An Interview with John Zoubek, American Olean and Marazzi Tile

In the spirit of ‘Ask Me Anything,’ we have invited John Zoubek who represents American Olean Tile and Marrazzi Tile, to come by Classique Floors + Tile to show you some beautiful tile and answer any questions you may have in regards to your tile projects.

John knows tile. He also knows about tile installation and home building.

In anticipation of his presentation on August 13 at 11:00 am at Classique Floors + Tile, we caught up with John to ask him a few preliminary questions.

John Zoubek Discusses American Olean and Marrazzi Tile

CF+T: John, tell us about your background.

JZ: My background is in tile installation, tile sales and custom home building. I have been in the business of tile sub-contracting and home building/general contracting for over 25 years.

CF+T: Tell us about American Olean and Marazzi Tile.

JZ:  About American Olean and Marazzi Tile — they are the largest tile manufacturers in the world. American Olean has been in the tile distribution industry for over 30 years, providing a complete line of wall, floor, quarry and various mosaic and glass tiles. They are industry leaders in both the residential and commercial markets.

Marazzi Tile is an Italian based company with distribution around the world.

>> See Discover American Olean Products.

>> Explore Marrazzi Tile products.

Together, they offer the latest in trend-setting styles.

An Interview with John Zoubek, American Olean and Marazzi Tile

CF+T: What is your role there?

JZ: My role with American Olean / Marazzi Tile is as a sales representative calling on tile dealers like Classique Floors + Tile in the Portland, OR area.

CF+T: What are some of the top trends in tile?

JZ: The top tile trends today are all about large format tile and wood look tile plank offerings in mostly porcelain.

This is a porcelain wood look plank tile in porcelain from American Olean. This is Creekwood in color Ash River.

Porcelain wood look plank tile from American Olean: Creekwood in color Ash River.

The top looks are still natural stone, slate, concrete and wood looks.

Glazed porcelain stone look from Marrazzi Tile. This is San Savino.

Glazed porcelain in a stone look from Marrazzi Tile: San Savino.

CF+T: What is most important to know about tile?

JZ: The most important thing to know about tile is the longevity and durability that tile offers to customers.

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

CF+T: What advice do you have for someone remodeling a space with tile?

JZ: The best advice I can offer to someone remodeling a space is to do plenty of research. There are many sources today and the market is very competitive. I’d also like to add that when making selections be very sure of what you want and know the reasons why you are making the choice your making.

CF+T: Which are your favorite tile styles and why?

JZ: My personal favorite styles are concrete looks with a smooth and refined finish. I really like the modern sophisticated looks.

Concrete Chic from American Olean Tile

Concrete Chic from American Olean Tile

CF+T: Which are the best sources of tile inspiration in the Portland area?

JZ: The best sources I believe for tile inspiration in the Portland area are your local tile showrooms such as Classique Floors + Tile and various home and remodeling shows.

These are where you’ll find knowledgeable designers, sales staff and installers who will share their experiences in the industry with curious and motivated shoppers.

Tile is the fastest growing sector in floor covering currently. Homeowners want to remodel with tile and as communities in the Portland area grow, we are seeing that tile is becoming the go-to surface material for customers seeking value and style for their walls and floors.

CF+T: Thank you, John! We enjoyed learning more about American Olean and Marrazzi Tile and look forward to asking you about tile projects.

Ready to meet John and shop Classique Floors + Tile for tile?

We invite you to visit our Portland, Oregon showroom Saturday August 13th to meet John and ask him your tough tile questions, and to explore what’s possible with tile.

>> See 8 Reasons to Buy Tile from Classique Floors + Tile.

Or, schedule a free in-home, customized 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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