a timeless shape in a modern material

clé tile solid black cement square tiles on the steps of an outdoor patio

design / photo: jeremiah brent

squares offer symmetry in cement

our cement squares are the ideal tile: a classic shape but with a modern material. install these traditionally for a subtle monochrome grid, pair with other colors to create a unique hopscotch pattern or partner them with any of our patterned cement tiles.

looking for a black that’s just right? clé black is a classic colorway for designs from modern to classic: a truly balanced black. keep in mind that even if you’ve chosen a solid, each and every tile will lighter, darker, less or more intensely hued. the result? a chic, cool, wabi-sabi effect.

clé tile solid black cement square tiles on the steps of an outdoor patio

design / photo: jeremiah brent

bar with clé tile solid black cement square tiles paired with star bright patterned cement tile on the wall

why we love cement tile

we’re entranced by the almost endless possibilities of clé’s handcrafted cement tile, with its silky matte finish, deliciously variegated colors, and possibilities for patterns both exuberant and subtle. cement tile offers the most vibrant colors possible in tilemaking, with remarkable value for the quality and variety they offer. it’s no surprise that cement tiles have become one of the most sought-after tiles for use on walls, floors and patios, indoors or out (weather permitting), with myriad shapes, sizes, colors and patterns that are impossible to refuse.

design: matchbook distilling company / photo: david benthal

the finest cement tiles in the world

clé has long been a champion of this timeless building material. tiles made of cement have graced the halls and walls of homes, cafes and hotels across many continents for hundreds of years, but were relatively unknown when we first introduced them to america. since then, we have elevated and popularized cement tile–also known as encaustic cement tiles, concrete tiles, hydraulicos, cuban tiles and more–by developing a top-of-the line cement tile of unparalleled quality, durability, and versatility. treat this tile with the respect it’s due: make sure to have it installed professionally by an installer who has experience with cement tile.

outdoor patio with clé tile black and white solid cement square tiles mixed on the floor

design / photo: jeremiah brent

perfect grout to match

product specifications

technical specifications

non freeze thaw rated icon

non freeze thaw rated

radiant heating compatible icon

radiant heating compatible

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stove backsplash

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sink backsplash

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exterior floor

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interior floor

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heavy commercial

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heavy residential

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interior wall

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exterior wall

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fireplace surround

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shower

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steam shower

* see installation and maintenance guide for specific requirements

description
rating
surface type
unglazed

finish type
matte

level 3: medium

level 1: smooth

level 1: slight

level 1: light

level 1: light

dimensions
8" x 8" x 5 / 8 "
water absorption
avg. 10.9%; non-vitreous

dcof
avg. 0.74

Pieces per sqft
2.25 pcs/sqft

Pieces per box
12 pcs/box


grout

clé recommends the use of mapei flexcolor cq grout 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 flexcolor cq color catalogue contains 40 colors to choose from. visit the mapei website to view.

for more information about grouting please see our encaustic cement installation & maintenance guide.

dimensions

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sq.ft. needed

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

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$7.85/sqft

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$41.88/box


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1 total pieces

minimum order of 10sqft

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