Las Copas Mosaic Border
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Las Copas Mosaic Border

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Las Copas Moroccan Mosaic Border

Description: Moroccan hand cut and assembled mosaic border

Applications: kitchens and bathroom backsplash alone or combined with field tile, swimming pool waterline, fireplace surround, stair risers, walls and floors and more.  Very well suited for wet areas. 

Sizes: 5" high x 1/5" thick.  Comes in interlocking  Approx. 12" long strips or to size based on your application.

Color: Available in all our standard colors click here to view color palette

Samples: You may order samples online

Minimum Order: No minimum order required 

Shipping: 

  • Air freight: 5 days approx.
  • Ocean freight: 6 weeks approx.

    Production timeline: 2 to 4 weeks depending on quantity 

    Returns: This product will be made especially for you.  Once order has been place, we cannot accept returns, refunds or exchanges

    This product is 100% handmade in Morocco

     

    When you order moroccan tiles, it is always custom made for you. 

    Understanding the basics of zellij production process will help you plan ahead of time and will make you appreciate more your product knowing what it takes to make it for you.

     

     

     

    01 Preparation of the clay

     

    Once collected from the quarries of Fez, the clay is mixed in large basins and let sit for at least 48 hours until a homogeneous paste is formed.

    Preparation of the clay of Fez used for the making of moroccan tile

     

    02 Sun Drying and Molding

     

    The clay is shaped into rectangle with wooden molds measuring of 10 cm by 20 cm or 4" by 8". These bricks of clay are then dried in the hot sun for a few days.

    clay is shaped into rectangle with wooden molds measuring of 10 cm by 20 cm or 4" by 8" to make moroccan tile in Fez

    03 Forming

    Once sundried, the rough clay bricks are manually cut in two distinct shapes, 5 cm by 15 cm or 2" by 6 " for the terracotta family and 10 cm by 10 com or 4" by 4" for the zellij family. The later is the base for all our handcut ceramic and mosaic tiles.

    Once sundried, the rough clay bricks are manually cut in two distinct shapes, 5 cm by 15 cm or 2" by 6 " for the terracotta family and 10 cm by 10 com or 4" by 4" for the zellij family

     

    04 Baking

    The shaped and formed clay is sundried for a second time in the shade, then baked firstly at low temperature. Once the moisture is completely out, the kiln is fired at high temperature to bake the tile. This process takes a few weeks.

    The shaped and formed clay is sundried for a second time in the shade, then baked firstly at low temperature. Once the moisture is completely out, the kiln is fired at high temperature to bake the moroccan tile.

    First finished product from production process step 1

    First production step results in two product families:

    • Natural Unglazed Terracotta
    • Natural Unglazed Zellij which will be cut in ceramic and mosaic tile shapes

    First production step results in two product families: Natural Unglazed Terracotta, Natural Unglazed Zellij which will be cut in ceramic and mosaic tile shapes

     


    05 Glazing

    Natural terracotta and Zellij are both glazed using the same old techniques of dip glazing.

    Natural terracotta and Zellij are both glazed using the same old techniques of dip glazing.
    06 Baking (again!)

    After the glaze has been applied, the tiles are stacked like a deck of cards inside our traditional beehive kiln for a second baking.

    After the glaze has been applied, the tiles are stacked like a deck of cards inside our traditional beehive kiln for a second baking.
    07 Manual Cutting

    The final glazed tiles are then cut into specific shapes from basic square tiles to more complex geometric shapes.

    The final glazed tiles are then cut into specific shapes from basic square tiles to more complex geometric shapes

    08 Mosaics Assembly

    This is the last step of production where your mosaics are assembled in either interlocking units or custom fitted based on client’s choice.

    This is the last step of production where your mosaics are assembled in either interlocking units or custom fitted based on client’s choice.

    09 Shipping

    This is the last step of production where your mosaics are scheduled for shipping after cleaning, quality control and packing​.


    This is the last step of production where your mosaics are scheduled for shipping after cleaning, quality control and packing.


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