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cle notes — terra cotta

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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our top 5 cyber monday sale picks

it's cyber monday: 24 hours and 2 offers. we know all-too-well that tile is heavy, so if you're looking to take advantage of free shipping site-wide (on all orders over $750) for one day only, we have a few suggestions worth considering.   the strata linea collection wish to own a little bit of history? each strata linea...

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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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