Tile 101: Pattern Clay Tile For The Design Savvy

BY CLAY IMPORTS

 

LOW-MAINTENANCE, CUSTOMIZABLE AND NEVER BORING.

 

From bold to subtle patterns, the Clay Imports Pattern Clay tile has a design and color combination for everyone.

Glazed and fired, you will love these tiles for their clean lines, durable finish and low maintenance. Clay Import's clay patterned tiles are a more “liveable” version of high-maintenance cement tiles. They are also significantly easier to install and require no extra sealing!

Our clay patterned tiles are the perfect low maintenance alternative to cement tiles, and much more interesting than conventional porcelain tiles. You can use these beauties almost anywhere.

Quarter Circle BlackThe versatile quarter circle pattern in a pinwheel inspired layout.

 

If you’re wanting to learn more about pattern clay tiles, we’ve put together a full guide for you here:

WHAT IS PATTERN CLAY?

Pattern Clay tiles are a low-maintenance alternative to high-maintenance cement tile and any dull decorative wall and floor coverings. Our Pattern Clay tiles are glazed and fired, making them ideal for wet areas, backsplashes, and floors. Pattern Clay tiles measure approximately 6” x6” or 8” x8.” Clay tiles are approximately ⅜” thin. Each tile has an intriguing decorative pattern for the design-savvy.

Pattern Tile Exiting KlinPattern Clay tiles exiting the kiln.

WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER PATTERN CLAY?

If you are here to push design, and need a low-maintenance product, Pattern Clay is for you. Trailblazing printing technology allows us to apply practically any pattern on durable clay tile. May it be intricate or minimally designed.

Want to create your own pattern and color combination? Our Pattern Clay collection is customizable. Pattern Clay tiles also offer straight lines, and minimal color variation. (If you prefer a handmade look, check out our Hand Painted tiles.)

Vinales Day TripPattern inspired by Viñales Valley in Cuba.

THE LOOK

We have curated a selection of popular and interesting designs in neutral and vibrant colors. Doesn’t see a design that is just right for you? We offer customization options! Generally, Pattern Clay designs are predictable and consistent in color and size – a great option for the perfectionist in you.

Drip ChampagneThe Drip Pattern features fine lines inspired by Calligraphy and Tattoo Design.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PATTERN CLAY AND CEMENT TILE?

Glad you asked! We have a whole blog on Cement vs. Clay tile.

Cement vs Clay

WHERE CAN I INSTALL PATTERN CLAY TILES?

Pattern Clay tiles are ideal for indoor and wet area applications, you can also use them in covered outdoor areas in mild climates. Clay tiles can be installed on kitchen backsplashes, shower walls and floors, fireplace surrounds, coffee bars, and many other areas, including certain outdoor installations.

Clay tiles can be installed indoor and outdoor. However, they are not freeze-proof, so please keep climate in mind. They are a great option for high-traffic, busy areas and can be installed in almost any application without worry as long as installed properly. You can find our installation guidelines here.

If you are unsure if Clay tiles can be installed in your specific space, feel free to reach out, as we are happy to help.

Penacho Michelada

Penacho Michelada is the star at Jane Ko’s back patio.

HOW DO I CLEAN AND MAINTAIN PATTERN CLAY TILES?

It’s very easy to care for Clay Pattern tiles. Just regular clean with non-acidic, conventional cleaners. We glaze and fire our clay tiles, which makes them non-porous and low maintenance. Enjoy your tile!

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