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TECHNOLOGIES

The NewLita LLC plant uses the newest European machines to make travertine tiles of the highest quality. In one day the factory can produce about 150-250 sq.m. products.

So how does the plant work?

The stone from quarries is brought to the plant and placed under two orthogonal machines that cut it into smaller pieces. If the final tiles should be 10-20mm thick, other cutting machines are used, too.

Next, calibrating machines give the future tiles their shape and carry out the first stage of grinding.

Travertine is a porous type of rock, and for some products and tiles those pores need to be sealed. So the next step is to seal them. For this purpose, either cement, or Italian sealers are used. Cement sealers are applied by special machines, while the Italian ones require manual work.

The sealed tiles then dry out and are polished using a machine that is called “desyatka” by the staff and has 10 polishing heads. Using various combinations of these heads, the machine can produce polished, half-polished or Antique-style tiles.

Finally, the tiles go through special geometric machines and obtain their final dimensions and corners.

At the end, workers inspect each tile, check its quality, polish and sizes and make sure it has no unnecessary pores or curved corners.

Only the best tiles reach the final consumers!