LA is a lot of things, but above all else it is a multicultural metropolis. It may be known as the land of palm trees and movie stars, but Los Angeles would be nothing without its rich history and cultural diversity. Angelenos are passionate about celebrating the city’s distinct heritage and traditions. When you’re designing a space in Los Angeles, it’s important to choose materials with a story as fascinating as the city itself. Zellige tiles are individually handcrafted in Morocco by skilled artisans. The art dates back hundreds of years, and the skill has been passed down for generations. Why not add even more creative culture to the City of Angels with one-of-a-kind Moroccan zellige tile?
Aside from the prominence of diverse influences, Los Angeles wouldn’t be Los Angeles without its signature summer weather. LA has never heard of “seasons,” and that’s exactly how Angelenos like it. With sunny skies almost every day and an average temperature of 75 perfect degrees, LA interiors should shine as bright as the weather outside. Zellige tiles are naturally shiny, and they come in a variety of delightfully warm shades. If you want a tile that might even outshine the sun, try our eye-catching Cadmium yellow. You can also capture the heat of the city with our red-hot Cayenne color. If something muted is more your style, Terra Rosa complements the desert climate perfectly.
As much as we hate to admit it, LA is all about discovering (and flawlessly executing) the newest trend. That being said, not all trends are bad! Some styles are in for a reason. In our (only slightly) biased opinion, subway tiles are one of those trends. They recently rose to popularity among designers and homeowners alike, and for good reason! These hip, rectangular tiles are super chic and super versatile. You can offset them for a funky backsplash or cover the entire floor in a striking chevron pattern. The possibilities are endless, and if you choose gorgeous glossy zellige, we can guarantee that you’ll be one of the most happening homes on the block.
Another reason we love living in Los Angeles is the freedom and encouragement to express your creativity. Almost everyone who lives in LA is an artist in one form or another. This town bleeds and breathes inspiration. Designing a kitchen, bathroom, or commercial space in Los Angeles should spark your own artistic flair and get your creative juices flowing. By using tiny 2×2 zellige tiles, you can craft your own unique mosaic. Zellige tiles were originally used in Morocco and the Mediterranean to create ornate mosaics and colorful patterns. Carry on the historical significance by using them to make a detailed design from your own imagination.
Our zellige tiles may be from Morocco, but our home is right here in Los Angeles. Zia Tile is based in LA and we love working with designers right next door. Although we ship worldwide and embrace every unique design project, there’s something extra special about helping homeowners in our own backyard. We love living in this eclectic SoCal city, and we love that there’s not one overarching aesthetic. Each home and business in LA is entirely original, and that’s what makes this place so great. Whether you choose a quirky hex tile or a classic 4×4, Los Angeles is about being unapologetically yourself. If you have a truly original vision, we also offer completely custom designs! Our customer service team is here to help you every step of the way, and make sure that your space truly feels like yours. Give us a call today at 310-844-1170 and let’s chat tile!