Villa Lagoon Tile Zellige
August 18, 2020
The new Zellige tile collection from Villa Lagoon Tile brings a rustic charm to residential and hospitality projects. Unlike machined tile, these exquisite Zellige and Bejmat tiles are crafted entirely by hand in a time-honored method of tile-making designed to celebrate the natural beauty of the clay.
Skilled artisans in Fez, Morocco, use local clays fired in kilns fueled by olive pits to create these tiles, which are then finished with an enamel glaze. Because Villa Lagoon Tile Zellige tiles are molded, cut and glazed by hand, each is unique with variations in color, edging and shape. Like the irregularities in natural wood grain or the tiny air bubbles in hand-blown glass, it is these perfect imperfections that produce the beautiful effect Zellige tile is known for.
The square Zellige tiles are best used in applications such as shower walls, backsplashes and accent walls, while the rectangular Bejmat tiles may also be used on light-traffic floors. They can be installed indoors or outdoors as long as they are adhered and grouted properly. Zellige tiles require skill and experience to install properly, so consulting with a professional is recommended.
The Zellige collection from Villa Lagoon Tile includes 4-in.-sq. glazed clay tiles as well as rectangular, 5 ½-in.-long Bejmat tiles. Both styles of tile are immediately available in a choice of 13 colors. Additional color options, shapes and sizes will be added over time.