Ancient Moroccan fish scale tiles are the inspiration behind Ceramique Internationale’s recently launched Escamas range.
The tiles’ “quirky” design and subtle crackle glaze encapsulate the staple elements of the on-trend, highly relaxed Moorish style, the company says.
The 150×170mm tile is available in four coastline-inspired colours, and is designed to help in creating a focal point for bathroom feature walls or kitchen and cloakroom splashbacks.
The green, blue and neutral colour options replicate those in the company’s Amadis slim brick crackle glaze collection, and are manufactured by the same Spanish producer.
Peter Vann, director at Ceramique Internationale, said: “The idiosyncratic fish scale design of Escamas tiles can be used in different laying patterns to create a highly individual accent wall or ‘limelight’ feature.
“They can also be matched with our slender 250x50mm Amadis Brick crackle tiles, to take the visual impact to a whole new level.”
He added: “The fish scale pattern dates back to eighth century Morocco. Most fish scale tiles in the UK don’t include a crackle glaze, so these ceramic tiles capture the natural appearance of these traditional handmade clay tiles much more accurately.”