product line - antique terracotta
Antique Terracotta tiles are unglazed, non-vitreous terracotta tiles, which are hand-formed and fired.
Antique Terracotta tiles are not manufactured but reclaimed from antique french structures. To minimize damage to orders, we do not repackage what is shipped from our recovery team in france. Due to this, there can be substantial variations in thickness ranging from 3/4” - 1 1/4”.
what grout joint size, type, and color do you recommend?
clé recommends the use of mapei flexcolor cq grout and a 1/2" grout joint with this collection.
Grout color selection is always up to our client and/or their design professional. However, clé is often asked for our opinion on best grout selections for our tiles. And due to the large array of grout colors that are now available, clé would like to offer this general guideline on a foolproof grout color selection for any of your clé tiles.
- First, have your professional tile contractor complete your tile installation, except for the grout portion.
- Next, when ready to grout, ask your contractor to bring ALL grout color charts from his preferred grout manufacturers, for your review.
- Lastly, choose a time of day when you are most pleased with the lighting in your space (either natural lighting, installed lighting or a blend of both). During that lighting and time of day, select the grout color that best matches your tile selection.
Note that the full Mapei Flexcolor CQ color catalogue contains 40 colors to choose from. Visit the Mapei website to view.
why do you suggest i order at least 15% more than my measurements?
Industry standard suggests adding at least 15% overage due to tile cuts, potential breakage, or future repairs.
Square - 6"x6"x3/4"
Hex - 6"x7"x7/8"
Disclaimer: Please note there can be substantial variations in thickness ranging from 3/4” - 1 1/4” given the reclaimed nature of these tiles.
interior floor, exterior floor, interior wall, exterior wall, shower floor, shower wall, residential low traffic, residential high traffic, commercial low traffic, backsplash, kitchen, fireplace surround. Heavy commercial use such as factory floors and exterior driveways are NOT recommended. Limit all exterior usage to locations not affected by freeze thaw.