Floor finish experiment with hand made tiles:
The idea was to create an alternate and cost-effective solution of floor finish, for lower-income communities. The first step of the experiment started with creating a small tile of 1.'-6" X 1' dimension. Various colours were used to create pattern and design.
First, a frame had to be made to give the tile a shape. The frame is laid on top of a glass piece, coated with grease. a Mixture of coloured oxide with cement is mixed. The proportion of the mixture is 3 parts white cement and 1 part coloured oxide mixed with water. The consistency should not be too runny.
Coloured cement mixture is spread on the dice, to make a similar pattern on tiles. Thinly spread. It has to be spread evenly. On top of that, a coating of cement has to be spread. It will help to bind the next layers together.
Finally, the coating has to be textured with a wet mixture of 4 parts of sand and one part of cement. The tile has to be soaked underwater for 21 days for proper curing.