Unique, Colorful Zellige Tile

At Riad, we love a little tradition with our tiles. We enjoy building our tiles according to time-tested practices, finding inspiration in ancient, dramatic designs, and seeing the ways these classic designs breathe new life into spaces of all styles. With this appreciation of tradition in mind, Riad Tile is proud to offer our new, always unique zellige tiles, coming in early January, 2019.

Zellige tile is one of the oldest styles of tile still in use and are created using processes perfected over the course of hundreds of years. Zellige is a terracotta tile carefully handcrafted in Morocco by dedicated craftsmen. These hand-kneaded clay tiles are fired over low temperatures, further contributing to their unique appearance, before receiving a glass enamel finish, sealing the tiles and providing them with their distinctive sheen.

Zellige Tiles and Their Uses

Zellige tile is an extraordinarily versatile tile, seeing use in everything from swimming pools to kitchens to patios. Riad’s zellige tile comes in a wide variety of colors and is available in both 2” x 6” and 4” x 4”, so matter where you want to apply it, you can be sure that you’ll be able to find the perfect color and size. A large part of zellige tile’s unique appearance is its natural imperfections, including subtle cosmetic chipping and cracking and slight variations in color. These quirks ensure that every tile is one-of-a-kind and that no 2 installations are ever the same.  

Zellige is a perfect addition to areas where moisture is common, such as backsplashes, showers, and pools. They are easily cleaned using common household soaps, and thanks to their glass enamel finish, aren’t prone to staining.

While zellige tiles have a wide-variety of uses, it’s important to note that they aren’t for every purpose. While they hold up to water very well and are easily cleaned, zellige tile can be worn down over time, so they are best used in low-traffic areas.

Adding Moroccan Zellige to Your Home

At Riad, we make it a point to offer a wide range of different tiles with varieties of colors, textures, and styles so our customers can find the perfect tile to fit their space, and no tile offers variety better than our Moroccan zellige. We offer zellige in 11 colors, ranging from gentle, subdued eggshell white to hearty, vivacious forest green. Thanks to this range of different colors, zellige applications might range from being a bold splash of color to a low-key tinge that adds just the right amount of variety to a room. Zellige’s color variations come into play a great deal when selecting the color for you, as each of the colors will have its own distinct variations.

When you want to add an extra boost of color and style to your space, Riad’s zellige tile might just be the perfect option for you. Our zellige tile will be arriving in early January, 2019, so feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our new zellige tile!