eastern earthenware | dragon bay | march 2021

2" x 6" x 3 / 8 "

dragon bay

5 5 5

$23.60/sqft

$1.97/Piece

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eastern earthenware | dragon bay | march 2021
a maison clé tile

maison clé are our exclusive tile offerings featuring collaborations with artists from across the globe and we very much consider these pieces works of art. much like art they require skillful installation.

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an extraordinary limited edition work of art

a gloriously imperfect tile with unexpected color

clé’s eastern earthenware is a celebration of the power of fire and clay and the primal transformation that occurs when the two combine. unlike the uniform glazes of tiles fired in gas or electric kilns, eastern earthenware is heralded for its variation in color, shade and exquisite surface texture. this is the result of wood-firing where everything from the fusion of the glazes with the clay, placement in the kiln, the dispersion of ash, to the seasons and weather all serve to create an alchemy that transforms each tile into a work of art.

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why we love eastern earthenware

unlike the rest of our tile, this unique offering is sold by the kiln load. what this means:

each tile is different with each kiln load. this artisanal wood-fired product features rich variation in both glaze and color. as the clay reacts with the glaze during firing, iron spotting and other surface markings occur. depending on the placement in the kiln, the tiles may feature a variety of color tones and the glaze may appear matte in places and glossy in others. these are all part of the transformation that occurs with a hand made tile from a wood-fired kiln and as such, no two tiles are alike. 

 

please note, if you are looking for a more consistent look and feel we strongly suggest you opt for mochi.

clé has a long-held devotion for terracotta

a humble clay, traditional terracotta requires few alterations and in its best form goes almost straight from the earth into the fire. clé’s eastern earthenware is a celebration of this process and the primal transformation that occurs when the two combine. unlike the uniform glazes of tiles fired in gas or electric kilns, eastern earthenware is heralded for its variation in color, shade and exquisite surface texture. this is the result of wood-firing where everything from the fusion of the glazes with the clay, placement in the kiln, the dispersion of ash, to the seasons and weather all serve to create an alchemy that transforms each tile into a work of art.

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perfect grout to match

product specifications

technical specifications

non freeze thaw rated icon

non freeze thaw rated

radiant heating compatible icon

radiant heating compatible

uv resistant icon

uv resistant

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heat resistant

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stove backsplash

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sink backsplash

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interior floor

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light residential

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interior wall

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fireplace surround

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shower wall

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steam shower

* see material guidelines guide for specific requirements

description
rating
surface type
glazed

finish type
gloss + matte

level 3: medium

level 4: heavy

level 3: heavy

level 3: heavy

level 3: heavy

level 3: heavy

dimensions
2" x 6" x 3 / 8 "
water absorption
avg. 10.8%; non-vitreous

dcof
avg. 0.30

Pieces per sqft
12.00 pcs/sqft

Pieces per box
66 pcs/box


read before you buy this tile

grout

clé recommends the use of mapei ultracolor plus fa 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.

we recommend applying sealant or using a grout release prior to grouting if the tile has visible crazing.

important: we do not generally recommend using a contrasting grout color with eastern earthenware, as it will highlight the thin hairline cracks/crazing found on the tiles, and fill in any pits, and/or chips. if you choose to use a contrasting grout (i.e. white grout with black tile) please order 20-30% overage in order to cherry-pick the tile of the imperfections that are standard to eastern earthenware. additionally, you must make sure to apply stonetech heavy duty sealer from laticrete as a pre-grout treatment to minimize the possibility of the contrasting grout curing in the inherent hairline cracks, pits, and/or chips.

for more information about grouting please see our eastern earthenware material guidelines.

collection dimensions

square - 4"x4"x3/8"
rectangle - 2"x6"x3/8"
square - 2"x2"x3/8"

disclaimer: please note all dimensions are nominal. additionally, dimensions between tiles can vary +/- 1/8 inch.

material guidelines

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

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IMPORTANT: our standard requirement for tile cuts, shipping breakage, or future repairs is 15% overage. should your project require a less authentic look, without the imperfections standard to eastern earthenware, please order 20-30% overage in order to cherry-pick the tile.

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