No matter the colour of zellige you choose, you will get tens of slightly different hues per colour, each tile reflecting light according its peculiar shape… zellige carrelage is hand chiselled by our craftsmen masters and is itself a decorative object. Every single tile is different.
The story of zellige
Zellige or also spelled zellig, appeared in Morocco in the 10th century. This classic Moroccan tile is widely used in decorating walls and fountains of the Arab/Andalusian architecture.
Zellige is a terracotta tile, natural or glazed; traditionally made with clay around the city of Fez. Originally white and brown, we started to see blue, green and yellow zellige tiles in the 14th century, then red in the 17th century.
In more recent years, the choice of colours and shapes have widened greatly to please an ever-increasing demand for handcrafted ceramic tiles.
Where to use zellige tiles?
As a kitchen splashback, a bathroom splashback or any other zellige carrelage; it will fit in virtually every room of the house. Glazed, it has the same advantages than porcelain tiles, being completely waterproof. It is ideal for a bathroom splashback, and can also be used as a shower wall.
Zellige tiles are handcrafted with serrated corners; therefore, we do not recommend them as bathroom floor tiles. Its corners can be sharp and they are slippery. Nevertheless, they are awesome wall tiles.