Thursday, 4 October 2018

CEMENT IN ALL FORMS AND SHAPES!

“Innovation is the only way to win”, a very famous quote said by a well-known entrepreneur – Steve Jobs. Innovative and creative designs always excite us. We love to come up with different cement tiles in unique patterns that help in enhancing the look of your space and keeping it up-to-date as design trends keep changing. But a material that is so versatile and looks so good deserves to be utilized in every way possible besides just on your walls and floors! Yes, we’re talking about CEMENT.

Our love for all things cement is no secret. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that we have an entire range of objects created using nothing but cement! We have a splendid range of cement objects lined up for you at Bharat floorings, each one having a unique character and story to it.

A very inspiring product range to arrange your office stationary is the desk organiser – Akshara introduced recently at Bharat floorings. Akshar is a range of cement desk objects inspired by the Devanagari script. The three letters developed currently are ई, त and फ. These objects were designed as organizers for cards and pens, but they also double up as paperweights. They make quite a statement when placed at your desk or workstation. The individual blocks can be placed as a standalone or as a group to create a rich heritage look.




Cross Weave Concrete Planters:

There’s more than aesthetics to this look: plants are believed to be good for health and help clean the indoor air. So, why limit plants only to the outdoors? A lively addition to Bharat floorings cement object collection is the “Cross Weave Concrete Planters”. The inspiration behind these beautiful cross weave planters comes from Nagaland.

Weaving is a traditional art handed down through generations in Nagaland. Each of the tribes has unique designs and colours, reflected in their striking shawls, shoulder bags, decorative spears, table mats, wood carvings, and bamboo works. Having been inspired by this traditional pattern we came up with these decorative planters. These planters are a contemporary way to display houseplants, cacti and succulents in a stylish way. They are designed to uplift your space and make it look impressive. Bringing the outside in is an interior design trend that's kicking up a storm. It's great to add a bit of greenery as it makes the space come alive! Add some instant warmth to your house by using these plant holders in soothing colours!


Tangram Fridge Magnets:

Tangram fridge magnets is an addictive puzzle consisting of dissected forms which are put together to form original shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form very specific shapes using all seven pieces, which may not overlap. It was originally invented in China a few thousand years ago. These tangram fridge magnets are fun to play with for you as well as your kids, who can learn quite a lot from them. Get these pieces to avoid the stagnant boring everyday designs. A new day, a new shape!



Candela - Tealight Candle Holder:

A gentle glow that brings a feeling of warmth to your room instantly and a great table or desk décor element – the Candela - Tealight Candle Holder.  This is designed primarily as a decorative showpiece or a candle stand. It acts as a versatile home accessory that can be enjoyed repeatedly. It is an ideal way to uplift your room décor! Don’t they look amazing? 



Vassaio – Concrete Tray:

This multi-utility tray is designed primarily as a showpiece for placing stationary, glasses, mugs or any other object. Perfect for the upcoming festive season!



Mini Tetrapods: 

The monsoon waves breaking against the land-reclaimer is one of our city’s beautiful icon. Mumbai is a city surrounded by seas and the iconic tourist attraction, Marine Drive is surrounded with a barrier, a rock shape structure that looks like Tetrapods. Inspired by this element we have scaled down this cast concrete sculpture to paperweight size just to highlight your work desk and give it a fun aesthetic, bringing Mumbai into your office and homes.



Each piece of all our cement objects are hand sanded, sealed and buffed to produce a smooth surface and to avoid scratches on the surface. Due to the handmade nature of this product, each piece may have small unique irregularities.

All these cement objects are available in different patterns and striking colours from Bharat’s colour palette. These products are handmade and finished with a sealer. 

Designing is our forte and making use of cement and producing different objects is what we love! Join us on our never-ending journey to discover new and innovative ways to use this resourceful material! Follow us on our Instagram account - @bharatfloorings and Facebook page - @BharatFloors for more updates!

To know more check out our website - https://www.bharatfloorings.com/

Monday, 17 September 2018

Art on your Walls!

Liven up your space with interesting additions that act as highlights! Adding tiles on your walls is an easy and stylish way to break the visual monotony of your living area. Wall Claddings are always intended to be stylistic rather than functional and, are usually designed to help accent a feature or room. Though it could conceivably cover every surface in a house or building, it’s more common to find it in just one or two key areas.

Decorative panels, wood panelling, and decorative stone and brick are always in demand, but have you ever thought of going all out and using tiles on your walls? Have a look at our wide range of stylish 3D textured wall claddings. The different ranges are - Hexar, Turkish Delight, Circle of Life, Hills and Valley and Shatkona.

The Hexar – 3D wall claddings can be laid in restaurants to highlight a bar counter area. This pattern does not only look outstanding in a bar counter area but also looks great when laid on the wall of a bedroom in playful colours available as part of our colour palette. These tiles can be placed in different ways to lend an interesting twist to interiors. Also, when playing around with contrasting colour combinations like grey and yellow or grey and blue, claddings can do a wonderful job in making your space stand out.



The Hills and Valleys tile is another avant-garde range! These wall claddings in grey, laid at Neel All Day interiors by Studio Osmosis, look stylish adding a modern touch to the contemporary, Indian fusion restaurant.
It’s important for any restaurant to make sure that the interiors of the space bring out a lively vibe by incorporating calming colours for the walls, floors, and décor, a comfortable seating arrangement, soothing lights and good music – all of which come together to create an enjoyable dining experience for the guests.

Helpful tip - a great way to make your bar counter stand out is to have lights installed underneath the bar counter to highlight the beautiful design element and quirkiness of the tiles.


These wall cladding do not necessarily have to be laid in a bar counter area but can also be laid on your dados or a small wall area above your headboard or basin wall to create out an eye-catching effect. It’s always good to experiment with new and innovative ways to keep the interiors of any space up-to-date. Why opt for the same old wall paint or wallpapers when you have a choice to select from our wide range of wall claddings. They are long-lasting and can decorate your walls instantly. Create a wonderful and spectacular optical effect on your walls while playing with light and radiating metal reflections that capture your attention.





























Shatkona is the newest addition to our Wall cladding collection. It is a Gujarati translation of hexagon or a six-sided shape. In this fast-paced world where trends keep on changing, the love for tiles remains constant. This tile type stands out for its quirky six-sidedness and the pleasing pattern it creates across the walls. If your looking to make a statement on your walls these Shatkona – hexagonal tiles with different colour combinations will make a bold impression!! Elements such as furniture and home décor play an important role in creating an impression, and so does the choice of pattern you select, particularly the colour combination. All these factors should coordinate with each other to maintain the uniformity of your space, be it a villa, farmhouse, residence or a restaurant. This should be investigated while you’re planning the colour scheme and layout of your space.


The Shatkona series is a highly versatile range of wall claddings designed to produce wonderful 3-dimensional patterns once installed. The orientation of the tiles can be changed to alter the pattern created by them. The Shatkona range allows for a whole lot of iteration from designers and architects alike to produce wonderful patterns and textures on the walls. There are currently 4 distinct designs that are available for production under this range. The tiles are available in all the colours from the Bharat colour palette!


This square wall tiles - PLIEN - 3D – square wall claddings are composed of repeated three-dimensional geometries to produce versatile and strikingly beautiful textures for the wall. The four distinct designs can be produced in all of Bharat's colours and produce a variety of patterns when rotated and installed. They look amazing wherever placed. The process of designing them started off with a single cuboid and then faces of the cuboid was cut at different angles to produce distinct shapes. These shapes were then duplicated and paired as fours to form the final design of the wall claddings. There are four distinct designs that range from a subtle undulation to a dramatic texture which can be installed in various orientations.



Take the liberty to choose from our eclectic collection of wall tile designs. These tiles are stylish, beautifully embellished and of high quality which can cater to all design aesthetics. They can instantly add an upscale feel to your home, office or hotel walls. The tiles also help spaces acquire a distinct personality and mood. Walls are a good place to start if you want to uplift your interior decor.

The different claddings grab attention instantly. It’s human nature to seek something that makes us stand out from the ten others doing the same thing and these wall claddings are just the perfect choice. You can customise them the way you like by mixing and matching two designs together or placing the tiles in different directions to create a distinct look. At BFT, you can select one tile and design it in various colour combinations. We have in-house designers who will guide you to design and customize your beautiful walls. So, give your walls a decorative upgrade with Bharat Floorings and Tiles.

To know more check out options at - https://www.bharatfloorings.com.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

TERRAZZO TRENDS!

Everyone is always thinking of ways to make themselves look more presentable or to upgrade their look from time to time, but have you ever thought about your home - the space where you live and breathe every day! A very famous quote by John Saladino states that “A house is much more than a mere shelter, it should lift us emotionally and spiritually.” We couldn’t agree more with this philosophy. A house is more than just a place to live and sleep. It is a space to create memories; a space where we uninhibitedly feel like we belong! Your flooring choices not only reflect your personality but also make you feel like you’ve finally ‘come home’! Speaking of upgrades, have you checked out our new Terrazzo floors? They are available in various colours and styles. They look stylish and can update your space instantly!

Terrazzo is one of the most versatile options. This application can do wonders when working towards creating your space and making it look luxurious and beautiful. Marble and stone, selected from all over the world, come together to create gracious floors that have a soft and natural glow. This range has been seen in many commercial and residential areas.

Insitu Terrazzo white base with mixed and semi-precious chips laid at a private apartment in Pune. These floors upgrade the aesthetics of the space giving it a whole new appeal. All good interior decorators will tell you that the most important aspect of decorating your home is that it reflects who you are, your personality and your style.  


The current trending option is the tessellated terrazzo floor. Our new showroom is re-done with this option by using Classic White chips, Jaisalmer Yellow Stone chips, Baroda Green Stone Chips and Sicilia Chips over the black base. In-situ is appreciated by interior designers for their eye-catching appeal. We believe that first impressions are the last, so why not create a standout look by adding vibrant colours to your space? 


You can give your space a stylish update with these floors. We have a wide range that can give your space a smart look, making the floor the focus of the room. BFT offers so many designs, colours and textures which ought to get you overwhelmed. That’s where our in-house designers come into the picture, to help you select the perfect colour combination and design to suit your overall design scheme.

We love playing with cement and making new and creative elements out of it, and that’s how we came up with the Terrazzo table tops. So, would you like to make your own personal table? We customize the table tops as per the interiors of the space to create this fancy look! The minimalist piece of furniture is built for durability and style used for indoors. This is a modern, up-cycled twist that incorporates cement and crushed coloured glass. The Terrazzo table tops are available in any shape and can be customized using different Bharat colours.




Did you ever consider the possibility of terrazzo benches? Not until now, we’re guessing! We have collaborated with La French Studio Paris - Bombay to design and create a completely unique and innovative range which is the Terrazzo 2-seater bench and a conversation armchair.

Their inspiration behind this unique product range was the fact that there was no terrazzo form of furniture available in the market and people only used wooden furniture, so they came up with the idea to create something different with terrazzo!

Since we had already collaborated with them to design the table tops and were so happy with the resulting product, we thought it would be a great idea to get them to design the terrazzo furniture too. The ideologies of the designers and BFT matched instantly as they believe that it is important to "keep experimenting with aesthetics and functionality". Thereby this innovation came into existence!
Coming to the technical aspects of it:
-          They can be used indoors as well as outdoors.
-          They can be played with respect to placing the furniture as they are delivered in slabs, so you can assemble them as a puzzle.    
-          You can also customize your own furniture at BFT i.e. use them with indoor or outdoor fabrics or change the size and colours of the chips. 



We believe that attention to detail is necessary to create a flawless, one-of-a-kind look, and place great emphasis on detail to make your space look beautiful and to create an overall tone of luxury!
For more details about our products and services - https://www.bharatfloorings.com/

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Luxury is in the details!

“Luxury is in each detail”- a famous saying by Hubert De Givenchy, that we at Bharat Floorings and Tiles can relate to entirely! Attention to detail is necessary to create a flawless, luxurious look. At Bharat floorings, we put great emphasis on each and every detail to make your space look beautiful and to create an overall tone of opulence! Interior design is all about having fun and playing with different designs and patterns no doubt, but it’s also important to know which design works well with what colour combination. Sometimes it is okay to opt for simple elements - furniture or decor to make your space look classy. Or, if one part of the house or restaurant is highlighted with a bold colour or print, keep the rest of the space neutral and plain. It’s important to create a focal point that gives your room that “WOW” factor. Luxury is all about making a space stylish and timeless!

Any space should reflect the grandeur, personal taste and aesthetics of the house itself. BFT believes that the client is the author who writes the story of their own homes. This story is built upon the elements i.e the décor that helps to build your beautiful home. We are here to help you transform your house into your dream home, by playing with different colours, patterns, textures and shapes, to make your space look luxurious and elegant. We also have in-house designers who can help you transform your space and make it look absolutely stunning. Elegance defines the personality of the space and makes the space look welcoming and warm.

The main aim of Bharat Floorings is to make sure we provide the best of quality and services to our customers, leaving their experience memorable. We make sure that our tiles are carefully crafted with every detail looked into microscopically so that the spaces where they are used exude a classic charm and timeless elegance. Each tile at BFT is made by hand, which is why no two tiles look alike, creating a unique illusion on the floors.

You can also create your own tiles at BFT, by mixing and matching different colours and patterns together. By using fun colour combinations and placing the tiles differently, you can make your own unique pattern. Various designs and colour combinations can be played with to create something distinct! At BFT, we transform your ideas into reality and make sure that your personality reflects in your flooring choices too!

“Deewanji Ni Haveli” -
The city of Ahmedabad is endowed with a rich architectural heritage that is vital to the local identity and continuity of the place. BFT is proud to be associated with the city has helped in the restoration of one of Ahmedabad’s prized possessions - the “Deewanji Ni Haveli”. The 250-year old Deewanji Ni Haveli is a wooden icon intrinsic to the 606 -year-old of Ahmedabad. The design scheme manages to strike the perfect balance of old and new, luxurious and accessible. This restoration project features some of the most popular tiles from Bharat Floorings - Heritage™ range. Various patterns from the Heritage™ collection have been utilized to add to the splendour and grandeur of this beautiful Haveli. The seamless heritage patterns with bold colours create a grand look and bring out the desired effect; it is a look that later became an integral part of the Haveli.



Private Farmhouse in Lonavala –
This private farmhouse is such a great example of a super exclusive luxury home that’s nothing less than a work of art. The perfect blend of colour & design form an integral part in making this space look luxurious as well as cosy. The decorative handmade cement tile creates a carpet look in a smart and stylish way which adds a bit of character to the interiors. The interior of this farmhouse is a perfect example of blending two opposites together. The combination of simple & pretty floral patterns works brilliantly together to create a splendid space. This is a classic example of classy and modern floor art.



BFT showroom, Mumbai –

The hexagonal pattern is a new trend this year and has been a preferred choice. It can give depth to your floor and can make your space look warm yet grand at the same time. This customized hexagonal pattern looks very artistic. These black beauties are specially made to tailor Hexagonal tiles with metal inlays and add life to every project. They are incredibly versatile and can give an extravagant look to your space. These tiles are laid at the Bharat Floorings showroom, Mumbai in combination with the Cast-in-Situ Terrazzo tiles with big marble chips which add character and offer an artistic flair.




Private Villa in Goa -

There are several luxury properties done by the developer – Isprava in Goa, using the heritage-rich Bharat Floorings tiles to maintain and preserve the overall look and feel of the place. We love designing beautiful and rich looking spaces, and it was a great opportunity to collaborate with this talented developer. We looked into each and every detail of the interiors to make the space look uniform! Every tile selected for Villa Azul was carefully picked to create a lasting effect and maintain the original look of the Vila. Every tile used in this space is from the classic and rich Heritage ™ collection. Every room has a different layout and interiors, but the designer – Studio MoMo made sure that the uniformity of the interiors stays the same by selecting similar colours that compliment all the rooms. This beautiful villa at Goa is one of the many milestones achieved by those involved in the creation of this amazing luxury home.



All good interior decorators will tell you that the most important aspect of decorating your home is that it reflects who you are, your personality and your style. This is why we bring you the most important solution to solve your design problems i.e CUSTOMIZATION…

You can customize your tiles by logging into our Floor IT app on the website - https://www.bharatfloorings.com/floorIT.html, to create your own artistic and creative patterns. This app is very simple to use, you can watch our step by step tutorial on how to use this application easily. After the flooring is created you can save the image on the website or send it to us, so that we can connect with you to take things further. Interiors is all about playing with different colours and patterns and creating a unique and innovative space. So, it’s very important to come out of that nutshell and start creating your own beautiful spaces!!

To know more about our product and services - https://www.bharatfloorings.com

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Design in our DNA!

DESIGN AND INNOVATION are the two pillars for a unique and extraordinary space that is truly eye-catching. Bharat floorings is a full-fledged design house that provides services of the utmost quality to our consumers, giving you the opportunity to create your own unique tiles. We, as a company believe in evolving and growing, just like your homes need to! It’s always good to be up-to-date with the current trends and designs. All our designs at Bharat floorings are 100% original, keeping with the new trends in the field of interior design. Flooring is a major surface in your home. It takes up a lot of square footage and is an important design element to pay attention to because it sets the tone for everything else.

We collaborate with like-minded designers and creatives to develop exciting contemporary floor art to give your floors a luxurious and modern look. The resulting pieces of art are collectively known as the BFT+ range and, here are some of the spectacular results of these successful alliances:

We tied up with Rohit Mankar to design the beautiful pattern inspired by the elements of nature - flowers, butterflies, dragonflies – the ARANYA collection. Shafali Choudhrie Diwanji designed the EXTRA LARGE PLEASE collection – MACARON - inspired by the sensual curves of the macaroon; TROPICAL HIVES - inspired by the industrious bee.


We associated with Tania & Sandeep Khosla for the DASHDASHDOT Collection - inspired by the elemental properties of geometry, from lines (dashes) and circles (dots). A unique design ‘A-R-M-S’ designed by Sameer Kulavoor inspired by the ’Art deco’ architecture and ’typography’ of classic South Bombay is another offering in this range. There’s also the Japanese Line designed by Sian Pascale inspired by the ideas in the book ’In Praise of Shadows’.

Additionally, the Origametes pattern designed by The Busride Design Studio is inspired by the ancient Japanese art of folding papers which gives it a 3D look. The AVB BESPOKE collection has been designed by Alice von Baum and is inspired by all that one sees and experiences. The Le Mill collection designed by Aurélie De Cort draws inspiration from the alleyways and public spaces of Aurelie's home country of Belgium. The Shibori Tiles designed by Studio Wodehouse is inspired by the forms, patterns and lines created by the unique process of Shibori.


FLOOR DESIGN LAYOUTS

At Bharat Floorings, we leave no stone unturned to ensure our customers have only the best experience and the chance to witness the full extent of our creativity. We would like our customers to get exactly the kind of floor that they envision. To help our customers, we offer special one-of-a-kind design services at nominal fees.

Customers can either sit with our in-house designers to decide on colours as well as layouts for their floors, or if they are unable to do so, they can email the drawings to us, and our designer and sales force can help you with the layout process. The layout process may be a little longer so we recommend you to come a little prior to getting your beautiful floors customized.
Once a layout has been finalised and the customer is satisfied with the end result, the quantities of various tiles can be removed from the AutoCAD drawings and the order can be made. The whole process typically takes some time, so customers are requested to budget for this when planning the timelines of their projects. Replicating the exact shades is never possible, so we recommend that you order extra tiles and store them for future needs. They just need a little space to stack.



NEW TILE DESIGNs

If you’re looking to add a touch of luxury to your space, polished cement tiles by Bharat floorings can fulfil that desire. Another innovative service offered by the company is the ability to design your own tile.

As part of this service, customers can give us pictures or drawings of their designs, and these are converted through our processes into the actual tile. Samples can be made for approval and then once the design is finalised production can begin. This is often a lengthy process, but the end result is something unique!

Cement is incredibly durable. The cement tiles at Bharat floorings can last up to 60 to 70 years if used and maintained properly. Vibrant colours and mesmerizing patterns are hallmarks for today's tiling designs. It’s always a good idea to play with colours and bold patterns to give a distinct look to your space.



GAAIA CONTRACTORS
We have our specialized authorised contractor that is - Group Company Gaaia Contractors who has been at the forefront of professionally managed quality civil contracting works. Gaaia Contractors offers turnkey services for all your contracting needs. In the past, our projects for organisations like Air India, Essar and LIC; in thermal power plants for NTPC, BEST, and BSES; in public buildings like Birla Temple (Revdanda) have helped build our reputation.

Today, our work can be seen in the head offices of Western Railway, Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation and the TATAs (Bombay House); in organisations like Hindustan Lever, ICICI (Bandra Kurla Complex) and Grey Worldwide; in co-operative housing societies Maker Towers and Woodlands; in public buildings like Salar Jung Museum (Hyderabad), Tata Memorial Hospital, World Trade Centre and Jindal Mansion; in various projects for L&T ECC and Shapoorji Pallonji; and in residences, bungalows and farmhouses of prominent people.

We recommend them as they know exactly how to bring out the shine of the cement tiles!


At Bharat Floorings, we believe in transforming your space with our wide range of striking, vivid and unconventional cement tiles and concrete applications. These tiles can do wonders when working towards recreating your space and making it look remarkable. There is nothing that can be generally categorized as the ‘best design’, it’s all about experimenting with different patterns and styles according to your individual preference to create the best design for YOU!




Friday, 29 June 2018

Swadeshi at Heart!


We are a company that was founded on one central idea – our innate love for creating beautiful floors - that are 100% Made in India! Everything that we create at Bharat Floorings is a celebration of our roots and our vibrant history! Our tiles are made by hand, right here at our factory in Mumbai and are not imported. The production of these bespoke cement tiles remains the same as it was 96 years back; with the artisans working and hand-filling cement before pressing it under hydraulic pressure to form a tile, and subsequently a floor that will create a lasting impression!


Our founder, Pherozesha Sidhwa was inspired by Jamshed Mehta, a colleague of Mahatma Gandhi to abandon his article ship as a lawyer and start a tile manufacturing establishment, along with his nephew Rustom Sidhwa. They were all set to compete with the best, which at the time was the UK- based Minton & Co whose patterned clay tiles were shipped to colonies all the way from Britain. As part of the Swadeshi movement, their main aim was to produce tiles of international quality to replace imports. So, Sidhwa and his team travelled across Europe to learn how to use and make handmade cement tiles and began the manufacturing procedure by starting off with an affordable patterned alternative to the imported tiles in India. The journey was not as easy as you think, they went through many ups and downs but eventually succeeded in achieving their primary goal. They modified and created fresh new designs to suit the Indian taste and developed a unique process to suit Indian conditions. Taking the spirit of Swadeshi one step forward, they even had the map of undivided India stamped on the back of each and every tile that was manufactured!

Bharat tiles during that time i.e. 1923 - 1935 became very popular amongst the British and the Maharajas. Many public buildings, governor houses, palaces, mahals and universities were floored with Bharat tiles. As the years went by, Bombay (now Mumbai) entered the glamorous Art Deco era, and almost all the new buildings and areas like Marine drive, Oval Maidan and noble theatres incorporated the colourful and heritage-rich Bharat tiles.

The tiles produced are of world-class quality, and they are manufactured right here in India! Bharat tiles provide one-of-a-kind floorings with ethnic and heritage vibes available in various designs and patterns. These tiles can be customized as per the taste and preferences of the customers, to match the interiors of the spaces they are looking to decorate. The Heritage tiles of Bharat floorings can be seen in many iconic buildings across the country. BFT tiles have been laid at Heritage sites such as Umaid Palace, New ready money mansion, Bombay high court, cinemas- Roxy, Regal, New Excelsior and many more, and even today, they look flawless as ever. The quality of our tiles is extremely superior in making them long-lasting. The tiles shine brighter as they get older.



The Bharat Flooring’s Heritage™ tiles and floors have been the most popular pattern since the time they were re-launched in 1940 and have been used in many award-winning sites. They are custom designed to create stunning floors to suit eclectic tastes. Each cement tile is individually hand-crafted from the finest, carefully selected ingredients, aesthetically blended to create a high-quality tile of rich and glowing colours. The timeless elegance and durability of these tiles make them works of art and an invaluable part of the country’s architectural heritage.


Our tiles shine beautifully as they age and they also last longer than other types of tiles. We do not just restrict our tiles to be laid on floors, they also can be used on walls. Cement tiles, when used on walls, are very easy to maintain, are rich in colour and history and most importantly, they provide long-lasting beauty. You can give your walls a different and unique look rather than opting for the same old paints. Use different patterns available at BFT to create a stunning look. We also have a range of wall claddings which can be used to give your walls, dados and bar counters a distinct look.


At BFT, quality is key! We offer a value-for-money proposition with floors that last a lifetime. BFT is your one-stop solution for all design, production, installation and maintenance requirements. Our aim is to be the discerning customer’s first choice for extraordinary floors and matching walls with our innovative handcrafted cement tiles, offering a blend of contemporary style and breath-taking heritage.
BFT is proud to be Indian, in every way possible and we celebrate this by constantly designing tiles of a superior standard and incredible visual appeal with an intriguing story to tell!

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

CEMENT TILES V/S CERAMIC TILES

Flooring forms an integral part of the overall design of any space. It plays a very important role in interior design and in setting the look and feel of the space. Tiles that stand out from the crowd, add character and style to your room! They should be an extension of who you are and should be able to tell your story for years to come. This is where quality comes into the picture. At Bharat floorings, we bring you classic and contemporary handcrafted cement tiles with various designs and colour options that are not only long lasting but also easy to maintain. We are sure you must be wondering, what are cement tiles?  And, how are they different from ceramic tiles? Of course, they look alike no doubt, but alas they are very different from each other from the making procedure to the application process and everything in between!

The cement tiles at Bharat floorings are one of a kind tiles that impart a luxurious look and feel to any space. These tiles are made by hand, one at a time, using mineral pigments, cement, a mould, and a hydraulic press. This is an artisanal product handmade by craftsmen using traditional methods. This is the reason behind the uniqueness of our tiles. Even the metal moulds are handmade following specific design drawings. Therefore, new moulds for designs can take about 20 days to make depending on the intricacy of the pattern. Cement tiles, being handmade will have irregularities in the design which give them character and uniqueness. They will have a rich but handcrafted appearance.

The setting process of cement, like heating of some Chinese or Japanese porcelain glazes, creates fine cracks known as crazing. This does not weaken the tile in any way but gives the tile an antique look. Because of variations in shade of the colours and cement that we receive, the tiles you get may vary in colour from the display tiles viewed by you at the time of ordering. Replicating the exact shade is never possible, so we recommend that you order extra tiles and store them for future needs.
Everyone always has the same question in mind, i.e are ceramic tiles and cement tiles the same? No, they are actually completely different.


At Bharat Floorings and Tiles, we ONLY make handcrafted cement floorings. 


The differences between the two are as follows –
 
CEMENT TILES
CERAMIC TILES
Cement tiles are mostly hand-made.
Ceramic tiles are mostly mass produced.
Cement tiles are made using a process where coloured cement is filled into a mould, up to a certain depth.
Ceramic tiles are made using prints and then glazed. 

In terms of durability - Cement tiles can last up to 60 to 70 years due to the thickness of the pattern layer. 

In ceramic tiles, the pattern would last as long as the glaze does not wear off.
Cement tile patterns have slight variations due to the handmade nature of the process.
Ceramic tile prints tend to be uniform in all tiles.
Cement tiles at BFT are made with different pigments and colour shades i.e organic and inorganic colour pigments. We buy the best available pigments and blend these for hours in giant mixers.
Ceramic tiles are made with red, brown, or white clay and can be either glazed or unglazed, and are fired in a kiln.
These tiles can be customised as per your designs and colour combination.
 Most ceramic tiles are mass produced, so the scope for customisation is low.
Cement tiles are very easy to maintain, all you need is plain water or our in-house cleansing solution to maintain the beautiful shine of the flooring.
These tiles are also low- maintenance.


 We hope now the difference between the two is clearer. BFT specializes in manufacturing handcrafted cement tiles which are available in an array of colour combinations and designs suiting the interiors of the space, ranging from minimalistic designs to bold patterns and more! The quality, of course, is unmatched as you may have come to realize! What else do you need to make a beautiful space? Like Jonathan Adler said, “Life should be chic, glamorous and colourful. And so should your HOME!” We totally agree with that. Give your home that much-awaited transformation with BFT’s extensive range of tiles.

To know more about our designs and pattern you can check out our website- https://www.bharatfloorings.com/