This is where the magic happens. We design, experiment, talk a lot about chemistry, and handcraft every tile that leaves our doors. All in the middle of California’s agricultural heartland.
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Fireclay Tile develops lead-free glazes while maintaining the depth and luster of traditional leaded glazes, becoming the first tile company to introduce 100% lead-free glazes into their product line.
New raw materials are sourced. Granite dust and glass dust from post consumer bottles are used in 50% of raw materials in Fireclay Tile's first recycled body, the Debris Series.
Partnership with McNear Brick & Block, the country’s oldest continuously operating brick manufacturer located in San Rafael, CA, allows for the introduction of glazed thin Brick made of 100% reclaimed earth.
Fireclay Tile acquires Sandhill Industries of Boise, Idaho to secure resources for its recycled glass tile made in the USA. Fireclay Tile moves its production operations to Northern California, where there is a larger population base and local supply of raw materials from pre-consumer and post-consumer glass sources.
Addition of post-consumer porcelain from Northern California water conservation initiatives increases post consumer content to over 70%. 35% of the clay body consists of reclaimed porcelain.
Fireclay Tile partners with CalRecycle to develop a process to use Solyndra glass tubes as a raw material for Glass tile.
Fireclay Tile becomes the only company to recycle panel glass from CRT, the first 1/2" section of optical glass used in older computer monitors and TV sets. A material that would have otherwise been sent to the landfill, CRT is incorporated into an innovative and award-winning line of glass tile.
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