are the prices of the tiles?
Our accent tiles range from retail $15 to $28. Our field tiles range
from retail $1.25 to $9. Most backsplashes and kitchen surrounds range between $300 to $1,200;
depending on the size. Yancey Crafted Tile is capable of any order -
large or small for your particular needs.
can I buy the tile?
recommend you visit a distributor near you. However, if this is not
convenient, we can help you with your project or order. Contact us and
begin a conversation. The initial talks are free of charge and we have
an excellent staff of designers to get your vision going.
are handmade tiles different than other tiles?
tiles have a crafty and cozy feel. They have the touch of a trained
and talented artist rather than the touch of a machine. No one tile
is like another tile and each tile is important to us. Because our accent
tile glazes match our field tile glazes a complete project is the way
to go as we create colors unavailable from commercial vendors. Handmade
tile are special and are created in the way tiles used to be made.
do I order tile?
you are ordering through Yancey Crafted Tile, you need to have an initial
consultation. This can be done through email, over the phone, or in
person. A design concept will be given back to you along with a price
quote. If you would like to place the order, all we need is half of
the total project down. We accept checks, cash, or money order. Once
the tile is completed, it can be delivered by UPS at which time you
will be billed for the remainder of the invoice.
won't need the tile for quite some time. How soon should I order?
soon as possible. We recommend that home-owners place orders sooner
rather than later because then we are better able to schedule production.
If you wait on the order just because you aren't moving in until a much
later date, you can't be guaranteed the tile will be there because of
other orders we may be working on. It's better to have your tile waiting
in a couple of boxes in the corner months ahead of time, rather than
stressing out about it being there just in time.
long does an order take?
shipments are immediately available based upon stock. Regular installation
orders usually take 4-6 weeks to finish from scratch. Please call for
a more realistic timeline. We are always working to reduce our lead
times, and some particular orders may take between 2-3 weeks.
I install the tiles myself?
Yes. Most installation guides are available at hardware stores.
The tools needed for installation are also available at these businesses.
Yancey Crafted Tile have a tile setter on staff?
However, we can recommend several tile setters in the Western Carolina
area that can help you install your tiles.
do I hang the tiles on the wall?
tile has a hanging notch on the back of it. Use a picture hanger or
a drywall nail and place it straight on the area where you want to decorate.
these tiles go outside?
and no. In warmer climates, the tiles can be placed outside. However,
if you live in an area that drops below freezing point, the clay base
we use may cause cracking. It is recommended that these tiles be used
strictly for indoor use.
these tiles be used on the floor or countertop?
tiles are not designed to be used on the floor or countertop. They are
strictly wall tile.
I use the tiles as a trivet or hotplate?
course! Yancey Crafted Tile's products are fired to over 2,000 degrees
and can surely withstand the heat of a warm pot or pan.
consistent are your glazes?
are two types of glazes that you can purchase. There is a smooth glaze
that has little variation in break and a variable glaze that has what
is known as break, or variations in color on a single tile. Most of
these variations are very subtle and most times can only be discerned
by a trained eye. Variations from tile to tile occur, but these differences
are project enhancing and increase the "handmade" feel of
the edges glazed?
a small, extra fee, tiles (accents and field) can be glazed to the very
the accent tiles come in different colors than shown on the website?
course! You can choose any of our available glazes for any available
does "two tone" mean?
tone refers to the design being scraped out of the glaze. Most customers
buy "two tone" accents because it makes the relief tile look
more dimensional. "One tone" tiles mean that the design isn't
wiped off, and the terra cotta color of the original does not pop out.
the designs come in different sizes?
the oak leaf and the maple leaf come in different sizes. However, you
can customize your project by using a current design and requesting
a different size for an additional fee. This is part of the versatility
our company offers.
I seal my tile?
recommend a clear sealant for your installation projects. This will
preserve the original look of your tile and make cleanup much easier.
I get field tile to match the accents?
course! For customer projects, we focus our glazing the whole order at one time to make
the installation design much more consistent. Our field tile is available
in all sizes; from 6x6 to 4x4 and can be special cut into borders.
a local showroom, or contact us with your inquiries.