bug holes are caused by air being trapped in the mix and not being able to escape, thus you end up with a hole in the finished product To properly pour concrete into your mold start by poring slowly into the center of the mold. Vibration is recommended while pouring. On taller molds such as pedestals and planters with cores it is best to pour about one third of the mold at a time with a few seconds of vibration between each pouring section. This allows the air to work its way to the top in sections rather than having to pass through 20" to 40" of concrete all at once. When the pour is complete the concrete should have a creamy look to It around the edges of the mold. GrenSheltr at aol.com wrote: > In a message dated 5/11/00 6:11:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, > kopp at kinneret.kinneret.co.il writes: > > << In the meantime I am planning to put a concrete floor down and perhaps tile > it in the future. I would also be interested in hearing anyone else's > experience making their own tiles. >> Charmaine Taylor
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