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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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the classic italian beauty

a majestic material for versatile design statements

our carrara tile collection is a classic white stone with a mixed fleuri & vein cut that blend to create subtle yet distinctive patterns. perfect for the contemporary setting and an elegant surface material for bathrooms, kitchens and floor.

why we love carrara

taking its name from the luminous white mountains spiraling out of the ground surrounding carrara, italy, carrara marble has had a staggering history. continuously mined from these mountains, carrara has been used by the romans onwards. this majestic stone has adorned palaces and cathedrals–and now contemporary homes and public spaces–an enduring, classic mark of good taste.

the pinnacle of fine stone

inspiring art, architecture and design since the roman empire, adorning the pantheon and forming rome's trajan column… carrara would inspire michelangelo’s pieta and leonardo’s david. seen as a mark of wealth, the greeks and romans used it in their homes and this material flourished again with the renaissance and victorian eras and once again today it enjoys enduring appeal. this is a stone for the ages.

product specifications

technical specifications

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non freeze thaw resistant

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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

* see material guidelines guide for specific requirements

description
rating
surface type
unglazed

finish type
honed

level 3: medium

level 1: smooth

level 1: slight

dimensions
" x  " x  "
water absorption
avg. 6.5%; semi-vitreous

dcof
avg. 0.42

Pieces per sqft
1.19 pcs/sqft

Weight per sqft
4.46 lbs

Pieces per box
5 pcs/box

this product comes 132 pieces per sheet, 5 sheets per box

read before you buy this tile

do i need to seal carrara tiles?

like most natural stone, carrara requires sealing (before & after grouting) to prevent staining and help with repelling water.

if your tile is porous or if using a dark grout, clé recommends Stonetech Heavy Duty Sealer from laticrete as a pre-grout treatment.

for all other sealing and protecting, clé recommends Stonetech BulletProof Sealer from laticrete.

 for more information about sealing please see our carrara installation & maintenance guides.

do you offer trim for your carrara 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 stone tile edge can be honed 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 trim, please see our trim guide.

how do i take care of my carrara tiles?

marble is chemically sensitive so only mild pH neutral cleaners should be used.

 clé recommends laticrete cleaning products, please see our carrara installation & maintenance guide for more information.

what type of finish should i expect with this collection?

 our carrara tiles come with a smooth-matte, honed surface. honing is a process in which the surface is ground to the level that gives the tile a smooth matte finish.

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

carrara is a natural stone and will exhibit variation in color and shade.

due to the natural materials and production process of carrara 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.

variation and imperfection ratings:

carrara tiles are rated 'level 3 medium' for color variation, 'level 1 smooth' for texture variation, and 'level 1 slight' for size variation.

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

how will my carrara samples compare to my actual order?

 as noted in the variation and add on orders sections of our faq, carrara is a natural stone which will exhibit degrees of variation in color and shade. Our tiles are cut from large blocks of carrara, therefore there will be variation in color and shade across production lots or batches depending on the area of the quarry a particular lot was pulled from. 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 carrara tile?

 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 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)?

carrara is a natural stone which will exhibit degrees of variation in color and shade. Our tiles are cut from large blocks of carrara, therefore there will be variation in color and shade across production lots or batches depending on the area of the quarry a particular lot was pulled from. 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.

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 flexcolor cq grout with this collection. clé recommends a 1/8" grout joint on all sizes, except for those sizes that come mounted on mesh sheets. cararra penny rounds, 1" hexagon mosaics and 1" x 3¾" herringbone mosaics come mounted on mesh sheets and have a fixed 1/16" grout joint. 5" hexes come mounted on mesh sheets and will have a fixed 1/8" grout joint.

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 carrara installation & maintenance guide.

collection dimensions

square - 4"x4"x3/8"; straight rectified
subway - 3"x6"x3/8"; straight rectified
beveled subway - 3"x6"x3/8"; straight rectified
oversized subway - 6”x12”x3/8”; straight rectified
plank - 4"x12"x3/8"; straight rectified
large field tile - 12"x24"x3/8"; straight rectified

the below pieces come mounted on mesh sheets:

large hex - 12 1/2"x14 1/2"x3/8” overall sheet, 5"x5 3/4"x3/8" individual tiles; straight rectified (6 pieces per sheet with a fixed 1/8” grout joint)

herringbone - 12"x15"x3/8” overall sheet, 1"x3 3/4"x3/8" individual tiles; straight rectified (32 pieces per sheet with a fixed 1/16” grout joint)

penny rounds - 11 1/2"x13"x3/8” overall sheet, 3/4"x3/4"x3/8" individual tiles; straight rectified (240 pieces per sheet with a fixed 1/16” grout joint)

small hex - 11 1/4"x12 1/2"x3/8” overall sheet, 1"x1 1/8"x3/8" individual tiles; straight rectified (132 pieces per sheet with a fixed 1/16” grout joint)

disclaimer: please note all dimensions are nominal and can vary +/- 1/8 inch.

material guidelines