Ancient Moroccan fish scale tiles are said to be the inspiration behind Ceramique Internationale’s new Escamas range, with the tiles’ design and subtle crackle glaze intended to encapsulate the staple elements of the on-trend Moorish style.
The 150 × 170mm tile is available in four coastline-inspired colours, with the Escamas range said to be ideal for creating a focal point for bathroom feature walls or kitchen and cloakroom splashbacks.
The subtle green, blue and neutral colour options replicate those in Ceramique Internationale’s popular 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 250mm x 50mm Amadis Brick crackle tiles, to take the visual impact to a whole new level. The fish scale pattern dates back to 8th-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.”