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$7.25 per square foot, Tile Outlet, 2434 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-276-2662.
Available in four-by-eight-foot sheets, by special order, Owl Hardwoods, 926 S. Graceland Ave., Des Plaines, 847-824-5025.
For the newly revamped Drawing Room at the subterranean nightclub Le Passage (937 N. Rush St.), designer Hughes N’Cho-Allepot played with light and dark, as well as rough and smooth textures, by juxtaposing panels of zebrawood veneer with columns covered in one-by-two-inch tiles of rough-cut marble in Botticino beige. The tiles are pre-fabricated on mesh backing, which is then mounted on Durock cement board and adhered to a wall with mortar.
Photograph: Nathan Kirkman