Create Bold Patterns with Hydraulic Porcelain Tile

Love the look of bold patterns for your floors, walls and countertops? Consider the Hydraulic Porcelain Tile, now available at Classique Floors + Tile.

Explore the look of Hydraulic Porcelain Tile

Perhaps you’ve noticed these bold patterns. They look both intensely contemporary and also fiercely traditional.

They look dramatic as an all-over floor tile, creating designs that bring a space to life while also creating optical illusions.

You can also use them to create a tile ‘rug’ with a border pattern, surrounded with another style of tile, to define a space or on a wall as a bold focal feature.

An installation of Hydraulic Porcelain Tile in Grey Natural

An installation of Hydraulic Porcelain Tile in Grey Natural

That’s why we love Hydraulic Porcelain Tile!

Hydraulic Tile

This series is all about the kind of bold patterns you need to create the looks featured in this article.

Pattern takes precedence with Classique Floors + Tile’s HYDRAULIC series, which embraces old architectural features to enhance contemporary spaces. Based on the hydraulic style developed in southern France in the mid-19th century, this tile features fun, fanciful patterns…. HYDRAULIC is an identity, a style, a proud acknowledgment of past times. The hydraulic look (also known as cement tiles, Victorian tiles, Cuban tiles and encaustic tiles) has become very popular.

Unlike traditional cement or encaustic tile, this series consists of a porcelain tile base. That means it is more durable, thinner (i.e., only 11mm thick) and easier to care for:

  • No need to seal the tile
  • No fear that it will stain
  • It is frost-proof

Furthermore, Hydraulic Porcelain Tile has a dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) of >0.42 making it suitable for commercial or residential applications.

>> See Stranger Than Fiction: A new, industry-wide standard measuring the coefficient of friction for ceramic tile delivers better results and an improved measure of floor safety.

Apavisa's Hydraulic Porcelain Tile in black

Installation of Hydraulic Porcelain Tile in Black Natural

Hydraulic Tile in Black Natural and Grey Natural

When you visit Classique Floors + Tile, you will find Hydraulic Porcelain Tile available in two colors, Black Natural and Grey Natural, both available in a 12×12 size. As you can see from the images below, the bold patterns enable you to create the look you desire – from traditional to contemporary – based on how you assemble them.

These 12×12 tiles are 11mm thick and consist of a colored body porcelain in a matte finish. They come from Spain.

12x12 Hydraulic in color Grey Natural

12×12 Hydraulic in color Grey Natural


12x12 Hydraulic in color Black Natural

12×12 Hydraulic in color Black Natural


Ready to explore Hydraulic Porcelain Tile at Classique Floors + Tile?

Are you ready to create bold patterns in your home? Explore Hydraulic Porcelain Tile! We invite you to visit our Portland, Oregon showroom to explore the many flooring and tile options we carry. We think you’ll find the perfect product for your Portland, OR home.

Or schedule a free in-home job site assessment. Your Classique project consultant will guide you through everything from initial estimate to product selection to final installation, answering all your questions.

You’ll be delighted. We promise.

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