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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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character. durability. romance.

a walk-in shower with cle tile le sol grand rectangles in big (4x8) and small (2x8) installed on the wall

bohemian sophisticate

languid, sunbaked mediterranean afternoons. swirling caftans. the smell of orange blossom. that’s le sol–a terracotta that brings a rustic, timeless–might we even say exotic–feel to any space. with a variety of shapes and sizes, le sol can go places our other terracotta can’t–including outdoors. best yet: it’s the perfect mate to our glazed terracottas including zellige and eastern earthenware. 

 

le sol diamonds, hexes, and bundles of star + cross and octagon + glazed bouchon come in smaller sizes. the planks, rectangles, scallops, and lanterns are slightly larger, with rectangles in two sizes: 4” x 8” and 6”x 8”. their substantial variation ranges from earthy terracotta hues to something deeper and more burnished, while the tiles bear the marks of their making–bringing to life their essential character and authenticity.

minimalist kitchen with cle tile le sol grand 2x8 rectangle tiles installed on the backsplash
group of eight cle tile le sol grand 2x8 rectangle tiles

why we love this collection

we’ve always believed in taking ancient traditions and making them relevant (we think essential) to the way we live and design today. le sol is a perfect example: its classic moroccan terracotta in a broad range of traditional shapes; its smaller sizes make it a natural for walls, backsplashes, and smaller spaces. and it don’t feel you need to stick to traditional designs: lay it out with larger grout joints or pair the rectangle with the plank–and it takes on a modern mediterranean look. it’s the ultimate creative tool.

a devotion to terracotta

we revere terracotta–the most humble of clays, which in its authentic form requires few alterations. that’s why clé has put together an authoritative curation of authentic glazed and unglazed terracotta tile from around the world including moroccan zellige, italian cotto, antique terracotta, and eastern earthenware. pleasantly dense, le sol hits the sweet spot between character and hardwearing durability: a winning combination.

group of cle tile le sol grand 2x8 rectangle tiles

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 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 floor + wall

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steam shower floor + wall

* see material guidelines guide for specific requirements

description
rating
surface type
unglazed

finish type
unfinished

level 4: heavy

level 3: medium

level 3: heavy

level 2: prevalent

level 2: prevalent

dimensions
2" x 8" x 1 / 2 "
water absorption
avg. 6.3%; semi-vitreous

dcof
avg. 0.63

Pieces per sqft
9.29 pcs/sqft

Weight per sqft
6.87 lbs

Pieces per box
84 pcs/box


read before you buy this tile

do i need to seal le sol tiles?

le sol tiles are porous and should be sealed as the final step of installation for all applications (dry and wet) to maintain their appearance and avoid staining. both the tile surface and grouted areas should be sealed. you must apply sealant or a grout release prior to grouting, then seal as the final step of installation.

If you are installing le sol on a busy kitchen backsplash where heavy staining is a concern, we recommend applying the clé top coat kit to the tile surface and grouted areas instead of using Laticrete sealing products. the clé top coat kit can provide even more protection against stains on backsplashes. apply the top coat kit as the final step of installation. please note that this product is only a top coat and should only be applied as the final step of installation. please do not use this as a pre-grout treatment and be careful during the grouting process, using a grout bag and cleaning up as you go.

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

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

for more information about sealing please see our le sol material guidelines.

do you offer trim for your le sol 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.
- a visible tile edge can be honed/polished/sanded to make the side match the main surface of the tile.
- 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 le sol tiles?

over time, a natural patina will occur on floors as they are maintained and naturally wear.

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

see our le sol material guidelines for more information.

what type of finish should i expect with this collection?

le sol tiles are porous unglazed terracotta tiles with medium texture variation.

what types and levels of variation and imperfections should i expect?

Due to the natural materials and production process of le sol tiles, there will be degrees of variation in color, shade, size, and texture in your order. Additionally, flashing or firing marks as well as white calcium deposits on the surface of the tiles are normal and to be expected. 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.

variation and imperfection ratings:

le sol tiles are rated 'level 4 heavy' for color variation, 'level 3 medium' for texture variation, 'level 3 heavy' for size variation, and 'level 2 prevalent' for chips, and cracks.

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

how will my le sol tile samples compare to my actual order?

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. additionally, flashing or firing marks as well as white calcium deposits on the surface of the tiles are normal and to be expected. 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.

what should i expect with my order of le sol?

le sol tiles travel a long distance and are packed in the traditional way with sawdust to protect the tiles from breaking.

dust and shipping residue are to be expected and should be cleaned prior to installing.

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.

is it possible to purchase more of the same material after my initial order (i.e. place an add on order)?

keep in mind there can be variation in color and texture between batches of le sol that can make add on orders difficult. remember to take this into account when calculating your order, and be sure to purchase enough material.

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 mapei flexcolor cq grout and a ⅛” grout joint for le sol tile installations. for design purposes a larger grout joint can also be used - please refer to our le sol installation blueprints for inspiration.

le sol installations with a grout joint size ¾” or larger will require the use of mapei 2 ½ to 1 paver grout. grout will need to be applied and two steps:

  • grout the joints and push them down with a striking tool so they don’t shrink.
  • after the initial application dries, regrout the joints as needed to keep the surface flush.

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 le sol material guidelines.

collection dimensions

petit hex - 4"x4 1/2"x1/2"
petit diamond - 2"x4"x1/2"
petit star - 3"x4 1/2" x1/2"
petit cross - 3"x4"x1/2"
petit octagon - 4"x4"x1/2"
petit bouchon - 1"x1"x1/2"
grand lantern - 5"x8"x1/2"
grand scallop - 5 1/2"x7"x1/2"
grand plank - 2"x8"x1/2"
grand rectangle - 4"x8"x1/2"
grand rectangle - 6"x8"x1/2"

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

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