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May 13th, 2020

Let’s Cool Off: Zellige Tile for Swimming Pools

    If we’ve discovered anything during this pandemic, it’s that outdoor space is extremely coveted and nearly crucial to maintaining our sanity. Now that summer is approaching, and the months just keep getting hotter, most of us would give anything to lay by the pool in the comfort of our own backya Read more...

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May 4th, 2020

The Leo Cottage: Cement Tile at Its Most Charming

  Cozy cottage style has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years. The classic shabby chic aesthetic has increasingly incorporated color and quirk. Current-day design aficionados have seen thousands of renovations via Pinterest and Instagram. It’s not an easy task to maintain the charming character of an olde Read more...

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May 1st, 2020

Art You Can Step On! (Cement Tiles for Your Kitchen Floor)

        Tile is a pretty common choice for kitchen floors, so how do you make yours stand out? There’s a reason why we fell in love with cement tiles, and why we believe encaustic cement is one of the most reliable materials on the market. We could go on and on about their durability, Read more...

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Colors of Zellige: The Origin Story

    Now known for having a diverse rainbow of color options, zellige tiles weren’t always available in so many vibrant shades. Zellige tiles  originally only existed in their natural, unglazed state. Some people still prefer the stunningly minimalistic look of raw clay, but we’re super grateful for the range of colorful options. It took hundreds of years for Moroccan artisans to introduce zellige in color, and the shades didn’t all appear at once. We think it’s to Read more...

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Moroccan Tile: The Fascinating History of Zellige

    To stay sane during the pandemic, we’ve been dreaming about all the places we want to go once we can explore the world again. If anything positive has come out of this, it’s the fact that we’ll never take the ability to sightsee for granted. One of our favorite places in the world is Morocco, and not just because its where we discovered the magic of zellige tiles.   If you’ve never been to Morocco, you need to make it a top travel goal ASAP. It’s i Read more...

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Feelin’ Hot: Zellige for Your Fireplace

    Sometimes life throws a pandemic at you..... and now that we all have some time on our hands, a bit of DIY home remodeling sounds like a great idea! But where to start?! Well, we have one burning suggestion - the fireplace.   Located smack dab in the middle of your homes focal point, a fireplace is Read more...

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April 26th, 2020

Attn: New York City! Zellige Tiles Were Made for You

      New York City is a hodge podge of different cultures. The metropolis celebrates traditionalism while still remaining the most progressive city in the country. We can’t help but think about how our Moroccan zellige tiles mirror the city’s juxtaposition between classic and contemporary. Zellige tile celebrates Moroccan history, as an art form that has been passed down for centuries. It’s also had a massive resurgence in the modern décor industry, quickly Read more...

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Remodeling Your Kitchen Floor? Go with Zellige Tile!

      We know how it is. You designed a beautiful living room to entertain your guests, and somehow, every time you have people over, everyone ends up in the kitchen. Even if you’re having a dinner party confined to the dining room, your friends and family will end up in the kitchen by the end of the night. It’s an anomaly that happens to everyone, and it’s somehow inevitable. Now, you have to make your kitchen a suitable space for visitors.   It Read more...

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What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’: Cement Tile for Restaurants

      Although delicious food is essential to the success of a restaurant, it’s not the only thing that matters. The most renowned restaurants often have an atmosphere that matches the quality of cuisine. The interior of your eatery should reflect the personality of your restaurant, and it should keep guests coming back for more. Eating at a café or boulangerie is about more than the fresh cup of coffee and delicious pastries, it’s about the experience. Custom Read more...

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April 13th, 2020

Wow Your Customers: Zellige for Commercial Spaces

      What’s more important than the interior of your home? The interior of your business! Making your space memorable keeps customers coming back for more. When you’re selling merchandise, you’re really selling the story behind the merchandise. This means that your storefront should reflect your passion for your product. There’s a reason you opened your business in the first place, so the space where you run it should make you excited every day.   Read more...

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April 12th, 2020

Designing in Chicago? Consider Cement Tiles!

      Known for its unique architecture and artistic culture, designing in Chicago requires a keen eye and a creative spirit. If you’re remodeling a home or commercial space in this modern hub, you’re going to want it to reflect the buzzing energy of Chi-town. Your interior should be just as unique as the exteriors that surround it. Handmade cement tiles are literally one-of-a-kind, so they’re definitely a material to consider if you’re working on a renovat Read more...

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April 11th, 2020

Cement Tile in the Concrete Jungle (AKA New York City!)

    There’s nowhere quite like New York City. From fashion to interior design, it is arguably the most cutting-edge city on the planet. So, what exactly does that mean for your remodel? Well, if you’re looking to renovate in the city that never sleeps, you’re going to want to choose materials that reflect your stylish surroundings. Handmade encaustic cement tiles are modern and trendy with a rich history, just like NYC. The good news is, New York is also known for be Read more...

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April 10th, 2020

Splish Splash! Cement Tiles For Your Shower Floor

    You don’t have to redo your entire bathroom to give it a splash of style. Shower floors are one of the first places to show wear and tear. If your bathroom is looking a little dull, sometimes replacing the shower floor can give it an interior face lift. Tiling doesn’t have to be a big installation project, you can add decorative tile to small spaces too! If you’re looking for an easy way to add some pizazz and personality to your b Read more...

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Make Laundry Day Fun With Encaustic Cement Tiles

    Doing laundry doesn’t have to be a chore! Okay, maybe it does…but you can at least make the dreaded space a little more inviting. We can’t promise that your laundry room will ever be somewhere you actually look forward to spending time, but we can promise to lighten your load just a little. Imagine entering your laundry room and instead of being surrounded by just clothes and machinery, you’re greeted by a vivid, vibrant tile flo Read more...

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Revamp Your Commercial Space With Cement Tile

    Business doesn’t have to mean boring. In this day and age, we spend just as much time at work as we do our own home (and sometimes even more.) Commercial spaces can have character too. Why should household interiors get all the love? It might seem like an impossible task to find durable materials that are also exciting to look at, but that’s where cement tiles come in! They’re insanely strong and suited for interior or exterior ins Read more...

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April 7th, 2020

Installing Cement Tiles

    So, you just ordered your gorgeous, new cement tiles. The good news is, the hardest part is over. You sifted through hundreds of designs and chose the pattern that best fits your space. The only thing left to do is lay the tiles. There’s a time and a place for DIY pro Read more...

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April 6th, 2020

The Fireplace: A Hot New Trend in Cement Tile

  Porto encaustic cement tile in midnight+bone.       We get it. You’ve been scrolling through Instagram photos of stunning tile installations, secretly wishi Read more...

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March 27th, 2020

Zellige Mosaics

     

What are these tessellated jewels of the tile world?

  The only thing more cool than the way zellige looks is the fascinating way in which these tiles are made. From the moment we laid eyes on the highly detailed zellige mosaics a Read more...

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Cement Tile Patterns

8x8 square 'Volta' encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 5.28 square feet per box (12 tiles in each box)     With 100+ colors and patterns to choose from, we believe there is a cement tile for every interior. Whether you have a pattern in mind or you’re seek Read more...

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March 6th, 2020

Zellige in the Shower – A Beginner’s Guide

  We know everyday life can get hectic, and there’s no better remedy for stress than hopping in a serene (and almost-too-hot) shower at the end of the day. We firmly believe that this area of your bathroom should feel like a refreshing respite from daily life.Read more...

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March 3rd, 2020

Cement Tiles: Dynamic Patterns & Designs

  We love encaustic cement tiles for so many reasons, but it all comes down to their dynamic patterns and distinctly matte finish. On top of the eclectic range of color choices, the versatility of cement tiles makes it super easy to Read more...

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Cement Tile: Past and Future

  Cement tiles have a rich history that reaches across continents from Europe and North Africa through the New World and South East Asia. Originally crafted in Catalonia in the 1850’s, they have long been a favorite for bold, creative interiors.    Read more...

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February 12th, 2020

Bathroom Tiles | Using Cement in a Bathroom or Powder Room

   

Cement Bathroom Tiles

  We fundamentally believe in the transformative power of tile to breath new life into any space, and bathrooms are a fantastic place to start. Cement tiles are known for their distinct matte finish, and tonal variation Read more...

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December 3rd, 2019

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.       Read more...

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October 25th, 2019

THE MINDWELLING: COLORFUL CALIFORNIA BACKYARD REVEAL

8x8 square 'Cairo' encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 5.28 square feet per box (12 tiles in each box)       A bright and beautiful repost from our friends at Studio DIY  😎     "We used Read more...

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September 6th, 2019

Back to Black – Vertically Stacked 2×8 Cement Tile

Our beautifully nuanced 2x8 cement tiles; recently installed by @klhcustomhomes -  "we jumped at the chance to showcase them in one of our spaces"             Read more...

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July 18th, 2019

MILLENNIAL PINK PERFECTION – KATE MARKER INTERIORS

    Interior designer and business owner Kate Marker and her family were looking for a vintage home to remodel for quite some time when they came across The Leo Cottage and fell Read more...

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June 25th, 2019

RESTORED BY THE FORDS ON HGTV – THE HELMSTETTER PROJECT

        Leanne Ford (from Restored by the Fords) used our Cairo cement tile in midnight+denim+white for the recently completed Helmstetter Project featured on HGTV and it. looks. AMAZING.             Read more...

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May 3rd, 2019

CURATED COTTAGE BY MASON ST PETER

        Nestled in Mar Vista, Annie and David Raysse’s home is anything but ordinary. The couple remodeled every surface of 1929 English-style cottage with the help of Mason St. Peter. A pitch black exterior with a light and tastefu Read more...

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April 19th, 2019

INTRODUCING OUR SIGNATURE SOLIDS

From bright and bold tones to pastel and neutral hues, our matte solid cement tile collection features chalky 2x8" and 4x4" tiles that open the door to herringbone, inline, off-set and traditional subway layouts.   Read more...

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April 11th, 2019

THE HOXTON HOTEL — PORTLAND

  We love to bring a team’s creative vision to life. With our help, Fettle Design brought some LA flair to The Hoxton Hotel in Portland’s Chinatown. Read more...

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March 28th, 2019

VAN DYKE HOTEL — NASHVILLE

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March 23rd, 2019

QUEER EYE + WEST ELM + ZIA TILE = VICTORY

        If you haven’t gotten a chance to see the show, Queer Eye offers not only makeovers but a cathartic, emotional overhaul. Based on the 2003 series, we join the 2018 team: Antoni for food, Read more...

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December 5th, 2018

Chulita – Venice

    Radish & grape ceviche, Hass avocado guac and serrano infused mezcal by the beach is our idea of a sunny afternoon well spent. Chulita Venice brings all of our spring fever daydreams to life. The designers of this intimate indoor, outdoor space were not shy with color Read more...

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November 20th, 2018

Cement Tile

8x8 square 'cordoba' encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 5.28 square feet per box (12 tiles in each box)         Since the late 1800s, cement tiles have been a popular home decor and flooring option around the wor Read more...

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November 19th, 2018

Moroccan Zellige Tiles

Moroccan Zellige Tiles   Most designers and homeowners strive to breathe in fresh new life into bathrooms and kitchens. Tiles as one of the essential items to make this happen. Due to its versatility and unique color tones, Moroccan Zellige tiles are considered one of the most popular tiles for bathrooms and kitchen projects. The tile has an endless pattern combination along with a full-spectrum of color options that make it a great option when deciding about the most appropriate t Read more...

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November 9th, 2018

Deck Out Your Outdoor Space with Zellige

  The outdoors; blue sky, comfortable weather, summer parties, and evenings around the fire. Zellige tile adds handcrafted, one-of-a-kind elegance to the overall look and feel of Read more...

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November 7th, 2018

Zellige in the Kitchen

2x6 'Glacier Blue' glazed terra-cotta zellige, 3/4 inch thick, 7.23 square feet per box (90 tiles)   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 Read more...

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November 6th, 2018

Be Bold in the Kitchen – Cement Tile and Moroccan Zellige Backsplash 🙌

8x8 square 'Milano' encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 5.28 square feet per box (12 tiles in each box)   We want our kitchens to look beautiful and reflect our style and taste, but sometimes this space ends up covered in splashed sauces or spilled drink messes. Th Read more...

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November 1st, 2018

HOW TO USE CEMENT TILE

      We hold a special place in our hearts for cement tile. When our founders, Mike & Danny traveled to Vietnam, they came across the art of handmade, encaustic cement tile. They were blown away by the craftsmanship, patterns, colors and cost. They decided to bring t Read more...

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Handmade Tiles

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. Handmade tile designs and manufacturing processes are rooted in ancient art traditions. These tiles boast a variety of geometrical patterned mosaic designs, mostly used to decorate walls, floors, pools, bat Read more...

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October 24th, 2018

ZIA FEATURED ON STAY HERE

    In the era of AirBnbs and bed & breakfasts, the traveling experience has become more authentic to the town. Stay Here on Netflix features homes around the country that are itching to be rented out.        Read more...

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October 16th, 2018

Zellige

      The Zellige aesthetic is long-recognized for its carefully crafted artistry, which has graced the walls, floors, and focal points of Read more...

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October 12th, 2018

How Moroccan Zellige is Made

How Moroccan zellige tiles are made

From hard clay to beautiful colored zellige tiles, the handmade ancestral traditions followed by our factory in Fez, Morocco honor the 850 year old tradition of authentic zellige  
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October 7th, 2018

The Californian – San Diego

      The Californian apartment complex, in the heart of Point Loma, features 81 apartment homes: studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Located one mile from Liberty Station, a spot at the Californian guarantees you’ll always be close to the hottest Read more...

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Moroccan Zellige Tiles 

4x4 'Prairie Green' glazed terra-cotta zellige, 3/8 inch thick, 10.76 square feet per box (100 tiles)     Moroccan tiles are exploding in popularity, and with all of their colorful patterns and gorgeous colorations, it’s not difficult to understand. When looking to Read more...

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September 27th, 2018

Encaustic Cement Tiles

8x8 square 'Ocotillo' encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 5.28 square feet per box (12 tiles in each box)   Homeowners looking to spice up their kitchen, bathroom, or even their outdoor patio areas trust the versatility of encaustic cement tile to make their home Read more...

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September 12th, 2018

MOODY DECOR—GET THE LOOK

When designing a modern space, color can seem daunting. But a rich, jewel-toned interior with black and gray accents makes an impact. We love a bold, moody interior to offset an otherwise light, airy home. These dark hues can be welcoming and intimate. Especially in the bathroom, dark colors evoke a lavish, spa-like experience. From lustrous Slate Gray zellige bathroom walls to Read more...

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September 7th, 2018

Zellige in the Bathroom

Zellige for the bathroom is on customer shortlists for popular renovation and decor ideas in their homes. This versatile product brightens and elevates the beauty of any bath area it graces with timeless style and handcrafted artisanship. With its ability to complement just about an Read more...

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May 24th, 2018

CEMENT TILE IN OUTDOOR SPACES

The beauty of cement tile lies in the craftsmanship. Our tile is made by craftsman that have been creating the same tile using a regimented, tried and true process for generations. This tile can be placed almost anywhere—including outdoors. Read more...

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May 15th, 2018

MILAN DESIGN WEEK — hermés

  During 2018 Milan Design Week, Hermés debuted their new home collection—set in a polychromatic maze of zellige at Museo della Permanente. The invite-only opening evening featured dancers, choreographed by Willi Dorner, interacting with the installation through interpretive dance.     Read more...

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May 10th, 2018

DESIGN DEVOTION: DARK BATHROOMS

4x4 'Graphite Grey' glazed terra-cotta zellige, 3/8 inch thick, 10.76 square feet per box (100 tiles)4x4 'Graphite Grey' glazed terra-cotta zellige, 3/8 inch thick, 10.76 square feet per box (100 tiles)     Victory in white and black hexagonal cement tile from Zia Tile, featured in the work room of Read more...

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May 3rd, 2018

TILE OF THE WEEK: GLACIER BLUE ZELLIGE

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May 1st, 2018

DESIGN DEVOTION: BACKSPLASH

8x9 'Victory' hexagonal encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 4.4 square feet per box (12 tiles in each box) Victory in white and black hexagonal cement tile from Zia Tile, featured in the work room of Queer Eye on Netflix, furniture and photos from West Elm. Read more...

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April 28th, 2018

DESIGN DEVOTION: A CONCRETE LOOK

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February 17th, 2018

Encaustic Tile 

8x8 square 'Meridian' encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 5.28 square feet per box (12 tiles in each box)       Trying to breathe new life into a kitchen or bathroom is on the to-do list of many homeowners. Encaustic ti Read more...

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January 18th, 2018

Moroccan Zellige Tile Range and Use

Zellige Tiles

  Our Zellige tile is handmade in Morocco using a traditional method passed down by generations of artisa Read more...

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May 16th, 2017

The Versatility of Cement Tile

8x8 square 'Tangier' encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 5.28 square feet per box (12 tiles in each box)     Here at Zia Tile, we get asked this question a lot: “Where can I use cement tile?” The answer is Read more...

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