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Showroom: 230 Spring St. - Blg. 2 WW 9-17-A - Atlanta, GA 30303
Mailing address: 8343 Roswell Rd, P.O. Box: 107 - Atlanta, GA 30318
Studio: Nabeul, Tunisia, Mediterranean
Customer service email: sales@mtznetwork.com
Phone number: 404-702-1681
Get to know us! Online since 2005!
Customized Ceramic Tiles is a specialty tile store that offers hand designed tiling projects. We represent an Art studio that is 7 Artists strong designing on tiles for generations, and offering a portfolio of 500+ patterns hand designed on tile. All our tiles are individually hand painted and fired twice, so the colors remain permanent, UV/frost proof, scratch resistant, and suitable for indoor use or exterior decor.
How to order?
Ordering tiles takes place on line. Shipping is free to anywhere indeed.
Ordering an existing design takes place online.
Ordering a resized existing design takes place online too. Our price estimator provides buyer with instant quote and easy check out process.
Shipping questions
Tiles ship from Tunisia, directly from the Artist, on a 10-14 days delivery basis.
Shipping within the US. Canada, AK, HI, PR, US Territories, tales places with USPS. We also deliver to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
Non US orders ship with the country's government run postal service, and takes some 10-14 days for delivery.
We ship to anywhere around the world.
Packages are delivered to the client's door step, signature required at reception, and custom duty free.
View portfolio and take a look at some of the magnificent decorating projects we contributed to.
Custom projects
If you need help to have your own decorating idea hand designed on tiles, please do not hesitate to contact us requesting a quote.
Please be specific about the dimensions, where the project is being shipped to, and with what you want hand designed.
Please attach the necessary images and/or sketches to explain your project.
We so want our tiles part of your decorating project. So, we make sure we do things right, the first time.
Buyer remorse returns: Buyer pays shipping return of the package to our Atlanta, GA warehouse.
Return requests due to other reasons, are treated on a case by case situation. We tend to be flexible and put our resources to work for you, so your tiling project looks right.
Interior Designers - B2B
Designers, you can tile anything. Let us contribute to your very next decorating project that involves accent tiles.
We guarantee that our tiles will travel well protected and arrive safe. In the unlikely event of damage to the tiles during shipping and/or installation, we provide free replacements.
Accent Entrance
Accent Entrance
Accent Kitchen Backsplash
Accent Kitchen Backsplash
Garden Tiles
Garden Tiles
Stair Risers, Tiles
Entrance Tiles
Accent Tiled Table
Accent Tiled Table
Peacock Wall Mural
Peacock Wall Mural
Border Tiles
Bathroom Border Tiles
Bathroom Backsplash
Bathroom Backsplash
Fountain Tiles
Fountain Tiles
Bathroom Backsplash
Bathroom Backsplash
Outdoor Mosaic Mural
Outdoor Mosaic Mural
Kitchen Wall Decor
Kitchen Wall Decor
Bathroom Tile Surround
Bathroom Border Tiles
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About Tunisia
Tunisia may be the smallest country in North Africa, but its strategic position has ensured it an eventful history. The Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Ottomans and French have all picked at the region at one point. The earliest humans to set foot here were probably a group of Homo erectus who stumbled onto the place a few hundred thousand years ago as they joined north-west across the Sahara from East Africa. It's believed that in those days what is now arid desert was covered in forest, scrub and savanna grasses, much like the plains of Kenya and Tanzania today. The earliest hard evidence of human inhabitation was unearthed near the southern oasis town of Kebili and dates back about 200,000 years.

The Phoenicians first set up shop in Tunisia at Utica in 1100 BC, using it as a staging post along the route from their home port of Tyre (in modern-day Lebanon) to Spain. They went on to establish a chain of ports along the North African coast, the most important of which included Hadrumètum (Sousse) and Hippo Diarrhytus (Bizerte). But the port that looms largest in history books is Carthage, arch enemy of Rome. It became the leader of the western Phoenician world in the 7th century and the main power in the Western Mediterranean in the early 5th century. The city's regional dominance lasted until the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage, which began in 263 BC and ended in 146 BC with Carthage utterly razed and its people sold into slavery.

The Tunisian territory became Roman property after the war. The emperor Augustus refunded Carthage as a Roman city in 44 BC, naming it the capital of Africa Proconsularis, Rome's African holdings. Agriculture became all-important, and by the 1st century AD, the wheat-growing plains of Tunisia were supplying over 60% of the empire's requirements. The Romans went on to found cities and colonies across Tunisia's plains and coastline; today, they're Tunisia's principal tourist attractions.

By the beginning of the 5th century, with Rome's power in terminal decline, the Vandals decided the area was ripe for plucking. Within 10 years, they'd taken Carthage as their capital and began to, well, vandalize. Their exploitative policies alienated them from the native Berber population, who in turn formed small kingdoms and began raiding the Vandal settlements. The Byzantines of Constantinople, who pulled the territory from the Vandals in 533 and kept it for the next 150 years, fared no better.

Islam burst onto the scene in the 7th century, when the Arab armies swept out of Arabia, quickly conquering Egypt. The Arabs had taken all of North Africa by the start of the 8th century, and, with Kairouan as its capital, the region became a province of the fast-expanding Islamic empire controlled by the caliphs of Damascus.
The Berbers adopted Islamic religious teachings readily enough, but they riled under their harsh treatment by the Arabs. Their uprisings continued until 909, when a group of Berber Shiites, the Fatimids, glommed together disaffected Berber tribes and took North Africa back from the Arabs.
Their capital was raised on the coast at Mahdia, but the unity was to be short-lived. When some of the tribes returned to the Sunni mainstream, the tribes began to fight one another and North Africa was slowly reduced to ruins.

Conflicts arose again when North Africa was caught in the middle of the rivalry between Spain and the Ottoman Empire in the middle of the 16th century. Tunis changed hands half a dozen times in some 50 years, before the Turks took it in 1574 and it became an Ottoman territory. Ottoman power lasted through to the 19th century, when France became the new power in the Western Mediterranean and Tunis came under increasing pressure to conform to their European ways.

In 1881, the French sent 30,000 troops into Tunisia under the pretext of countering border raids into French-occupied Algeria. They quickly occupied Tunis and forced the ruling Bey to sign over his power to the French. Soon after, they had discretely nabbed the best of Tunisian land. The fall of France in WWII opened the door for Tunisian nationalists to step up their independence campaign, and one man in particular, Habib Bourguiba, set about bringing Tunisia's position into the international spotlight.

By the early 1950s, the French were ready to make concessions.
Tunisia was formally granted independence on 20 March 1956, with Bourguiba as prime minister. The following year, the country was declared a republic and Bourguiba became its first president, instituting sweeping political and social changes. Regarding Islam as a force that was holding the country back, Bourguiba set about reducing its role in society by removing religious leaders from their traditional areas of influence, such as education and the law. The shari'a (Qur'anic law) courts were also abolished, and lands that had financed mosques and religious institutions were confiscated.

About Neapolis
Nabeul (Neapolis, or New City) ancient battlefield for the Greek founded in the 5th Century AC and twin sister to an other Neapolis (Naples, Italy), is the Capital of the Ceramic in Tunisia.

Thanks to its strategic location in the Central Coast of the Mediterranean and the diversity of its agricultural produces, Nabeul has known a massive flow of immigrants from all over the Mediterranean who brought with them a know-how in agriculture development as well as in manufacturing industries.

Known since the Greek and Roman eras for its pottery made out of fine terra cotta, Nabeul has developed a more diversified quality of pottery with the arrival of Islam to the Region, by shifting it styles to the well-known Persian Decor (current Iran)
Ceramics has been since considered for Mosques and Palaces Decor.
Nabeul has know three major stages in its optimization of techniques and pottery production.

In a first stage, Nabeul's pottery shown strong development signs following the influence of the Renaissance Movement, born in the neighboring Italy.
Later on, Muslims chased from Andalusia, Spain (15th Century DC) after the conquest of Spain by the Catholics, found refuge in the Region of Nabeul and neighboring areas.
A last major influence on the fired pottery production took place when the Country became under French Protectorate (19-20th Century DC)
A dozen of Mom & Pop companies, in major part of Andalusia, Spain origins, supply about 80% of the Tunisian overall Ceramics production, consisting of : building and hardware (bathroom and kitchen decor) , decorative (ceramic murals and tiles) , and kitchenware products (dinnerware and tea sets.)
The increasing number of tourists visiting the region has contributed to the growth of pottery production, soliciting artisans to come out with designs to meet the "European Tastes."

Today, local authorities finance networks of schools to teach the art of pottery in order to boost supply, and support meeting the international demand for Mom and Pop factories.
Nabeul's ceramics are mainly exported to Italy, Malta, France, Greece, Spain, UK., Germany, Belgium, Argentina, Australia, Canada ... and in recent years to the United States.
Wall murals and backsplashes are a "must have" in every Tunisian house.
Kitchen Backsplash
Kitchen Backsplash
Bathroom Tiles
Bathroom Wall Mosaic and Floor Tiles
Patio Tiles
Patio Tiles
I Love You! Tiles
"I LOVE YOU!" 400 tiles set, sold to a recreational center in Brussels, Belgium
Outdoor Tiles
Outdoor Tiles
Accent Flooring Tiles
Accent Flooring Tiles
Kitchen Backsplash
Kitchen Backsplash
Bathroom Flooring Mosaic
Bathroom Flooring Mosaic
Interior designers - Installation - Payment - Contact Us
At the other end of this web store, there is a seven Artists strong Art Studio, in Nabeul, Tunisia, for all your tiling projects!
All our tiles are individually hand painted and fired, so each tile is really unique. We offer motifs in a variety of designs: Mediterranean, Italian, French, Spanish, Tunisian, Arabesque, Antique Looking, Turkish, Persian, Southwestern, etc.
The web store offers 100's of motifs hand designed on tiles, for kitchen backsplash projects, bathroom tiling, accent flooring, wall coverings and swimming pools. We can also hand design your idea on tiles.
Check out our portfolio and view the most exotic wall mural designs.
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