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Tile School: 5 Reasons to Choose Our Handmade Tile

Posted by: Kali • Dec 14

Tile School: 5 Reasons to Choose Our Handmade Tile

There is a such a good feeling that comes along with buying a handmade product. Whether it's our Glazed Thin Brick, Glass, Ceramic or Handpainted tiles, you'll be getting tile that is made with a lot of love and attention to detail. Because we make everything to order, you'll need to factor in the time it'll take to make the tile, but we promise it's worth the wait (as most good things are). 

Of course, there are so so many reasons to choose our handmade tiles, but we're sharing our top 5 below: 

1. Made for you: 
We make each and every tile to order and its all made by hand. You've surely heard the phrase, "made with love?" On average each tile passes through seven pairs of hands, meaning that we put a lot of love in every order we ship out.

A lot of people are surprised that we literally make everything by hand (the handpainted tiles especially). Below you can see an order in progress: 

Tile Shown: Handpainted Kasbah Trellis in progress. 

2. Sustainably Made: 
We always strive to tread lightly on this Earth by using recycled materials, sourcing locally and doing things in a sustainably-minded way. Our commitment to the environment is also why we make everything to order; not keeping any stock ensures that we're not creating additional waste. (You can learn more about our sustainable practices here). 

Tile Shown: Our Glazed Thin Brick. 

3. Made in the USA:
We make all of our tiles at our Factory in Aromas, CA, just two hours away from our San Francisco offices. We also aim to source all of our recycled and raw materials locally and if we cannot get them from nearby, we'll still source from the United States. (You can learn more about our factory here). 

Tile Shown: Ogee Drops being cut at our factory. 

4. Beautifully Made:
With a wide range of beautiful colors, shapes and sizes to choose from, our handmade tiles add another note of beauty and texture to spaces they inhabit. 

Tile Shown: Ogees in Glacier Bay

5. Made to Last:
Our tile is heirloom quality and will most certainly stand the test of time. We work to use materials that are durable and that will ensure that you will love your tile for years to come. We love how the image below really highlights the beauty of handmade tile; you can really see the perfectly, imperfect nature of it from this angle: 

Tile Shown: Pickets in Sea Glass. Image: Chase Daniel 

Like any of the featured colors? Order color samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly. 

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