At Classique Floors + Tile, we want to delight you with tile trends, remodeling ideas and products. That’s what we aim to do every day in our showroom, on our website and in these blog articles.
Last December, we recapped the year on the Classique Floors + Tile Blog in Answers to Your Flooring and Design Questions, organizing the different articles by product category to better help you as you make decisions about the kinds of products to purchase for your floors and home.
We continue that tradition in this article.
Ready to Delight You With Product & Design Trends
Mid-Century Modern Design Trend
When it comes to product trends, topping the list is Mid-Century Modern.
In How to Bring Mid-Century Modern to Your Portland Home, you’ll find a definition of the trend and suggestions on how to bring that vibe to your home, through wall, floor and accessories that capture:
- Bold touches of color
- Geometric shapes
- Wood looks
- Clean lines
- Modern sensibilities
The Discovery Stage of Bringing Your Design Dreams to Reality
Have you explored the 5 D’s of Bringing Your Design Dreams to Reality? One of those D’s is the Discover stage when you start looking at sources of inspiration in the form of magazines, design books, home shows and the web. As you gather ideas, images, notes and clips, you develop a distinct vision for the trends that matter to you.
7 Tile Trends to Consider for Your Oregon Home captures seven trends prominently featured during Coverings, the yearly tile and stone trade show (considered the largest in North America with 9 miles of the latest trends and exhibitors from over 40 countries). They will help inspire your discovery stage.
Bold Graphic Tile Patterns
In Create Bold Patterns with Hydraulic Porcelain Tile, you’ll find details on a porcelain tile series that captures stunning graphic designs. 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.
Ready to Educate You About Classique Floors + Tile Products
At Classique, we pride ourselves on delighting you with a full range of beautiful as well as practical products. This series provides you with product ideas, product knowledge and practical advice for enjoying those products.
Caring for your Countertops
How to Maintain Your Countertops provides you with guidance on how best to care for the different types of countertops available at Classique. More specifically,
- Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Selecting the Right Product for Basements
Because basements are often below-grade, they tend to be susceptible to moisture. Plus, most basement subfloors are made of concrete which is porous. That makes it easy for moisture and water vapor to travel through into the basement. For that reason, you want to select flooring materials that can stand up to high humidity and damp conditions, and ensure that you’ve carefully inspected your floor before you install new flooring.
In What’s the Best Flooring for the Basement?, you’ll find an overview of the many options available, as well as the best practices for successful basement installations.
Protecting New Floors from the Elements
Did you know that doormats are the ideal protection when you use them at the entrances to your house. They capture grit and dirt and absorb wetness off your shoes. We strongly recommend that you use them to protect your new floors.
Here’s perspective on them: Want to Protect Your New Floors? Use Doormats.
Product Focus: Cork
We love cork. It’s neither too hard nor too soft, too hot or too cool. Not only is it ‘just right,’ it’s also sustainable as you will discover in The Ultimate Guide to Cork Flooring at Classique Floors + Tile.
Product Focus: Vinyl
Vinyl Flooring is a versatile, waterproof, fire-resistant, easy-to-care-for solution available at great value. In The 5 Top Vinyl Flooring Questions, you’ll learn:
- What is vinyl flooring?
- What makes vinyl floors so popular?
- What is the ideal thickness of vinyl flooring?
- How to prepare for a vinyl flooring installation?
- How should you care for your vinyl floors?
Product Focus: Linoleum and Marmoleum
Because linoleum was the most popular flooring in the first half of the 20th century, you’ll find it in many vintage homes around Portland. It was rediscovered in the 1990s as a result of its natural anti-bacterial and biodegradable, not to mention sustainable, properties.
We love the versatility of linoleum and its ability to complement so many different design styles. Because it is soft underfoot, it makes standing for long periods of time a lot easier. That quality also makes it more forgiving of dropped items.
Marmoleum is a linoleum manufactured by Forbo Flooring Systems, a global player in high-quality commercial and residential floor coverings, which focuses on environmentally friendly, functional and design-oriented floors. You can learn more about Marmoleum in Why Select Marmoleum Flooring for Your Portland, Oregon Home?
Ready to Inspire You With the Historic McMinnville, Oregon Home Remodel Series
Do you love before/after remodel stories? Here’s one about a three-bedroom, two-bath historic house in McMinnville, Oregon. It was totally re-imagined with cork, carpet, tile, Marmoleum, refinished wood floors and a new kitchen countertop, too. You’ll find this remodel story detailed in six parts, starting with a blog interview with owner Jennifer Morrow where she describes sources of inspiration, surprises and working with Classique Floors + Tile.
Here are the different articles in the series:
About the People of Classique Floors + Tile
In addition to providing answers to your flooring and design questions via the website, we also have a terrific team of design professionals ready to help you when you visit Classique Floors + Tile. Here are the Project Consultants we introduced you to in 2017:
>> Mark Herron
Stay tuned for additional introductions in 2018.
Ready to Shop Classique Floors + 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,