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Aug 31 2010

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Claymonde Tiles

Since I seem to be on the crest of a tile trend lately, I thought I would continue with a West Coast offering from Fireclay Tile in San Jose, CA.


Claymonde Series by Fireclay Tile

Claymonde Tiles are a new offering for Fireclay Tile and include their typical craftmanship and sustainable practices. I’m more familiar with their beautiful, traditional ceramics, so when I saw these, I knew I had to show you.

Instead of calling them tiles, Fireclay rightly calls them “sheets.” At 6 in. x 36 in. and 12 in. x 36 in., these large-format tiles are manufactured in 14 different colors, with additional sizes and custom colors available for an upcharge.


The sheets are made through a rolling process to ¼ in. thick and fired with non-leaded glossy glaze. Unlike traditional handmade ceramic tiles where one expects a certain amount of variation in evenness, these are relatively smooth. The variation in glazing and smoothness is typical for a mid-to-high-end glazed tile.


Claymonde “Golden Flan” 6 in. x 36 in.

In residential applications, you can consider these for kitchen walls (Fireclay recommends a penetrating sealer at cooktop and wet areas), showers, fireplaces or any vertical or ceiling application. This is also the type of application where any bulges or unevenness in the walls will have to be dealt with if you don’t want the teeter-totter effect or edges to pop.

Lead times are four weeks plus shipping for standard color, and eight weeks for custom colors. www.fireclaytile.com

Until next time,


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