ZELLIGE - scribes' ink (gloss) 2"x2" sample

ZELLIGE - scribes' ink (gloss) 2"x2" sample

SKU #Z10060

our scribes' ink zellige is the most elegant of black terracotta tiles covered in a shimmering glaze that provides the same nuances of drying ink as it traverses between gloss and iridescent tones. this finish assures that your black tiled projects will bear the distinction of glazes that cast a glimmer and shine unlike any other. 

 

PURCHASING DETAILS
Regular price
$ 1.50 each ($ per SF)

availability: 1081 pieces left

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want another size or color of this pattern? fill out a custom inquiry

our scribes' ink zellige is the most elegant of black terracotta tiles covered in a shimmering glaze that provides the same nuances of drying ink as it traverses between gloss and iridescent tones. this finish assures that your black tiled projects will bear the distinction of glazes that cast a glimmer and shine unlike any other. 

 

description

zellige are terracotta tiles from morocco. zellige (pronounced zill-eejh') acquires its coloring from the historic clay body that is a rich terra cotta, inherently forcing it's hue through all the glazes.

if you're tired of the same-ol same-ol, then this tile born from a 10th century tile-making craft has arrived just in time for you! clé zellige is handmade in morocco. formed from the moroccan earth, and baked in kilns fired by burning olive pits.

available sizes? 2"x2", 4"x4", 3.5" hex, 2"x6" (nominal size)" 

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, pits, chips and flaws, as well as, undulations of surface. this varying and glossy finish can best be described as a "sequin-like" surface.

faq

how much variation should i expect?
zellige are created from natural glazes, pigments and terra cotta clay. every one of these natural materials is completely unfiltered allowing for maximum variation and irregularities. plus, 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. what does this mean to you? your zellige order will contain the following:

  • size variation
  • thickness variation
  • cracked tiles
  • chipped edges (from hand chiseling each tile)
  • pitted glaze surfaces (from the unfiltered terra cotta reacting with the kiln heat)
  • crazing (from the glaze and the clay body cooling at different temperatures)

please note that, once installed properly and grouted, the above issues will bring you the textured zellige look that is so treasured by the design world.

HOWEVER, do the above irregularities differ from your expectations for a "proper" zellige installation? if so, then clé highly recommends you select another  tile that will yield more surface regularity.

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 resources/specification guide.

where can i use zellige tiles?
almost everywhere! but please see the "usage" section for more details.

SHIPPING QUESTIONS

how does the tile ship?
clé tiles ship on pallets via ground.

restrictions and exclusions
High-zone delivery areas - fees vary depending on zone
Shipping to an island or peninsula
Inside delivery, whiteglove service - add $175 per pallet.
ONLY COMMERCIAL ADDRESSES WITH ELEVATOR ACCESS.

ORDERING QUESTIONS

why do you suggest i order 10% to 15% more than my measurements?
there is always the potential of breakage during moving and shipping tiles (2% to 3%). also, you should always have additional tiles for making tile cuts during your installation, and to store for possible future repair needs.

what are the minimum order requirements?

2 boxes in stock

75sf special order 

when can i expect my order?

can i cancel my order?
you have 3 hours to cancel your order. artists' tiles are not eligible for refunds or exchanges.

are there trade discounts?
yes, please refer to our "TRADE PROGRAM" page.

do you sell internationally?
yes, for orders outside of North America, the minimum order is 150 square feet. 

usage

floor, wall, kitchen, backsplash, shower floor, shower wall, freeze/thaw, fireplace, exterior wall, exterior floor, hospitality, commercial, residential