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Zellige Tile and the Seattle Designer

06 / 10 / 2019


Seattle is a city of craft and culture. When you’re designing in a city that’s celebrates the concept of art and authenticity, you need to find materials to match. Zellige tiles are famous for their traditional Moroccan roots and their artistically historic style. Dating back to the Hispano-Moresque period, these Mediterranean marvels have literally been around for centuries. If there’s anything that impresses Seattleites, its careful curation and art with a story behind it. Keep up with the trends and still stay timeless with a tile that is hip and classic at the same time. Full of stunning juxtapositions, Seattle and zellige tiles are a match made in design heaven.




Better for the Weather



Every city has its stereotypes, but Seattle undoubtedly fulfills its most notable cliché. It rains. A lot. In fact, Seattleites have embraced the constant showers so deeply that locals refuse to use an umbrella at all. How do you spot a tourist in Seattle? That’s right, they’re holding an umbrella. So, what does this mean for homeowners and designers? You have to be prepared for constant moisture being brought into your space. Zellige tiles are water-resistant and can be installed indoors, outdoors, in your shower, or on your entryway floor. You shouldn’t have to worry about droplets ruining your brand-new space, which is why zellige is an excellent option for a Northwest renovation.




Say Goodbye to Gloom



In a city so infamously grey, it’s important to choose décor that will cheer you up on a gloomy day. Transport yourself and your guests to a balmy Spanish evening in Sevilla when you install colorful zellige tiles. Offered in 38+ distinct shades, these glossy pieces of history will brighten up any space in a pinch. Turn up the heat in the Pacific Northwest with our perfectly peachy Desert Bloom shade, or make your interior pop with our vibrant Cayenne red. Capture the sight of a rare clear sky with our baby blue Skylight tile, or drop the sun right in your living room with our Cadmium yellow.




Dare to be Different



It may be a laid-back, West Coast city, but Seattle still has a bit of an edge. The home of grunge fashion and music, this hub for creatives demands décor that’s out of the ordinary. Our zellige tiles are available in four distinct cuts, so you can find the right amount of edge – literally. Our subway tiles are perfect for the ultra-modern designer, whereas our 4×4 squares are a tried-and-true classic. If you want your tiles to really pop, opt for our funky hex cut, or create a dynamic mosaic with our versatile 2×2 squares.




Be a Seattle Stand-Out



Designing an interior in Seattle is all about creating something one-of-a-kind. Using zellige tiles is an easy way to strike that off your checklist. Each zellige tile is handmade by skilled artisans, and no two tiles look exactly alike. The master craftsmen are known as maâlems, and the art of molding and glazing zellige tiles is a technique that has been passed down for generations. Similarly to Seattle, the lack of a uniform aesthetic is what makes zellige so special. Their perfect imperfections are a part of their charm. What better way to celebrate such an eclectic city, than using such an eclectic material?




West Coast, Best Coast



From one West Coast city to another, Zia Tile delivers from LA to Seattle. No matter what your project may be, we’re here to bring your vision to life. We love working with creative homeowners and designers who are passionate about incorporating culture into their city. Make your design dreams a reality with handcrafted zellige tiles. Our customer service team is available to answer all of your questions from choosing a tile, to installing your choice. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any inquiries, or you just want to chat! Our phone number is 310-844-1170 and our email is info@ziatile.com.

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