ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"

ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"
ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"

ruan hoffmann much love me charcoal 12"x12"x3/8"

SKU #RH10009B

how we sample: as part of your ruan hoffmann much love me sample order, you will receive one 12"x12"x3/8" charcoal patterned tile - patterns are preselected and can not be specified.

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V2 T1
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$ 78.00 each ($ per SF)
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* 20 tile minimum order required. can be combined with any other charcoal 'much love me' collection tiles purchased individually.

product description + credits

* this product makes up 1 piece per square foot and comes 10 pieces per box
south african artist, ruan hoffmann’s hand-drawn patterns, irregular forms and whimsical designs are featured on a line of 12-inch X 12-inch honed limestone tiles. available in two colors: delft and charcoal, hoffmann’s drawings imbue the ubiquitous tile with a poignancy and fragility that elevate it to an artful form.

each design has been carefully printed by hand onto the limestone creating a wonderful visual backdrop. the collections is available with a field tile, if desired, and can be used in any combination with the ‘much love me’ tiles allowing for greater play of pattern and design.

how we sample: as part of your ruan hoffmann much love me sample order, you will receive one 12"x12"x3/8" charcoal patterned tile - patterns are preselected and can not be specified.

about this collection

much love me is a masterpiece collection created by renowned south african artist, ruan hoffmann. each and every tile is hand lithographed onto honed limestone. the tiles measure an impressive 12x12 size, allowing that every installation of much love me will have the breadth and depth of an art installation.

faq

what do i need to know about these tiles when installing?

IMPORTANT: using tape of any kind, including blue tape, when installing or otherwise, will risk peeling off the surface and the print.

what grout joint size should I use?

for lithography tiles we recommend a tight grout joint of 1/16” to ensure that the artwork has a continuous design flow. we recommend carefully finger grouting to keep grout in the joints and off the surface of the decorative tiles.

what grout type and colors do you recommend?

clé ONLY recommends Mapei Flexcolor CQ grout to reduce the risk of grout haze and staining. 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 Flexcolor CQ color catalogue contains 40 colors to choose from. Visit the Mapei website to view.

See installation & maintenance guide for lithography for more information.

what type of sealant should I use with my lithography tiles?

clé ONLY recommends the use of the clé top coat kit for sealing lithography tiles.

IMPORTANT: Use of any other sealant may damage the decoration.

how much variation should I expect?

Due to the handmade craftsmanship of many of our tiles, including lithography, and the variety of materials used, there are degrees of variation in our tiles color, shade and texture. These differences are more pronounced in certain types of tiles than others, especially in tiles from separate production lots, or “batches”.

lithography tiles are rated V1-2 for color variation - V1 for the field ones and V2 for the patterned ones. all these tiles are rated T2 for texture variation as outlined in our tile variation reference guide.

how do I sample ruan hoffmann much love me tiles?

we sample plain field tiles as well as patterned tiles in delft or charcoal. please note that patterns within your chosen color (delft or charcoal) are preselected and can not be specified.

do you offer trim for your lithography tile?

we at clé follow the international model of no trim and urge 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.

for exposed joint edges, running a bead of caulk or grout on the joint edge is an easy and simple way of finishing the installation.

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.

how do i take care of my lithography tiles?

As with any finely decorated stone product, clé warns against the use of any surface cleansers or scrubbing pads, especially during the installation process. Cleaning lithography only requires the use of mild soap, water and soft cloths in most cases. Lithography is chemically sensitive. Do not use any cleaners that are not pH neutral. This includes vinegar, and Simple Green brand products. Always avoid harsh chemicals and acidic or alkaline cleaning products.

IMPORTANT: using tape of any kind, including blue tape, when installing or otherwise, will risk peeling off the surface and the print.

Single coat reapplication of clé top coat kit is required once a year on grout lines and the tile surface in shower applications due to the continuous exposure to water.

See our installation & maintenance guides for lithography 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 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

Dimensions

square 12”x12”x3/8”

Disclaimer: Please note all dimensions are nominal and can vary plus or minus 1/8 inch.

usage

interior wall, exterior wall, shower wall, backsplash, kitchen, fireplace surround. limit all exterior usage to locations not affected by freeze/thaw.