Clé is a tile lover's dream. This online tile store specializes in unique, artistic tiles —they have a whole Artist Series featuring small-batch tiles from a curated selection of artisans, designers, and sculptors — as well as tiles they deem "design classics." It's a lovely collection overall, with some very unusual designs and textures, including tiles that resemble wood grain ends, and tiles made from recycled stainless steel!
The team behind Clé has a lot of collective tile expertise to offer, having "designed, collected, created, marketed, packaged, sold and — primarily — loved tiles from all over the world for a really long time with a great deal of passion," as they say on their About page. There's also a strong focus on "substance over style," meaning all of the tiles they choose to sell are heirloom-quality, designed in the best, most beautiful way possible and meant to be cherished. The tiles below are just a small selection Clé offers, so definitely check out the full site for more inspiration.
If price were no object, can you imagine how stunning these tiles would be as a kitchen backsplash or floor? Maybe even out on the deck under the table? Ah, one can dream.
See the Full Collection → Clé Tile
1. Handmade Encaustic Cement Tiles, $12 - $14.40 per square foot
2. 'Entrapercevoir Series, New Family by Ruan Hoffman' Porcelain Tiles, $66 each
3. 'Container Tiles by John Whitmarsh' Ceramic and Steel Tiles, $65 per square foot
4. 'End Grain Tiles by John Whitmarsh' Ceramic Tiles, $65 per square foot
5. Zelliges Moroccan Tile, starting at $25 per square foot for 4x4
6. 'Origins by Forrest Lesch-Middelton' Ceramic Tile, starting at $7.50 per tile
7. 'Pulse by Nathan Hunt' Ceramic Tile, starting at $96 per square foot
8. Liberty Glazed Brick Tile, $16.50 per square foot
9. Mosaic Stone Tiles, price upon request
10 'Wallpaper by Tilevera' Handpainted Limestone Tiles, $14.99 - $240, both per tile and per square foot
(Images: Clé Tile)