ZELLIGE - cindered olive
ZELLIGE - cindered olive
only the darkest olive green blackened by smoking timber can be called - cindered olive. it is a stunning green glaze that we've managed to capture just before it turns black. which means you'll wish it for your surfaces you want to cover in green, or is it black? how about when you need a surface that could possibly be both?
zellige, zillij or zellij. all names for brilliantly colored terra cotta tiles from morocco. these lovely zellige from clé is handmade in morocco. formed from the moroccan earth, and baked in kilns fired by burning olive pits.
color variations? it isn't authentic zellige without wild variations of color and shade!
glaze variations? the zellige glazes have a lovely gloss surface that will have specks and flaws and undulations of surface. this varying and glossy finish can best be described as a "sequin-like" surface.
general zellige terracotta tile
how much variation should i expect?
zelliges are created from natural glazes, pigments and terracotta clay. and they are fired in hand made kilns that are fueled using olive pits. all of this hand craft is what makes zellige so magically varied- tile to tile. please enjoy the extreme variation of color, shade and surface texture. if your project does not call out for highly varied tiles, then we suggest a different tile selection than zellige.
what is the standard grout joint size for zellige?
because all zellige is hand cut after firing into the individual tiles, they are crafted to allow for a very tight grout joint. please look at our resource/specification guide, on the zellige product page, for installation instructions.
where can i use zellige tiles?
please see the "usage section" on the zellige product page.
how does the tile ship?
clé tiles ship on pallets via ground by one of the best shippers in the nation- con-way.
why do you suggest i order 10%-15% more for to my measurements?
there is always the potential of breakage during moving and shipping tiles (2%-3%). also, you should always have additional tiles for making tile cuts during your installation, and to store for possible future plumbing repair needs.
what are minimum order requirements?
for in-stock tiles- 1 full box
for standard tiles (non-stock)- 100 sf
for custom orders - 250 sf
when can i expect my order?
in-stock - 5-10 week days
non-stock - 12-14 weeks
custom - 14-18 weeks (after sample has been approved)
can i cancel my order?
you have 24 hours to cancel your order. after that, you are responsible for standard refunds or exchange rules.
are there trade discounts?
yes, please send us an email for your trade discount.
do you sell internationally?
yes, however, there are 500 sf minimum orders for international shipping (outside north america).
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