We're in the process of renovating our bathroom right now and if you've ever been in this position with a bathroom or kitchen, you know how it goes. The options for tile are ENDLESS. Shapes, colors, patterns, textures, cement vs ceramic, handmade vs machine made. We always knew we wanted something simple for our bathroom, so patterns were thankfully out the window early. We wanted a light colored tile for the bathroom vanity backsplash and something green for the shower.
All it takes is one inspirational image...
After browsing tile on Pinterest for 100's of hours, there was one company that continuously stood out. It was Zia Tile. And THIS was one of the images that I obsessed over and what we hoped to use for the backsplash - Bone 2x8 Cement Tile:
...but SURPRISE, we ended up going a totally different route with the bathroom look after having months researching and planning. Green and white went out the door and were replaced with a single tile that we will be using for the shower only. We ended up going with this tile shown below - Unglazed Natural Zellige - 4" x 4" Square:
The look we really loved was their Zellige Tile Collection that they handcraft in Morocco. Here is a sample of just a handful of other options I pulled from their site. As you can see, there is literally no wrong choice.
TRIPTYCH MIDNIGHT / ECHO JAIPUR PINK / POMELO BONE
NOVA BLACK / DELTA JAIPUR / BAUHAUS CLAY
NOUVEAU MIDNIGHT / BISBEE 2×8 / STARS + CROSS ZEPPELIN
UNGLAZED NATURAL / RACING GREEN / CASABLANCA
CHALK FARM WHITE / STARS & CROSS + ADOBE / STARS + CROSS MIDNIGHT
8×9 HEX + RED CLAY / SEQUOIA 2×8 / ZOCALO + FIRED EARTH
On many of their tile product pages, you can find additional photos for inspiration on how to use them. I have to admit, I was not a fan of the stand alone picture of this Echo Jaipur Pink tile, but when I saw it in this bathroom, I fell in love.
Talk about a show stopping porch moment using their Nova Black Cement Tile.
This bathroom features the Tidepool Moroccan Zellige Tile and was designed by Eva Holbrook:
Check out this bold and stunning design by Salthouse Collective featuring the Bauhaus Clay Cement Tile.
I love a Spanish style fireplace and the Red Clay Stars + Cross Cotto paired with the Salvia and Everglade cement 2x8’s on this fireplace are a thing of beauty:
Having trouble finding tile that's actually in stock?
You may get lucky shopping for tile at a discount tile store that has unlimited inventory, but many other shops are having serious issues keeping product in stock. Zia tile allows you to filter by what's in stock, but this feature is never really necessary in my opinion because it looks like almost everything is always in stock.
Hate the thought of spending money on tile samples?
The first 5 samples from Zia Tile are FREE. That's $0. Every little bit helps when you're spending a fortune on a remodel right? The samples also ship within 2 days, which means you can make a decision quickly. Additional tile samples ship for just $3 a piece.
Think shipping on tile is expensive?
Well, are you located near Los Angeles? If your answer is yes, then I have good news for you. You can pick up your tile at their downtown LA location and avoid pricey shipping costs. We drove to grab ours and made an afternoon of it, picking up lunch downtown as well.
Looking for more inspiration? Give them a follow on Instagram @Zia_tile: