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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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a traditional timeworn stone

discerningly down to earth

a traditional timeworn stone for a down-to-earth interior, pantry paver tiles offer enough presence to make a quiet statement, making it ideal to use throughout the house–not just in kitchens and pantries. pantry pavers are available in squares, hexagons, and planks.

pumice is an accessible neutral stone that features a warm palette of colors ranging from light peach to earthy brown to rust with white and dark grey veining. this is an ideal choice for  those looking for a lot of variation in tones–think of it as the pantry pavers wild card.

why we love pantry pavers

it is no secret that we are partial to patina but it can take years to achieve a time-worn look. with tumbled travertine—our pantry pavers—the tumbling process means that the surface and edges of the stone get rounded out to create a lived-in look that is visually warm and also soft underfoot. better still, tumbled travertine pairs with almost any tile making it one of our most versatile offerings.

tumbled travertine for the ages

picture hot springs from millions of years ago. in these springs, calcium carbonate mixed with other minerals and settled into layers, which over millions of years were pressed into stone. this is known as limestone—and travertine is a softer version of that stone, with pores caused by carbon dioxide escaping to the surface.

as a softer stone, travertine—like limestone—patinas over time, picking up the characteristics of its environment and continuing its role as the embodiment of living history.

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 residential

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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

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steam shower floor + wall

* see material guidelines guide for specific requirements

description
rating
surface type
unglazed

level 4: heavy

level 1: smooth

level 1: slight

dimensions
" x  " x  "
water absorption
avg. 2.3%; vitreous

dcof
avg. 0.66

Pieces per sqft
4 pcs/sqft

Weight per sqft
6.0 lbs

Pieces per box
22 pcs/box

read before you buy this tile

do i need to seal pantry paver tumbled travertine tiles?

like most natural stone, pantry pavers tumbled travertine 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 steam shower applications, clé recommends two coats of Stonetech BulletProof Sealer and one coat of Stonetech Heavy Duty Exterior Sealer.

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

 for more information about sealing please see our pantry pavers material guidelines.

do you offer trim for your pantry paver tumbled travertine tiles?

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.
- if you have a painted surface next to your tile, you can choose to paint the outer edge of the tile to match the painted surface.
- 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 pantry paver tumbled travertine tiles?

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

 clé recommends laticrete cleaning products, please see our pantry pavers material guidelines for more information.

what type of finish should i expect with this collection?

 our pantry paver tiles come with a tumbled finish.

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

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

Due to the natural materials and production process of limestone 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 pantry pavers ranges from ‘level 1 low’ to ‘level 4 heavy’. Texture variation is rated ‘level 1 smooth’ 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 pantry pavers tumbled travertine samples compare to my actual order?

 as noted in the variation and add on orders sections of our faq, travertine is a natural stone which will exhibit degrees of variation in color and shade. our tiles are cut from large blocks of travertine, 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.

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)?

travertine is a natural stone 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 and a 1/8" grout joint 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.

for more information about grouting please see our pantry pavers material guidelines.

collection dimensions

square - 6"x6"x3/8"
hexagon - 6"x6 3/4"x3/8"
plank - 2"x8"x3/8"

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

material guidelines