BEAUTIFULLY HANDCRAFTED ZELLIGE TILES FROM LONDON
Hakim Zellij has been providing gorgeous Zellige tiles across the UK for over 25 years. Speak with us today to discuss your tiling requirements.
GORGEOUS ZELLIGE TILES, HANDCRAFTED TO YOUR TASTES
Suitable for interior or exterior use, our Zellige tiles are carefully made by hand and designed to your specifications.
At Hakim Zellij, we have a rich history that celebrates the heritage of Zellige tiles and aims to preserve their culture. We use the same traditional techniques that were used centuries ago to design and create these beautiful tiles.
Our work is tailored to your specifications, and we will expertly replicate your pattern and colour choices. (We will require drawing plans to get a good idea of the look that you want).
We offer a comprehensive service, from designing and supplying bespoke tiles to installing them in a professional manner. To find out more about our Moroccan or Zellige tiles, please call 07714 982819.
THE RICH HISTORY OF ZELLIGE TILES
Zellige tiles are beautifully designed, handcrafted tiles that originally come from Morocco. Zellige is an Arabic word meaning 'tile work', and was commonly used to describe any tilers in the region. Today, these tiles are normally found in the Fez region of Morocco, which is where Zellige tiles originate.
Thanks to large deposits of natural clay in the area, Fez quickly grew to become the tile capital. Artisanal tilers from the region work with the natural clay and mix it with water. They then shape the clay by hand before kiln-drying to create a tile. An enamel glaze is applied to the front portion of the tile and then re-heated in the kiln. This creates a striking variance of colour that is unique to each tile.
When the tiles have been dried, artisanal tilers will work to cut the tiles into various shapes and sizes to form beautiful, geometric patterns and mosaics. Their beauty and elegance have helped Zellige tiles find their way into the most auspicious of locations including royal palaces and estates across the world.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ZELLIGE TILES?
Hakim Zellij provides a professional tiling service throughout the UK. Whether you are considering Moroccan tiles, Zellige tiles or would like to know more about our services, please contact us.