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we like to think of our basics collection as the building blocks of a great design. start with any of them - subway tile, penny rounds, etc - and go from there. to keep your installation from being too sterile or too monochrome, pair a basic white with a different tile to add some personality. choose a different color, shape or even add a pattern. while these tough-as-nails tiles are always a smart choice, they pair with nearly every tile for an elevated and truly custom look.


what grout joint size, type, and color do you recommend?

clé recommends the use of mapei ultracolor plus fa grout for gloss subway and flexcolor cq for matte subway and a 1/16" 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 Ultracolor Plus FA & 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.

for more information related to ordering and shipping, please be sure to visit our shipping and returns and delivery information resource pages


Subway - 4"x12"x1/4"

Subway - 4"x8"x1/4"

Bevel Subway - 3"x6"x3/8"

Subway - 3"x6"x1/4"

Square Subway - 6"x6"x1/4"

Disclaimer: Please note all subway tile dimensions are nominal and can vary plus or minus 1/8 inch. 


iinterior wall, shower wall, steam shower wall, backsplash, kitchen, fireplace surround, pool & fountain waterline (non-freeze thaw locations only). Not suitable for floors. Limit all exterior usage to locations not affected by freeze thaw. 


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