The charm of hand crafted tiles is expressed in their richness of style and color. Because each individual tile is hand tubelined and glazed, it possesses its own unique character. This uniqueness is expressed by slight variations of color and design.
The kiln firing also plays a role in the charm of hand crafted tiles. Temperature differences within the kiln can affect the intensity of the colors. Other subtleties can be attributed to variations in the raw materials used in our glazes. Slight surface imperfections and bumps can occur naturally during the firing process of tile. These imperfections are not defects and in no way affect the integrity of the tiles.
Crazing is a characteristic of many glazed ceramic tiles and is not a defect in the tile and does not generally alter the tile's performance. Glazed tiles sometimes craze before or after installation and occasionally even years later. This crackle effect is sometimes a desired decorative effect. It is not possible to guarantee against crazing since it can be caused by minor tension between the glaze and tile body.