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Quality Focus- Reason Behind Our Success

Right from the formation date, we have been following a TQM policy and TS 213-1 EN 13748-1 production standard set by Turkish Standard Institution so that a remarkable range is offered to clients. We source and use high grade natural color pigments, marble powder, marble or cement granules, cement etc. for making Istanbul Series Cement Tiles, Castellon Ceramic Tiles, Handmade Glass Tiles, etc. Further, we provide developed products to clients only after assuring their best quality. Our range is examined on the basis of its finishing, smooth surface, resistance to UV rays, shine, texture, design accuracy etc. Due to giving such emphasize on products quality, we have gained ISO 9001:2008 and GOST R certification.

Products Portfolio

We are into the business of manufacturing, importing and exporting attractive collection of the following:
  • Wall and Floor Covering Products
    • Cement Tiles
      • Istanbul Series Cement Tiles
      • Karosiman Series Cement Tiles
    • Mosaic Tiles
    • Handmade Glass Tiles
    • Castellon Ceramic Tiles
Detailed Information about Patterned Encaustic Cement Tiles

Patterned encaustic cement tiles which now are common to see in most of the heritage buildings were introduced in France in the year 1850. These were produced by pressing mixture of cement, natural color pigments, aggregate and marble powder by creative artists. Today, such typical Mediterrenean cement tiles are not only enriching cultural buildings but also have set a new viewpoint in architecture.

Encaustic Cement Tiles which today are highly demanded, had lost their popularity in 1950s, when tiles made up of ceramic, linoeum and granite were produced. Such declination in demands left only a few patterned encaustic cement tile manufacturers in the world by the end of 1970s. Major reason behind low demands was high production cost due to being handmade. At that time, Mavi Pencere Fine Arts Atelier, dedicated itself and collected information about the patterned encaustic cement tiles (carreaux cement) and also find out varied techniques of producing these, efficiently. It is there effort that even now such tiles are liked and preferred by a large number of customers due to holding traditional beauty.


With detailed knowledge of varied floor & wall covering products, we have developed capability of undertaking restoration work. In this, our artists clean the the surface of tiles by employing various methods and when they get to see clear colors, they produce the same patterned copied without loss of fidelity.  Following are some of the heritage buildings of which we have reproduced the floor & wall encaustic cement tiles:
  • Affan Mosque
  • Anarat Higutyun Church
  • Central Istanbul
  • Dogan Apartment
  • Gumusyan Hotel
  • Ispartakule Station Buildings
  • Kamondo Apartment
  • Kızıltoprak
  • Mister Yahsi Mansion (Mudanya-Bursa)
  • Pasha Sureyya Opera House
  • Rizzo Apartment
  • Serdar-i Ekrem Apartment
  • Tavsancil
  • TCDD Feneryolu
  • The Golden Horn Cultural Center
  • The Maritime Museum (Antakya)
  • Yenikapi Mevlevi Lodge (Istanbul) etc.
Creative Professionals

Karo Istanbul gives complete credit to its so far success to its workforce. Our team includes innovative painters, graphic designers, industrial designers and architects, who are qualified in Applied Fine Arts and nurtured by Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts & The Fine Arts Academy discipline. Every expert of our firm undertake all the restoration and renovation projects as an opportunity to present their artistic skills & keep our traditional aesthetic designs, alive. Further, our professional artists work in sync with one another, applying appropriate techniques & knowledge for beautifying interior as well as exterior looks of various establishments.

  • Starbucks
  • Kösebası
  • Saray Muhallebicisi
  • Kitchenette
Why Us?
  • Ability to solve the problems of sample molds of encaustic cement tiles in its in-house mold
  • Best infrastructure among all the tile producer of the world
  • Products presenting beauty and art & craft in a unique way
  • Use of environmentally sensitive production methods
  • ISO 9001:2008 certification
  • Following TS 213-1 EN 13748-1 production standard set by Turkish Standard Institution
  • GOST R certificate