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Why Tile Grout Matters

Grout is typically seen as a functional element of tile installation, which is true. It does serve a functional purpose. But, there’s so much more to it than that. Tile grout doesn’t get the credit it deserves in terms of its contribution to the entire design process.  We’re hoping to change that...

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3 Myths Around Tile Trim

It’s a widely accepted notion that using trim to “finish” any sort of wall or floor installation is the final, necessary step of a lengthy process. The cherry on the sundae. Icing on the cake. You. Did. It. What many don’t know is that when it comes to tile, most countries do...

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for your consideration

some of our most popular tiles have become instagram stars in their own right, with images making their way across the internet thanks to our partnerships with interior designers and devoted clé customers. for those of you that have fallen in love with some of our iconic tiles online, we'd like to suggest...

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an installation pattern primer

our post on patterns to ponder for our various brick tiles showed several visuals of our favorite installation layouts. here, we aim to break down the most popular to help you plan your next installation of any rectangular tile, from our subway collection to various thin brick options. there are limitless possibilities for patterns that you can...

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brick tile: patterns to ponder

classic brick is a timeless style and shape, and clé's lines of thin brick offer more options than ever. we have removed the traditional heft and weight of traditional brick and created several lines of thin brick tiles that are modern and durable. whether you choose the rustic simplicity of our foundry flats, the glossy...

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freeze/thaw - a guide to our frost-resistant tiles

  if you are thinking of using tile outdoors you will want to check the temperature. depending on where you live, your location will determine the suitability of a tile. just like plants, not all tiles are frost hardy, in fact, many are not. why? if a tile absorbs too much moisture...

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