The Moroccan tiles have been around for centuries. They borrow heavily from the Islamic type of decor that focuses on space and the use of natural light. As a result the decor on the ceramics can be either Islamic or Moroccan in nature and the over all fell that is achieved is one of harmony. All Moroccan tiles can be custom made or mass produced depending on the needs of the client based on both the size, cut and design. There are a few types of Moroccan tiles that are available in the market these days. If you are planning to only get them for display in your home mounted on a wall all framed up, you could focus on the artistic design of the tile. If you are planning to decorate your home with Moroccan tiles by placing them as part of your kitchen table top or bathroom tiles, then you may want to consider getting encaustic Moroccan tiles.
The difference between these two are quite significant. Normal tiles would have the art work painted on it while encaustic ones use specific design molds and colored clay inlaid in them. That way, if you happen to own any encaustic tile, you will find that the design last longer as you can wipe the tile to clean it and the pattern won’t fade away easily.