Creating long-lasting, colorful Moroccan tile is a form of art that not only has lasted through many centuries, but it has also prospered to where we are witnessing an influx in the interest and usage of Moroccan tile within the architecture and design fields.
When the Moors conquered Spain in 711 A.D., they introduced various forms of artistic techniques, including a unique custom of painted ceramics, called Zillij. As defined by Islamic law, which prohibits the depiction or likeness of living things, Zillij uses only geometric shapes, straight lines and vibrant colors.
Our Fez series of Moroccan cement tile patterns, with their playful geometric patterns, work well in both contemporary and traditional environments, and can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors for many years. Fez offers the perfect welcome to any guest with this outdoor cement tile installation, or, create drama using cement tile for entries and patios. For a more colorful pattern, you can use our Alhambra collection of Moroccan-inspired cement tile patterns . Alhambra really brightened up this kitchen backsplash.
For additional ideas and visual inspiration on how cement tiles can enhance any room or setting, you can visit our page on houzz.com, see what weve been pinning onto our Pinterest boards, and browse through dozens of our Cement Tile Design Ideas portfolio pages.
Cement Tile Tip
Cement tiles should be regularly mopped with clear water. A capful of liquid wax may be added to the water to improve the tiles' natural sheen. Also, never use acids to clean the tiles as they will sustain damage. Our Cement Tile FAQs will help answer most, if not all, your questions about cement tile. You can also reference our informative page on Handmade Cement Tile.
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