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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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zellige: the perfectly imperfect tile

In a workshop in northern Morocco, artisans pack local clay into shallow rectangular molds, then lay the slabs in the sun to dry before stacking them like card houses into kilns stoked with olive pits to fire overnight. The techniques they use are ancient, passed down through generations from artisan to apprentice....

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the clé guide to: tiling the fireplace

looking for a relatively inexpensive way to add visual impact to a room? tile the fireplace. whether you choose to tile the surround, the mantel or the fireplace hearth, many of clé’s tiles can be used for these surfaces. (we currently do not offer tile for the firebox). the two we recommend most are zellige and...

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the alluring alchemy of eastern earthenware

clé’s eastern earthenware line is a celebration of the power of fire and clay and the primal transformation that occurs when the two combine.   unlike the uniform glazes of tiles fired in gas or electric kilns, eastern earthenware is heralded for its variation in color, shade and surface texture. its exquisite surface...

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everything you need to know about tile... well almost

want to know more about tile? we were recently featured on remodelista in this invaluable tile cheat sheet of sorts, Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 7 Types of Tile You Need to Know  - featuring zellige, terracotta, stoneware, porcelain, glass, natural stone, cement tile and the ubiquitous subway.  shown above: zellige weathered...

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