shop all cement

cement | pavimenti act I | white | casablanca star + cross (bundle)

white

select your options

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.

buy sample

sample

$15.00/piece

full tile order

start your project

$ 16.50/sqft

The outline of a freight box truck

in stock | ships from warehouse within 10 business days

calculate your project

sqft needed

industry standard suggests adding at least 15% overage due to tile cuts, potential breakage, or future repairs

0

total sqft

$ 16.5 /sqft

0

total boxes

2 boxes/bundle


0

total bundles

$ 99.00 /bundle


$0.00

subtotal

0 total pieces

minimum order of 23 sqft

only 6262 sqft available

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

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

shower floor + wall icon

shower floor + wall

steam shower floor + wall icon

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
7.06 lbs

Bundle coverage
6.0 sqft

this product comes 24 pieces per bundle, including one 12 piece box of stars, and one 12 piece box of crosses

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 surface dirt. it also helps to begin their inherent patina right away.

tiles may be exposed to moisture and/or condensation during production or shipping which may affect the color of the tiles once received.  setting tiles out to dry prior to installation will return return the color to normal. 

what are encaustic cement tiles?

each encaustic cement tile is painstakingly hand crafted, one tile at a time, to create solid or patterned tiles formed from pigmented cement. these tiles do not use kilns or other firing processes, therefore no fossil fuels are burned during production.

clé 100% guarantees that no two encaustic cement tiles will be alike. in fact, it is all these imperfections that designers find so captivating. if your design tendencies do not lean toward imperfection, then encaustic cement tiles are not for you!

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

cement tiles are created using basic earth components—natural pigments mixed with ground marble dust, white portland cement and sand. Instead of firing, our cement tiles are made by pouring the materials into a mold, then being hydraulically pressed and stacked in a water bath to cure. the end result is a durable, safe and long lasting tile.

tiles may be exposed to moisture and/or condensation during production or shipping which may affect the color of the tiles once received.  setting tiles out to dry prior to installation will return return the color to normal. 

due to the natural pigments used in produc