8 Reasons to Buy Tile from Classique Floors + Tile


If you’re looking for reasons to buy tile from Classique Floors + Tile in Portland, here are eight worth your consideration.

8 Classique reasons to buy tile


1. Classique Floors + Tile carries an expansive tile selection.

A comment we frequently hear from new customers is “I had no idea you carry such an extensive selection of tile at Classique!” When you visit our showroom, you’ll be delighted at the range of products you’ll find – from wall tiles, floor tile, tile for backsplashes and for countertops – in porcelain, mosaics, natural stone as well as mixed glass, stone, metal and more.

Explore the expansive tile selection available at Classique Floors + Tile

Explore the expansive tile selection available at Classique Floors + Tile

You’ll discover tile in all sizes – 1/8″ x 1/8″ micro mosaics, to 24″x24″ tile and a variety of shapes, from square, rectangular and round, to chevron, harlequin, arabesque, and hexagons.

We carry solid color tile as well as patterns, too.

You’ll love the range of wood plank tile colors, grains and sizes. We have subway tile not just in the traditional 3×6 size, but also the newer 4×10 and 6×12 shapes. And then there’s brick-look porcelain tile!

The tile selection you’ll find at Classique will surely transform any space in your home into that one-of-a-kind statement you dream of.

Shower vignettes demonstrate how to use tile.

Shower vignettes demonstrate how to use tile.

2. We carry tile made in Oregon!

It’s true! Oregon is home to remarkable handmade ceramic tile and Classique Floors + Tile showcases Pratt & Larson. They hand produce every piece of tile on your order here in Portland, Oregon.

You’ll also find United Tile products, Pental Surfaces, SurfaceArt, Daltile, American Olean, Happy Floors, Modern Surfaces, FloorCraft, Designs of Distinction, BonTon Designs, Cepac Tile, Cronin Company, Emser, S’Tile, Marazzi, Intrepid Marble and Granite, Oregon Tile and Marble, Sicis and Z Collection Stone and Tile. Whew!

We hand-pick products from each of these resources to offer you, our customers, the very best tile selection.

>> See What Makes Tile a Perfect Eco-Friendly Flooring Solution?

3. We offer grout in many colors, too.

Why limit yourself to bland, boring, blah grout when you can pick from a wide selection of grout colors for just the right level of light or dark contrast with your tiles.

Would you like grout that never needs to be sealed? And that’s eco-friendly because it contains recycled content and has ultra low VOC? If so, choose urethane grout.

QuartzLock2 Urethane Grout is a next-generation eco-friendly grout technology that makes grouting tile easier, safer and more long lasting. Made with a ultra-low odor non-toxic urethane, you can use it on all ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tile indoors or outdoors and even in submerged applications. Once applied, the grout cures to a very hard, self-sealed, semi-elastic finish which results in a colorfast grout that’s resistant to chemicals, stains, mold and mildew. Plus, QuartzLock2 won’t shrink or crack. Urethane grout is an additional cost in the beginning and it saves sealing and cleaning efforts in the future.

4. We have inspiring tile installations and vignettes to refer to.

Many tile shoppers like to save ideas they have found on Houzz, Pinterest or Instagram. Our in-store giant computer screen is ready to bring up your Houzz ideabook or Pinterest page so we can see what you like… or don’t like. This helps our designers help you create just the room you have in mind. Or we can discover room images together to see just what catches your eye.

Some like to explore the images available on the Classique website.

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Others prefer to simply explore ideas with us based on a color, an idea or even a tile they like.

Be sure to explore both bathrooms at Classique Floors + Tile.

The bathrooms at Classique Floors + Tile are sure to delight you!

The bathrooms at Classique Floors + Tile are sure to delight you!


Tile and light fixtures in the Classique Floors + Tile bathrooms are sure to inspire you!

Tile and light fixtures in the Classique Floors + Tile bathrooms are sure to inspire you!

5. We offer amazing tile services.

To ensure you’re fully delighted with your tile installation, you can select from the many services we offer. More specifically,

  • We move furniture for you.
  • Perform subfloor repairs and repair underlayment damage around toilets and other wet areas.
  • Install grab bars in bathrooms, as well as new faucets, toilets, and sinks that you purchase elsewhere.
  • Create a built-in shower bench as well as corner shelves or wall niches for storing soaps and shampoo bottles.
  • Aging in place/universal designs with curbless showers and linear drains.
  • Create a small shelf at just the right height to assist in shaving your legs.
  • Install heat mats under the tile with timer and thermostat (this is ideal in bathrooms so you can program warm floors before you get up in the morning).
  • Use epoxy and urethane grout instead of standard cement grout so you won’t ever need to seal the grout.
  • Seal cement grout for your when the project’s done.
  • Create a tile or stone fireplace surround.
  • Add waterproofing under tile in bathrooms and kitchens. (Classique always does so behind tile in showers.)
  • Arrange for glass shower doors or for a plumber to hook/unhook water connections.

From a tile design perspective, we offer:

  • Custom mosaic designs.
  • Tile wainscots and wall bases.

When you buy tile from Classique Floors + Tile, you will have the benefit of our dedicated and talented tile installation crew.

6. We offer a tile shopping experience like no other!

When you visit the Classique showroom, you can expect that we will listen carefully to your wants and desires so we can make the right tile suggestions without overwhelming you.

Be ready to sit down with your project consultant and discuss your project. Tell us what you like and don’t like, how you plan to use the product, and what you may have already done in your home. Specific details such as room size and color preferences will be valuable.

We will take you to our tile displays to show some ideas. Again, tell us what you like and don’t like.

You can sit in front of a large computer screen and fine-tune your design ideas by visiting inspiration sites such as Houzz or exploring installation images.

To prepare for your visit, here’s some valuable homework: go through design magazines or online sites, save pictures you like. Gather tiles ideas around color, layout, how the tile runs (vertical vs. horizontal for example) and share those with us.

>> See Create a Kitchen Design Board (Choose Kitchen Tile, Flooring, Cabinets, Countertops, Paint, etc.)

>> See Getting Started on the Classique Floors + Tile website.

Ultimately, our role is to help bring your vision for your space to life.

Once you have decided on the different tile design elements, we will go to your home to do a project assessment for a small fee. This allows us to evaluate existing conditions so we can better determine what needs to be done to transform that space into the beautiful vision you have in mind.

We will discuss with you, the homeowner, what we learned from the assessment and can then put together a proposal for you that we can present to you at the store or at your home – wherever it’s more convenient for you. Your in-home assessment fee is deducted from the proposal total.

Once you sign the agreement and payment is received, that is when we can order materials. Once we know when materials will arrive – many times within a week – we can schedule installation at the next date our craftsman installers are available.

7. Our tile installation warranty is second to none.

When you buy tile from Classique Floors + Tile, you receive the peace-of-mind that comes from our lifetime installation warranty.

If you ever have a problem with the installation due to something we have installed incorrectly, we will fix it. Period.

8. We have an intense commitment to service with reviews and testimonials to back it up.

Classique Floors + Tile began in 1977 and has built a reputation on providing stellar customer service, unparalleled selection, and consistent value to its clientele.

It’s something we take very seriously. It defines us.

>> Explore the Google+ Reviews delighted customers have left about doing business with Classique Floors + Tile.

Ready to shop Classique Floors + Tile for tile?


We invite you to visit our Portland, Oregon showroom to explore what’s possible with tile. Or schedule an in-home project assessment. Your Classique project consultant will guide you through everything from initial estimate to product selection to final installation.

You’ll be delighted. We promise.

Thanks for reading,


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