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Patina: the Umami of Surfaces

We often find ourselves waxing lyrical about patina, that elusive element you feel long before you are conscious of what you are experiencing. It’s something you might not be able to articulate but that you feel on a visceral level, much like ‘umami’, the sixth taste. hotel emma, image courtesy of zio...

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Shower Floor Tiles: Elevate Your Design from Functional to Luxe

  How to create a resort-style spa in your own home? It’s all about creating a pared-down, serene space and letting the elements take center stage–with much of the focus on tile. With high-moisture environments like saunas, baths, and showers, there is the need to balance aesthetics with practicality; no easy task. Even in...

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clé tile Installation Feature: Anthony D’Argenzio Captures Vintage Charm in Modern Bathroom Renovation

When Anthony D'Argenzio of Zio & Sons collaborated with clé on a line of zellige tiles, he was looking to create an updated, modern take on classic old-world patterns, while still honoring the tile’s long heritage. This approach of combining the old with the new was also how he tackled the design of his...

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Studio McGee Shares Home Renovation Highlights, Featuring clé tile

  Studio McGee is on a roll… a big one. A vast social media audience (1.6 million Instagram followers), a design line at Target, and a brand new Netflix show are just a few examples of their meteoric rise over the last six years.  Shea and Syd McGee, the two minds behind their...

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clé + Primer: 3D Technology Brings Tile to Life

When we talk about tile we often used the term surface. Tile is not just about color but is the sum of many parts. In the case of a glazed brick it might be how the glaze interacts with the clay body to create a unique satiny finish while with a glazed...

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Why clé Zellige Tile Is *The* Zellige Tile

  Whether glazed or natural, zellige is a historic craft with unique attributes Choosing the “difference” with clé Zellige Tile “Authentic” has become a word that has special significance at clé. The concept of authenticity is not new for us, even though the term has become a marketing buzzword as the world...

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