liberty brick 2 1/2"x8"x3/8" baltic sample
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about this collection
drawing on the modern feel of the roaring twenties and an era of urbanization, this hard-working, thin-glazed brick is a standard, masonry brick size, preferred by architects for its modular ease of use. our liberty collection color palette includes matte black, deep shimmering blues, a rich moody green, and a reflective gold and iron shade. each coat of glaze reveals the texture of the brick giving it both glamour and heft. liberty collection is ideal for a multitude of applications, both inside and out. if you are looking for a statement- liberty offers a robust elegance for your vertical tile applications such as - kitchen backsplash, shower, fireplace surround, feature wall, powder room, entry hall, and more.
What grout joint size should I use?
We recommend a 3/8” grout joint with our liberty collection which allows for 6.54 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 6.54 tiles per square foot.
Here are the pieces per square foot for a few other common grout joint sizes:
1/8” grout joint - 6.97 tiles per square foot
1/4” grout joint - 6.75 tiles per square foot
pieces per square foot comes to 7.2 when no grout joint is taken into account
what grout type and color do you recommend?
clé recommends the use of mapei ultracolor plus fa tile 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.
Note that the full Mapei Ultracolor Plus FA color catalogue contains 40 colors to choose from. Visit the Mapei website to view.
how much variation should I expect?
Liberty glazed brick shades and colors vary from brick to brick, some more than others. These variations are intentional, resulting from clé’s particular production methods and choice of raw materials. Glazed bricks are created by hand, one at a time, from unrefined clay and natural pigments, resulting in intentional variations of color, shade, texture and size.
Do I need to seal Liberty Glazed Brick Tiles?
For the majority of applications, Liberty Glazed Brick Tile doesn’t need to be sealed, however, for wet applications (backsplashes, showers, steam showers, pool & fountain water lines) and outdoor installations, grout lines and areas of visible crazing must be sealed as the final step of installation.
Additionally if the glazed brick you have selected has visible crazing we recommend applying a grout release or sealant prior to grouting. If you are using a contrasting grout color, you must make sure to apply a grout release or sealant prior to grouting. Many tiles may have crazing without it being visible to the eye and would only come out with the grouting of the tiles as the invisible crazing absorbs the dye from the contrasting grout.
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.
Rectangle - 2 1/2"x8"x3/8"
Disclaimer: Please note all dimensions are nominal and can vary plus or minus 1/8 inch.
interior floor, interior wall, exterior wall, shower floor, shower wall, steam shower, residential low traffic, backsplash, kitchen, fireplace surround, pool & fountain waterline (non-freeze thaw locations only).