Budget & Style Collection

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We are pleased to present our new “Budget & Style Collection” featuring designer looks at a buget friendly price point.   We have sourced these products from around the world to bring you the best options, without sacrificing design.  It includes the following series:

VitrA – Uptown
VitrA – Midtown
VitrA – Oxidan
Eleganza – Fabrique
Eleganza – Neutra
Eleganza – Varese
Crossville – Ready To Wear
Crossville – Basalt
Crossville – Gotham
Bellavita – Metro

For more information, pricing or samples of any of these series, contact your local United Tile sales representative.

New Product Update – Laticrete StoneTech Surface Care

SW1115_StoneCare08We are pleased to offer a new line of high-quality sealers and cleaners from Laticrete called StoneTech.  This complete line of products will allow you to protect, clean and transform tile surfaces to ensure the beauty of your installation lasts for years to come.  These products will replace the items we previously carried from Miracle Sealants.

The new products include:ST Enhancer Sealer_Gallon_ns

  • StoneTech Bulletproof Sealer
  • StoneTech Heavy Duty Sealer
  • StoneTech Enhancer
  • StoneTech Advanced Grout Sealer (aerosol)
  • StoneTech Klenzall (concentrated)
  • StoneTech Stone & Tile Cleaner (concentrated)
  • StoneTech Revitalizer Citrus Cleaner & Protector

For those looking for crossovers to our old Miracle Sealants products, they are as follows:

StoneTech Bulletproof Sealer —> MS 511 Porous Plus
StoneTech Heavy Duty Sealer —> MS 511 H2O Plus/Impregnator
StoneTech Enhancer —> MS Seal & Enhance
StoneTech Advanced Grout Sealer (Aerosol) —> MS 511 Spray On Aerosol
StoneTech Klenzall —> MS Porcelain & Ceramic Tile Cleaner
StoneTech Stone & Tile Cleaner —> MS Tile & Stone Cleaner
StoneTech Revitalizer Citrus Cleaner & Protector —> MS Kleen & Reseal

StoneTech is in stock now at United Tile.  Stop by one of our showrooms, contact your United Tile sales representative, or visit our website (http://www.unitedtile.com) for more information on these new sealers and cleaners.


A Simple Twist to a Kitchen Island

I recently came upon this beautiful kitchen photo on Houzz. What I loved the most was the wood plank that the designer ran up on the face of the island. This thoughtful touch added warmth to what otherwise could have been a cold room, and is great way to do something different to the island face instead of standard drywall. Additionally, it’s the same wood that was used on the floor, so you know it’s going to be durable (think of kids and guests feet kicking/scuffing up painted drywall, or a cabinet face). Check out our Classic French Oak or our new Argonne collections from Plank to achieve this look. (Bonus: We stock our Plank product!)


New Product: BrickLane by Marca Corona

BrickLane1We’ve recently introduced several new and exciting additions to our stocking products. One of our (and our customers) favorites is BrickLane by Marca Corona.

One of the great rewards of restoring old buildings is working with surfaces built decades or even hundreds of years ago. BrickLane presents the opportunity to recreate these timeless spaces. The series is inspired by the famous street of the same name in East London, a center of Avant Garde art and fashion. The used brick look of BrickLane is offered in three appealing shades, all rendered in durable porcelain.

BrickLane2BrickLane is available in a standard 3” x 12” brick size, or a wonderful 10” x 8.5” hexagon. The variation and color palette make it remarkably adaptable for anything from traditional to contemporary settings. Whether you are looking for a classic red brick, a warm grey palette, or a cool and clean white – this is an option worth considering.

We love pairing this with a concrete-inspired field tile to create a true industrial look! Try Urban Concrete from Flaviker, or Varese by Eleganza, both available in stock at United Tile. For a warmer look, consider pairing with Plank by United Tile, or Speakeasy, by Crossville, a beautiful wood-inspired plank.

Color Variation

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Royal Mosa 15Thirty, an example of a V-1 shade variation

Color variation is something we discuss with our customers on a regular basis. It’s important to know if the product you’re ordering is going to have a uniform appearance, a subtle color range, or extreme variation.

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Sonoma’s Euphoria collection, V-4

Being familiar and comfortable with color variation is especially important when it comes to dealing with natural stone. No two tiles are exactly the same, no matter how subtle the veining and movement.

As with any tile, especially a V-2 or higher, it is important for your installer to work from multiple boxes, hand blending the pieces to ensure there’s an organic movement to the colors, and avoiding a concentration of colors in one spot.

You will see on our tile boards and samples a note for “variation”, as well as a number, ranging from V-1 to V-4

Visit any of our showrooms for help in selecting the product that’s best suited for your space!

Crossville Moonstruck

MoonstruckHave you seen Moonstruck, one of our newest stocking products? We are in love with it, and so are our customers! Toeing the line between traditional and contemporary, Moonstruck shines on its own, and also pairs beautifully with a wide variety of accents. Available in 12″x24″ as well as 18″x36″, Moonstruck looks stunning on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Our Renton showroom installed the Gemini color in 18″x36″ on a countertop, paired with another new addition to our stocked products, Oceanside’s Muse Hex in Cosmopolitan.

Moonstruck2This collection has both unpolished and honed finish options, as well as a bullnose. You can see that we simply polished the edge of our countertop installation and it looks great!

Visit our website to see what we’re stocking. And remember, Crossville material ships from Tennessee, so if you see something that’s not in our stock, you can get it within 2 weeks!

UT Brightens Christmas For One Little Girl and Her Family

Let us introduce you to Justice.  She is a beautiful 19-month old little girl who is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation to treat stage-3 kidney cancer.  Through the Children’s Cancer Association, we met Justice, and her 4-year old sister Jaden.Justice
Thanks to the incredible generosity of our United Tile employees in Portland, we provided most of the items on the family’s wish list.  We delivered the presents this morning.  As we spoke with the family, it was evident we had made a real change in their lives, if only for a little while.  In many ways, we received much more than we gave.

Thank you to everyone who bought gifts for the family.  Special thanks to Molly Pedersen and Debee Larsen for their work in coordinating this effort.  Following is the message we received from Justice’s parents.

This year has been really hard on my family and Christmas wasn’t that important and then I got your call.  I never knew people could be so selflessk and tae your time out to help my family.  You guys will never ever know how much this means to us.  I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I am grateful for all of you.  God bless you and Merry Christmas.”

Merry Christmas to all.