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Recycling Roof Tile Waste Material for Wall Cover Tiles

Ambar Mulyono 1 , Silfia Aryani 1 , Joko Lulut 2


  1. Interior Design Department, Letters and Visual Arts Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia
  2. Fine Arts Department, Letters and Visual Arts Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia



Prior research on roof tile waste treatment has attempted to find the appropriate technology to reuse old roof tile waste by  create  wall  cladding  materials  from  it.  Through  exploration  and  experimentation,  a  treatment  method  has  been discovered  to  transform  the  tile  fragments  into  artificial  stone  that  resembles  the  shape  of  coral.  This  baked  clay artificial stone material is then processed as a decorative element for vertical surfaces that are not load-bearing, such as on the interior and exterior walls of a building. Before applying the fragments as wall tiles, several steps must be taken: 1)  Blunting,  which  changes  the  look  of  tile  fragments  using  a  machine  created  specifically  to  blunt  the  roof-tile fragment  edges,  2)  Closing  the  pores  of  the  blunted  fragments  as  a  finishing  step  that  can  be  done  with  a  transparent coat or a solid color of paint, 3) Planting the transformed roof-tile fragments on a prepared tile body made of concrete. In this study, the second phase is done using the method of ceramics glazing at a temperature of 700 °C. The finishing step is the strength of this product because it produces a rich color artificial pebble.

Keywords: artificial coral, blunting, recycling, roof-tile waste, wall cladding
Published at: Vol 17, No 3 (2013) pages: 107-112

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