Origin of Zellige
Finding its way into America’s heart in the past several years, this Moroccan handcrafted material offers everything from unique-ness, customization, and bold or soft colorways to make any room, pool, or feature in your home, stand out!
Known for its significant imperfections, this material provides a highly authentic finish that will give the appearance of a masterpiece in whatever setting you choose. Designers love it because color brings happiness and life to an otherwise muted color palette throughout the rest of the home.
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Where does Mother of Pearl Come From?
Mother of Pearl is the guardian of the pearl. What makes it so spectacular is it comes from the inner lining of pearl shells and extreme details and hand work is required to slice this soft tissue out of the interior of a mollusk! That iridescent quality on the inner shell only exists if the shell has a pearl within.
It is hard to believe that to get 1 square foot, it takes 1 person in Verun’s factory in India 4 hours!
Mother of Pearl Color Range
The intricate work involved to get the tesserae all the same size is nothing short of extraordinary.
Mother of Pearl can come in 12 iridescent colors but the most common are yellow, silver, brown and black. White actually comes only from freshwater pearl shells.
Mostly used in intimate spaces in one’s home such as bathrooms and dressing rooms, there is nothing quite as special as true Mother of Pearl which is such a delicate and fleeting material.
Why Choose German Hammered Silver?
Truly stunning metal material that patinas over time, offers a stunning finish for small, jewel box-like areas such as a powder room, an accent wall in a highly contemporary setting, or a moody speak-easy-esque place!
Backed on marble, or marine grade plywood or in sheet format, it is suitable and constructed for any application you dream of.
Encaustic Design Possibilities
Custom made encaustic tiles are also available with a choice from 50 colors and 125 patterns, giving one endless possibility. Also popular is to buy the tiles in single color for a chic overall solid look or tone on tone checkerboard for example.
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History of Reclaimed Encaustic Tiles
This reclaimed material hailed from technological innovations from the South of France and Northern Spain in the mid 1800’s, its beauty and durability remains unmatched by present day product methods. Completely hand crafted by combining cement with deep material pigments and curing them under extreme pressure. They can range from deeply pigmented solid colors to high ornate design. Antique encaustic tiles are found in notable churches, public landmark buildings and in prominent homes throughout Europe now brought to America by our company. We keep an inventory of black, grey and white tiles which could be buffed and made look as antique marble. Or alternately, left in its rustic finish and simply sealed. Encaustic is also available in a variety of mixed designs and colors as a special order. This amazing, reclaimed material is affordable, unique, and timeless.
We have taken the guesswork out of choosing flooring patterns. Behold this combination of exquisite marble in a variety of shapes and sizes, all you have to do is decide which one will accent your space perfectly.
Each pattern embodies a slightly different aesthetic but they all share similarities in affordability and availability. Connect with a member of our Sales Team to learn more.