About Zellige Moroccan Tiles
Zellige Moroccan Tiles have certain unique characteristics that distinguish them from other artisan-type tiles. To begin with, Zellige production is truly a handcrafted process. Additionally, they are only produced from a certain type of clay found in the Fez area of Morocco. This clay is considered more durable than others, and it is able to resist the very high firing temperatures that are required.
The actual production begins with Zellige artisans mixing this clay with water, and allowing it to sit. They later return and knead it in a process very similar to a baker kneading dough. The resultant material is then molded by hand and left to dry in the sun. After this, each piece is hand cut to the desired rough shape, sun-dried yet again, then sent to the kiln for firing. Usually, the body of the tile is glazed and then refired. The kilns themselves are key to the process. The temperature inside varies from place to place, which results in the much-prized range of shading that is typical within each Zellige color.
After the kiln firing, the process moves to the next step, which is hand-cutting. To form each piece, a master craftsman chisels out the shape, which has been stenciled exactly in place for his use, with a tool known as a menkach. The chiseled material is then cut more perfectly by another artisan. This guarantees that each piece is utterly unique in the final output, be that tiles or mosaics.
Country Floors Zellige Moroccan Tiles
Since 1964 Country Floors has been a leading purveyor of cutting-edge natural stone, ceramic tile, terracotta, mosaics, and more. It is naturally very important for us to continue that legacy by offering our clients and friends materials such as Zellige Moroccan Tiles. This requires constant attention to what is timeless and what is trending. Zellige is currently both.
Please take a look at our Zellige Moroccan Tiles and drink in the authenticity of this collection. It will not be difficult to imagine the romantic setting of your choice.
Where to install Zellige Moroccan Tiles
Our Zellige tiles are a great choice for residential interior walls and floors. They can be used for commercial projects, with the understanding that they are best confined to vertical applications commercially.
Can I use ceramic tiles in the bathroom?
Zellige tiles are a fine decision for the typical residential bathroom setting. Please protect them from aggressive elements such as uric acid, nail polish remover, bleach cleaners, and other similar substances in order to realize the best results. In true commercial environments, vertical use is best.
Please address the slip-fall question. Any glazed tile flooring, when coupled with potentially wet feet, needs to be given special consideration. All these situations are different, and varied user behaviors must the accounted for.