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a clé classics tile

clé classics are our affordable staples and are a great tile for first time home buyers, those on a budget or those looking for a high-low look. we like to refer to them as the ‘jeans and t-shirt’ of tiles.

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the perenially popular penny round

an affordable classic that can completely transform your design

we treasure penny rounds for their whimsical shape and their contribution to spaces in need of a fine, even texture. in addition, mosaic-sized tiles can offer the added functionality of providing more friction to surfaces that need it (e.g. wet floors, swimming pools etc.) and can also be easily molded around curbs and rounded surfaces. we offer penny round tiles in black gloss, black matte, white gloss and white matte glazes. they are sheet mounted for ease of installation.

why we love penny rounds

at clé, penny round tiles remind us of penny loafers; a classic icon that evokes a modern sensibility. ultra-versatile penny rounds are perfect for any project, whether you want to add a touch of vintage to a modern interior, or deliver a neoteric jolt to a traditional one. penny rounds’ mad match-up of flair and function and affordability make these tiny tiles an easy pick for clé classics, our collection of essentials dedicated to procuring high style at budget-friendly prices.

design: plan interiors architecture / photo: dan d'agostino + gabriela rodriguez

start with the basics

penny rounds are a mosaic tile - one that is smaller than 2” in size. although porcelain mosaics started their popularity with square and hexagonal shapes, for clé, penny rounds hold a space that offers a modern twist to a very traditional tile. mosaic tiles can be made of any tile material (stone, porcelain, metal, glass) however, they have had their most prominent and long lasting existence in porcelain form, the most durable ceramic form.

photo: laurie frankel

product specifications

technical specifications

freeze thaw resistant icon

freeze thaw resistant

radiant heating compatible icon

radiant heating compatible

uv resistant icon

uv resistant

heat resistant icon

heat resistant

stove backsplash icon

stove backsplash

sink backsplash icon

sink backsplash

exterior floor icon

exterior floor

interior floor icon

interior floor

heavy commercial icon

heavy commercial

heavy residential icon

heavy residential

interior wall icon

interior wall

exterior wall icon

exterior wall

fireplace surround icon

fireplace surround

fountain icon


pool icon


shower floor + wall icon

shower floor + wall

steam shower floor + wall icon

steam shower floor + wall

* see material guidelines guide for specific requirements

surface type

finish type

level 1: low

level 1: smooth

level 1: slight

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water absorption
<0.5%; impervious

penny rounds inherently provide a high DCOF/slip resistance due to the small surface area of tile and large area of grout used.

Pieces per sqft
1.02 pcs/sqft

Weight per sqft
1.84 lbs

Pieces per box
22 pcs/box

this product comes 255 pieces per sheet, 22 sheets per box

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do i need to seal penny rounds?

we recommend sealing floors to protect the tiles in moderate traffic areas as the final step of installation.
in wet areas (backsplashes, showers, steam showers, pool & fountain water lines) the grout lines must be sealed as the final step of installation.

for all sealing and protecting, clé recommends stonetech stone, tile, and grout sealer from laticrete.

 for more information about sealing please see our porcelain penny rounds installation & maintenance guides.

do you offer trim for your penny rounds?

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.
- 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 penny rounds?

mild, pH neutral soaps should be sufficient for most cleaning. grout lines can be cleaned with warm water and a soft bristled cleaning brush. subway tiles can withstand common cleaners like bleach, soft scrub cleansers, and multipurpose cleaners. cleaners should be tested before use, as all tiles (glazed or otherwise) can be damaged through rigorous cleaning processes utilizing harsh cleansers or scrub pads. for all other maintenance, clé recommends laticrete cleaning products.

see our penny rounds installation & maintenance guides for more information.

what type of finish should i expect with this collection?

there are two different finishes in our glazed porcelain penny rounds tile collection. the glossy finish is smooth, whereas the matte has medium texture variation.

what types and levels of variation and imperfections should i expect?

penny rounds tiles have low color and shade variation but it is still very important to blend the tiles from all boxes once they arrive and place them in their installation area to ensure you have the layout you want before installing. do not install without blending tiles from all boxes. our tiles are subject to variations in color, texture, size and finish.

variation and imperfection ratings: 

porcelain matte penny rounds ti