lapidary rough-cut mosaics

lapidary | rough cut mosaic sheet | red travertine (large joint)

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red travertine

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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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italian elegance

opulence meets 1970s milan

understated, cultivated, and glamorous with a sensibility that’s distinctly italian. a nod to architecture both classic and modern, clé’s lapidary collection features sculpted shapes, smooth-cut ovals, and rough-cut mosaics in marble and stone. durable and versatile, use lapidary as an accent or with maximalist abandon in virtually any space.


an homage to one of our favorite italian architects and designers, carlo scarpa, these chunks of honed stone and marble with irregular edges are both sophisticated and raw in design. these are offered mounted, accommodating two different grout joint sizes: narrow and wide. red travertine is a rich red stone with extensive crystallization featuring flecks of orange and ivory veining.

why we love this collection

lapidary is clé's homage to classic Italian architecture and its artistic use of stone. the collection embodies the grandeur and romance of the art and craft of lapidary–where precious stones are skillfully fashioned from blocks into more opulent gem-like shapes with sculptured honed surfaces that reveal the subtleties of veining within each material.

what you need to know

stone is durable, hard-wearing, timeless. but it does take some dedicated care both in installation and in maintenance.


when it comes to installing this tile, we recommend you order multiple samples: it will give you a sense of what your final installation could look like.


and like most natural stone, these tiles will require sealing (before & after grouting) to prevent staining and help with repelling water. 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.


find more in depth information about sealing and maintenance in our material guidelines.

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 commerical

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interior wall

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exterior wall

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fireplace surround

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shower

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steam shower

* see material guidelines guide for specific requirements

description
rating
surface type
unglazed

finish type
honed

level 3: medium

level 2: slight

level 1: slight

dimensions
" x  " x  "
water absorption
avg. 2.39%

dcof
DCOF testing has not been completed at this time

Pieces per sqft
0.98 pcs/sqft

Weight per sqft
3.23 lbs

Pieces per box
5 pcs/box

read before you buy this tile

do i need to seal clé Lapidary tiles?

like most natural stone, clé Lapidary tiles require 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 clé Lapidary material guideliness.

do you offer trim for your clé Lapidary 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 clé Lapidary tiles?

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

clé recommends Laticrete cleaning products, please see our clé Lapidary material guidelines for more information.

what type of finish should i expect with this collection?

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

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

all stones in clé Lapidary collection are natural stones and will exhibit variation in color and shade.

Due to the natural materials and production process of clé Lapidary 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:

Color variation for limestone ranges from ‘level 2 slight’ to ‘level 4 heavy’. Texture variation ranges ‘level 1 smooth’ to 'level 2 slight' 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 clé Lapidary samples compare to my actual order?

as noted in the variation and add on orders sections of our faq, clé Lapidary collection are natural stones which will exhibit degrees of variation in color and shade. Our tiles are cut from large blocks of various stones, 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 clé Lapidary 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 brick 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)?

clé Lapidary is comprised of natural stones and will exhibit variation in color and shade. as the tiles are cut in blocks from a stone quarry formed by nature, there are significant differences between batches of the tiles when it comes to the shade and pattern depending on the area of the quarry a particular lot was pulled from. please keep this in mind 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 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. etui petit and cabochon short mosaic sheets come mounted on mesh sheets and have a fixed 1/16" grout joint. Rough cut mosaic sheet (standard joint) come mounted on mesh sheets and will have a fixed 1/16" grout joint. Rough cut mosaic sheet (large joint) have varying grout joints ranging from 3/8" to 1/2".  Oval petit mosaic sheets 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 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 clé Lapidary material guidelines.

collection dimensions

oval long- 2 3/8"x8 1/2"x3/8"
etui grand-1” x 23 ½ ”x ⅔”
cabochon grand- 1” x 23 ½” x ⅔”

the below come mounted on mesh sheets:

etui petit mosaic sheet - 12” x 12 ⅜” x ½” overall sheet, 1 1/4"x6"x1/2" individual tiles; straight rectified (20 pieces per sheet with a fixed 1/16" grout joint)
cabochon short mosaic sheet - 12” x 12 ⅜” x 5/8” overall sheet, 1 1/4"x6"x1/2" individual tiles; straight rectified (20 pieces per sheet with a fixed 1/16" grout joint)
oval petit mosaic sheet - 11 ¼”x15”x3/8” overall sheet, 1 3/8", 6"x3/8" individual tiles; straight rectified (16 pieces per sheet with a fixed 1/16" grout joint)
rough cut mosaic sheet (standard joint)- 11”x12”x ⅜” overall sheet, individual tiles range from 1"x2 1/8", 1 13/8"x2 1/8", 1 3/4"x2 1/8"; straight rectified (40 pieces per sheet with a fixed 1/16" grout joint)
rough cut mosaic sheet (large joint)- 11”x12”x3/8” overall sheet, individual tiles range from 3/4"x2", 1 1/8"x2", 1 35/8"x2"; straight rectified (35 pieces per sheet with grout joints ranging from 3/8" to 5/8".

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

material guidelines