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product line - container tile

inspired by the multi-colored checker-boarding of large container ships coming in and out of the San Francisco bay, John Whitmarsh's renowned container tile collection for clé is the 2nd collection of Whitmarsh's reconstruction studies series.

made from the actual containers that have traveled around the globe from port to port, Whitmarsh's captivating tiles are cut from "retired" steel containers aged by weather on the high seas.

a mosaic of tiles celebrating the magic of a world that is connected by container shipments, rust stains, dings, scratches, and numbering are all left intact as a reference to their past lives delivering the wares of our vast globe.

sold as a medley of tiles in colors and sizes, the tile size is approximately 2" x 9".


what is the best way to install john whitmarsh tiles?
please refer to our "resources/specification" section.

where can i use these john whitmarsh tiles?

please see the "usage" section.


how does the tile ship?
clé tiles ship on pallets via ground.

restrictions and exclusions
High-zone delivery areas - fees vary depending on zone
Shipping to an island or peninsula
Inside delivery, whiteglove service - add $175 per pallet.


why do you suggest i order 10% to 15% more than my measurements?
there is always the potential of breakage during moving and shipping tiles (2% to 3%). also, you should always have additional tiles for making tile cuts during your installation, and to store for possible future repair needs.

what are the minimum order requirements?
square feet

when can i expect my order?

can i cancel my order?
you have 3 hours to cancel your order. artists' tiles are not eligible for refunds or exchanges.

are there trade discounts?
yes, please refer to our "TRADE CONCIERGE SERVICE" page.


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