The Monsieur encaustic tile brings the chic French style of bold patterns and soft lines to your home’s walls and floors. A grey and black outline accentuates the unique arabesque shape, ensuring that this tile stands out wherever it’s used. The perfect complement to the black Mademoiselle arabesque tile, pair them together for a bold checkerboard effect.
The term encaustic means “to heat or burn in” from an ancient Greek word. Encaustic materials are produced through a process which involves heating to seal in the dyes and clays. Traditional encaustic tiles are made using clay and powdered glazes, and are fired in a coal or wood-fired kiln. The firing process heats the clay and powdered colors to seal in the design and create a hard surface. These types of tiles are technically called ceramic tiles, but many sources and even tile manufacturers have interchangeably referred to them as both ceramic and cement tiles.

Then I started telling tile installers my plans. And the response from each of them was the same: A concerned look on their faces, the one that says clear as day, "I need to tread carefully here and be sure this person doesn't make a horrible mistake." The sentiment was the same with each as well: They'd do it if I insisted, but I'd be hearing "I told you so," down the road.


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"Creating an emotional connection with the materials is really important as each line has a story that often draws on a long history of experience and tradition. Tile has been used for centuries around the world but here in the U.S. it has been used sparingly and confined mostly to the bathroom and kitchen. Helping people expand their horizons and think of tile in a new way is always one of our goals at clé."
We carry the latest new tile products from Porcelanosa, Jeffrey Court, Crossville, DalTile, and so much more! Tile products featured at our tile store are the top tile lines featured by the leading tile manufacturers in the industry. We have an extensive variety of tile on display in our showroom, In fact, way more than we are able to list or show online. We recommend that you personally visit our showroom to view our products first-hand. Also, feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have.
The best way to add color variation and pattern in a neutral bathroom that you want to keep soft and serene is to upgrade the floors with bright and airy patterned concrete floor tiles. Tiling the floors will make enough of a statement that turns a plain bathroom into an elegant one, without distracting from the calm and spa-like vibe of the rest of the space. We love the Normandy tile in white and soft grey for this application. The swirling traditional pattern offers just enough visual variation and interest, without looking busy. The white and grey keep everything serene and neutral, but add that extra touch a plain bathroom needs to take it from blah to beautiful.
and we invite all of you to take your own baby steps toward the future you believe in. we hope you might use today as your own launch toward taking action to make a difference in the world and the lives around you. the point being, we believe little steps daily, and monthly can add up to a lot of steps yearly. if we can all take small actions every day- they can only amount to big changes.
A custom banquette filled with colorful pillows coordinates with the backsplash and anchors the light-filled corner of the kitchen, creating a cozy breakfast nook. They also installed a richly patterned pressed tin ceiling to add vintage flair to an often overlooked part of a room. Eye-catching black trim makes the windows pop and completes this bold kitchen makeover.
This series of solid-colored encaustic tiles was created so that there’s always something to perfectly coordinate with any patterned encaustic. Use encaustic cobalt cement tiles alone to make a monochromatic statement or mix and match with other solids and patterns to design a unique room. Even the solid colors of these wall and floor tiles will have natural variation and interest because they are hand mixed before being poured.
if you are expecting perfect tiles- then cement tiles may not be for you. cement tiles are created from cement and natural pigments. this, alone, creates tiles of extreme variation of color, pattern, shade and size. additionally, each tile is made by hand- one tile at a time. if your project requires beautiful hand made variation that is perfectly imperfect, then cement tiles will be good for your project.
The maintenance requirements for concrete tiles will vary depending on the application and whether the tiles are used on an exterior or interior surface. For example, concrete tiles used as an interior wall cladding will require very little maintenance, while tiles used on a floor or countertop or on an exterior surface exposed to the elements will require regular cleaning and resealing to keep them looking their best. Read these how-to tips for cleaning concrete floors, countertops, and exterior surfaces.

this has been a constant theme at clé. and recently, we’ve been asking ourselves this question, not just in the way we select our products, support our artists, work with our clients and engage with our team mates. but we’ve also been asking ourselves the bigger question- how can we make a difference every day for one another, in our communities and in our world.
Any chance you’re going to show some in process shots of building your range hood? Yours looks exactly like the shape I want to build. I’ve been promising a range hood in the kitchen for years and I have the fan and liner in the basement now but haven’t added the electrical or decided on the exact design. I love the idea of plaster or tile but keep thinking I should do painted wood because it will be easier.
Cement tiles have been revered for their unmatched durability, crack and chip-resistance, waterproof finish, and incredible amount of designs and possibilities available for years. Hard wood floors continue to be a popular choice among home and business owners for their perceived value and aesthetic. However, hard woods are limited in use, and while they look gorgeous at first, they can quickly become scratched, faded, and warped due to water damage. Ceramic tiles are a lovely alternative to hard woods but history has shown us that they aren’t the most durable option either. The cement tiles at Granada Tile are hand-poured and set by an immense amount of pressure to create a nearly impenetrable product. They come in so many more looks than hard woods, and eliminate virtually all of the associated concerns of wood floors and ceramic tile.
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