5 Reasons to Love Zellige Tile

Reasons to Love Zelllige Tile - Moroccan hand-made tile
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If you hear people talk about Zellige (pronounced zill-eejh)  tile you might be curious to know what hey mean. Zellige is a specific type of terracotta tile that originated in Morocco.

Moroccan Zellige tiles are so different from other types of tile that a word had to be created especially for it, namely the Arabic word الزلي, zellige or zellij which means “tile.”

Specifically, Zellige is mosaic tilework made from individually chiseled geometric tiles set into a plaster base. The interlocking edges or “teeth” is what keeps the intricate patterns intact when repeated on larger surfaces.

Today Zellige primarily refers to traditional glazed, cut terracotta tiles from Fez, the ancient city of mosaics. The unique clay from this region is primarily composed of Kaolinite.  Continue reading5 Reasons to Love Zellige Tile

2017 Tile Trends

New Tile Trends - texture | KitchAnn Style
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Designers and consumers like their walls and floors to have a sense of texture. And with every space serving as an opportunity to make a design statement, it’s hard not to want to take advantage of  all the great materials available today.

Linen Tile trend | KitchAnn Style

Tile that mimics the look of fabric or linen has been available for a while. but the techniques used to mimic these soft textures has gotten so goodwith 3-D inks and HD printing Continue reading2017 Tile Trends

Kaza Concrete Tile

Kaza Concrete | KitchAnn Style
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Concrete tile can be used just about anywhere, indoors or out, including floors, walls, fireplace surrounds, pools and patios, shower enclosures, countertops, backsplashes, and building facades.

Contemporary concrete surfaces have advanced since the introduction of coloring and stamping in the 1950’s.

KAZA, founded in Szentendre, Hungary,  has some of the most amazing collections of concrete tile. Continue readingKaza Concrete Tile