After winning our Kitchen Backsplash competition a few years back, DIY couple Rickey and Angela Crum of CrumMade finally put the finishing touch on their complete kitchen remodel–our tile!
After winning our Kitchen Backsplash competition a few years back, DIY couple Rickey and Angela Crum of CrumMade finally put the finishing touch on their complete kitchen remodel–our tile!
These days, the world has gone wild for Herringbone. From 6x12 floor versions to the smallest wall mosaic, in glass, ceramic, and brick, installing a herringbone pattern is an instant upgrade.
One of our favorite Brick colors is Galaxy–Made from 100% post-consumer reclaimed earth, this moody hue creates a rich backdrop for both classic and modern styles.
Now that summer is winding down, it's time to cozy up and break out your favorite Fall essentials, for us that means welcoming our newest selection of warm Express neutrals.
Sustainable design maven, Lisa Vail and her partner combined forces to renovate a gorgeous craftsman-style home while incorporating the latest in sustainability, including a CRT backsplash!
Jasmine's warm white hue adds a soothing, calming, and organic look to any project.
If you're space is feeling uninspired, mix things up with a Handpainted tile accent.
With a charming craftsman-style bungalow in need of an update, Victoria and husband, Sean used the opportunity to create a unique tile backsplash that would complement the handcrafted nature of their home.
The Milpitas BART Station is on its way to becoming a reality. The longest in length, this station will be the main transfer point between Oakland and downtown San Jose, CA, and we couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of it along with artist, Amy Trachtenberg.
Fresh and exhilarating with classic appeal, the combination of blue and white is the world's most popular color scheme.
Sometimes using varying shades of one color can make a big impact. Whether you prefer a single vibrant hue or something a more toned down, layering monochromatic hues is a great way to effortlessly tie your look together.
After launching our new Handpainted Collections this year we've been waiting patiently to see how our customers are use these brand new designs. Well guess what? The day has finally come!
The influence of Nordic kitchens seems to be everywhere these days. The classic elements of a well designed Scandinavian kitchen are good design, beauty edited to its purest form, coupled with a dedication to the use of local materials.
How can one color scheme be, timeless, classic, modern, and on trend, all in the same heartbeat? Black and white is a combination that defies all classification. Far from limiting, black and white is the quintessential minimalist palette that unlocks a rich world, inspiring tasteful spaces of any genre.
We showed you our favorite ways to use our newest selection of Cool Neutrals, but now its time to talk about the softer side of the Express collection.
When it comes to tile installations we tend to agree with the saying, "two is better than one", which is why we're thrilled to share Alli's kitchen and bath remodel.
Emerald green is deep, opulent, verdant, one of the most brilliant colors nature has to offer and we call our version, Venetian Green.
Whether you prefer a classic subway tile or a lively pattern, the bathroom provides you with a small space, contained space perfect for letting your creativity go a little wild.
Here at Fireclay we LOVE to see gorgeous examples of color variation in completed installations, so when we first saw Ritu's kitchen backsplash we were in awe.
Here at Fireclay we're all pretty excited about the Asian inspired Sakura Handpainted line launching this fall. While each pattern in the line has its own story and personality, the stunning murals are what draw the eye and present a totally distinct vision in the world of Handpainted tile.
We can all feel it, summer is waning and soon that perfect blue summer sky will be changing color. Not ready to give up that light, bright, balmy, summer softness just yet? How about adding the perfect gentle blue tone to your kitchen or bath?
Our recycled Glass tile is pretty great, but here at Fireclay we are constantly looking for ways to make great things even better, so we gave our Glass tile a little makeover.
With a complete kitchen remodel in the works, Kelly and her husband were in search of the perfect backsplash tile to fit their urban farming lifestyle. A few Tile samples later, our color Persimmon was chosen as the winner.
Our friends over at Terrys Blinds wrote a great feature on the designer behind our Handpainted Collections, Susanne Redfield. Take a look!
Here at Fireclay Tile, our Prussian Blue color samples are flying out the door. Small wonder. Our gorgeous, deep hued, green-blue version is right on when it comes to a bold yet soothing, darker tone, filled with moody mystery.
The launch of our new Handpainted Collections gave us an exciting opportunity to give our Classic Cuerda Seca Collection a brand new look.
Our Ceramic Engineer Khai Lam is the newest addition to Fireclay's glaze specialty team. We had a chance to interview Khai and explore what makes a brilliant mind like his light up.
Our Express color Gardenia, arguably borders on the perfect warm white. With just the slightest murmur of cream, Gardenia is a super hospitable color when it comes to any pairing.
We've talked about Glass vs Tile in the bathroom, but what about Glass AND Tile?
After having such a fun experience with Fireclay the first time around, Trey went for round two, using our tile once again in his master bathroom remodel.
With our penchant for glossy, sparkly items, it is no wonder glass is still a mainstay in our lives. Everywhere we look we see glass. But how is it actually made?
Black makes everything a lot more interesting, adding structure to white, and contrasting beautifully with a wide range of materials.
We LOVE neutrals, but lets face it, sometimes they can make a space feel a little drab. To keep your design from falling into yawn territory, try mixing in a cool neutral with subtle hints of blue to balance your other neutral surfaces.
With the right attitude a disaster of a situation can turn into a thing of beauty, which is exactly what happened to our customer, Dana.
There is one indisputable fact at the Fireclay Factory, the creating of our shapes echos the true and finest craftsmanship of the ages.
Our glazed thin brick color, Cotton has just the right amount of character, its rustic appeal mixed with modern charm is spot on for any space.
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!
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.
A boring powder room is a missed opportunity! These small spaces in our homes are the ideal place to showcase the inner you when it comes to pattern, color, and style.
In this natural world there are unquestionably more shades of brown than shades of grey to choose from. Our brand new Express color, Quail Feather is a warm, earthy version, muted with just the right hint of grey.
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.
We are always excited to see the creative ways our customers use our tile, which is why we were jumping with joy when Shelly Yoder, one of our very own showroom designers, gave us a peek into her home.
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.
We've recently expanded the collection, adding 13 brand new colors ranging from cool neutrals and warm browns to soft blues and dark moody grays.
Classic, eternal, and iconic, our cool delicate Fennel conjures up the heavy hitting adjectives of the design world. There is a certain je ne sais quoi, an unaccountable attraction, to this color.
After too much time spent living with an outdated and dysfunctional bathroom, Dietta and her husband decided it was time to undergo a complete transformation.
The final edit is a true team effort. Drawings and patterns, can live in a designers notebook for years, but as the final mock ups finally start arriving from the factory it's time for others to weigh in.
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.
With beautifully handmade tiles there will always be an inevitable level of color variation, meaning there will be a slight difference in color from tile to tile.
There is nothing more inspirational to an artist than the actual fabrication of the dream, and the place where it all happens, the factory.
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.
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.
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!
Creativity. What generates that first stir of inspiration? In my case I see the world around me in patterns, repeating patterns wherever I go.
Give your eyes a rest from quiet neutrals and wrap yourself in a warm Tuscan glow. Orange, tangerine, Tuscan gold, these delicious sunset colors add personality and warmth to your very existence.
Inspired by both ‘Spanish Modern’ culture and an Old World aesthetic, the Mediterranean Collection is ready to energize any space with vibrant, nature-inspired colorways, lively patterns and fine artisanal craftsmanship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you want to make a bold statement in your kitchen or your living room fireplace is in dire need of a face lift, Handpainted tile can be a unique and long-lasting way to add decorative appeal to your space.
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.
WIth her creative expertise and an extensive background in the handpainted tile industry, we are thrilled to welcome our newest blog contributor, Susanne Redfield!
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.
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!
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.
Ever wonder exactly how we make our beautiful Handpainted tiles? Keep reading and we'll take you through our unique process, step by step.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
When unglazed, exterior brick surfaces that are graffiti-prone quickly become an impossible to clean surface. This is why we like to highlight the glazed property of our thin Brick.
A warm mustard yellow paired with a deep charcoal gray is a color combination that will always hold a special place in our hearts, which is why we love how our colors Maize and Carbon look paired together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With so many glass colors to choose from, it can be pretty difficult to blend your favorite hues into an aesthetically pleasing mosaic, so we turn to color theory for a helping hand.
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.
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.
As the final installment of our Tile DIY series we are here to teach you everything you need to know about the final steps of your installation, grout, calk and sealing your tile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Familiar with the unique, handmade quality of our tile, Meagan and her husband came to us looking to add a touch of personality and texture to their sleek, San Francisco kitchen.
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.
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.
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.
Both chic and classic, the hexagon is a shape that will be on trend for a lifetime.
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