Everything you ever wanted to know about laNeva Tile's clay body is here. Fun stuff, huh? laNeva Tile uses a smooth white 3/8" thick clay body for all of our tiles, which is rolled to thickness with a slab roller and cut onsite per order. We do not purchase pre-made bisque "blanks" on which to apply our glaze. Since our tiles are cut by hand instead of molded, there is variation on each edge which creates a truly handmade look.
Because of laNeva's contemporary image, we chose our white clay body to give a consistent texture and a more uniform finish than many handmade tiles. It also helps us avoid tile warping, the bane of many a handmade tile maker.
laNeva uses clay from local Minnesota clay fabricators who get their materials from all over the upper midwest. We always use local material when possible and 100% non-toxic and lead free glazes are our standard.
3/8" thick tile is consistent with many other handmade tiles but thicker than many of the mass-produced tiles available out there. We make no apologies for that. 1/4" handmade tile, while convenient, isn't a great cost savings to produce or ship and just doesn't exude quality nor feel substantial enough for us.
We've designed laNeva to give a slightly contemporary yet warm feel in a world where there is mostly rustic handmade tile. Perfect for your modern green home, midcentury abode, or any other style inbetween, laNeva Tile is a timeless classic.