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Marble Subway Tile: Luxury Made Accessible

At its best, marble is unmatched in terms of color, style, and even versatility.

Everything You Need to Know About: Black Marble Tile

Here’s what you need to know about black marble tile before you go sample hunting!

Pretty on Fridays’ Gorgeous Zellige Walls

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 […]

2 Flavors of Marble Tile from The Style Editrix

There’s really nothing like the textural contrast that comes from using multiples styles of marble tile. Though united in color, using a few different styles can showcase different qualities of the same marble, revealing all sorts of new possibilities. This method was perfect for Ashley Fultz, the brains behind The Style Editrix, as she planned […]

A Stellar Use of Marble Tile from Tuft and Trim

At Riad Tile, we love celebrating the designers we work with, both because they create such wonderful spaces and because of the inspiration it might provide to some other prospective designer. This bathroom from Tuft and Trim is the perfect example of something that new designers can aspire to! Courtney, the owner and founder Tuft […]

Moroccan Tile: Travelling Across the US

There are no tiles like authentic Moroccan zellige tiles. From the slight color variations to the singular shining glaze, this Moroccan tile is absolutely unique and growing in popularity every single day. A Few of Our Favorite Uses of Zellige this Month https://www.instagram.com/p/CUqbYyes0WC/ This bathroom shows perhaps all the desirable qualities of white zellige tile […]

Our Relationship with Cement Tile

As much as we love all of our offerings, we’ll always hold a special place in our hearts for cement tiles. The first style of tile that we offered, cement tile’s exciting patterns, hand-blended colors, and durability worked together to drive its popularity, leading to countless new uses of vibrant patterned tile. Soft Colors and […]

Touches of Color with Terrazzo Tile

Terrazzo tile has long been a popular choice for people who want to add a dose of natural texture to their homes. Evoking the image of cobblestone streets, terrazzo tile uses pebbles and stones dispersed throughout a monochromatic background to create a signature look that can only be described as unique. Though cheaper versions of […]

Norwegian Rose Keeps Making Waves

Marble tile with pink and grey is swiftly becoming the order of the day for ambitious designers across the US. This type of tile, known as Norwegian Rose, is perfect for all sorts of different homes and situations, but it is also an ideal choice for designers who want to think outside the box a […]

Vibrant Contrast with White Zellige Tile

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 […]

New Marble Tile and Exciting Applications

Explore some of Riad Tile’s latest additions to our marble tile collection.

Authentic Moroccan Zellige Tiles for Modern Homes

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.

Exploring Decor Styles: Marble Mosaic Tile and Its Many Uses

As marble mosaic tile continues to grow in popularity, more and more people are beginning to experiment with these tiles, creating incredible and unique spaces

A Bit of Experimentation with Zellige Tiles

Many designers are taking the opportunity to try out different orientations and settings with their zellige, creating some really fascinating applications!

Marble Tile: A Classic Choice for Flooring

Time and time again, marble tile has proven itself to be ideal for flooring. Durable, versatile, and positively gorgeous, marble tile is the perfect way to add a dose of classic marble to your home with none of the drawbacks of using a full slab.

Zellige Tiles: Moroccan Style Taken Global

Zellige tiles have proven to be an ideal mashup of useful, stylish, and unique.

Terrazzo Tile: The Unsung Hero of the Tiling World

Modern terrazzo can instantly add a ton of natural texture wherever it’s placed, its pebbly appearance instantly evoking Old World cobblestone and bringing authenticity to your home.

Zellige Tiles: And What Pro Designers Love About Them in 2021

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 […]

Using the Bold Look of Pink Marble Tile

When you choose the decor for your home, chances are, you’re looking for something that will stand out, proudly declaring your sense of style to everyone who enters. Though the temptation to buy something more conventional and play it safe is always present, we at Riad Tile tend to notice that the people who are […]

3 Ways to Use Marble Tile in Your Home

Real marble has always been considered something of a premium decor item, but marble tiles make this wonderful, natural stone significantly cheaper and easier to install than in the common slab format.

Moroccan Zellige, Up Close and Personal

Moroccan zellige offers something that can be very difficult to find even in the diverse cornucopia of today’s interior design market: authenticity.

Big Marble Projects

From full bathroom renos to the addition of half-height backsplashes, this mosaic marble tile has completely established its place in modern interior decor.

Designer Spot : How One Designer Used Zellige to Reinvent the Butler’s Pantry

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 […]

Modern Spaces with a Dose of Handmade Tile

Whether the rustic simplicity of zellige or the complex patterns of encaustic tile, designers all over the US are using these handmade tiles in new and exciting ways to create unique and stunning applications in bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and more. With each passing day, classic handmade tiles are appearing in more and more homes, allowing […]

Big Kitchen Transformation from Sachi Lord

See how Sachi Lord brought a kitchen to life with white zellige tile.

Nontraditional Uses for a Traditional Tile

As zellige tile continues to grow in popularity, many people who are new to the charms of this particular tile wonder how they can fit something as unique as handcrafted terracotta tile in their own design vision. After all, traditional Moroccan tile can seem an odd choice for the average home in the US. Make […]

Cement Tile and Your Next Project

There are a lot of reasons to love cement tile. Whether you’re entranced by the mesmerizing patterns, in love with the vibrant, organic pigments, or you just enjoy having artisan-crafted materials around your home, cement tile is a great choice for many different spaces. Cement Tile and What It Can Do in Your Home As […]

Motivation for Starting Your Next Project

Do you take a look around your house and feel like you might be in a creative rut?

Marble Tile Bathrooms That Inspire Us

Have you ever seen a bathroom that just amazed you? One that instantly seemed almost impossible to achieve, like something that was designed by an expert exclusively to be photographed? As a supplier of unique varieties of tile, we come across stunning bathrooms pretty frequently. As stylistically diverse as our customers tend to be, the […]

How to Keep Your Marble Looking Its Best

For many homeowners, marble is an enticing material that seems suitable for a wide variety of different applications. It’s a gorgeous part of many kitchens, bathrooms, showers, even flooring, and to help maintain its beauty, marble requires specific care to make sure it remains clean and unscathed by debris or dust. Here are a few […]

Is Cement Tile Right for Your Home?

Over the last few years, cement tile has become more and more common in homes across the US, bringing its unique look to countless bathrooms, kitchens, and patios. Offering bold design and subtle, natural color, it’s no wonder that cement tile has become such a popular addition to the home. But as any interior designer […]

Zellige Tiles and Renovation Ideas

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, […]

Bathroom Makeover:Starring Terrazzo Tile

A fantastic bathroom reno from Chrissy Powers

White Marble Tile: Elegance Made Affordable

As exciting as a brand new kitchen, bathroom, hallway, or entryway is, the actual renovation process can bring up more mixed emotions. Yes, renovation means you don’t have to look at the faux-granite countertops or cheap wood-panel cabinets anymore, but it also means that you’ll be unable to use that room for awhile. And what […]

Think Outside the Box with Encaustic Tile

Cement encaustic tile has remained a persistent part of interior decor, appearing in styles as diverse as mid-century modern, bohemian, and art deco.

A Bathroom Reimagined by Eclectic Twist

See how Tina Bousu of Eclectic Twist built an astonishing bathroom with a winning tile combo.

A Little Bit of Zellige Tile Inspiration

With so many new ideas and experiments for zellige applications, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with options, so to help you focus on what would look best in your own home, here are a few of our favorite recent zellige applications.

How and Where to Use Encaustic Cement Tile

You don’t have to wait for the stars to align before you take steps to build the perfect space, and distinctive materials like encaustic cement tile can help you create something specific to your tastes.

New Zellige Tiles Now Available!

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, […]

White Zellige is One of the Year’s Hottest Tiles

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.

Expand Your Color Palette with Cement Tile

One of the most common and unfortunate interior design misconceptions is that vibrant color has little or no place as prominent, permanent parts of large spaces. While this misconception has real roots in the more lackluster design trends of yesteryear (think pastel walls and shag carpets), the reality is that bold color is often an […]

Norwegian Rose: What’s Up with Pink Marble Tile?

Riad Tile’s Norwegian Rose Marble Tile is that rare example of something completely new to the US, and it is swiftly being adopted into a multitude of different homes.

The Artistry of Moroccan Zellige Tiles

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.

Moroccan Cement Tile: Countless Styles

Despite its historic, Old World roots, Moroccan cement tile has proven to be a popular, stylish, and practical choice for bathrooms in homes of nearly any style.

Zellige Tiles Around the Home

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 […]

Modern Uses of Rustic Terrazzo Tile

From smaller bathrooms that just need a touch of texture to upscale office spaces and lobbies that need something both durable and elegant, terrazzo tile is versatile enough to be used for an incredible variety of purposes.

Norwegian Rose Marble Tile

Lately, we’ve been completely enamored with Marble Tile and all the possibilities it creates. From massive, airy kitchens that exude a sense of welcoming to all who enter to delicate accent pieces in small bathrooms to utterly stunning showers, marble tile’s pristine, natural appearance has proven its versatility in the context of modern interior design. […]

Unique Zellige Tile Bathrooms

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.

Marble Tile: New Colors and Styles

Ever since Riad Tile unveiled our marble tile in late 2018, we’ve been amazed by the stunning applications created by our customers. From bright, lively bathrooms to stunning kitchens that positively exude luminescence…

Sprucing Up Your Bathroom

Tile can be used to enhance many areas of the home. From kitchens to bathrooms to patios to entryways, we’ve seen our tiles used to add the perfect dose of color and texture in many different settings. However, the area of the home in which we have noticed the most potential for variety and personalization […]

Meet Our New for 2019 Cement Tiles!

We absolutely love the inimitable style of cement tile. So much so in fact, that we’ve released three brand new patterns just this month!

Where Zellige Tiles Excel

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 […]

Why Should I Use Marble Subway Tile?

Find out what makes marble subway tile such an excellent choice for the home.

Using the Darker Shades of Zellige

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 […]

The Versatile Look of Marble Tile

Riad’s Marble Tile, new for 2019, is the perfect way to integrate the one-of-a-kind appearance of marble to your home. Our signature marble tile boasts a soft white background gently streaked with both light and dark greys.

Unique, Colorful Zellige Tile

At Riad, we love a little tradition with our tiles. Built according to time-tested practices, our Moroccan Zellige Tiles feature a classic appearance that breathes new life into homes of all styles.

Introducing Our New Terrazzo Tile

At Riad Tile, we’re always looking for new opportunities to expand our offerings and new ways to let our craftsmen display their creativity. With this in mind, we at Riad are proud and excited to announce our new Terrazzo Tile.

Our Stylistic Variety

At Riad, we spend a great deal of time perfecting our designs and experimenting with new ones, resulting in both modern takes on a classic art form and perfected versions of established designs.

Brand New Designs

Like our other tiles, these new offerings pay respect to their established stylistic origins while using more modern design principles to create their fascinating visual style.

A Little Bit of Kitchen Inspiration

Just a touch of color in the right place goes a long way when redecorating your kitchen. Re-painted cabinets, new hardware, and updated countertops all go a long way when a new look is in order, but one unique place that often goes overlooked is the backsplash. Many backsplashes are redone with plain tiling that […]

Sleek Black and White Tile

With its neutral pigmentation and entrancing design, our black and white tile is perfect for even the most dynamic interior decorator.

Tile Flooring: Different Styles and Preferences

Tile flooring provides a unique avenue to explore different tastes in interior decoration. Take a look at just a few of our favorite applications!

The Applications and History of Moroccan Tile

The stylistic statement that has stood the test of time If you’ve taken a look at our other blogs, you can clearly see that our tile can be used in many different capacities. Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous yet protective kitchen backsplash or an elegant entryway that welcomes your guests, our tile can be […]

Concrete Tile Floors Display Longevity and Style

Within the world of interior decoration, flooring occupies a peculiar role. Even when a floor goes completely unnoticed by the average person, it still holds a strong influence on how the rest of the room is decorated. That’s why so many homeowners spring for simple, unremarkable flooring: it’s a safe bet. You can make just […]

Moroccan Tile: Elegant and Functional Décor

Styles and trends can be as frustrating as they are interesting. Some years, home décor trends may lean more toward simplicity while others might show an affinity to ornate designs…

The History of the Cement Tile Backsplash

While the kitchen backsplash is a common sight in many homes now, it wasn’t always this way. Where did this incredibly practical idea originate?

Perfecting Tile Flooring in Your Kitchen

A New Standout Kitchen is Far More Attainable than You Think! In some of our past posts, we’ve discussed the importance of the kitchen within any given home. More than just a place to prepare food, the kitchen is a gathering place for friends and family. Whether you’re hosting a small dinner party with familiar […]

Tile Backsplash: A Stellar Accent in Your Kitchen

We love to see kitchens live up to their potential. That’s why we at Riad love seeing our cement tiles being used to create kitchen backsplashes.

The Many Benefits of Tile Flooring

Encaustic tile flooring is the perfect way to make your home stand out and boldly announce your interior decorating vision.

Concrete Tile Backsplash

The holidays are almost upon us! With the holiday season comes friends, family, and a lot of food. All of this food and family necessitates a special gathering place. At Riad Concrete Tile, we want to help you with that gathering place. Let’s talk about your kitchen. Building a Comforting Kitchen with Riad A warm, […]

Cement Tile For the Kitchen

Adding a Splash of Color and Texture to Your Kitchen Make Your Kitchen More Lively and Welcoming with Elegant Cement Tile Within houses of any size, the homiest room is almost always going to be the kitchen. From hosting get-togethers with close friends to cooking holiday meals for the entire family, the kitchen can be […]

Find Your Statement Piece with Cement Tile Backsplash

Cement tile can be as versatile as it is beautiful. In our last blog post we explored how cement tile can be utilized as a timeless accent to save boring bathrooms. But, how else can cement tile be used? As a backsplash of course. Backsplashes are a hot topic in home décor today, and we […]

A Long-Term Fix for Boring Bathrooms: Cement Tile

Even within the most elegantly decorated home, bathrooms tend to take on a character all their own. They can be the dreariest or most outstanding part of any home, with almost everything depending on décor. Though wall colors, updated fixtures, and fancy hand towels all play an important part in ensuring that the bathroom is […]

Simply Grove Blog About Our Cement Tile

Our Cement Tile is Making Waves Our team works extraordinarily hard to make sure each and every tile is up to our high standards, so when we’re acknowledged for our efforts, we’re always incredibly grateful. Simply Grove recently recognized our tile as “the best cement tile around,” noting our affordability as well as our craftsmanship […]

#TileTuesday – This weeks new tile highlight, El Fenn Blue

Cement Tile in El Fenn Blue Happy #tiletuesday, over the next 6 weeks we will be highlighting our 6 new Cement Tile Patterns that will be in stock starting February 2017. This Tile Tuesday we are excited to introduce our “El Fenn Blue” pattern. All of our Handmade Encaustic Cement Tile is only $9

Our Estrella Tile in Kitchen Renovation

Cement Tile Kitchen Renovation Incredible kitchen remodel by @dddashley. Love the use of our “Estrella” pattern cement tile on the kitchen floor. This pattern and all Riad Tile patterns of Handmade Encaustic Cement Tile are only $9sqft. Call/text (805-234-4546) with questions or to place an order.

#TileTuesday, New Pattern Highlight “Excalibur”

Cement Tile in Excalibur Happy #tiletuesday, this week we are highlighting our “Excalibur” pattern Cement Tile which is another of our new patterns arriving this February 2017. This tile is pre-sealed, which will save you time and money on installation. All our Handmade Encaustic Cement Tile

Estrella Pattern Cement Tile in Powder Bathroom

Cement Tile Update in Powder Bathroom Lovely powder bathroom renovation from Ashley Sanderson using Riad Tile’s “Estrella Pattern’ handmade cement tile. Love the use of an old sewing machine as the sink vanity. Visit Ashley’s blog at www.themrsandco.com to learn more about her and her renovation.

New Tile Highlight – Havana Cement Tile

Cement Tile in Havana Happy belated Tile Tuesday, this week @riadtile are highlighting our “Havana” pattern Cement Tile which is another of our new patterns arriving this February. This tile is pre-sealed, which will save you time and money on installation. All @riadtile Handmade Encaustic.