A Match Made in Heaven - Dogs and Handmade Tile

A Match Made in Heaven - Dogs and Handmade Tile

We love our furry friends almost as much as we love our handmade tile. That's why they come to work with us everyday. Aside from being the most photogenic combination and perfect work buddies, there are so many reasons why our dogs and handmade glazed tiles are a match made in heaven. Here are 6 reasons why handmade tile is a dog's best friend...

Video by JoLynn Garnes & Isaac Gale.

1. Easy to Clean

Cleaning up after your pets can be a pain. No one wants to spend extra time wiping off walls or cleaning floors. Our ceramic tile is super low maintenance. Simply sweep or vacuum access dirt, wipe with a mild all-purpose cleaner or vinegar-water and you're tile will be good as new!

To learn more about ceramic tile, visit our blog "How to Clean a Ceramic Tile Floor"

Regular Hexagons - 1013 Denim
Small Hexagons - 1013 Denim.

2. No harmful chemicals

At the core of our company, we have a fundamental belief in natural materials and handmade quality. That’s why we use three different local and sustainably sourced clay bodies from our friends at Minnesota Clay Company and completely pet-safe glazes. Since our pets live closer to the floor than we do, it's important to keep them safe from harmful chemicals. With our handmade tile, you can rest assured that your pup will be happy and healthy. 

For more on our handmade process, visit our blog "A Step by Step Process for Handmade Artisan Tile"

Large Hexagons and Medium Diamonds - 61 NavyGeo-Star Pattern - 61 Navy.

3. Doesn't trap odors 

We take the good with the bad when it comes to our furry friends, and we all know that accidents happen. Unlike carpet or wood, ceramic tile doesn't absorb liquid when sealed properly. Sealing the tile with a good water-based, penetrating sealer will help protect your tile from messes and make the grout easier to clean when installing. 

For more benefits of handmade tile, visit our blog "7 Benefits of Handmade Tile"

Large Moroccan Fish Scales - 1017E Sea Mist
Large Moroccan Fish Scales - 1017E Sea Mist, 101 Lagoon, 1036W Bluegrass.

4. Patterns hide everything

It's inevitable to have paw prints and dog hair sometimes. Luckily, our patterns and shapes are some of the most eye-catching designs when it comes to tile. So while there may be unwanted markings on your floor, chances are they will go unnoticed to the naked eye.

Visit our blog to learn more about patterns, "10 Ways to Create Geometric Patterns with Handmade Tile"

Custom Tile Floor
Custom Cut Subway Tile - 11 Deco White, 77E Grey, 155 Steel, 366 Satin Black, 1016 Costa Rica, 123R Patina.

5. Temperature control

Does your pet have a favorite place to chill out around your house? Chances are it's on a cold surface. Since ceramic tiles aren't porous, they don't retain heat. In fact, they reflect heat which makes their surface cool and the best place for your pup to relax on a hot day.

For more benefits of handmade tile, visit our blog "7 Benefits of Handmade Tile"

Art Deco Custom Tile Floor3"x3" Triangles - 815W Light Grey, 301 Marshmallow, 5 Tiger Tail. 4"x4" Triangles - 155 Steel, 301 Marshmallow, 366 Satin Black.

6. Scratch resistent 

If installed correctly, ceramic tile is known to be incredibly durable and long-lasting. Fired at nearly 2000 degrees, it take takes roughly 8 hours for the tiles to bake in the kiln. This mixture of time and heat is what makes the tile strong and long-lasting for years to come. In other words - scuffs, scratches and scrapes stand no chance when it comes to our ceramic tile. 

For more on choosing tile type, visit our blog "How to Choose the Right Ceramic Tile"

Medium Diamonds - 47 Vermont Pine, 1036 BluegrassMedium Diamonds - 47 Vermont Pine, 75 Emerald.


 Medium Diamonds
75 Emerald

 Medium Diamonds
47 Vermont Pine

Large Hexagons and Medium Diamonds - 61 Navy

Large Hexagons & Medium Diamonds
61 Navy


Regular Hexagons - 1013 Denim

Small Hexagons
1013 Denim 



Large Moroccan Fish Scales
1017E Sea Mist


Large Moroccan Fish Scales
1036W Bluegrass


Large Moroccan Fish Scales
12R Blue Bell


Order tile samples to see, touch, and fall in love with our handmade tiles in person. We would also love to hear what inspires you! Tell us more about your future project and get the ball rolling

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