Do you remember my post early this year delving into the history of ogee drop tiles? They are otherwise referred to as Moroccan fish scale tiles. I hope you remember because that backsplash is one of my most favourite features of our house. A couple weeks ago I received an email from a reader who purchased similar tiles and was having difficulty figuring out how to begin laying them to achieve the iconic pattern that we used in our kitchen.
In that post I spent a lot of time talking about what an ogee drop tile actually is, and breaking down the misnomer Moroccan fish scale tile. As you remember, the ogee drop arranged in the right pattern looks remarkably like a fish scale, which is why they have been dubbed fish scale tiles. We went over the history of the ogee arch and it’s English Gothic roots, dissecting where Moroccan comes into the mix.