Frequently asked questions
How are Maltese Tiles made?
Unlike most ceramic tiles, Maltese tiles are not fired in a kiln, but created under extreme pressure.
The frame is then placed under extreme pressure which binds the elements together, instantly creating a finished Maltese tile.
How long have Maltese tiles been made for?
It's hard to determine exactly when Maltese tiles became the flooring of choice in Maltese households though it seems as though they appeared around 300 years ago. Examples of cement tiles can be found at both ends of the Mediterranean basin stretching from Spain to Turkey.
Can I create my own Lazarus Tiles edition with my own tiles?
Yes! Simply scroll to the bottom of the items in the Shop section and select Resurrect Your Own.
Where do the tiles get their names from?
Maltese tile makers used to have different names for the various patterns but no set naming system exists. Some examples of the names used were 'Il-Bettiegħa' and 'Għajn il-Baqra'.