eastern elements | mochi white | rectangle

2" x 6" x 3 / 8 "

mochi white

5 5 5

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a clé heritage tile

clé heritage are artisan tiles that carry the mark of a skilled artisan with each tile embodying variation in tone and surface. these tiles are to be treasured for their hand hewn quality and require a skilled installer.

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an extraordinary limited edition work of art

clé tile eastern elements mochi white 2x6 moodboard tea

romance in terracotta

sometimes, you want your walls and floors to whisper, and not speak quite so loudly. but you don’t want them to just sit there, either: you want them to glow, to have some personality, some life. you need a not-so-basic white.

eastern elements mochi is the silky white color of japanese rice cakes eaten on a moonlit night: not a pure white but one that is tinged with various delicate shades pink, blue, and grey to give it a translucent creaminess.

clé tile eastern elements mochi white 2x6 moodboard tea
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why we love eastern elements

clé’s eastern elements mochi is a hand crafted terracotta tile with a glaze inspired by the translucent petals of the chrysanthemum flower. mostly uniform in tone, it is the subtle variations in surface and texture that makes this a standout tile for those in search of a more consistent but still hand-hewn look. eastern elements mochi is cousin to eastern earthenware, our very limited edition wood-fired handcrafted tile that design adventurers have turned into a cult favorite.

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 elements is a celebration of this process. unlike its cousin, eastern earthenware, eastern elements eastern mochi is fired in a gas kiln which gives it greater uniformity in tone, size, and texture. but it still has a moderate level of character-ful imperfections that make it the ideal tile when you’re looking for a compelling personality that’s not too unruly.

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product specifications

technical specifications

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non 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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interior floor

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light residential

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interior wall

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exterior wall

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fireplace surround

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fountain waterline

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pool waterline

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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
glazed

finish type
satin

level 3: medium

level 2: slight

level 2: medium

level 1: will occur

level 1: will occur

level 1: will occur

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

dcof
avg. 0.30 with 1/16" grout joints

Pieces per sqft
12.00 pcs/sqft

Weight per sqft
5.04 lbs

Pieces per box
66 pcs/box

read before you buy this tile

do i need to seal eastern elements tiles?

for exterior sealing, clé recommends stonetech heavy duty exterior sealer from laticrete.

if your tiles have visible crazing, or if are using a contrasting grout, clé recommends sealing with stonetech heavy duty sealer from laticrete as a pre-grout treatment.

dry applications of eastern earthenware do not require sealing as the final step of installation.

for all other sealing and protecting, clé recommends stonetech bulletproof sealer from laticrete.

for more information about sealing please see our eastern elements material guidelines.

do you offer trim for your eastern elements tile?

at clé we follow the international model of no trim and highly recommend our clients to do the same. below are the trim alternatives we recommend for this collection.

- if your project needs to turn a corner either inwardly or outwardly, mitering the tiles to meet seamlessly in a corner gives it the cleanest, crafted finish.
- another way to complete your tiling is to run a bead of caulk or grout along the exposed tile edge.
- like with any of our tiles, you can also build out the sheetrock so that the surface of the finished sheetrock is flush with the surface of the tile.

for more detailed recommendations about about trim, please see our trim guide.

how do i take care of my eastern elements tiles?

over time, a natural patina will occur on floors as they are maintained and naturally wear. this inherent traffic pattern is a highlight of using eastern elements and should be both anticipated and favored.

mild, pH neutral soaps should be sufficient for most cleaning—test before general use. for all other maintenance, clé recommends laticrete cleaning products.

see eastern elements material guidelines for more information.

what type of finish should i expect with these tiles?

our eastern elements tiles vary in surface and texture and have a glazed satin finish ranging from matte to gloss.

how much variation should i expect?

note that due to the firing methods and raw materials used to create glazed clay tiles, your order of eastern elements may contain some tiles with cracks, iron spots, crazing, edge-chipping and pits through the glaze of the clay body.

due to the natural materials and production process of eastern elements tiles, there will be degrees of variation in color, shade and size in your order, therefore it is important to blend the tiles from all boxes once they arrive and place them in their installation area to ensure you have the layout you want before installing.

what's crazing, and should this be expected with eastern elements tiles?

eastern elements tiles are made by hand and will show visible crazing. crazing refers to the hairline cracks which may occur in the glaze surface of tile after firing and is common in handcrafted tile.

variation and imperfection ratings:

eastern elements tiles are rated 'level 3 medium for color variation, 'level 2 slight' for texture variation, 'level 2 medium' for size variation, and 'level 1 will occur' for both pits/chips, cracks/crazing and iron spots.

see illustrations in the technical specifications section above, and read more about the ratings in our tile variation and imperfections guide.

how will my eastern elements samples compare to my actual order?

as noted in the variation and add on orders sections of our faq, due to the handmade craftsmanship of our tiles and the variety of materials used, there will be degrees of variation in color, shade, size and texture across production lots or batches. This means that your sample may not be a perfect match with your actual order, and that your add-on order may not be a perfect match to either.

are there best practices for sampling eastern elements tiles?

due to the variation in color of our handmade tiles, and the variation in texture, combined with the imperfections listed above, we strongly encourage sampling more than one piece to get a better sense of what the tile has to offer.

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 shipping 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.

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: if eastern elements tiles are being grouted with a contrasting grout color vs. a matching one, 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 elements material guidelines.

collection dimensions

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

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

material guidelines

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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.

minimum order of 11sqft

in transit - ships from warehouse within 12 - 14 weeks