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Tile School: 4 Helpful Scheduling Tips for Your Tile Installation

By Emily Ritter

Tile School: 4 Helpful Scheduling Tips for Your Tile Installation

Tile shown: 3 x 6 in Nautical

So you have put in the time and energy for days, weeks, or maybe even months and finally found the perfect tile for your project.  You now finally have your order in production and are eagerly awaiting its arrival.  While the Fireclay Tile production team works away on hand making your tile, there are a few things you can do to prepare for a successful installation.

1.  Find a great tile installer

If you have not already done so, find a great contractor and/or tile setter.  If Fireclay Tile can make a recommendation locally, we certainly will but many times our customers are outside of California and will need to find someone who can do the job.  There are great websites with reviews from customers that can help guide you to the perfect tile professional for your project.

Check out some of these helpful websites:

Angie’s List, a US-based, paid subscription supported website containing crowd-sourced reviews of local businesses.

Yelp, which publishes crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses.

Home Advisor, a website that lists pre-screened and customer-rated service professionals. The website also has tools, products, and resources for home improvement, maintenance, and repair.

Houzz Houzz has a directory of professionals, and also has tools, products, and resources for home improvement, maintenance, and repair.

2.  Do your Homework

Read through the appropriate installation guidelines for the material you ordered.  We have guidelines for each product line and not only are they helpful for you the customer to read through, but we also highly recommend having your tile setter read through them before beginning the installation.

You can find the installation guides for each product line here:

Tile and Handpainted Installation Guide

Glass Installation Guide

Brick Installation Guide

EDGE Installation Guide

3.  Get all installation materials needed beforehand

Get all the other materials needed for your installation ready before you schedule your installation!  Keep in mind that the only thing we make to order is the tile itself, but our design consultants can absolutely help you select the perfect grout color to make your installation even more fabulous.   We always recommend the following companies to order everything necessary to install your tile.


Custom Building Products

4.  Wait to schedule your tile installer until you have all necessary materials in hand

Wait to schedule your installation until you know you have all the materials needed for the installation, especially your handmade tile!  Fireclay Tile avoids giving a promise date for the completion of orders in an effort to deliver each order at it’s highest quality.  Shipments have and can break in transit and we would hate for your tile to arrive broken, which would obviously delay the installation.  We also recommend taking each and every piece of your order out to be sure you are pleased with its outcome, and be sure you have everything you ordered.  Should anything be missing or damaged, immediately contact your Fireclay Tile design consultant so they can get the material you need to you.

Need more help scheduling your tile installation?  Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.