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terracotta 101: everything you need to know about this timeless classic

have you settled on our our unique antique terracotta tiles for your project but are just unsure about how to get the installation just right? these unglazed, non-vitreous terracotta tiles, which are hand-formed and fired, are much different than cement so the installation is quite different. below is some basic information to...

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are encaustic cement tiles right for me?

cement tiles may be new to you, but in other parts of the world they have graced the halls and walls of fine homes and cool cafes to regal hotels and stately institutions. however, most people know very little about these historic tiles. if you’ve been wanting to add cement tiles to...

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monday mention – luxe magazine, hedron cement & a dash of paris panache

what’s black, white, and striped all over? our hedron cement hexagon tiles, obviously! everyone knows how classic and sophisticated stripes are, but this encaustic cement pattern takes the design one step further by adding a modern and parisian twist. these tiles, when woven together, create one of our most dynamic geometric patterns...

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monday mention – luxe magazine sf crazy for clé decorative tiles

a recent press mention in luxe magazine featured two of our favorite new releases: erica tanov’s artist cement tile and our new french reproduction belgian black terracotta. although there is unequivocal value in high-quality utilitarian tiles, sometimes we forget that the right tile can be used equally as statement pieces. clé tiles inhabit the...

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monday mention - surf's up! artist-in-residence luca osburn talks tides with surf'd magazine

just in time for summer, luca osburn’s tides watermark series has been gaining media attention across the country. we wanted to specifically thank surf’d magazine, which recently profiled our artist-in-residence about the ties between his love for surf and his debut as a clé artist.   tides draws inspiration from the california...

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design vs. nature - geometric tile patterns

cement tiles have been around europe and asia for over 150 years and are one of the biggest tile trends to reemerge around the world. beyond their functional attributes, cement tiles really excel from a design perspective. intriguing the design industry, right now, are the magical patterns, shapes and variegated colors that...

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