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Crackle glazed tiles

Crackle glazed tiles

We are very proud of our crackle glazes, perfected over 85 years of experimentation. Read on to learn the secrets behind creating this effect, to discover crackle glazed tiles in a spectrum of colours and shapes from across our collection, and to learn how to take care of your crackle glazed tiles.


Crackle glazed tiles

You'll find crackle glazes in a spectrum of colours and shapes across our collection. Below are just a handful of our favourites.


Caring for crackle glazed tiles

Customers sometimes worry that a crackle glazed tile might absorb more water or stain more easily than other glazes. However if the tile is correctly installed you have nothing to worry about. Once properly sealed, a crackle glazed tile can be used in virtually any space, even a wet room. To protect your crackle glazed tiles from unwanted staining, you will need an appropriate sealer. Our proprietary Crackle Glaze Sealer forms a clear odourless barrier that helps protect porous tiles from penetration by water, dirt, oil, grease, limescale and other commonly found household contaminants.


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