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cement tiles - everything you need to know from start to finish

    We have put together everything you need to know about cement tiles and rolled them into a series of easily digestible blog posts. So whether you are just beginning your cement tile journey or are about to place an order, these posts will provide you with all the information you...

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where to install cement tiles

(left) design: Traction Architecture / photo: Seamus Payne, (center) design: Christina Higham, photo: Vivian Johnson, (right) design: Dorothy Day   WHERE CAN I INSTALL CEMENT TILES? Is your installation for interior floors and walls? or exterior floors or walls? One of the most frequently asked questions when considering cement tiles is “where...

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Tile for Your Project

Designs/redesigns are an investment. Whether it’s your home, office, commercial space or any other room, choosing the right design elements is an important part of the process. If it's a simple kitchen backsplash, utilitarian tile for your bath, or a make-a-statement tile wall that elevates an entire room, you don’t want to regret...

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The Bull in Bullnose: clé Tile's Alternative to Trim

The Bull in Bullnose: clé Tile's Alternative to Trim The no-trim approach to tiling has long been in place around the world for centuries. Yet, many of our customers assume they need trim to complete the look. While trim can create the appearance of a “finished” look, in certain circumstances there are...

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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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Pick the Perfect Palette for Pairing Paint with Your Tile

  The perfect paint partner for tile doesn’t need to be an exact match. Here, a bold, mid-range color like this blue complements, rather than detracts from, our Cathedral cement tile.   clé’s Benjamin Moore Paint Color/Tile Color Guidelines In a cast of design characters, tile almost always plays the lead. But that’s...

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