After you’ve checked out our site, we’d love for you to come by and see the daily goins’ ons at our quirky handmade tile studio in the sticks of southern New Hampshire. If goofy dogs, cool tile, and an eclectic group of former interior designers, high end tile sales consultants, and art school dropouts having fun making tile, and often times experimenting with all things awesome is your thing, then our blog will be right up your alley. Even if its not, it’s a fun way to look into the magical world of handmade tile.

8/31/18

Nautical Bathroom Project | Design Process

Hey, everyone!

Today we thought we'd take you behind the scenes and show you our design process for a custom layout. This was a more recent project which turned out great and we just received photos of the finished installation so we'd like to share! This bathroom was a fun project for us. The client wanted a custom mosaic border to wrap around the entire bathroom so that's what we set out to do!



Once we received measurements and the "Friends" and colors were chosen, our artists created a detailed concept drawing to scale, along with specifications for Mosaic Textures and Glaze Colors. 





The drawing was then sent to the client for review. When we got the 'OK' to begin production our artists got to work! They glazed all of the "Friends" and mosaics needed for the design, cut the mesh backing to the correct sizes, and began laying everything out. Once the layout was complete, we photographed the design and sent it to the customer for review. Below you'll see the "dry-lay" photo for this order.




Once approved, our artists then picked up and glued down each and every piece onto the mesh backing. After the glue dried it then got cut up into smaller interlocking sections for ease of shipping and installation. We labeled each section, packaged the order, and shipped it out. Once installed and grouted, you can't tell where it was cut apart in the first place. Also, because this custom border was designed specifically for this space, the border wraps seamlessly around the inside corners!

Below are a few of the installation photos we received. See if you can match up the sections from the dry lay photo in any of the installation photos!





Overall we're very pleased with how this turned out, and most importantly the client cloves it! You'll find these photos and more over on our Photos & Ideas page! Enjoy!


8/15/18

New Kitchen and Bathroom Installation Photos!

Hi, everyone! 

This week we've got a few new installation photos to show you. Our Photos and Ideas page on the Wet Dog Tile website has over 200 photos of various borders, murals, and other mosaics we've created. Check out a few new ones below!






Like what you see? You'll find these photos and a whole lot more over on our website!

7/26/18

This Week at Wet Dog!


Hi, everyone!

We're working on quite a few orders this week - we'd love to show you a couple!

These border sections feature various leaves from our Pond Dog Collection, Shale skipping stones from our mosaic textures palette, and a few other mosaic options. This would go great in a lake house or any area you want to have a rustic feel!

This border features our Extra Small Starfish, Small Sand Dollars, Baby Sea Turtles, and more. 

We'd also like to take the time to quickly mention our Seconds page. On our Seconds page you'll find pieces that didn't quite hold up to our high standards and are being offered at a discounted price. Some may be glazed in discontinued glazes, or have come out of the kiln with unexpected characteristics. Whatever the circumstances may be, these are unique and one-of-a-kind pieces that need loving homes! They're selling fast so take a look and see if there's anything you like!

Moose - click here for more info
7" Medium Jellyfish - click here for more info
6" Medium Seahorse - click here for more info

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

7/13/18

New Installation Photos!

Hi, everyone!

We've had a great summer season so far here at Wet Dog Tile! July 4th was celebrated with friends, family, and fireworks. Here at the shop we've been busy putting together new orders and receiving photos of previous orders now installed! So with that being said, here are some new installation photos!

In the photo above you can see individual friends like our Baby Sea Turtles, Large Turtle, and more placed above the border backsplash.

This backsplash mural has friends like our 13" Octopus, 6" Flat Sea Turtle, various Starfish, Shells, Dolphins, a custom hand-painted 6" Large Crab, and much more! This is definitely one of a kind!


This backsplash is bright and simple but is definitely one of our favorites. Made with our 6" Mermaids and smaller pieces like Extra Small Starfish, Small Sand Dollars, and our Mini Shells.
Here's a shower install of our "As The Tide Goes Out" mural from the Ocean Dog Collection. Although this is one of our stock murals (available for quick ship as well), this one is different because of the grout color used.

There are more new installation photos you can't see here! 

Head on over to the Wet Dog Tile website to see the rest! Our Photos & Ideas page has hundreds of installation photos to look at!

6/22/18

Unique Tile at a Discounted Price!

Last week we announced the return of our Seconds page! If you missed last week's post, be sure to check it out here.

The Seconds page is a selection of pieces that didn't quite hold up to our high standards and are being offered at a discounted price. Some may be glazed in discontinued glazes, or have come out of the kiln with unexpected characteristics. Whatever the circumstances may be, these are unique and one-of-a-kind pieces that need loving homes!

This week we've added even more discounted pieces to the Seconds page - check out a few of them below.

6" Flat Sea Turtle / Small bubbles formed in the glaze. More info & how to buy here

6" Medium Sea Horse / Imperfection in clay on face. More info & how to buy here

5" Medium Starfish / The glaze didn't turn out how we had planned. More info & how to buy here

There are plenty more discounted pieces to be seen, such as Small Sea Turtles, Large Sand Dollars, Scallop Shells, Seaweed, and more! Head on over to the Seconds page and see what there is - you may see something you like!