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fornace brioni + cristina celestino | trama | cotto rosato

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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.

we do not sample this product
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$ 50.69/sqft

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industry standard suggests adding at least 15% overage due to tile cuts, potential breakage, or future repairs


total sqft

$ 51.01 /sqft


total boxes

$ 264.00 /box



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minimum order of 10 sqft

only 671 sqft available

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

surface type

finish type

level 2: slight

level 3: medium

level 2: medium

level 1: will occur

level 1: will occur

level 1: will occur

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water absorption
avg. 26.4%; non-vitreous

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

Pieces per sqft
115.2 pcs/sqft

Weight per sqft
5.76 lbs

Pieces per box
600 pcs/box

read before you buy this tile

do i need to seal fornace brioni terracotta tiles?

fornace brioni + cristina celestino 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?

we offer an end cap sold by the linear foot to go along with our giulio romano column, should this be desired for your project. 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?

tiles may be exposed to moisture and/or condensation during production or shipping which may affect the color of the tiles once received.  setting tiles out to dry prior to installation will return return the color to normal. 

due to the natural materials and production process of fornace brioni + cristina celestino erracotta 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, tramas and mantegnas are rated 'level 2 medium', and acanti and giulio romano'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.


is grouting required? 

for dry applications of acanti, mantegna, trama and giulio romano tiles it is not necessary to grout, however it is necessary for exterior applications. if your installation requires grout, we recommend using non-pigmented cementitious sanded grout and a grout bag to fill the joints due to the shape and depth of the tile.

fornace brioni + cristina celestino 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 1/8" grout joint for trama and mantegna, and 3/8” grout joint for acanti and giulio romano.

what grout type and colors do you recommend?

clé recommends using mortar and non-pigmented sanded cementitious grout that comply with the ANSI A118 or ISO 13007 classifications suitable for your project.  Please consult with your installation professional to make these determinations.

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 terracotta wall material guidelines.

collection dimensions

trama diamond - 1 ¼" x 2" x ⅝"
acanti - 7¾" x 7¾" x ¾"
mantegna - 6" x 6¾" x 1"
giulio romano endcap - 8" x 10" x 1"
giulio romano column - 8" x 19½" x 1"

disclaimer: please note all dimensions are nominal. additionally, dimensions between tiles can vary +/- ¼" for acanti, giulio romano, and +/- ⅛" for mantegna and trama.

delicate, handmade mosaic gems

design: cristina celestino | photo: delfino sisto legnani

these diamonds are a wall's best friend

these cotto diamonds may be small, but their impact can be huge based on their endless installation variations. these smooth terracotta mosaics are delicate without being too precious. each is handmade with imperfections that give depth and character to any wall, in a natural terracotta straight from the earth.

why we love this collection

we have always loved terracotta for its history and durability, evolving in design but always staying true to itself. cristina celestino says it best: "i started off by looking back at the history of this material, with the idea of moving it away from its historic rustic application and towards its more contemporary context. i realized that this material had a great deal of unexplored potential, so while traditional production techniques were still necessary, it was possible to experiment more on the design side." in particular, we love the way celestino delves into the richness of italy's historical legacy of art and design, teasing out stories, motifs, and themes, bringing them to life with freshness, a knowing humor, and a modern edge.

design: cristina celestino | photo: delfino sisto legnani

our italian love affair with fornace brioni

terracotta is an evergreen material in the design world, able to imbue a space with integrity and authenticity. when we were introduced to fornace brioni, we knew we had found our ideal partner for terracotta tiles: this fourth generation family-owned firm uses clay from their land in northern italy, forming and firing it in ways rooted in centuries' old tradition. fornace brioni is creating new possibilities for terracotta (or what they call a new era of cotto), working with one of the hottest designers of our era, cristina celestino. it’s impossible to not fall under the spell of this earthy material summoned to its highest form.