Porcelain

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

Use porcelain tile to enhance nearly any room

Porcelain tile is an excellent choice for the interior of your home. Made from 50% feldspar and fired at a much higher temperature than ceramic tile, porcelain tile is harder and denser than ceramic tile.

Think of dinnerware—some plates are made of porcelain and are hold up over time without looking worn. Ceramic plates chip easily and show more wear and tear. Porcelain tile is scratch resistant and available in glazed and patterned options. It’s non-porous so it doesn’t need to be sealed.

When you choose porcelain tile, you’ll have a huge array of shapes and sizes to explore—everything from a small 1”x1” through body tile that’s heavily used in commercial spaces to 12” x 24” and larger, often used in kitchens and hallways.

Size of tile will affect how your space looks


To simplify the look of a space, use a large tile, at least 12” square. A smaller tile will have many grout lines which can look very busy. And remember, the more grout lines, the more places there are for dirt to collect, so the harder it is to clean! A larger tile with a smooth surface is easier to keep clean.

Porcelain tile is fine grained and smooth, and can have a matte, unglazed or high polish finish. The different finishes make it more versatile than ceramic, which is almost always finished with a durable glaze.

More durable than ceramic tile

Porcelain tile is denser and less porous than ceramic tile. That means it’s more durable and wear resistant and it’s also frost resistant. Use it outside when you need to withstand heavy foot traffic.

Glazed porcelain tile will have one color on the surface and may have another color through the body of the tile. “Through-body” porcelain tile will be the same color all the way through. A through-body tile won’t show scratches or chips as easily as a glazed tile. Look at the side of the tile sample to determine if the tile you’re considering is glazed or through-body.

Apavisa’s Hydraulic tile – Beauty of ceramic, the durability of porcelain

If you love fun, fanciful patterns then Apavisa’s Hydraulic tile is the perfect fit for your next project! Traditionally, the hydraulic look (also known as cement tiles, Victorian tiles, Cuban tiles and encaustic tiles) was only found on tile with a cement base … But with Apavisa’s Hydraulic tile you can now get the fun hydraulic pattern with the durability of porcelain! A few reasons why Apavisa’s Hydraulic tile has grown in popularity:

  • The pattern is mesmerizing! Reminiscent of past times but fits perfectly in contemporary spaces
  • Being porcelain, the tile is still easy to clean, durable, and resists staining
  • Being porcelain Apavisa’s Hydraulic tile is less expensive than hydraulic ceramic tiles
  • The beautiful pattern and durable nature mean it works as both wall and floor tile

Choose the perfect tile to transform your look

Visit our store for an extensive selection of porcelain tile samples, including samples of Apavisa’s Hydraulic tile. Your project consultant will help with ideas, choosing the right size tile and the colors to fit your space. Remember, we’re Portland’s favorite place for tile, the place to discover your tile style.

From choosing the perfect tile to meticulous installation, you’ll be delighted with the results, we promise.

Schedule Your Free Home Visit

Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll bring the samples to you! We’ll discuss your
options and measure the space, then get you an estimate quickly.

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