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Installation Stories: A 96-Foot High Mosaic By Artist, Delaine Hackney

Installation Stories: A 96-Foot High Mosaic By Artist, Delaine Hackney

Mosaic artist, Delaine Hackney finishes her most recent project titled "Flutterybys", a ceramic mosaic gracing the 96 foot high exterior wall of the new Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Leandro, California.  The six month long project features mosaic butterflies that span up to 16 feet wide and are handcrafted with at least 90% Fireclay Tile.

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Tile Countertops: Everything You Need to Know

Tile Countertops: Everything You Need to Know

If you're tile obsessed like we are you would put tile anywhere and everywhere, so why not your countertop?  We know, tile countertop debates tend to get heated and arguments over cleanliness dominate the conversation, and we agree–countertop surfaces need do be clean.  But despite all the naysay around tile, we think it is a viable option that is too often discarded.

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Tile DIY: Everything you Need to Know About Trim

Tile DIY: Everything you Need to Know About Trim

Now that you can buy tile online (yep, you heard us right–online!) here is another quick Tile DIY video to help you get through the tricky process of selecting and buying the right type and amount of trim for your project.  Now sit back, and let our talented Design Consultant, Emily guide you through all things trim.

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Tile DIY: Installing and Cutting Your Tile

Tile DIY: Installing and Cutting Your Tile

Installing tile on your own can be challenging, but as always, we are here to help!  This week we are featuring the third installment of our Tile DIY series, and we will be showing you how to successfully cut and install your tile!

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The Dream Team: Meet Our Online Designers

The Dream Team: Meet Our Online Designers

They are known as our Online Design Consultants, but around here we refer to them as the dream team.  These three talented ladies are the designers behind our Online Design Assistance Program, and are here to help make your tile dreams come true, no matter where you are located in the U.S, or what type of assistance you need.

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Tile DIY: Surface Prep and Layout

Tile DIY: Surface Prep and Layout

Installing tile on your own can be challenging, but we are here to help!  Here is the second installment of our DIY series, how to prepare your surface and layout in preparation for installing your tile.

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Tile DIY: Measuring your Backsplash

Tile DIY: Measuring your Backsplash

Installing tile on your own can be challenging, but we are here to help!  To get you started on the right track we made a quick video on how to measure your kitchen backsplash in preparation for ordering and installing your tile.

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Tile vs Glass in the Bathroom:  Which is Best For You?

Tile vs Glass in the Bathroom:  Which is Best For You?

There are endless decisions to be made when remodeling a bathroom, and we know that a good chunk of those decisions you are trying to finalize have to do with tile.  Thats why we decided to make your life a little easier by covering the pros and cons of using our top bathroom contenders,  ceramic tile and glass tile.

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Tile Installer

5 Tips for Finding the Right Tile Installer

Finding a top-notch tile installer is hard. Installing handmade tile like ours requires patience and years of experience, so make sure to take your time when making this critical decision. Use these 5 tips to find the right tile installer.

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Our Definitive Guide to Tile Terminology: S-Z

Our Definitive Guide to Tile Terminology: S-Z

It's Friday again, and it is the last week of our Definitive Guide to Tile Terminology!  This week we are covering the final section of the alphabet, S through Z.  We have had some great feedback from our readers and staff this past month, and have added many of their suggestions to our list!  In the future, we hope to add our guide to tile terminology to our website to serve as a helpful resource while tackling your tile installations.

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Garden Mosaic’s Workshop Saturday May 18th

Garden Mosaic’s Workshop Saturday May 18th

Join local mosaic artist Delaine Hackney and Fireclay Tile for a garden mosaic workshop on May 18th. Delaine will help walk you through the design process as well as share a few tricks of the trade so that you can create the garden mosaic of your dreams.

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Garden Mosaic class at Fireclay Tile!!

Garden Mosaic class at Fireclay Tile!!

Start 2013 with a Garden Mosaic Workshop with professional mosaicist Delaine Hackney.  Delaine will be teaching a class at Fireclay in San Jose on Saturday, February 9 from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm.

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Mosaics!! Fall Mosaic Class - Saturday October 20

Mosaics!! Fall Mosaic Class - Saturday October 20

On Saturday, October 20th, Fireclay in San Jose will have another fantastic Mosaic Class, instructed by Delaine Hackney, a professional mosaic artist.   Delaine has taught many mosaic classes and quite a few of them at Fireclay Tile.

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YOUR Mosaics!!

YOUR Mosaics!!

From the previous posts, one could easily presume we are obsessed with Mosaics.  Only this entry, the mosaics we're writing about are YOURS!!

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Spring Mosaic Classes at Fireclay Tile in San Jose

Spring Mosaic Classes at Fireclay Tile in San Jose

Looking to add a little more sunshine to your weekend?  The following two Saturdays, April 14 and 21, Mosaic Artist Delaine Hackney will be teaching a hands on instructional pet protraiture mosaic-making workshop at our Fireclay Tile Boneyard.

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October Mosaic Classes at Fireclay Tile in San Jose

October Mosaic Classes at Fireclay Tile in San Jose

In October Delaine Hackney is offering a great class on Pet Portraiture. Read about the success of these classes as told by the San Jose Mercury Times! All supplies and materials are included, and each participant will recieve 10% off any Fireclay Tile Boneyard purchase. To register just email Delaine at delaine@delainemosaic.com.

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Amazed at Mosaic Tile Creations from Fireclay’s Boneyard

The Fireclay Tile team is always amazed at the creations that come out of our Boneyard. Many times we find creative scavengers searching for inexpensive beautiful tile, and other times high end designers who know their clients are willing to push the limits. But for many, the experience can be overwhelming, especially with how vast the tile selection is.

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