The Pros and Cons of Zellige Tiles

You must have heard the term “Zellige” in the interior design, home decor, and construction industry lately. More and more homeowners are settling back from standardized contemporary interiors and rather seeking to create distinctive and unique homes altogether. And believe it, zellige tiles are the definite way to achieve an out-of-the-box look. These types of tiles are truly state-of-the-art, exceptional in practicality and aesthetics, and wholesome in every way possible. However, just like every coin has two sides - the pros and cons - even the “zellige” tiles offer a wide array of opportunities and drawbacks. In this article, we have briefly listed the pros and cons of the “zellige” tiles. Have a look!

Pros of Zellige Tiles

  • Outstanding Durability

Zellige tiles are quite strong and durable! No wonder these tiles can be used in the entryway foyer, bathroom, kitchen, and other high-traffic areas of your home. These tiles have the potential to withstand extreme traffic and extreme weather conditions - hence, worth the investment!

  • Resistance to Heat

Zellige tiles are hand-glazed on special clay and fired in a particular way to make them extremely heat resistant. Well, yes! These tiles can be used in spaces that are exposed to high and extreme temperatures. For instance, you can style the zellige tiles near the stove in your kitchen or kitchen backsplash and even the fireplace surround.

  • Ease of Maintenance

Zellige tiles are quite easy to clean and easy to maintain. All you need is to simply wipe off the surface using a damp cloth regularly to maintain the original shine and the utmost unique look. Moreover, these tiles are also spill and stain-resistant - hence, quite ideal for the kitchen backsplash and bathroom shower areas.

  • Appealing Aesthetics and Versatility

Zellige tiles are handmade and hand-glazed - hence, every tile is unique from one another. They’re individually fired to purposely give a bespoke and distinctive look! So, whether you have a modern, monochromatic style or bold and quirky - these zellige tiles will simply work for all.

  • Reflective Qualities

Zellige tiles are usually glazed - hence, making them reflect the incoming natural or artificial light. And do you know one of the best characteristics? Well, Zellige tiles can truly make a space look larger, airier, and brighter. 

Cons of Zellige Tiles

  • Cost

Zellige tiles are definitely expensive! Since each tile piece is handmade and requires special attention from skilled labor and craftsmen - they can be slightly more expensive as compared to other ceramic or porcelain tiles. And remember, the more intricate the design, the higher the price will be! 

  • Installation

So, now is not the time to DIY! Installing zellige tiles can be quite tricky and complex. Due to the unique appearance, shape, size, and thickness - it’s ideal to hire a professional to install the zellige tiles. 

  • Uniformity

No two tiles are alike! So, if you’re looking for uniform, standardized, and contemporary interiors - these tiles may not work the best. These tiles are hand-molded, hand-glazed, and hand-cut and no two zellige tiles are the same. 

So, if you like the ‘perfections’ in ‘imperfections’ - zellige tiles are truly for you! You can check out the zellige tiles from our collection and get in touch with one of our professionals to know more.

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