Zellige tile is a beautiful architectural element that has been popular in Morocco for centuries. Made from ceramic and glass, these tiles are durable enough to stand up to years of wear but also delicate and fragile enough that they can be damaged easily by heat or rough handling. If you have zellige tile installed in your home and want it to last for decades rather than just a few years, then follow these tips on how best to care for them:
Clean the tiles occasionally with a high-quality cleaning solution.
While you can clean the tiles with a soft bristle brush, we recommend using a non-abrasive cleaning solution. We recommend that you use an all-purpose cleaner such as Windex or 409.
If you are planning on doing any grouting work, make sure to wear gloves and take care not to damage the tile surface while you’re working with it.
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe off dust.
To keep your Zellige Tiles in pristine condition, it’s important to use less abrasive cleaning agents like dusters. Instead, opt for a microfiber cloth that is soft and gentle on the tile surface.
Microfiber cloths are reusable and washable so they will never wear out or lose their effectiveness over time. They’re also more environmentally friendly than typical dusters because they don’t contain any harmful chemicals like lint-free paper towels do.
Do not use any abrasive cleaning products on your zellige tiles.
- Do not use any abrasive cleaning products on your zellige tiles.
- Use a microfiber cloth and water to clean your tiles.
- If needed, use a non-abrasive cleaning solution that is safe for porcelain surfaces.
If you have a fireplace, keep it at least three feet from the wall so as to avoid damage to the tiles.
If you have a fireplace, keep it at least three feet from the wall so as to avoid damage to the tiles. The heat from a fire can be very intense and even cause cracks or burns in some cases.
If you do not have a fireplace, but want to use your fireplace for heating purposes during winter season, then it is better off that you keep your tiles away from direct contact with any heat source such as radiant elements or stoves. This will help protect them from cracking and/or burning due to excessive temperature rise caused by fires inside your home/apartment buildings etc..
Never place hot objects directly onto zellige tile, as this can damage them in a matter of seconds!
Never place hot objects directly onto zellige tile, as this can damage them in a matter of seconds! Zellige is made of plaster and is therefore very soft. It’s also not suitable for use as a work surface due to its fragility. Heavy objects like books or televisions should never be placed on the flooring because it could cause damage over time (although you may still want to consider using these items in an area away from your zellige).
Store heavy objects on racks or shelves and not on top of the zellige tiles.
- Store heavy objects on racks or shelves and not on top of the zellige tiles.
- Use a soft cloth to wipe off dust, which can be hard to get at first but becomes easier with time as it becomes more ingrained into your tile’s surface.
- Keep your zellige tiles away from fireplaces as they may catch fire if they’re placed directly above them (this is especially true for older homes).
- Never place hot objects directly onto the tiles; instead, put them onto metal or plastic trays that can be placed along side of your tile display area so that heat doesn’t spread across the entire piece of furniture in one spot alone!
Zellige tile is beautiful but fragile, so treat it well!
Zellige tile is beautiful, but it’s also fragile. That’s why it needs to be cared for in the same way that you would treat any fine piece of art or jewelry. While zellige is unlikely to chip or crack from normal wear and tear, there are some things you can do to keep your tiles looking great for years:
- Clean them occasionally with a high-quality cleaning solution that’s free of chemicals (like vinegar) or abrasives (such as soap). Be sure not to use any harsh chemicals on your tiles—they could damage them!
- Use a microfiber cloth with warm water and mild soap if needed; this will help remove dust from their surface without damaging them further than necessary. Don’t use too much pressure when wiping at first—you should feel no resistance when using this method on most surfaces!
We hope this article has been helpful in explaining how to care for and maintain zellige tiles. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out!