what is the forage collection?
crafted in america, our terrazzo tile is made from tumbled stone in a cement base. these materials lend our Forage collection natural, neutral shades that offer the quiet versatility of solid-color tile with the visual interest of a pattern. perfectly at home in a mid-century setting, surrounded by wood paneling and an earthy palette, it also complements the classic glamor of marble and plaster or the clean serenity of ultramodern design.
where can i install the forage terrazzo collection?
can i use the forage terrazzo collection in the shower?
yes, specific waterproofing precautions need to be taken such as using a penetrating sealer like miracle 511 porous plus and use of a waterproof membrane under the tile. shower floors require a higher COF, in order to achieve this the tiles can be grooved or they can be cut into 4x4” (or smaller) squares to increase COF.
*please note that when using a waterproofing membrane the moisture in traditional mortars can warp the tile. in this instance we would recommend the use of a premium rapid setting mortar.
can i use the forage collection in the pool?
what sizes are offered for the forage terrazzo collection?
- 12"x 12"x 3/8”square
- 12"x 24"x 5/8” rectangle
- 24"x 24"x 5/8” square
how much variation should I expect?
with the forage terrazzo collection you will find a polished surface with extreme color variation derived from natural aggregate set in a cement base. the tiles fall under the definition of V4 and T1 in our tile variation guide, which states:
V4 - heavy variation. typically, with these, there will be multiple shades or pigments present within each tile, and no two tiles will ever look the same.
T1 - light texture: production will result in slight physical variation in the surfaces of the tiles. overall there will be uniformity upon installation.
what color grout should I use and how large should the grout joint be?
clé recommends a 1/16” grout joint using mapei flexcolor CQ for unglazed tiles. we recommend the following grout color pairings for the forage terrazzo collection:
white- mapei flexcolor CQ avalanche
wool- mapei flexcolor CQ timberwolf
charcoal- mapei flexcolor CQ charcoal
shell- mapei flexcolor CQ timberwolf
crema- mapei flexcolor CQ biscuit
mouse- mapei flexcolor CQ timberwolf
do you offer trim?
we do not offer trim for our forage terrazzo however, due to the nature of cement based terrazzo they can be finished to match the surface of the tiles or finished to create most forms of edge finishes- bullnose etc.
how do i clean the forage terrazzo collection?
the cement based terrazzo tiles are chemically sensitive so only mild pH neutral cleaners should be used. soapless cleaners are preferred because they minimize streaks and film. mild, phosphate-free, biodegradable liquid dishwashing soaps or powders are acceptable if rinsing is thorough.
showers and baths: soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use and using liquid as opposed to bar soaps.