Natural Stone

Seamless and Efficient

The entire process from product selection, to on-site estimating, to scheduling and installation was seamless and efficient. The installers always called ahead of time to update their arrival time, were friendly and helpful, and cleaned up after themselves at the end of the day. No stress; no strain on our part. Too bad we won’t need carpeting for another 10-12 years or so; my wife and I will miss these guys! Read more
Wally LagerhausenGresham, OR

Extremely Pleased

I use Classique Floors because Judith supports some of our local communities like SnowCap, and puts ads in the East Portland community news. They are professional, listen to your needs and wants, and I was extremely pleased with the carpet layers. Read more
Beverly FischaPortland, Oregon

Felt Welcome

Your store offered me a product I hadn’t seen before and I felt welcome the eight plus times I went there.  The staff is welcoming, your coffee is great and Liz had the answer for every question I had.  I don’t think you missed anything! Read more
Brenda MillerPortland, Oregon

Excellent Experience

We just remodeled our kitchen, dining room, utility room and bedroom using your products, your installers and Suzanne, our estimator. Our experience was excellent. We will come back. Our house is beautiful!  We could not have done it without your help. God bless you all. Read more
Susan MazzioClackamas, OR

Very Meticulous

I was impressed with the speed and efficiency of the carpet installers and the nice work that Bill did on the Marmoleum – very meticulous! Read more
Peggy ReillyPortland, OR

Excellent Work

From the bottom of my heart I wanted to thank ‘The Classique Team’ for your professionalism and excellent work.  My husband and I are thrilled with our new hardwood floor.  I feel like I have a new house.  It smells new too!  What a wonderful house warming coming home to the job completed.  I would recommend Classique Floors to all my friends and family.  Thank you so much. Read more
Chris and Scott UsingaPortland, OR

Helpful and Pleasant

I had a lot of excellent ideas from the showroom personnel. I was in quite a few times and everyone was very helpful and pleasant. Thank you. Read more
LizPortland, OR

Very Knowledgeable

Judith was very helpful in talking me out of our original choice and into a much better match and something we will be much happier with.  Suzanne was great to work with.  Very knowledgeable and pleasant.  Our installer, Bill, was very helpful and friendly. Read more
LisaPortland, OR
Customer Service Plus!! I recently had a large floor area replaced due to a manufacturing defect. Ryan came out, saw the issue, submitted the paperwork and got the ball rolling. He never said or implied that I was at fault. The job was quickly put in the loop and started. John and Andrew worked efficiently and left a clean work area daily. They were pleasant and communicated what was happening and why. After 7 days, they were finished! But after a closer look several finishing details had been … Read more Theresa HawkinsMilwaukie

Smooth Sailing

Their team is professional, courteous and dedicated to getting the job done right the first time… We know when Classique Floors is on our projects, it will be smooth sailing. Read more
Deborah Matthews - Pacificmark Construction

Natural Stone tile brings the outdoors in

Whether you use granite tiles on your countertop or limestone or slate tiles on your floors, you’re bringing nature into your home. It’s the perfect way to have the outdoors flow inside, even in Oregon’s rainy winters.

Whether you’re in a forest or in a desert, use the natural colors and textures found outdoors by adding natural stone tiles to your home. They will bring relaxing beauty into your living space. Slate tile can bring the cool greens of a river, limestone is patterns in gray. Stone tiles add texture to walls, a firm and long-lasting surface to floors, and a rustic feeling to kitchen or bath counters.

Tiles are cut from real stone

Natural stone tiles are cut from stone to be flat and smooth like traditional porcelain tiles. They are available in a range of sizes and shapes and can be laid in interesting patterns. They’re heavy and require a professional for proper installation on the right foundation.

Talk to your project consultant about using natural stone in your home. It can enhance your design idea, especially if you’re going for a natural or rustic look that fits the Oregon outlook—log cabin or Pacific Northwest sophisticate.

Note: Some of these descriptions includes a reference to the MOH (Measurement of Hardness) Scale, which determines the relative hardness of a mineral according to its scratch resistance. The hardest mineral, at 10, is Diamond, and the softest, at 1, is Talc.

Granite Tiles
This igneous rock is the hardest of all flooring stones with a very dense grain, making it virtually impervious. Ranges from 6 to 8 on the MOH Scale. Used for flooring, kitchen countertops, showers, and baths.

Marble Tiles
A very dense and easily polished metamorphic rock offering a wide range of colors. Usually heavily veined. Hardness rates from 3 to 4 on the MOH Scale. Used for vertical surfaces, vanities and flooring.

Travertine Tiles
A crystallized, partially metamorphosed limestone, formed by natural mineral springs. It has a honeycombed structure and a lot of surface pitting. Used for flooring, vanities, showers, and vertical surfaces.

Limestone Tiles
Sedimentary stone formed by the accumulation of organic materials, such as shells and coral, sand, or precipitates. Varies in hardness, and color tones are typically neutral. Used for flooring, walls, vertical surfaces, vanities and showers.

Slate Tiles
A fine-grained metamorphic rock that easily splits into sheets. It’s composed of clay, quartz and shale. It is harder and more lustrous than shale. Used for countertops, flooring, showers, and vertical surfaces.

Onyx Tiles
The only stone on the planet that is translucent, onyx is a form of marble that offers stunning luster and mesmerizing natural patterns and is laced with natural layers of amber and ivory. Used for flooring, countertops, walls and vertical surfaces.

Granite, Limestone, Onyx, Marble, Slate, and Travertine can all be treated with a sealer like Impregnator Pro (from DuPont) and maintained with cleanser on a regular basis.
Basic Tips

  • NEVER use vinegar, acid based cleaners or harsh abrasive cleansers.
  • Interior and exterior walk-off mats at major entrances are a must.
  • Stone floors should be dust mopped more often, and wet mopped less often. Dirt and grit cause the most wear; therefore, eliminating them is best for your floor. (Over wet-mopping can result in soiling the grout and lower areas in the stone.)
  • When using a dust mop treat the mop head with a non-oily residue treatment, which will help attract and hold dust.
  • When grout becomes soiled, flood mop floors with Floor Clean & Conditioner, then scrub grout and tile with a soft-bristled brush, pick up water with mop.
  • Use leather pieces on the bottom of chairs and stools that are moved frequently.
  • Chairs with rollers should be avoided on some stones. (travertine, limestone and marble)
  • When severe deposit rings build up in toilets, use pumice stones and rub away.
  • When cleaning heavily soiled areas, apply cleaning product and let dwell for a few minutes.

Flooring

  • Use interior and exterior mats at all entrances to keep dirt and grit off floor.
  • Dust mop or vacuum floors frequently. (use a non-oily residue dust mop treatment.)
  • Wipe up spills immediately.

Wet Mopping

  • Use only a quality string mop & Floor Clean & Conditioner.
  • Damp mop as needed. (ring out almost all water solution and mop floors).
  • Floodmop high traffic areas as needed (to flood mop, flood one section of the floor at a time and allow water solution to set for several minutes, then pick up with mop.)

Bathrooms

  • Clean toilets, floors, basins, showers and other high use areas daily with Neutra Clean.
  • Clean toilets, floors, basins, showers and other high use areas weekly with Disinfect Clean.
  • Clean glass and mirrors with Glass Clean as needed.
  • Stubborn stains, hard water deposits or toilet rings may be removed with Jell Clean or pumas stone.

Showers, Tables & Bar Tops, Vanities

  • Apply Stone Spray to shower walls, table & bar tops, and vanities.
  • Squeegee or towel-dry shower walls daily.
  • Wipe up spills immediately.
  • Clean showers, table & bar tops, and vanities weekly with Neutra Clean.
  • Disinfect shower and toilet areas weekly with Disinfect Clean.
  • Monthly or quarterly, re-apply Stone Spray as needed.

Kitchen Countertops

  • Clean frequently with Neutra Clean daily stone cleaner.
  • Use cutting boards and hot pads when possible.
  • Disinfect weekly with Disinfect Clean.
  • Apply stone spray weekly.