Note: The Naturel tile is unglazed and therefore sensitive to dirt and moisture. You can impregnate the tile to close it, read all about it in our blog.
The Zellige Naturel is a handmade wall tile of 5x5 cm and 1 cm thick and comes from one of our factories in Fez, Morocco. The unglazed surface is matt and vivid and has beautiful color nuances. Because every tile in the box is slightly different, a vivid result is created. Although the tile looks rustic, it also fits perfectly in a modern interior.
Good to know
Zelliges (pronounced "zulliezjes") are handmade wall tiles from Morocco. They are baked in a special way and later cut diagonally so that they can be put together very tightly. This labor-intensive work gives the tile its own looks and character.
The clay used for the production of Zelliges can only be found in Fez, Morocco.
This clay contains lime pits that can regularly be found on the surface of the tile. This also applies to small irregularities in thickness in the surface. This is characteristic of this type of tile and should be considered normal.
Zelliges can only be used as wall tiles. If you are looking for this kind of tiles for your floor, take a look at our Plattas and Bejmat tiles.
These Natural tiles have no glaze layer and therefore dirt and moisture can penetrate. This will give a lived look to the tile over time. Do not place the tile in wet areas or outdoors. If you want to protect the tile a little more against dirt and moisture then treat the tile with one of our impregnation products.
Moroccan tiles need extra care when installing them and have their own instruction manual. Upon purchase, you will receive a step-by-step plan with instructions and points of attention. We recommend that you read this manual carefully before installing the tiles. Or hire a good tiler who is familiar with this type of tile.
Zellige Naturel should be used indoors and only as a wall tile. The surface is irregular so this can produce sharp edges. They are ideal tiles for your hall, toilet, bathroom and kitchen. Zelliges are also suitable for catering establishments.
Colors and sizes
Zelliges come in many different colors. Each batch has a small color difference. The tiles in 1 box also have color differences and irregularities, this has to do with the production process and should be considered normal. Zelliges are cut by hand to different sizes and shapes. In our country we often see square and rectangular shapes. In the country of origin, the most beautiful shapes are made which are often processed into mosaics. We can have Zellige tiles produced in almost any shape of your liking.
Ordering and delivery
These tiles are sold per box. For help with calculating the required quantities, expert advice or a tailor-made quotation, we are happy to help you in one of our showrooms. Orders can be delivered to your home via our carrier. They are firmly packed on a pallet and there is as little chance of breakage as possible. The costs of shipping is calculated based on weight and volume and will be included in the quotation, if applicable. There is also the possibility to pick up the tiles at our warehouse in Breda or at our showroom in Utrecht. Collection is only possible by appointment and when the tiles are in stock. If you want to see the tile in real life and you are not able to visit one of our showrooms, you have the option to order a sample via our website.
Zellige Naturel is unglazed yet easy to maintain. Clean with water or green soap.