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Tiles of Ezra FAQs

From installation to maintenance - read our expert FAQs from Tiles of Ezra on how to install and look after your specialist Zellige, Bejmat, Mosaic and Border tiles - authentically and ethically handmade in Morocco and stocked exclusively in the UK by Hadeda.

Q: My Zellige tiles have chips off the surface of the tiles. I think they are damaged?

Rest assured, this is not a defect of the tile. Please note the following features of Zellige tiles are not defects, they are standard features of a zellige tile and what make them so incredibly beautiful once installed. 

-  Chips off the surface of the glaze exposing the clay beneath or imperfections on the tile face

-  Dips in the surface of the tile

-  Uneven edging of the tile

-  The epoxy resin at the back coming through to the front of the mosaic

-  For assembled sheets – uneven gaps between mosaics pieces

-  Variation in colour between tile pieces

-  The exposure of the clay beneath the tile

-  Uneven or inconsistent thickness of each tile – each tile will vary from the next

Shade variations are inherent in all kiln-fired clay products. It is possible that the tiles you receive will be slightly different from the samples you received, or viewed in the showroom. Please refer to the Moroccan Tile Standard links below for further details and illustrations. 

Moroccan Tile Standard 1

Moroccan Tile Standard 2

Q: Where I can use your tiles? Are they okay for bathrooms and floors? 

Tiles of Ezra Moroccan Zellige tiles are perfect for decorative accents on counters, splashbacks, bathrooms, window surrounds, fireplaces and can be used for indoor and outdoor flooring. The possibilities are truely endless!

Q: Why is the colour and tone of my tile so varied?

Zellige is made by hand in an extremely organic way. Each batch varies from the next as Tiles of Ezra's artisan makers have learnt this art form from their ancestors. The colours that are mixed are by memory, not machine. Depending on the location of the tile in the kiln ( higher up or lower down) the tone of the colour will vary. This is what gives the tile their inherent tonal variation and makes them so uniquely bespoke and beautiful. Each tile is different from the next. 

Q: What are the bespoke options?

All Tiles of Ezra mosaic and border tile designs are available in bespoke colourways - contact to begin your design consultation. Bespoke designs are handmade to order with a 10-12 week lead time.

Q: Do I need a specialist to lay my tiles?

We would always suggest using a professional tiler who has experience with laying Zellige/handmade tiles - please get in touch with if you would like the details of our recommended tilers in London and The Cotswolds.

Q: Do I need to seal my Zellige glazed tiles?


Q: What is the delivery lead time?

Depending on stock levels and the tile design you are ordering, lead times are between 4-10 weeks. Bespoke colourways of mosaic and border tiles can be up to 10-12 weeks. For an accurate lead time please get in touch with details of the tiles you are interested in.

Q: Are the Zellige tiles heat resistant and suitable for a fireplace?

Yes they are!

Q: Do you have a showroom where I can see the tiles in person?

Yes! 2 The Sheep Shed, Churchill Heath Farm, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ

Q: What is the min. sq m for ordering?

Our minimum quantity is 2sqm

Q: Can I get help with design/layout?

Absolutely! We have an experienced in-house design consultant, Ellie who can help you with any design required and take you through the ordering process. Please email her directly

Q: Do they need special maintenance?

If installed and sealed correctly, they will not need any extra maintenance.

Q. How many tiles will I need per sqm? 

For the 10 x 10 cm tiles, you will need 100 tiles per sqm. For the 15 x 5cms, you will need 133 tiles. We would always recommend you order with 10% wastage added, for cutting and breakages.

Q. What grout would you recommend?
We can recommend Mapei grout, available from any good builders' merchant. This comes in a large range of colours, too.
We hope that helps! If you have any more questions before ordering please do email our design consultant,