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Shannon Malone

Shannon Malone

Social Media Maven

Shannon joined the team in 2013 as Fireclay's Social Media Maven. After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, Shannon pursued her lifelong passion for interior design by working as a freelance writer for Houzz. Her interest in design related content eventually led her to Fireclay where she gets to spend her day spreading the Fireclay word and help get tile to the people!

Favorite thing about Fireclay: The beautiful handmade nature of our tile, especially our new Handpainted Collections.

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Susanne Redfield

Susanne Redfield

Creative Consultant

Tile designer and ceramist Susanne Kibak Redfield merges her Danish roots and love of traditional crafts with a modern sense of restraint that brings just enough to the design without going over the top. After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1981, Susanne started her own business making ceramic tiles. She introduced Kibak Tile through Kneedler Fauchere, a revered interior showroom to the trade, then spent twenty five years in a successful relationship with Ann Sacks. "I began hearing about Fireclay Tile, their sustainable story and youthful energy really captured my imagination, I absolutely wanted to be part a company that really cares about tomorrow. Designing product for Fireclay Tile is energizing, truly inspirational.

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Get Floored: 3 Reasons Why You Should Use Tile Underfoot

Bathroom installation featuring our Tile in Basil with Black Patine

Ceramic tile has been a popular flooring option for ages, and with good reason.  Known for its durability, low maintenance, and unique visual appeal, the question becomes, "Why wouldn't I use tile on my floor?"  Like all surface materials, there are a variety of decisions and considerations to be made before going through with installation.  To make the decision process a little bit easier, we put together a list of reasons why we love tile underfoot, and why you should too.

1.) Tile Floors will last a lifetime.

A tile floor is highly durable and with proper care will stand up to even the toughest wear and tear.  Tile floors are also easy to keep clean.  A vacuum, broom and a mop are all you need to keep your tile floor looking it's best.  Tile floors are also non toxic, therefore a great choice for those who suffer from allergies.

Bathroom Installation Featuring our Tile in Malt

2. ) Tile floors don't have to be square.  

Tile floors offer a unique opportunity to introduce pattern into your design.  Along with being visually interesting, a patterned tile floor will also help with slip resistance.  Compared to a standard field tile, tiles in interesting shapes tend to have more grout lines, and the more grout lines there are, the more traction there will be.

   

Image one: Star & Cross Design in Turquoise, Image: Malcolm Fearon, Biss Images; Image Two, Ogee Drop in Mint Satin, Rainy Day and Tusk

3. ) Radiant Heat, enough said.

Okay, we'll say a little more –Typically a cool surface, tile is the perfect material to install with a radiant heating system.  Tile floors with radiant heat are especially beneficial in areas with colder climates where tile might otherwise be too cold of a surface material.  Radiant heat under tile floors are also perfect for those of us who just want our feet to be warm and cozy at all times.

We love how this customer installed our Brick on their floors with a radiant heating system.  As you can tell, their puppy loves it too!

Our Brick shown in Galaxy

Need help with floor tile?  Simply fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you within 24 hours.

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