fornace brioni + giovanni barbieri

fornace brioni + giovanni barbieri | le piastrelle segnate | cotto rosato (bundle)

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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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subtle sculptural terracotta

what a relief

award-winning italian designer giovanni barbieri partnered with fornace brioni to develop this quietly dramatic terracotta tile called le piastrelle segnate. call it sculptural, call it relief, call it 3D tile–but it's a way to give walls a modern look with classic roots–with all the character and allure of genuine cotto from fornace brioni. sold in bundles of three different sculptural patterns that can be arranged in multiple ways for a myriad of design possibilities. 

 

warm and earthy cotto rosato brings a depth of color and expressive textural character to any space.

why we love terracotta

a humble clay, traditional terracotta requires few alterations and in its best form goes almost straight from the earth into the kiln. from pottery and jugs to roof tiles and building bricks, the evolution of terracotta is nothing short of transformational. the authentic quality of terracotta is indisputable; these tiles work hard and they last a long time. 


our continuing partnership with third-generation italian terracotta makers fornace brioni is a testament to our love of terracotta. using clay from the po river valley and traditional artisan techniques, fornace brioni brings their heritage expertise to new forms and designs–breathing new life into this age-old material.

what to know about terracotta

fornace brioni’s use of natural materials and its artisan techniques makes for a characterful variation in color, shade, and size amongst tiles in your order–and between samples and final orders. therefore, you’ll want to keep in mind this natural variation as you plan how to lay out the three different tiles in the bundle. make sure that your professional installer blends the tiles from all boxes once they arrive and lays them out in your desired pattern before installing. in addition, keep in mind that fornace brioni terracotta tiles are extremely porous and must be sealed before grouting and as the final step of installation to avoid staining and to maintain their appearance.

product specifications

technical specifications

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non freeze thaw resistant

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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 wall

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exterior wall

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fireplace surround

* see material guidelines guide for specific requirements

description
rating
surface type
unglazed

finish type
unfinished

level 2: slight

level 3: medium

level 3: heavy

water absorption
avg. 26.4%; non-vitreous

dcof
dcof testing is not performed as this is strictly a wall tile

Weight per sqft
6.51 lbs

Bundle coverage
14 sqft

this product comes 36 pieces per bundle, including one 12 piece box of each of the three patterns

read before you buy this tile

do i need to seal fornace brioni terracotta tiles?

fornace brioni + giovanni barberi terracotta tiles are extremely porous and must be sealed before grouting and as the final step of installation in order maintain their appearance and avoid staining.

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 fornace brioni terracotta wall material guidelines.

do you offer trim for your fornace brioni terracotta tile?

in general, 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 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 trim, please see our trim guide.

how do i take care of my fornace brioni terracotta tiles?

over time, a natural patina will occur on walls 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 fornace brioni terracotta wall material guidelines for more information.

what type of finish should i expect with this collection?

our fornace brioni terracotta wall tiles are porous and unglazed with an unfinished matte surface.

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

due to the natural materials and production process of fornace brioni + giovanni barbieri 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:

fornace brioni terracotta wall tiles are rated 'level 2 slight' for color variation, 'level 3 medium' for texture variation. for size variation, le piastrelle segnate is rated 'level 3 heavy'.

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

how will my fornace brioni terracotta 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.

what should i expect with my order of fornace brioni terracotta tile?

efflorescence (salt deposits appearing as a white residue) is a normal occurrence in terracotta, and can be removed.

-store your terracotta tiles in a cool, dry place to prevent moisture build which can lead to efflorescence and other issues.
-if efflorescence is present, have your installer do a quick sanding with an orbital sander and 120 grit sandpaper before sealing the tiles.
-additionally, stonetech restore acidic cleaner can also be used to remove efflorescence.

see the “sealing, maintenance, and care” section of our fornace brioni terracotta floor and wall material guidelines for more information.

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

is grouting required?

for dry applications of le piastrelle segnate tiles it is not necessary to grout, however it is necessary for exterior applications. if your installation requires grout, use a grout bag to fill the joints due to the shape and depth of the tile.

fornace brioni + giovanni barbieri terracotta tiles are extremely porous and must be sealed before grouting and as the final step of installation in order maintain their appearance and avoid staining.

what grout joint size should i use?

for applications where grouting is required, we recommend a 3/8” grout joint for le piastrelle segnate.

what grout type and colors do you recommend?

clé recommends the use of mapei flexcolor cq grout for use with our fornace brioni terracotta.

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 fornace brioni + giovanni barbieri wall material guidelines.

collection dimensions


le piastrelle segnate - 7 3/4"x7 3/4"x3/4"


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

material guidelines