Moroccan tiles are the perfect addition to any space, whether you’re looking for a subtle accent or an eye-catching focal point. They can add a touch of the exotic to any kitchen or bathroom and come in a wide range of colors, shapes, and patterns. These beautiful, handmade tiles are the perfect way to bring a unique touch of Morocco to any home.
Authentic Moroccan Tiles, also known as Zellige, are completely handmade using traditional techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. Natural clays are collected from Fez or Meknes, kneaded with water and then hand molded into various shapes such as squares, rectangles or more decorative octagons and stars. The shaped tiles are then pre-dried naturally in the sun before being cut or chiseled by hand into specific shapes. Each piece is then assembled into a complex mosaic pattern by the master craftsman.
The resulting tiles have a rustic finish, with slight bumps and ridges along the surface adding to their charm. While these tiles can be a bit more difficult to clean than smooth, flat tiles, the textured surface also makes them look more unique and adds a lot of character to the space. The intricate patterned Moroccan tiles also make for a stunning backsplash or kitchen wall feature.
Orientbell offers a variety of patterned and geometric tiles in both modern and traditional styles. Our range of Moroccan tiles is available online and in our stores, where you can use our innovative TruLook feature to visualise your new tiles in your space before making a decision. Our team of tile experts are also always on hand to guide you through your choices and help you to create a beautiful and stylish home.
Moroccan-style tiles are a popular design choice in many homes, but it’s important to remember that trends come and go. If you love the look of Moroccan tile and are planning to stay in your home for a while, then it may be worth investing in it – but if you’re planning on selling your house within the next decade or two, it might be best to consider a more timeless tile option.
While they’re a great option for walls, floors and backsplashes, Moroccan tiles are especially beautiful when used on exterior pillars. They’re a bold statement that instantly adds elegance and character to any outdoor space. We love the idea of Moroccan tile paired with a rustic wooden bench and some boldly coloured cushions, as shown in this image from homify.
We recommend talking to your local tile shop to see what options they have for Moroccan-style tiles. Many companies will even be able to create custom Moroccan tiles for you, which can make it easy to find the perfect look for your home. At Tiles of Ezra, we’re proud to work directly with the artisans who make zellige, ensuring that this ancient art form is preserved and continues to be passed down through generations. By supporting our craftsman, you can help keep this beautiful artform alive and introduce a little piece of Morocco into your home.