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clé conversations: Jordan Brand, designer

In this “clé conversations” series, we spoke with jordan brand, a serial entrepreneur and house renovator to learn about his distinctive design philosophy, and why he prefers the “perfectly imperfect” over the status quo. above: zellige subway tile in weathered white   Inside Tile Design with Jordan Brand  clé: You’re involved in a...

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Choosing the Right Size Tile for Your (Small) Space

Small space, small tile; big space, big tile... right?  Seems to make sense. But, matching room size to tile size is a myth--and a design mistake we often see. Scale does matter. Taking into account the size of your projects’ space is a good thing. But, tile shoppers who select a smaller...

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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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our top 5 memorial day sales picks

Announcing the Clé Memorial Day Sale, running from Monday, May 25 through Wednesday, May 27. For three days only, we are pleased to offer FREE SHIPPING sitewide on orders over $999, as well as a additional savings on our Second Shelf tile (see terms + conditions below). What is Second Shelf?  Second Shelf is...

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for your consideration, part two

we are always amazed at the popularity of certain tiles and how designers and clients use them. the images they have shared have been pinned, liked and shared far and wide. if you like some of those popular looks, we would like to recommend some others that that fit the same brief...

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white tile: from the basic to the artistic

clé was launched to share an appreciation of the rich history and diversity of tile in a way that europe (and beyond) has always done. in fact, our founder’s background in tile began as a way to challenge the ubiquity of that american stalwart: plain white tile. throughout the bulk of the 20th century, white ceramic tile was...

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