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 becoming one of the top design choices for current remodels.
If you live in New York City, you’ve already been charmed by the perfectly imperfect. NYC is all about embracing the unique, and allowing its residents to be one-of-a-kind. Zellige tiles are handmade, and each piece has visible variations. New York City is known for its pre-war architecture that embraces a well-loved appearance and artsy distressed textures. Crazing, pits, corner chips, and small hairline cracks are a part of what makes zellige tiles so eye-catching. Their stunning natural aesthetic is accentuated by their shabby-chic appearance. Every time you catch a glimpse of your Zellige Tile New York, you will be immediately reminded that they’ve been crafted by singular artists who take pride in their distinctive creations.
New York City is arguably the greatest hub for artists in the world. The big apple practically begs artistic souls to inhabit the bustling city. If you’re designing a space in this artistic center, you’ll want to use materials that match its eccentricity. The creation of zellige tiles is unlike any other art form, which is why it is the perfect surface for your NYC renovation. Even the clay itself is unique, and it can only be found in a specific region of Morocco known as Fez. Zellige tiles are made by maâlems, otherwise known as: master craftsmen. Apprentices perfect the technique and are eventually granted the privilege of making the tiles once the reach the master status. Talk about honing your creative passion!
If there’s one thing we know about New York, it’s that interiors come in all shapes and sizes. From the tiniest shoebox apartment to a massive commercial skyscraper, the contrast couldn’t be more extreme. The good news is, zellige tiles come in all shapes and sizes too! From 4”x4” & 2”x2” squares, to 2”x6” subway, to 3.5” hex, we’ve got your remodel covered. They can be installed in a wide variety of spaces, from a backsplash in a tiny kitchenette, to the flooring of your corporate business.
If you’re a NYC local, you probably have a strong sense of personal style. New York is hailed as a breeding ground for individuality. Zellige tiles may have originally been used for Moroccan mosaics, but the current-day color range can fit a wide variety of themed interiors. If you’re privy to pastels, check out our Skylight blue or Pietro Pink. If your vibe is more dark and moody, our lipstick-red Rouge or pure Carbon Black. For neutral earthy enthusiasts, take a look at our gorgeous Terra Rosa or opt for entirely unglazed natural zellige.
When you’re surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the big city, the last thing you want are more chores. Lucky for you, zellige tiles are super easy to clean because of their glossy surface and typical imperfections. All you have to do is wipe them down every once in a while, with a pH neutral cleaner. Sound too good to be true? We promise, it’s real! We offer zellige tiles in 38+ colors, and we can even do custom designs for the New York perfectionist. If you have any questions, or if you want to order some free samples, our customer service team is here to help! Zia Tile is based in Los Angeles but we ship worldwide. Give us a call at 310-870-6782 or send us an email at email@example.com. Pump up your fashion-forward NYC style with our zellige tile!