clé slate | square

16" x 16" x 3 / 8 "
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a clé classics tile

clé classics are our affordable staples and are a great tile for first time home buyers, those on a budget or those looking for a high-low look. we like to refer to them as the ‘jeans and t-shirt’ of tiles.

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$7.70/sqft

the elemental, durable stone

emily henderson bathroom with clé tile slate stone tile square 16x16 on the floor

design: emily henderson / photo: sara tramp

organic and textural

split along the natural grain to yield a cleft texture, our slate tile will age in place beautifully. initially, bits of loose shale will wear away, leaving a durable, naturally slip-resistant and tactile matte surface that catches light differently from tile to tile. organic yet geometric, our planks parlay beautifully into patterns of herringbone, chevron and long staggered runs. the larger formatted squares and rectangles bring quiet drama to small and large spaces, on their own or combined into elegant ashlar patterns. slate’s natural variations of shade and texture turn even standard subway tiles into something uniquely, timelessly beautiful.

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emily henderson bathroom with clé tile slate square 16x16 on the floor

why we love slate

elemental, tactile and endlessly variable, slate is the product of the geologic forces that build mountains. as the tectonic plates buckle and fold, heat and pressure beneath the earth’s crust turn mineral clay and volcanic dust into solid stone, capturing life that will eventually become fossil imprints. for us, stone–any stone–is a product to be honored for what it is: a stunning substance that has emerged from the earth–and one that will elevate every project, every space.

design: emily henderson / photo: sara tramp

a timeless tile, 500 million years in the making

the mineral clay and volcanic dust that become slate creates broad, strong, layered sheets that allow it to be cut in a range of shapes and thicknesses. because it’s not very porous, it sheds water and resists damage from freezing, and has a naturally slip-resistant texture. its long history has made it a traditional material for cladding roofs, sidewalks and gardens where its soft blue-grey shades are a welcoming balance to forest greens, fall foliage and the browns of bark and earth. these qualities make slate tile a fantastic choice indoors, as well as in bathrooms, kitchens, entryways and mudrooms, on walls and floors, counters and hearths.

emily henderson bathroom vanity with clé tile slate square 16x16 on the floor and architect's palette blotter on the backsplash and walls

design: emily henderson / photo: sara tramp

product specifications

technical specifications

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freeze thaw rated

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radiant heating compatible

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uv resistant

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heat resistant

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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 residential

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light commercial

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interior wall

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exterior wall

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fireplace surround

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shower floor + wall

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steam shower floor + wall

* see material guidelines guide for specific requirements

description
rating
surface type
unglazed

finish type
gauged

level 3: medium

level 3: medium

level 1: slight

dimensions
16" x 16" x 3 / 8 "
water absorption
avg. 0.49%; impervious

dcof
DCOF testing is typically not performed on slate as the clefts on the tile surface provide a natural slip resistance

Pieces per sqft
0.56 pcs/sqft

Weight per sqft
4.39 lbs

Pieces per box
5 pcs/box


read before you buy this tile

rectangle field tile - 12"x24"x3/8"

subway - 3"x6"x"3/8"

square - 12”x12”x3/8”

square - 16"x16"x3/8"

square field tile - 24”x24”x3/8”

plank - 6"x24"x3/8"

plank - 4"x12"x3/8"

disclaimer: please note length and width dimensions are nominal. additionally, dimensions between tiles can vary +/- 1/8", and thickness can vary by +/- 1/4" as a result of the natural unfinished surface inherent to slate.

grout

clé recommends the use of mapei flexcolor cq grout and a 1/8" 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.

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

any tips for installing the slate modernist mosaic?

we recommend a grout joint size of 1/8" with our clé basics slate. however, given that our modernist mosaic contains a mix of sizes, you may need to vary the grout joint slightly as you go in order to accommodate for size variation between pieces and also to have the pieces fit smoothly in the overall pattern footprint.

collection dimensions

rectangle field tile - 12"x24"x3/8"

subway - 3"x6"x"3/8"

square - 12”x12”x3/8”

square - 16"x16"x3/8"

square field tile - 24”x24”x3/8”

plank - 6"x24"x3/8"

plank - 4"x12"x3/8"

disclaimer: please note length and width dimensions are nominal. additionally, dimensions between tiles can vary +/- 1/8", and thickness can vary by +/- 1/4" as a result of the natural unfinished surface inherent to slate.

material guidelines

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for quantities greater than 1,000 square feet, please contact sales at contact@cletile.com