Tile floors add beauty and elegance to your home. Cleaning and maintaining them regularly helps keep them looking their best. Different countertops require different kinds of cleaners, and each type of tile requires different cleaning methods. Follow these tips to keep the tile floors throughout your house clean and shiny. Vacuum or Sweep Loose Dirt […]
Checkerboard tile has a long history and remains a popular trend for upscale designs. First seen in paintings from Ancient Egypt, then a famous symbol for the Masons, checkerboard flooring became popular in the United States in the 1950s as a frequently used pattern for diner floors. Today, designers use checkerboard patterns to make a […]
Mosaic tile art is nearly as old as society itself. In Mesopotamia, considered the birthplace of civilization, artists who lived 3,500 years ago realized the potential of creating artistic and decorative mosaics out of stone, shell and ivory. Throughout the Roman Empire, floor mosaics depicting Roman mythology and everyday life could be found in private […]
Katie Bowling is an interior designer and mom of three who works with her husband to renovate old homes. Their 1920s Cape Charles, Virginia beach cottage is a 325-square-foot tiny home, so every room matters. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Katie Bowling | home design + DIY (@katiebowlinghome) They […]
In a world where it’s easy to get a high-tech, factory-perfect look, there’s a reason why handcrafted design elements are experiencing a resurgence. Riad Tile’s co-founder, Aubrey Butcher, recently spoke with Better Homes and Gardens to highlight one of the handcrafted materials taking center stage: Zellige tile. If a design trend is profiled by Better […]
February 24, 2023
It may be February, but we’re dreaming of warmer weather—and what better way to get in the mindset than by looking at an incredible outdoor space designed by one of our customers? Ashley Dalton, a repeat customer of Riad Tile and founder of Ashley Dalton Interiors, recently used our 2″x6″ Emerald Green Zellige tile to […]
February 20, 2023
Leftovers can get a bad rap, but when it comes to that stack of unused, surplus tiles from a recent project, don’t even think about relegating it to your garage, where it will never see the light of day again. Instead, it’s time to think outside the tile box and put those extras to work […]
February 15, 2023
Ask some interior designers, and they may tell you that the white-on-white kitchen isn’t burning quite as brightly as it once did. But as kitchen trends continue to circulate and the heat goes up and down on the looks du jour, one thing that will never overstay its welcome is stunning white kitchen tile. The […]
February 13, 2023
A new year means new opportunities to make some big changes—one of which may be updating your home! Whether it’s our new marble, unglazed or thin Zellige tile, or vertical subway tile, check out what we expect to be the significant tile trends throughout this year. Calacatta Gold Marble View this post on Instagram […]
With temperatures dropping and the occasional promise of snow as we approach the worst of the winter season, there’s no doubt we’ll all be spending a bit more time indoors. Colder weather often brings an increasing need to feel inspired by our indoor surroundings. Enter classic and fun tile designs! Whether you’re using tile in […]
At Riad, we’re proud to provide the highest-quality handmade Moroccan tiles for our design and retail customers. This includes Zellige tile, an age-old hand-cut Moroccan tile that has adorned walls, fountains, pools, floors and more across the Islamic world for hundreds of years. Zellige tile has recently surged in popularity thanks to its beautiful glazing, […]
The Cabin Collection is a group of four sleek but snug cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, designed in collaboration with Dallas designer Gilded Heights. With the peaceful green forest of Broken Bow as a backdrop, each of the four rentable cabins is thoughtfully and lovingly designed and features a variety of stunning Riad Tile in […]
Zellige tiles are a timeless option—and for good reason! These handcrafted tiles use natural clay from Fez, Morocco that’s harvested and fired at a low temperature. The tile is then glazed using an ancient process before it’s fired again. The second firing round often causes crazing, when the glaze breaks slightly to show several small […]
One of our most significant sources of design inspiration? Customers! Our customers are among the world’s most creative and talented designers, and today’s customer spotlight is no exception. Meet Josh Guzmán of Kazimah Carpets, a boutique carpet and decor shop based out of Kuwait that sources high-quality handwoven rugs, textiles, and handicrafts from the Middle […]
Maximalism is trending, especially among the Gen-Z population. The opposite of minimalism, maximalism reflects excess, which is perhaps why it’s popular with a generation who grew up on the internet and its seemingly endless array of ideas. Maximalism has given way to this generation’s preference for bold aesthetics, mixed patterns, textures and lots of colors. […]
One of the best parts of selling tiles is getting to help our customers turn their houses into their dream homes. That’s why nothing makes us happier than seeing how customers have used our tiles to create stunning kitchens, bathrooms, and more. These are the spaces where you start your day and come to unwind […]
Families and friends often congregate in the room that holds the bar, its most central, prominent section. It’s not just the high-top counter, high-top chairs or the bottles of high-quality liquor, either. It’s also the spot where parents can unwind after a challenging workday or kids can hide during a game of hide-and-seek. It’s the […]
This week we’re bringing you all of the latest trends in tile, starting with our top 5. From unexpected shapes to new uses for Zellige, we’ll ensure no one misses out on these significant tile moments. Read on below for our favorite tile trends from this past week. #1: Marble Penny Rounds We love penny […]
It’s time for another customer spotlight on the Riad Tile blog, and this week we’re looking at one of our all-time favorite showers. This arched masterpiece by Brodie Jenkins uses our 2”x6” Natural White Zellige tiles and is one of the most liked designs on our Instagram. You can find this stunning storybook house in […]
A contemporary color palette often comprises shades of whites, creams, and occasional greys. We tend to conflate contemporary with clean and clean with austere, unadorned style. But “contemporary” just means “of the moment,” and the moment is changing. Jewel tones have been in the spotlight lately, and we’re supportive of any design that doesn’t shy […]
Photos courtesy of Ye Rin Mok and Architectural Digest | Design by Nina Dobrev and Charlie Barstein We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: at Riad, there’s little we love more than a celebrity home tour. There’s something magical about our favorite stars finding their way off the screen and onto the glossy pages of […]
Photos courtesy of Domaine Rocabella and Ben Blackall / © 2022 Focus Features LLC When it first hit our T.V. screens over a decade ago, Downton Abbey captured our hearts with exquisite set design and loveable characters. Now, nearly three years after its latest installment, the British historical drama is back with a stunning backdrop. […]
We’re looking at a kitchen renovation for this week’s customer spotlight that puts all other glow-ups to shame. Last fall, Katherine Thewlis, who runs a Hausmatter Interiors, a design boutique based in Tennessee, updated her kitchen in a vision of burgundy and blush. You might hear “pink kitchen” and balk, but trust us, you need […]
Whether it’s as an accent, a showstopper, a furnishing, or fashion accessory, the year of the pearl is upon us.
What do our zellige, cement, marble, and terrazzo tiles have in common? They were all used to design four swanky and snug cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. With floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful design from Dallas designer Gilded Heights, and the forest as a backdrop, tiles from all four of our collections fit perfectly into The Cabin […]
White zellige has become one of the most popular varieties of tile in our collection for a few very good reasons. One is the interesting take these tiles provide on neutral tones, allowing designers to add off-white in varying shades to all sorts of different spaces. This is exactly what Deema of Pretty on Fridays […]
With its unique look and rustic charm, it’s no surprise that zellige tile is popping up all over the US in all sorts of different homes and settings. Zellige tile has moved far beyond trend and is now among the most popular glazed tiles for home renos. Leading much of that charge is white zellige […]
Of all the tiling available in the US today, few options are as authentic as Moroccan zellige tiles. There’s no mass-production involved in the creation of these tiles, no shoddy factory workmanship; just simple handcrafting from artisans in Morocco.
Many designers are taking the opportunity to try out different orientations and settings with their zellige, creating some really fascinating applications!
Zellige tiles have proven to be an ideal mashup of useful, stylish, and unique.
Over the last few years, interior designers have become increasingly enamored by the potential present in terracotta tile, specifically zellige tiles. From the charming natural color and texture to the astonishing glaze created by the signature process, there’s plenty to love about zellige, and with each passing year, more and more professional interior designers are […]
Moroccan zellige offers something that can be very difficult to find even in the diverse cornucopia of today’s interior design market: authenticity.
There’s nothing more exciting than seeing our favorite designers unveil a newly completed project, especially when they use one of our selections of white zellige tile. Reem Hassaballa, of Reem’s Design on Oak, recently used our 2×6 Snow zellige tile to elevate a butler’s pantry to new heights. Reem used Snow zellige to accomplish her […]
See how Sachi Lord brought a kitchen to life with white zellige tile.
With so many people using their unexpected downtime to start new projects around the home, it’s easy to get swept up in the fervor and feel the need to do the same. Seeing the bevy of influencers and friends take on exciting projects can be both encouraging and demoralizing in equal measures. In one moment, […]
See how Tina Bousu of Eclectic Twist built an astonishing bathroom with a winning tile combo.
You read it right, Riad Tile has a brand new color of zellige tile available, in-stock, and ready to be installed in your home. Here’s a sneak peek of our latest, Unglazed Natural Zellige in 2×6: This new variety of zellige is terracotta tile in its truest, most basic form. It’s deeply textured and rustic, […]
With its gentle variations in color, unique texture, absolutely stunning glazed sheen, and singular, handcrafted appearance, white zellige tile is the perfect way to add neutrality without ever having to compromise on style.
Our Moroccan zellige tiles are sourced directly from Morocco and are individually handcrafted by master artisans who have spent their lives perfecting this art form.
Late in 2018, Riad Tile announced that we would be introducing classic Moroccan zellige tiles to our curated repertoire of tiling. Zellige tiles have a reputation for their unique style, vibrant color, and the level of high quality that can only come from artisan crafting, so we knew that they would have some level of […]
Zellige tile seems to be on everyone’s mind these days, and for good reason. This glossy, gorgeous handcrafted tile is the perfect complement to a wide variety of different interior design styles and is simply exploding in popularity.
Whether you’re considering completely renovating your bathroom, adding just dash of color to your kitchen, or building a new back patio, nothing is more helpful to you and your project than having a variety of options. You might decide on one style, then something completely different will catch your eye and make you want to […]
At Riad, one of things we most enjoy is seeing how creative our customers are. From the kitchen to the patio, we’ve seen our tiles used to build spaces that have a completely singular visual style. In seeing our customers creativity on full display, one thing we always notice is how unique and personal a […]