fornace brioni + clé | grey | plank

2 1 / 2 " x 12" x 1 / 2 "

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fornace brioni + clé | grey | plank
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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$39.00/sqft

$29.25/sqft

a thin, glazed update on a classic form

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elevate your design with earthy sophistication

part of our fornace brioni + clé collection of glazed italian terracotta, these planks strike that difficult-to-get-quite-right chord of ancient and modern, making these tiles ideal for adding character to a rustic environment or texture to a modern setting. the authentic italian cotto (terracotta) has an exquisitely earthy texture that looks timeworn and effortless, in an elongated plank form that is instantly modern and refined. finished with a satin grey glaze, this fornace brioni + clé plank exhibits only slight color variation, resulting in an overall consistent and sleek look.

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why we love this collection

we have always loved terracotta for its history and durability, evolving in design but always staying true to itself. if you are looking for the function of the trusty subway tile but with a little more surface texture and a hint of zellige glamour, this satin matte glazed plank should serve you well.

our italian love affair with fornace brioni

if you, like all of us at clé, love tile, then it’s impossible to not have a passion for the material of the first tile makers: terracotta. the color of baked earth (the literal translation), terracotta is considered an evergreen material in the design world; always granting a project integrity and authenticity. when we were introduced to fornace brioni, we knew we had found our ideal partner for terracotta tiles. using clay from their land in northern italy, this generations-old terracotta-crafting family partners with contemporary designers to produce the new era of cotto. it’s impossible to not fall under the spell of this earthy material summoned to its highest form.

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product specifications

technical specifications

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non freeze thaw rated

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uv resistant

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stove backsplash

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sink backsplash

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interior 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
glazed

finish type
satin

level 2: slight

level 3: medium

level 2: medium

level 1: will occur

level 2: prevalent

dimensions
2 1 / 2 " x 12" x 1 / 2 "
water absorption
avg. 26.4%; non-vitreous

dcof
dcof testing has not been performed

Pieces per sqft
5.00 pcs/sqft

Weight per sqft
4.70 lbs

Pieces per box
39 pcs/box


read before you buy this tile

do i need to seal  fornace brioni + clé planks?

you must apply sealant or a grout release before grouting to minimize risk of grout haze and to allow for easy clean up.

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

do you offer trim with this collection?

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 trim, please see our trim guide.

how do i take care of my fornace brioni + clé planks?

over time the tile will develop a crackled patina. please note this is an intrinsic characteristic of glazed tile.

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

how much variation should i expect?

all fornace brioni + clé planks are made by hand, therefore crazing and noticeable variations in thickness, depth, color, shade, texture and size are to be expected. color and shade variations between tile sizes and shapes can occur as well. you might also have some tiles with cracks, pits and chips.

due to the variations in color and shade, 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?

fornace brioni + clé planks are made by hand and can 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:

fornace brioni + clé planks are rated 'level 2 slight' for color variation, 'level 3 medium' for texture variation, 'level 2 medium' for size variation, and 'level 1 light' for both pits/chips and cracks/crazing.

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

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.

grout

we recommend a 1/4" grout joint with our fornace brioni + clé planks, which allows for 5 pieces per sqft.

should your project require a smaller joint, keep in mind that additional tiles will need to be ordered as our checkout calculations are all based upon the above values.

what grout type, and color do you recommend?

clé recommends mapei ultracolor plus fa grout 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.

you must apply sealant or a grout release before grouting to minimize risk of grout haze and to allow for easy clean up.

collection dimensions

plank - 2 1/4"x12"x1/2"

disclaimer: please note all dimensions are nominal. additionally, dimensions between tiles can vary +/- 1⁄4 inch.

 

 

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important: we recommend a grout joint size of 1/4” with this collection which allows for 5 tiles per square foot.

should your project require a smaller joint, keep in mind that additional tiles will need to be ordered as our checkout calculations are all based on 5 tiles per square foot.

minimum order of 15sqft

546 sqft available

in stock - ships from warehouse within 2 - 4 weeks