9 Elegantly Crafted Handmade & Handmade-Look Tiles
Perfectly imperfect handmade and handmade-look tiles are the embodiment of sophisticated charm. The natural variance in color and shape that characterizes handcrafted tiles will give your space a true one-of-a-kind look. Handmade-look tiles capture some of that uniqueness with slight variations that will provide distinction between tiles but with more predictable uniformity. Explore our collection of handmade Zellige tiles and handmade-look tiles, and read on to see how you can style both.
What is Zellige tile? Crafted in Morocco, each of these tiles is shaped and glazed by hand resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind look. These tiles come in a variety of colors and shapes, including the popular star and cross shapes, bringing old-world charm to contemporary design.
Available in alabaster, black, dark grey, light grey and white, each of these 4″ x 4″ square tiles is handcrafted creating naturally uneven lines and variances in surface color. The effect on these walls is absolutely stunning! These handmade Moroccan tiles are great for creating an unexpected moment like this recessed shelf or to liven up a kitchen backsplash (below). These tiles are also available in 2″ x 6″ rectangles and 2″ x 2″ square mosaic.
Zellige Charcoal Chabone Cross and Star
This classic Zellige pattern will transform your space with old-world sophistication. Install the cross and stars in contrasting finishes for a unique, but subtle pattern, as shown here with gloss crosses and matte stars.
Do you like the look of handmade tiles, but want a little more continuity? Get the unique character of handmade tiles with less variance in color and size (and a lower price-point) with handmade-look tiles.
These 4″ x 4″ square tiles–available in white, sand and grey–mimic the square Zellige tiles, with uneven edges and variation in color and surface texture, but the differences are not quite as pronounced as in the true handmade tiles. If you like your lines a little more straight and your color a little more uniform, you can’t go wrong with the Riad tile. We love how Rachael Jackson used the Riad White and Grey to create a stunning checkerboard pattern in her kitchen remodel.
The Splendours takes subway tile up a notch with perfectly imperfect character. This tile comes in a variety of colors (as well as the traditional white) to suit your style. For an added twist on a classic subway, try the elongated-hex-shaped picket tile.
The Marrakesh tiles will add a wonderful sense of movement to your walls. Available in white, blue and green, the natural color variation in the tiles makes for beautiful kitchen backsplashes (as evidenced below) but we also love how ISPYDIY created a checkerboard pattern for their shower wall.
Available in dark blues, green and white, the Look elongated handmade-look subway tile comes in bold colors with an artisanal appearance that will add texture and charm to your space. We love how the variations in color add character to this kitchen island.
The slight shade variation in the Track Stack mosaic tiles creates an artisanal look even as the long thin tiles align with beautiful symmetry. If you’re loving this look, check out the Track Stack Navy Blue tiles.
Annie Selke Artisanal
The Annie Selke Artisanal Blue tile shown used in this shower features slightly uneven surfaces for a handcrafted look and unique charm. The slight imperfections add character, but this tile is still even enough to create almost straight lines.
You can find even more inspiration on Instagram and our Customer Room Gallery where our tiles are used in a variety of real spaces! Or, if you’re looking for some guidance on an upcoming project, set up a free design consultation to get advice from our tile experts.
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- Zellige Alabaster Gloss4 x 4 in. | Ceramic | 484032
- Alison Victoria Precious Metals 24 Karat Pencil Trim0.4 x 12 in. | Metal | 681823
- Zellige Charcoal Chabone Star Matte6 x 6 in. | Ceramic | 484069
- Zellige Charcoal Chabone Cross Gloss6 x 6 in. | Ceramic | 484035
- Zellige Dark Grey Gloss4 x 4 in. | Ceramic | 494434
- Retro Lino 3 x 12 in. | Ceramic | 494434
- Marrakesh Blue 6 x 6 in. | Ceramic | 484099
- Riad White4 x 4 in. | Ceramic | 484017
- Look Avio 2 x 10 in. | Porcelain | 484055
- Riad Grey 4 x 4 in. | Ceramic | 484018
- Splendours Cream 3 x 12 in. | Ceramic | 494552
- Splendours White3 x 12 in. | Ceramic | 494542
- Splendours Grey 3 x 12 in. | Ceramic | 494544
- Splendours White Picket2 x 10 in. | Ceramic | 484070
- Track Stack White Two Tone 5/8 x 6 in. | Porcelain | 681428
- Marrakesh Off White6 x 6 in. | Ceramic | 484108
- Annie Selke Artisanal Sky Pencil TrimCeramic | 496077
- Annie Selke Artisanal Sky 3 x 12 in. | Ceramic | 496077
- Black Marquina Polished SomersetMarble | 650300
- Cross Black Porcelain | 681736
- Cross Snow WhitePorcelain | 681738
- Argile Matte White2.5 x 10 in. | Porcelain | 484074
- Livingstone Melange 24 x 48 in. | Porcelain | 681619