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a clé heritage tile

clé heritage are artisan tiles that carry the mark of a skilled artisan with each tile embodying variation in tone and surface. these tiles are to be treasured for their hand hewn quality and require a skilled installer.

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$18.35/sqft

pavimenti from the cinema collection

classic romance meets modern vibe

joining our existing line up of cement shapes, pavimenti’s large-format shapes include the classics of the tile world that you don’t usually see in cement. the paradiso octagon + bouchon bundle marries these traditional shapes with the natural variegation inherent in our handcrafted cement.  the effect? off-hand grandeur, a discrete elegance, romance made modern. 

why we love cement tile

we're entranced by the almost endless possibilities of clé's handcrafted cement tile, with its silky matte finish, deliciously variegated colors, and possibilities for patterns both exuberant and subtle. cement tile offers the most vibrant colors possible in tilemaking, with remarkable value for the quality and variety they offer. it's no surprise that cement tiles have become one of the most sought-after tiles for use on walls, floors and patios, indoors or out (weather permitting), with myriad shapes, sizes, colors and patterns that are impossible to refuse.

solid cement tiles from clé grant any surface a variegated color range from tile to tile. this is due to the natural properties of the cement enlivened by the earthen nuances of the pigments–a combination that imparts a hypnotic finish unique to solid cement tiles.

the finest cement tiles in the world

clé has long been a champion of this timeless building material. tiles made of cement have graced the halls and walls of homes, cafes and hotels across many continents for hundreds of years, but were relatively unknown when we first introduced them to america. since then, we have elevated and popularized cement tile–also known as encaustic cement tiles, concrete tiles, hydraulicos, cuban tiles and more–by developing a top-of-the line cement tile of unparalleled quality, durability, and versatility. treat this tile with the respect it's due: make sure to have it installed professionally by an installer who has experience with cement tile.

product specifications

technical specifications

non freeze thaw resistant icon

non freeze thaw resistant

radiant heating compatible icon

radiant heating compatible

stove backsplash icon

stove backsplash

sink backsplash icon

sink backsplash

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exterior floor

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interior floor

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heavy commercial

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heavy residential

interior wall icon

interior wall

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exterior wall

fireplace surround icon

fireplace surround

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shower floor + wall

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steam shower floor + wall

* see material guidelines guide for specific requirements

description
rating
surface type
unglazed

finish type
matte

level 3: medium

level 1: smooth

level 1: slight

water absorption
avg. 10.9%; non-vitreous

dcof
avg. 0.74

Weight per sqft
7.0 lbs

Bundle coverage
26 sqft

this product comes 80 pieces per bundle, including four 10 piece boxes of octagons, and one 40 piece box of bouchons

read before you buy this tile

do i need to seal cement tiles?

for sealing cement tiles, clé recommends a 3-coat application of Stonetech Impregnator Pro Sealer from laticrete. An acceptable alternative is a 4-coat application Stonetech BulletProof Sealer from laticrete.

we recommended sealing the grout lines and tile surface in all applications of cement (dry and wet) as the final step of installation.

for more information about sealing please see our encaustic cement material guidelines.

do you offer trim for your cement tile?

at clé we follow the international model of no trim and highly recommend our clients to do the same. below are the trim alternatives we recommend for this collection.

- if your project needs to turn a corner either inwardly or outwardly, mitering the tiles to meet seamlessly in a corner gives it the cleanest, crafted finish.
- another way to complete your tiling is to run a bead of caulk or grout along the exposed tile edge.
- if you have a painted surface next to your tile, you can choose to paint the outer edge of the tile to match the painted surface.
- like with any of our tiles, you can also build out the sheetrock so that the surface of the finished sheetrock is flush with the surface of the tile.

for more detailed recommendations about trim, please see our trim guide.

how do i take care of my encaustic cement tiles?

mild, pH neutral soaps should be sufficient for most cleaning—test before general use. for all other maintenance, clé recommends laticrete cleaning products.

are cement tiles UV resistant? how will my cement tiles age over time?

cement tiles are not UV resistant and will fade over time from sun exposure. dark colors such as black, dark blue, purple and green colors will fade faster than other colors.

over time, a natural patina will occur on floors as they are maintained and naturally wear creating a softer appearance in both color and character.

 patina is an inherent part of cement tile installations and the reason why cement tiles are specified for so many projects requiring a surface that will beautifully age with the structure it protects.

what type of finish should I expect with this collection? 

our cement tiles come pre-polished with a smooth matte surface. polishing is a process where the cement surface "tooth" has been polished away and it allows the tiles to resist su