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Hit Us With Your Best Shot!

Hit Us With Your Best Shot!

With the launch of our 5 free sample offer our sample team has been busy as can be fulfilling orders. Shipping samples day in and day out we stopped and wondered, what are our customers doing with their samples?  Which colors are their favorites?  So we're bringing this question to all of you–we want to see your Fireclay Tile! 

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Installation Stories: Simplicity Rules in This Modern Bathroom Remodel

Installation Stories: Simplicity Rules in This Modern Bathroom Remodel

Simplicity rules in this customer's freshly modern bathroom remodel.  With an outdated 1940's design in desperate need of repair, Elisa welcomed the challenge of transforming her bath into a bright and clean space with modern appeal.  Featuring a neutral color scheme and timeless design elements, this new and improved bathroom is meant to last for decades to come.

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Modern Moroccan Simplicity

Modern Moroccan Simplicity

Moroccan-style tile typically lends itself to highly saturated vibrant hues, but here at Fireclay we like to break the rules so we're exploring the alternative–Moroccan's softer side.

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Handpainted How it’s Made: Photography

Handpainted How it’s Made: Photography

A huge part of the creative process at Fireclay Tile is the brilliant photography of our product–absolutely a cornerstone of our story. In-house photographer and graphic designer, Gina Benedetti is all about nuance and perfection when it comes to the photos we share with you.

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Color Spotlight: Foggy Morning

Color Spotlight: Foggy Morning

While the rest of the country basks in the glories of summer, we here in San Francisco get out our sweaters, snuggle up to our cups of coffee, light fires, and get ready to greet the foggy mornings of our beloved city by the bay.  we embrace foggy mornings and have named one of our favorite, luscious grey hues Tile colors in their honor, Foggy Morning.

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Color Spotlight: Let’s Talk Turquoise

Color Spotlight: Let’s Talk Turquoise

Summer is here! Who doesn't love it and live for those sparkling moments by the sea. Short of spending all my days floating in the Caribbean I find it is essential to have this rippling turquoise hue somewhere close by.

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Here’s Looking at You, Kid: Introducing The Moroccan Collection

Here’s Looking at You, Kid: Introducing The Moroccan Collection

Embracing the diverse and cultural designs of Persia, the Moroccan Collection harmonizes both time-honored, classic patterns with effortless present-day designs.  From sumptuous neutrals to vibrant brights these 13 new designs are sure to infuse any space with lively and bold pattern with hints of Old World charm.

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Installation Stories: Bettina’s Chaine Homme Kitchen

Installation Stories: Bettina’s Chaine Homme Kitchen

Hi there! My name is Bettina Johnson a “stay at home mom” by day, and a DIY blogger by night.   I started my blog Oh Everything Handmade where I share all my DIY projects with “step by step” instructions for others alike and today I'm here to share the final stage of my kitchen renovation, the installation of my Fireclay Tile Backsplash!

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Trend to Try: Handpainted Underfoot

Trend to Try: Handpainted Underfoot

There's no better way to tie a room together than with a beautiful patterned tile–skip the area rug, a tile floor will provide you with pattern and color to last a lifetime.  Whether bold and brilliant or subtle and subdued, we put together some of our favorite patterned floor tile looks, and how to recreate them with our new Handpainted designs.

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Color Spotlight : Go Bright With Yellow

Color Spotlight : Go Bright With Yellow

World Cup fever has hit the world over and all eyes are on  Brazil.  Soccer fan or not, Brazil conjurs up fun, sun, modernism, and saturated, glorious, color, especially YELLOW, bright, vibrant, and unapologetic. Can a simple color influence the disposition of an entire country and its style? One thing is for certain, yellow infuses sunlit exuberance and sheer joy to any area. 

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Meet The Contemporary Collection

Meet The Contemporary Collection

Featuring clean geometric lines, freshly subdued colorways, and unique handmade textures, these new designs evoke style and energy all while maintaining a sense of subtle, contemporary cool.

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The Tile Staircase: Making Each Step Count

The Tile Staircase: Making Each Step Count

Whether you choose a single bold hue, or a patchwork combination, the staircase is the perfect platform to showcase color and pattern.  To help your stairs rise to the challenge, we put together some helpful tips and tricks.

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Color Spotlight: Add a Bolt of Color With Chartreuse

Color Spotlight: Add a Bolt of Color With Chartreuse

I remember the very moment I fell for chartreuse, hard.  It was 1961 and I was in kindergarten.  The finger paints were out, bibs were on, and Mrs. Dragamoore was demonstrating how to mix yellow and green to come up with a magical color with an exotic, dream like name I had never heard uttered. Chartreuse.

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It’s No Longer a Secret…Introducing Our New Handpainted Collections

It’s No Longer a Secret…Introducing Our New Handpainted Collections

Inspired by the simple beauty of wall coverings and textiles, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Handpainted collections, Contemporary, Moroccan, Mediterranean and Classic Cuerda Seca.  An artful blend of authentic craftsmanship and unique appeal, our new Handpainted Collections offer bold, contemporary patterns and fresh new colorways.

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How Very Pinteresting!: 8 Spaces That Play With Pattern

How Very Pinteresting!: 8 Spaces That Play With Pattern

Inspired by our new Handpainted collections we've decided to proclaim our love of pattern and it's versatility by digging through our Pinterest boards to put together a collection of our favorite spaces using patterned tile in unique and inspiring ways.  So go ahead, get Pinspired!

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Color Spotlight: Cool Off With Brick Blues

Color Spotlight: Cool Off With Brick Blues

It's no secret that we love blue–we are constantly thinking of new and unique ways to help you incorporate our blue Tile and Glass colors into your space.  But there is one worthy contender we haven't highlighted until now, our cool Brick blues.  With rich texture and brilliant color, these ocean-inspired hues are guaranteed to give your space a relaxed and refined aesthetic.

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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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How Very Pinteresting!: 10 Kitchens to Inspire and How to Recreate Them

How Very Pinteresting!: 10 Kitchens to Inspire and How to Recreate Them

Oh Pinterest, there is so much inspiration to be found, and so many hours to be lost drooling over the gorgeous interiors we wish were ours.  This week we put together a collection of our absolute favorite pin-worthy kitchens–you know, the kind of kitchens that have you ready to undergo a full on remodel, and ways to re-create them with our tile, so get ready to be Pinspired!

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Now That’s a Bright Idea: Saturate Your Space With Color

Now That’s a Bright Idea: Saturate Your Space With Color

Those neutral chic interiors gracing the pages of your favorite design magazines are great, but sometimes you just need a little color!  Whether you can't pass up a cheerful sunny yellow or a vibrant fiery red, designing with brights is a quick and easy way to energize your space while showing off your colorful personality.

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Pattern Play: 5 Creative Ways Use Ogee Drop

Pattern Play: 5 Creative Ways Use Ogee Drop

Taking cues from exotic Moroccan architecture, Ogee Drop is a fresh and modern twist on ancient designs.  With endless color options and two different layouts to choose from we narrowed it down to 5 of our favorite ways to use this oh so versatile pattern.

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Color Spotlight: Lessons on Lavender

Color Spotlight: Lessons on Lavender

It's Mother's day and the thought of brunch, flowers and the farmers market has us feeling inspired by our favorite soft and soothing plant, Lavender.  Reminding us of relaxation and tranquility, using lavender in the home is the perfect way to add sophistication and subtle femininity, while simultaneously de-stressing your space.

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Fade to Blue

Fade to Blue

We admit it, we have a big blue crush.  From light and powdery to richly saturated shades, we can't get enough of this cool and classic hue.  Both classic and dramatic, blue adds a splash of color to your space that will make a statement and never go out of style.

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The Shipping is On Us!

The Shipping is On Us!

We know buying tile can be a difficult process so to make it a little easier we've decided to take care of the shipping for you.  That's right, you heard us, FREE SHIPPING on all orders within the continental US.  So go ahead, fill up you cart and leave the rest to us.

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Installation Stories: A Color Lover’s Ogee Drop Backsplash

Installation Stories: A Color Lover’s Ogee Drop Backsplash

When first venturing in to the world of tile and kitchen renovations, Nori Heikkinen received an enthusiastic Fireclay recommendation from friends who had recently completed a studs-up remodel on their own home, and decided it was time to check out our tile for herself.

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Color Spotlight: Forget Me Not is Not to be Forgotten

Color Spotlight: Forget Me Not is Not to be Forgotten

Playfully light, Forget Me Not is the perfect sky blue with subtle hints of fresh, minty green layered beneath an evenly polished surface.  Whether used on its own or paired with other colors, this unique blue is sure to create a visually striking focal point in any space.

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How Very Pinteresting! 8 Bathrooms to Inspire

How Very Pinteresting! 8 Bathrooms to Inspire

We love Pinterest–literally–we can't get enough.  Endless Inspiration, beautiful images, ideas upon ideas, whats not to love?  That's why we decided to share the love and put together a collection of some our favorite pin-worthy finds sure to inspire, starting with our favorite bathrooms.  Go ahead, get Pinspired.

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Color Spotlight: Cool Off With Santorini Blue

Color Spotlight: Cool Off With Santorini Blue

Reminding us of the ocean, clear sunny skies, and a sense of tranquility, blue is one of those colors that will never really go out of style.  The same can be said for our Tile color Santorini Blue, a rich cobalt hue inspired by the signature azure roofs and balconies that dot the Grecian islands.

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Fireclay On Pattern: Star & Cross

Fireclay On Pattern: Star & Cross

Featuring an interlocking eight-pointed star and cross design, our Star & Cross pattern takes from Spanish colonial architecture and sumptuous Moroccan salons.  Embracing both the traditional and the exotic, this geometric design is sure to add a graphic touch to your decor.

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Color Spotlight: Freshen Up Your Space With Kiwi

Color Spotlight: Freshen Up Your Space With Kiwi

With warm weather and spring flowers in full bloom we are feeling inspired by our fresh and colorful glazes, especially our lightest and brightest green, Kiwi.  Kiwi creates a refreshing escape with its minty green tint, showcasing an artful crackle glaze and cool, glossy wash.

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This Tile Used to be Your TV: Introducing CRT

This Tile Used to be Your TV: Introducing CRT

We are excited to officially launch the newest member of our Glass family, CRT!  Our CRT Tile is handmade from 100% post consumer e-waste.  New to CRT?  Here is a little background on this innovative new product.

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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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From Now On, This is How You Buy Tile

From Now On, This is How You Buy Tile

Tile is an inherently complicated buying experience – the production source is rarely transparent, sampling is challenging, pricing is inconsistent, shipping is expensive, and final installation is always stressful.  Our new E-commerce experience aims to tear down these challenges by creating a completely seamless online experience for purchasing tile.

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Get Runway Ready with Fashion-Inspired Tile

Get Runway Ready with Fashion-Inspired Tile

Inspired by fashion, Austin-based designer, Kelly Laplante dressed up our Tile with a collection that celebrates some of the most classic elements in men and women's clothing.  From the tried and true houndstooth pattern to metal links found in vintage watches, these bold patterns are straight off the runway, and will add a stunning graphic element to your interior.

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Color Spotlight: Go Rustic Chic with Birch

Color Spotlight: Go Rustic Chic with Birch

Inspired by peeling bark and the light wood grain of our favorite bare trees, Birch has us dreaming of the outdoors.  Highlighted by a rustic crackle glaze and a creamy white undertone, this nature-inspired hue is the perfect starting point for any neutral interior, creating a sense of casual elegance sure to calm the senses.

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Fireclay on Color: How to Go Au Naturel with Neutrals

Fireclay on Color: How to Go Au Naturel with Neutrals

Neutrals often get a bad rap for being boring or flat, but we couldn't disagree more!  With the right level of variation in shade and a carefully crafted balance of texture, a neutral interior creates a sense of understated sophistication that will match any style.

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Explore the Softer Side: 3 Ways to Use Industrial-Style Brick in Your Home

Explore the Softer Side: 3 Ways to Use Industrial-Style Brick in Your Home

Known for it's durability, industrial strength, and low maintenance characteristics, we often see Architects and Designers gravitate toward Brick for commercial projects, but don't let Brick's industrial aesthetic keep you from overlooking it as an option for your home–because like those of us who can't help but pet a cute dog walking by, Brick has a softer side.

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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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Green with Envy

Green with Envy

With an extra skip in our step we can't help but notice the budding trees and sprouting foliage all around us. Those first hints of spring make for a color infusion sure to calm and energize your spirit all year round.

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Color Spotlight: How to Choose the Perfect White

Color Spotlight: How to Choose the Perfect White

Doesn't it seem odd that white, the simplest hue, is one of the most complicated tile colors?  With a variety of tints and undertones, each shade of white has a very distinctive look, so it is important to figure out which white is going to work best in your specific interior.

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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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Introducing #MyFireclayTile

Introducing #MyFireclayTile

Have you ordered samples from us, received your tile order, or have recently completed an installation?  Whatever your Fireclay Tile experience is, we want you to share it with us!

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Color Spotlight: Scarlet Red

Color Spotlight: Scarlet Red

Our fiery red Glazed Thin Brick color, Scarlet is not for the faint of heart.  With subtle touches of variation and rich, weathered texture, our red brick is sure to make a bold statement.

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5 Kitchen Backsplash Trends You’ll Love

5 Kitchen Backsplash Trends You’ll Love

With endless colors, shapes, sizes and styles to choose from, we know it can be challenging to decide which backsplash trend is best for you, so we are highlighting five of our absolute favorite backsplash trends to try.

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Paseo: A Curvy New Classic

Paseo: A Curvy New Classic

Ever wonder how our Paseo shape came to be?  Defined as a "leisurely walk or stroll" our Paseo shape was designed to be a contemporary twist on a Moroccan favorite.

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Color Spotlight: Designing with our Icey Cool Hues

Color Spotlight: Designing with our Icey Cool Hues

With the 2014 Winter Olympics gearing up to start, we have found ourselves inspired by the icy cool hues of winter.  These winter tones offer a sense of calm and tranquility to their surroundings, so we figured, why not incorporate these colors into your home for a similar effect?  As always, we are here to help, and put together some advice on how to successfully transform your space into a refreshing respite with a winter cool color palette.

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Meet the Maker: Q&A with Forest Dickey of Varian Designs

Meet the Maker: Q&A with Forest Dickey of Varian Designs

A brand new San Francisco showroom called for new furniture and fixtures to match our contemporary and industrial, yet playful new space.  To help us achieve the perfect look, we enlisted the help of San Francisco-based furniture designer, Forest Dickey of Varian Designs. 

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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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Installation Stories: The Glazed Thin Brick Man Cave

Installation Stories: The Glazed Thin Brick Man Cave

When searching for the perfect tile to use in their "mancave" bathroom, Dustin his wife turned to Yelp for a list of referrals.  After reading our kind reviews, the couple decided to visit us over at our San Francisco Showroom.  "Fireclay was the third tile store we visited while choosing our bathroom tile and it was head-over-heels a better experience than the first two" says Dustin, "We are new homeowners and this would be our first experience ordering custom tile."

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Color Spotlight: 4 Tips for Using Contemporary Neutrals

Color Spotlight: 4 Tips for Using Contemporary Neutrals

As part of our new handpainted collections launching this Spring, we will be introducing a contemporary collection emphasizing clean lines, geometric patterns, and one of our favorite neutral color schemes, gray and white.  Follow these 5 tips when using this clean and fresh color combination and you're guaranteed to achieve the perfect amount of contemporary cool.

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Handpainted Sneak Peek: Meet Susanne Redfield Founder of Kibak Tile

Handpainted Sneak Peek: Meet Susanne Redfield Founder of Kibak Tile

Spring is just around the corner, and with the season's promise of a fresh start we will be launching brand new collections of handpainted tiles, designed by the talented Susanne Redfield of K I B A K T I L E .   Our collaboration with Susanne has inspired a fresh new approach to our handpainted tile, with new designs inspired by the simple beauty of wall coverings and textures.

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Contrast: Pattern Found in the Grout Joint

Contrast: Pattern Found in the Grout Joint

After hours, days, maybe even months of contemplation, you have finally narrowed down your tile, your color, and your pattern, but now you find yourself asking, “well, what about the grout?  For those of you pattern lovers, we suggest thinking outside of the box, literally, and try a contrasting grout joint.

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Color Spotlight: Chartreuse + Cyclone

Color Spotlight: Chartreuse + Cyclone

Chartreuse is not a color for the faint of heart.  Appropriately named after its resemblance to the green tinged French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks, this yellowish-green hue is bold, its bright, and it demands attention.  So how do you make chartreuse stand out without feeling outlandish?  Try pairing the bright hue with a muted neutral color palate.  One of our favorite combinations is Chartreuse and a smokey charcoal gray such as our color, Cyclone.

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Q&A with Nash Hurley, our San Francisco Showroom Architect

Q&A with Nash Hurley, our San Francisco Showroom Architect

For years, on the corner of 8th and Brannan in the Design District of San Francisco, was a building known to locals as the Dwan Elevator building. In spite of the signage still hanging on the buildings facade, the space had not been occupied by the elevator company for years, and had fallen into a state of disrepair.  Seeing the buildings potential, we signed a lease, and have moved our headquarters to San Francisco!  As we watched the buildings design evolve and contractors start knocking down walls, we began to wonder where Nash gets his inspiration, so we asked him a few questions.

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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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Happy Holidays from Team Fireclay!

Happy Holidays from Team Fireclay!

We have had an incredible year here at Fireclay Tile, so what do we do?  Throw parties of course!  This year we went big and hosted not one, but TWO holiday parties for our staff and families.

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We did it! Our CRT Kickstarter Project Has been Funded!

We did it! Our CRT Kickstarter Project Has been Funded!

Our CRT Kickstarter campaign has come to an end and we are so happy to announce our project has been successfully funded!  We raised just over $16K and we are thrilled to start making our CRT coasters and backsplash tile for our Backers!  We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who supported us throughout the campaign, we couldn’t have done it without you!  Some of you gave us some awesome feedback and we wanted to share the love, check out what our backers are saying about us and our CRT Tile!

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Q&A with our CRT Glass Source, ECS Refining

Q&A with our CRT Glass Source, ECS Refining

As we are winding down our CRT Kickstarter campaign, we wanted to take a minute to chat about CRT with our source of the material, ECS Refining.  ECS's marketing manager, Mark Van Elderen, kindly gave us the run down of their company, all the issues surrounding CRT, and how they are successfully recycling this difficult material.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is Announced!

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is Announced!

For the color obsessed, December means one thing, the reveal of Pantone’s color of the year!  And here it is, drumroll please...the color of 2014 is Radiant Orchid!  According to the color mavens at Pantone, Radiant Orchid is “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones.  Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” We are loving the bold choice, and can’t wait to see it making it’s mark on the design world in 2014.

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Our Definitive Guide to Tile Terminology: A to C

Our Definitive Guide to Tile Terminology: A to C

Team Fireclay put our heads together and created a definitive guide to tile terminology!  So study up before tackling your next project, and learn to talk about tile like a pro!  Each week we will be covering a new section of the alphabet.  This week we are featuring the A's to the C's!

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