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Encaustic Tiles - Midnight Bloom

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These handmade "Encaustic Tiles - Midnight Bloom", has a central floral pattern and uses tones of grey, yellow gold and black to create a striking design statement.

Apply these as a singular pattern as shown, or group with a mix of other Encaustic Tiles to create a personalised pattern to suit your own individual design scheme. If you need any help, contact the ALM Style Team for some help to create your own mosaic blend of Encaustic Tiles.

These Encaustic Tiles are suitable to be used on either flooring, walls or as an accent feature.  Each tile has been hand poured into individual moulds, hydraulically pressed and then air dried, all using traditional techniques that have been applied for hundreds of years in Morocco. 

True handmade Encaustic Tiles will show slight imperfections and colour bleeds which validate authenticity as there is no mistaking these precious beauties for factory made reproductions.  These characteristics are considered part of the artisan individuality of each unique piece.  The appearance of the tile surface may appear chalky and is highly porous, both of these factors change once the surface is sealed to suit (if required, refer to ALM's Encaustic Tile Guide ).

Tiles are sold individually, with the 16 tile configuration as shown, representing 1 box. Tiles are shown here unsealed, unaltered and in natural indirect light.

Installation by experienced Encaustic Tilers, is highly recommended. 

SIZE: Tiles are sold individually and each tile is sized approximately 20cm W x 20cm H x 1.6cm D. There are 25 tiles per square metre and we ship 16 tiles per box.  Please note the thickness of these tiles when applying them next to other tiles.

COLOUR: Grey, golden yellow and black.

MATERIALS: Cement, marble powder and colour pigments.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: Encaustic cement tiles are porous, therefore we recommend sealing before and after adhesion.  At ALM we recommend Aquamix Tile Sealant for all your encaustic tile sealing, please refer to ALM's Flooring section for sealant.  Sealing will also add colour richness and dependent on the type of sealant used, will protect them from staining or colour fading.

ORIGIN: Morocco

SHIPPING: Due to the size or weight of this item it is not included in our free shipping however as an approximate guide, shipping is usually $20/box to metro locations of NSW, Vic, ACT, SA and Qld.  Once your order is processed, ALM will contact you with a quote for the shipping costs. Or you can email us at hello@alittlemorocco.com.au for a quote prior to purchasing.

Or this item can be collected free from our Brisbane based warehouse or ALM can assist you with a customised delivery quote, please contact us at hello@alittlemorocco.com.au

SHIPPING TIMES WITHIN AUSTRALIA

Orders are processed and shipped to you within approximately 3 to 10 business days from order placement, except for "Specialty Items" (fragile, heavy or bulky items) which are set out in the following sections. 

Once processed you will receive a tracking reference so you can follow the progress of your order. 

Please feel free to contact us if you would like your order to be "Express Shipped" and we can happily assist in providing you with any additional costs.  

Please keep in mind that some delays may be beyond ALM’s control such as public holidays, delivery to remote or difficult access locations, international shipments or third-party provider caused delays. ALM will endeavour to notify you if there will be any known delays to these shipping durations.

SHIPPING INTERNATIONALLY

We are currently working on ways of sharing our online shopping experience with our international friends, but in the meantime if you are somewhere other than Australia and find something you must have in our store, please contact us via email at hello@alittlemorocco.com.au to discuss shipping options and availability. 

"Specialty Items" (fragile, heavy or bulky items) may incur significant freight costs, but soft furnishings, rugs and smaller items should not pose a problem.  We are happy to provide you with a quote.

FREE AND FLATRATE SHIPPING

For orders within Australia, ALM provide a flatrate shipping fee of $15 for single orders up to $200 and free shipping on orders over $200, excluding those items and locations as described in the following sections titled "ITEMS EXEMPT FROM FREE OR STANDARD SHIPPING" and "LOCATIONS EXEMPT FROM FREE OR STANDARD SHIPPING".

ALM also offers free collection from our Brisbane warehouse, or can assist in providing a shipping quote email hello@alittlemorocco.com.au.

ITEMS EXEMPT FROM FREE OR STANDARD SHIPPING

Bulky, heavy and delicate items including, but not limited to; tiles, large or heavy furniture and some lighting (these are defined as “Specialty Items”).  

  1. These items will be marked as “Click and Collect” in the Product Description of the respective items.  The “Click and Collect” option means you may collect these items free of charge from the ALM warehouse in Brisbane, by appointment. 
  2. For "Specialty Items" ALM can assist you to provide a quote by an independent courier company.
  3. To avoid disappointment, you may wish to purchase the item prior to confirming shipping. If you prefer to have shipping costs calculated prior to placing an order, you can send ALM an enquiry email requesting assistance for quoting on shipping prior to purchase.  Please contact ALM at hello@alittlemorocco.com.au or call us on (+61) 411 381 000.
  4. Please keep in mind that the holding of unpurchased items pending shipping quote confirmation, is not possible.  However, ALM will endeavour to process all shipping quotes as swiftly as possible.

LOCATIONS EXEMPT FROM FREE OR STANDARD SHIPPING

Delivery of any items to remote or access limited areas including outside of metropolitan cities of Australia, land locked locations such as sea or air accessed only islands and also international locations, are exempt from free shipping offers and standard delivery rates, and will require the following:  

  1. If you believe you live in a remote location or are unsure if you qualify for free or standard shipping, please feel free to send ALM an email to confirm.
  2. If you have completed purchase of an item(s) and are notified that you do not qualify for free shipping, ALM may cancel and refund the purchase.  Or likewise, coordinate with the buyer to quote for and apply additional fees for shipping to these locations as agreed.
  3. Please keep in mind that the holding of unpurchased items pending shipping quote confirmation, is not possible.  However, ALM will endeavour to process all shipping quotes as swiftly as possible.

UNAVAILABLE ITEMS DISCLAIMER

Whilst ALM make every effort to ensure that the item(s) advertised are available and current, it is sometimes beyond ALM’s control if for whatever reason the purchased item(s) are no longer available.  If ALM is unable to deliver to the Buyer the purchased item(s) within their reasonable ability.  Then as soon as able, ALM will offer the Buyer an exchange or refund for the same value of the original purchased item(s).

Care Instructions

Moroccan rugs are made to be super resistant and last a lifetime.  Here at ALM, we would suggest that if you are worried about harming your beautiful rug during the cleaning process, then please refer to a professional to have your rug cleaned.  

“A Little Morocco” provides these guidelines for your assistance, however, due to the fact that each individual piece is different in terms of materials, colours and age, we suggest you satisfy yourself that the delicacy or suitability of cleaning your rugs, Kilim cushions or Handira’s items (Moroccan Wedding Blankets, or cushions), in accordance with the following, is undertaken at your own volition.

Otherwise, here are some helpful hints to care for your rugs at home:  

All "A LITTLE MOROCCO" rugs are washed before leaving Morocco. You may find some loose fibres due to the recent washing which will only occur for a short period of time. Even though they are thoroughly cleaned, some rugs will still retain some fine grains of desert sand as some are placed directly on the floor in more remote areas of the Atlas Mountains (sand loves to get in everywhere).

This will also reduce after a few household vacuums. Wool is a resilient material and is pretty resistant to wear and dirt which makes it perfect for rugs! These rugs are pretty resilient and robust and have lived a lifetime before even reaching us. All this being said our A LITTLE MOROCCO rugs are carefully selected vintage piece’s; some may be more delicate than others and to ensure the longevity and value of your piece care should be taken when looking after it.

  • Vacuum frequently to free your rug from any dust or loose debris. You should vacuum across ways (across the width) instead of length ways (up and down the longest length) as this helps to work with the weave.
  • Shake outside every so often to free it from any dust or mites which like to get in and hide in dark places. We suggest leaving your rug out for a few hours in sunshine if possible when doing this and if it's in a safe space as this also helps prevents mites from trying to set up home in it (as with any natural textile product).
  • on thinner or older pieces, a rubber matting (sometimes called rug non-slip underlay) will help to preserve the weave and aid non-slip. It doesn't damage the rug or the floor beneath and can be purchased cheaply. We recommend rolls from Bunnings or IKEA.
  • For any spills use a damp clean cloth with tepid water (make sure the cloth isn’t coloured as this couldn transfer to your rug). A clean tea towel is great! We also like chemical free wipes like baby water wipes. They are super easy to grab and use. You are best to get any spills early to avoid staining.
  • We clean all of our rugs at home once in a while for a nice freshen up. This is not a regular thing and doesn’t need to be done often, or even annually. You should be able to find a rug cleaner close to your area. We also recommend Andersen's rug cleaning if available in your local area.
  • In Morocco they often rotate their rugs a few times a year to ensure even wear. Our homes and spaces tend to have a lot less foot traffic but it's worth considering doing this if your rug will be in a heavily used space or used a lot more on one side or in one area in particular.
  • Please! If you put your rug in storage for any length of time make sure it's very well sealed and even consider using a form of moth deterrent. Moths and mites LOVE dark spaces and if there is a way to get in, they will often find it. Wool is a natural product and should be allowed to breath. If your item is in storage will still recommend trying to air it out on occasion.