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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.

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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Why Banksy Hates Brick: Learn About our Favorite Graffiti Resistant Product


Graffiti test done with our glazed Brick color with a gloss finish, Scarlet.

When unglazed, exterior brick surfaces are graffiti-prone they suddenly become impossible to clean.  This is why we like to highlight the glazed property of our thin Brick.  Theoretically, all glazed surfaces are "cleanable" due to their smooth nonporous surface, however the concept is not necessarily promoted the same way it is with Tile because brick is often associated with being an "unglazed" material.

To reinforce the idea that our glazed Brick is graffiti-resistant and a viable option for exterior cladding our team has done a few (messy!) tests.  Here are a few tips we came up with based on our results:

1.  The ease of cleaning glazed Brick is somewhat dependant on how shiny the glaze surface is.  Smooth, glossy surfaces are easier to clean than Matte and satin glazes, which have more texture, requiring a lot more scrubbing to get rid of that graffiti.  Bringing us to our next tip...

2.  Cleaning your brick will usually only require a little soap and water and minimal scrubbing, a basic sponge or rag should do the trick.  However, If you choose a more textured glaze soap might not be enough.  If this is the case, you'll need to use a stronger cleaning solvent, and as we mentioned above, you'll have to put a little more muscle in to your scrubbing.

3.  Keep in mind that paint cures in the first few hours and days, so the sooner you get to your graffiti problem, the easier it will be to remove.  But don't worry, even old paint can be removed with heavy scrubbing and scraping.

Final result of our graffiti test done with our glazed Brick color Scarlet.

Interested in learning more about our Brick and how it's sustainably made in California?  Explore Brick here.  Ready to buy?  Shop Brick now.

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