Moroccan Tiles – Adding a Touch of the Exotic to Your Home

Whether you’re looking to give your kitchen a revamp or simply add some flair to a room, the use of Moroccan tiles can help you achieve your goals. This centuries old style is a mesmerizing addition to any interior, with a range of shapes, colours and patterns to choose from. The traditional styles of Moroccan tiles are usually based on geometric patterns and have a mystical influence that is perfect for adding a touch of the exotic to your home.

Moroccan tiles are often made from natural clays, usually sourced from Fez or Meknes, areas that are renowned for their quality raw materials. They’re soaked and manipulated by hand to achieve a specific design before being baked in a kiln. The baking process often involves a wood fire and as such, each tile can vary in colour due to the uneven distribution of heat. If a glaze or pigment is being used to create a particular style, it’s applied by hand just before the baking process.

The creation of a traditional Moroccan tile requires incredible attention to detail as the individual pieces are moulded and shaped by hand to create the classic designs that are associated with this centuries old craft. It’s a labour intensive and time-consuming procedure, with each piece being carefully crafted and designed by a skilled craftsman that has mastered the art of Zellige. The shapes that are created range from squares, triangles and crosses to polygons and diamonds fitted together in a arithmetical fashion to create orderly and precise mosaics. The patterning on a Moroccan tile is often associated with religious significance and is generally based around the four elements, fire, water, air and earth.

In the hands of a professional, Moroccan tiles are an ideal choice for any modern or contemporary interior. Unlike many modern trends that can quickly look dated, these stunning mosaics are timeless and will never go out of style. They also work well with a variety of other materials, from marble and stone to natural woods.

If you’re looking for a more subtle way to add the Moroccan look to your home, consider a single feature wall. This is a great way to add the look without making a drastic change to your whole space and it allows you to easily swap out other décor items should you want to change up your style.

If you’re in love with the Moroccan look, Hipcouch’s Oliver porcelain tile collection offers a sophisticated interpretation of traditional Moroccan tile design, featuring both solid and patterned options. With a soft matte surface finish that mimics the appearance of encaustic tiles, these durable porcelain tiles are the perfect option for creating an authentic Moroccan aesthetic in your home. Get in touch with one of our design experts today to find out more about our range of beautiful bespoke Moroccan tile designs. We can’t wait to see the way they transform your interior!

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