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Introducing the Cantera Collection

From Cotto to Cotto Allende, Mexico has been a source of inspiration for some of our most exciting collections. We’re thrilled to introduce the next chapter of Mexican tile, Cantera stone. Crafted from volcanic rock, these unique stone tiles are ideal for indoor or outdoor installations in temperate climates. Discover the magic of this special collection.

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Beyond Basic Subway Tiles

It seems like white subway tiles have been a design world staple since the beginning of tile. Although there’s something classically chic about the understated nature of the reliable install, there are several ways to update this trend and give it a fresh take. You can transform the longstanding appeal of subway tiles into a captivating design statement with an open mind and a touch of creativity. From different textures to unique patterns, we’ve highlighted our favorite alternatives to standard subway tile.


May. 08, 2024
Beyond Basic Subway Tiles

At Home with Amanda Thomas

A single eucalyptus tree inspired the interior of Luv Aj's Amanda Thomas’ cozy-chic West Hollywood bungalow. Bringing this delicate green color spectrum inside, her home projects a most special connection to nature. Zia’s Absinthe zellige tiles are the perfect extension of the pretty palette, adding texture to tone. With visual variation and an organic allure, the tiles elevate the modern, monochromatic surroundings. The entire home exudes a distinct blend of style and serenity, just the vibe Amanda was going for.


Apr. 05, 2024
At Home with Amanda Thomas
cantera stone tiles

Introducing the Cantera Collection

From Cotto to Cotto Allende, Mexico has been a source of inspiration for some of our most exciting collections. We’re thrilled to introduce the next chapter of Mexican tile, Cantera stone. Crafted from volcanic rock, these unique stone tiles are ideal for indoor or outdoor installations in temperate climates. Discover the magic of this special collection.


Apr. 02, 2024
Introducing the Cantera Collection
cotto terra cotta tiles

The Six Colors of Cotto

For those who want a truly authentic appearance, Cotto is textured, rustic, and raw. Opt for an organic approach to design when you choose to incorporate clay-based Cotto. Now available in six earthy colorways, these terra cotta tiles offer wonderfully warm, natural tones.


Mar. 28, 2024
The Six Colors of Cotto

Inspiration

Spark an idea for your next project by browsing some of Zia’s most interesting installs. Think beyond the backsplash and see how our clients use Zia tiles to transform their spaces. From understated neutrals to patterns that pop, get ready to get excited about tile.

Beyond Basic Subway Tiles

It seems like white subway tiles have been a design world staple since the beginning of tile. Although there’s something classically chic about the understated nature of the reliable install, there are several ways to update this trend and give it a fresh take. You can transform the longstanding appeal of subway tiles into a captivating design statement with an open mind and a touch of creativity. From different textures to unique patterns, we’ve highlighted our favorite alternatives to standard subway tile.


May. 08, 2024
Beyond Basic Subway Tiles
cotto terra cotta tiles

The Six Colors of Cotto

For those who want a truly authentic appearance, Cotto is textured, rustic, and raw. Opt for an organic approach to design when you choose to incorporate clay-based Cotto. Now available in six earthy colorways, these terra cotta tiles offer wonderfully warm, natural tones.


Mar. 28, 2024
The Six Colors of Cotto
elemental blue cement tiles

Tones that Transcend: New Elemental Blue

Elemental Blue is a shade that blends history with futurism. This brand new hue stands as our boldest, most vibrant tile tone yet, a testament to our desire to push the boundaries of modern design. With unparalleled intensity, it captures the essence of several iconic blue hues that redefined both architecture and fine art. From the rich azure tones of the Jardin Majorelle to Yves Klein’s timeless work, the artistic significance of our new blue tile is evident in its showstopping appearance.


Mar. 28, 2024
Tones that Transcend: New Elemental Blue

How To

Cotto Three Ways: Zia’s Take on Terra Cotta

Straight from the earth to your home, our Cotto tiles are a timeless take on warm, rustic terra cotta. From Egyptian water jugs to Chinese roofs, these clay-based tiles boast an impressive past. Our collections are handcrafted by skilled artisans in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Cotto’s natural history is visible in every piece, as locally-sourced, organic clays offer rich hues and organic texture.


Apr. 22, 2023
Cotto Three Ways: Zia’s Take on Terra Cotta

Feelin’ Edgy? Let’s Talk Tile Edges!

Don’t let edges intimidate you! Whether you’re installing Moroccan zellige or encaustic cement, you have a few choices when it comes to edges. Different edges work better for different installations, which means it’s important to explore all your options. From mitered edges to Schluter strips, we’re going to break down the best edges for handmade tiles. 


Dec. 16, 2022
Feelin’ Edgy? Let’s Talk Tile Edges!

Let’s Talk…Installing Bejmat and Zellij

Handcrafted and full of texture, bejmat and zellij tiles are one-of-a-kind. Tiles this unique come with equally unique installation instructions. However, with the right installer and our handy guide, laying bejmat and zellij can be a piece of cake! Follow these guidelines, and it’ll be smooth sailing when creating your Moroccan-tiled dreamscape.


Dec. 16, 2022
Let’s Talk…Installing Bejmat and Zellij

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Grout

Become a grout pro before you install your cement tiles! Why let grout intimidate you when you can become a bonafide grout expert? We’re going to walk you through the most important steps to make sure your grout is good-to-go. As long as you follow these expert tips, you can turn your grouting experience from a minefield to a masterclass. Stay calm, cool, and collected with this guide to grout advice. Give your cement tiles the TLC they deserve by taking extra care during the grouting process. Let’s get grouting!


Jul. 02, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Grout

Design Features

You’re invited to view some of our all-time favorite spaces from the minds of our most brilliant designers. Take notes from the pros as you browse some spotlight designs featuring our latest and greatest tiles, spot-on grout choices, and seamless installs.

At Home with Amanda Thomas

A single eucalyptus tree inspired the interior of Luv Aj's Amanda Thomas’ cozy-chic West Hollywood bungalow. Bringing this delicate green color spectrum inside, her home projects a most special connection to nature. Zia’s Absinthe zellige tiles are the perfect extension of the pretty palette, adding texture to tone. With visual variation and an organic allure, the tiles elevate the modern, monochromatic surroundings. The entire home exudes a distinct blend of style and serenity, just the vibe Amanda was going for.


Apr. 05, 2024
At Home with Amanda Thomas
cantera stone tiles

Introducing the Cantera Collection

From Cotto to Cotto Allende, Mexico has been a source of inspiration for some of our most exciting collections. We’re thrilled to introduce the next chapter of Mexican tile, Cantera stone. Crafted from volcanic rock, these unique stone tiles are ideal for indoor or outdoor installations in temperate climates. Discover the magic of this special collection.


Apr. 02, 2024
Introducing the Cantera Collection

Zia's Cement Tiles in Los Angeles

We love seeing installation photos from happy clients all over the world, though we have a special place in our hearts for projects in Los Angeles


Mar. 23, 2023
Zia's Cement Tiles in Los Angeles

Zia in the wild

Handmade Tiles

Regardless of whether the handmade tile will be for their living rooms, kitchens, or bathrooms, homeowners and designers find handmade tiles to be durable, unique, long-lasting, versatile, and artistic.


Dec. 16, 2022
Handmade Tiles

Zellige Tile - A Brief History

We believe that choosing materials for your remodel is so much more than just the look. It’s also about the story you’re trying to tell. There are plenty of tile options, but few with as much history and influence as zellige tiles.


Dec. 16, 2022
Zellige Tile - A Brief History

A Backsplash That Splashes Back

Make a splash with an eye-catching new backsplash. Make the most of the space above your kitchen countertops with a display of dynamic tiles, like handcrafted Moroccan zellige. Handmade zellige tiles have been a design staple for centuries. Their signature variation will add texture and enhance any designer kitchen. If you’re searching for some serious backsplash inspiration, you’ll drool over these handpicked installations. We’ve highlighted the best of the best when it comes to zellige tile backsplashes. You’ll see why renowned designers keep coming back for more.


Sep. 10, 2022
A Backsplash That Splashes Back

Exploring Earth Tones in Artisanal Cement Tile

Cement tile is lauded for its versatility and structural integrity. You can incorporate encaustic cement practically anywhere your heart desires. While clay tile may be hailed for its earthy character, cement tile is more suitable for a wide range of installments. Plus, encaustic cement can still help you achieve the organic color palette you’re after. From stunning solids to eye-popping patterns, the beauty of cement tile knows no bounds. Discover our earthy array of nature-inspired hues.


Sep. 10, 2022
Exploring Earth Tones in Artisanal Cement Tile

All Tiles

Beyond Basic Subway Tiles

It seems like white subway tiles have been a design world staple since the beginning of tile. Although there’s something classically chic about the understated nature of the reliable install, there are several ways to update this trend and give it a fresh take. You can transform the longstanding appeal of subway tiles into a captivating design statement with an open mind and a touch of creativity. From different textures to unique patterns, we’ve highlighted our favorite alternatives to standard subway tile.


May. 08, 2024
Beyond Basic Subway Tiles

At Home with Amanda Thomas

A single eucalyptus tree inspired the interior of Luv Aj's Amanda Thomas’ cozy-chic West Hollywood bungalow. Bringing this delicate green color spectrum inside, her home projects a most special connection to nature. Zia’s Absinthe zellige tiles are the perfect extension of the pretty palette, adding texture to tone. With visual variation and an organic allure, the tiles elevate the modern, monochromatic surroundings. The entire home exudes a distinct blend of style and serenity, just the vibe Amanda was going for.


Apr. 05, 2024
At Home with Amanda Thomas

Zellige Mosaics: A Twist on Tradition

Zellige served as our first foray into the Moroccan tradition of tessellated tile. These artisan-crafted clay beauties have been used to create decorative mosaics for centuries. Honoring the rich history of zellige, we’re thrilled to announce our newest collection of smaller format tiles. Our new mosaics collection includes over fifty offerings designed by our in-house team and handcrafted in Morocco. These modern interpretations are the perfect blend of trendy and timeless.


Mar. 19, 2024
Zellige Mosaics: A Twist on Tradition

ZELLIGE IN THE KITCHEN

As you scour countless catalogs and websites trying to decide on the perfect tiling option to redecorate your living space, you may have discovered Zellige kitchens are the newest rave. Don’t dismiss this as a short-lived trend as these tiles have graced backsplashes and half-walls for centuries.


Mar. 23, 2023
ZELLIGE IN THE KITCHEN