Art Tile Basics

Art Tile Basics


Art Tile defines Trikeenan. From the hand-dipped production methods, to the depth and intrigue of our unique glaze colors, Basics harkens the Arts and Crafts movement of American artistry. This designer collection of renowned colors celebrates the ultimate in artistic, handmade tile. Add beauty and a one-of-a-kind flare to your design with Basics.


Trikeenan products are handcrafted using a variety of ceramic mediums and methods. Our tiles are formed from wet clay and hand-finished. Due to the nature of handmade tile, glazes will vary slightly in color, density and surface quality from tile to tile and lot to lot. The tiles are fired in small, high temperature kilns, and the color range may be affected by air circulation, placement within the kiln, or whether a complete order fits into one or multiple kilns. Color variation is an aesthetic that enhances the depth of ceramic glazes. It is important to understand that while our samples provide a representation of our glaze ranges, variation is an inherent characteristic of the beauty of handmade tile. As you go through your selection process remember that no two tiles or firings are exactly alike. Please inquire about the degree of range any given color is likely to exhibit.


Some glazed tiles may be susceptible to crazing; this will not affect their suitability in any way and is not a defect in the tile. We highly recommend that you thoroughly seal all tile prior to grouting. Our many dimensional sizes allow for a limitless array of design options. All of our tile is made from high-fire stoneware resulting in not only a very distinct color palette but also an extraordinarily dense, hard tile, suitable for a full range of applications, from interior walls and light traffic residential floors, to pools and outdoor landscape design. We do not recommend commercial floor applications. Exterior use is open to freeze thaw climates for all products. Trikeenan conforms to ANSI 137.1 as Special Purpose Tile. Our tile are produced, graded and packed to our stated specifications. For design inspirations and installation recommendations please contact your local dealer.