first 5 samples are free!
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Why San Francisco Designers Need Zellige Tile

04 / 25 / 2020



From the Summer of Love to the birth of Silicon Valley, San Francisco is a hodge-podge of lively culture. The Bay Area is bright, vibrant, and unlike anywhere else on the planet. When you’re designing near the Golden Gate Bridge, you must use materials that will match the city’s infinite color and quirk. Zellige tiles are an easy way to design in harmony with your artsy surroundings. These Moroccan marvels will give creative SanFran a run for its money. Each tile is handmade and entirely one-of-a-kind. If you want to incorporate décor that won’t be found anywhere else in the neighborhood, these tiles have natural variation that makes each project completely unique.




Work Hard, Design Harder



Just like San Francisco, zellige tiles are the product of artistry, skill, and determination. SF isn’t an easy city to live in, but it’s undeniably rewarding. If you want to live among stunning Victorian architecture and breathtaking natural surroundings, you have to pay your dues. Nothing beautiful ever came easy, and the same goes for zellige tiles. Zellige is an ancient art that has been passed down for generations. Maâlems (or master craftsmen,) start learning the art of zellige as young apprentices, and it takes them several years to perfect the art. The clay is harvested in the region of Fez, and molded by hand. It is then left out to dry in the hot, Moroccan sun before being glazed in a kiln made from olive pits. Talk about a creative process!




Eccentricity is Best



The most exciting part about designing in San Francisco is that there’s no singular aesthetic you have to adhere to. This city has some of the most eclectic interiors and architecture in the world. From totally traditional to mindfully modern, the possibilities are endless. The good news is, our catalog has a LOT of options. Like, a lot a lot. With 38+ colors to choose from and four striking shapes, there’s truly something for everyone.




Shapes for the Masses



Trendy and timeless, subway tiles have had a resurgence unlike any other design element from the recent past. They can be installed in a variety of patterns and are praised for their versatility. Whether you choose to stack them vertically or create a cool chevron pattern, they fit right into the hip bay area. If you really want to make a design statement of your own, consider using tiny 2x2s to create a custom mosaic. These super small tiles are perfect for a colorful kitchen backsplash or adorning a funky patio. Maybe you moved to San Francisco because you love the concept of a metropolitan time warp. In that case, we have tiles for the classic designer too! Our 4×4 squares are as ageless as can be. Finally, for the homeowner looking to incorporate a little more edge, our hex tile was made just for you. Don’t forget, the best part about zellige is that they can be installed almost anywhere! Place them in your kitchen, bathroom, or cover an entire accent wall in these exceptional pieces of art!




From SoCal to NorCal



We at Zia Tile know that each designer is as unique as each piece of zellige. It’s our mission to help execute your visualization. Zia Tile is based in Los Angeles but we ship worldwide. We love working with fellow Californians, North to South. Feel free to browse our selection of Moroccan zellige tiles, and let us know if you have any questions. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? We know San Franciscans can be particular with their artistic visions, which is why we offer custom options as well! Give us a call and we’ll help you achieve your dream space anywhere around the bay. Our phone number is 310-844-1170 and our email is info@ziatile.com.

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