*handmade zellige features inherent imperfections in color, size, textural variation, chip, pits, iron spots, cracking and crazing.

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moroccan sea salt

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a clé heritage tile

clé heritage are artisan tiles that carry the mark of a skilled artisan with each tile embodying variation in tone and surface. these tiles are to be treasured for their hand hewn quality and require a skilled installer.

*handmade zellige features inherent imperfections in color, size, textural variation, chip, pits, iron spots, cracking and crazing.

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authentic, traditional moroccan handmade terracotta

design: pure salt interiors / photo: vanessa lentine

the new, centuries-old zellige format

2"x6" zellige, otherwise known as bejmat, is a traditional shape in morocco, reminiscent of an earthier, handcrafted subway tile–which, of course, bejmat predated by centuries. at 3/4” this "subway" size is slightly thicker than our standard 3/8" zellige.

 

moroccan sea salt is our zellige answer to pure white. a clean, brighter white with just enough tonal and surface variation to impart the hand glazed and crafted texture for which zellige is prized. when the depth of shade variations of our favorite weathered white is more than preferred, moroccan sea salt delivers a softer, less varied blanket of white.

design / photo: studio mcgee

why we love zellige

clé has made it its mission to push the boundaries of surfaces by exploring tiles from around the world, often introducing materials that have been used in other countries and cultures for centuries. zellige is one of these tiles. probably the most defining characteristic of authentic moroccan zellige is its imperfections: its beautiful flaws, irregularities, and its variation. our zellige is created at the center of expertise for zellige craftsmanship, where the art of cutting and chiseling the tiles to exact sizes by hand has been passed down from generation to generation. every tile is hand-molded, hand-cut, and hand-glazed, which means no two zellige tiles are exactly alike.

design: emily henderson / photo: sara tramp

all zellige is not created equal

without the signature pitted surfaces and hand-chiseled edges, all you’re left with is a version of zellige-not the real deal. although machine cut zellige may be fine for certain clients and certain projects (they’re certainly more affordable) - we, at clé, have found that offering these modern versions simply isn’t the clé way. our goal is to provide an authentic zellige steeped in history from morocco where the tradition began. in fact, the clay in our zellige tile collection is the original clay unearthed centuries ago and is still fired using ancient practices in bee-hive kilns fueled by burning olive pits and branches.

design: becki owens / photos: rebekah westover

product specifications

technical specifications

non freeze thaw resistant icon

non freeze thaw resistant

radiant heating compatible icon

radiant heating compatible

uv resistant icon

uv resistant

stove backsplash icon

stove backsplash

sink backsplash icon

sink backsplash

exterior floor icon

exterior floor

interior floor icon

interior floor

heavy residential icon

heavy residential

interior wall icon

interior wall

exterior wall icon

exterior wall

fireplace surround icon

fireplace surround

fountain waterline icon

fountain waterline

pool waterline icon

pool waterline

shower floor + wall icon

shower floor + wall

steam shower floor + wall icon

steam shower floor + wall

* see material guidelines guide for specific requirements

description
rating
surface type
glazed

finish type
gloss

level 3: medium

level 3: medium

level 3: heavy

level 1: will occur

level 2: prevalent

pits / chips