ZELLIGE - ancient sea 2"x6" subway sample

ZELLIGE - ancient sea 2"x6" subway sample

SKU #Z10029-S
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Regular price
$ 3.00 each ($ per SF)

availability: 728 pieces left

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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.

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

general zellige terracotta tile

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 resource/specification guide, on the zellige product page, for installation instructions.

where can i use zellige tiles?

almost everywhere! but please see the "usage section" on the zellige product page for more details.

how does the tile ship?

clé tiles ship on pallets via ground by one of the best shippers in the nation- con-way.

ordering questions

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) -
 75 sf
for custom orders -
250 sf

when can i expect my order?
in-stock -
2-7 business 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).

usage


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