Another satisfied customer

We recently received the following email from one of our customers regarding their experience in our Portland showroom:

I sent a customer to your showroom last week.  I just wanted to let you know that they were extrememly pleased with Carly and couldn’t stop saying the nicest things about her.  They said that she did a wonderful job assisting them with their tile selections and was so patient with them.  Please tell Carly thanks for doing such a fabulous job and making CFM look so good!  We feel very confidant in referring our customers to United’s showoom because your staff always sends them back to us happy.  We truly appreciate your showroom staff.
Thanks so much!
Jacquie Underwood
Contract Furnishings Mart

If you haven’t visited our showrooms lately, be sure to come by to see for yourself what great service and products we offer!

Wedi Demonstration

54 contractors attended!

This morning Wedi’s Brian Wright visited our Portland Showroom to  demonstrate how to use the Wedi shower system.  54 contractors from the Portland Metro area were in attendance.  They shared a nice breakfast before settling in for the presentation.   Wright began with a presentation with an overview of Wedi’s products and how to best use them in different types of scenarios.  Wedi products are great options for both residential and commercial installations when it comes to wet even dry areas.  Wedi provides a completely water-proof barrier that saves time for the installer and ease to the client.  During the second half of the presentation, Wright did a live demonstration showing installers how to use Wedi.  Wright built walls out of Wedi, a shower bench (which can hold up to 300 lbs.) and a shower curb.  Wedi is such a flexible product!  Wright did a great job of sharing the strengths of Wedi with us all. We would like to give a special thanks to Kim Millard for coordinating the event and getting all of the contractors here.  Check out http://us.wedi.de/ and give us a call at United Tile with questions and pricing information.

Brian Wright will be doing another presentation at our Renton, Washington location April 12.  Call Customer Service at 425.251.5290 to save your spot!

Wedi Presentation at United Tile
Brian Wright installs the shower pan and walls together.
Wedi Presentation at United Tile
Wright secures the walls with washers that will later be covered by polyurethane.
Wedi Presentation at United Tile
Wright demonstrates how to use polyurethane to secure the shower bench.
Wedi Presentation at United Tile
The finished product - Walls, Shower Curb & Bench. A sausage tube of polyurethane sits in the middle.

New Product: Creekside Glass from Bellavita

We have been looking for a glass field tile to add to our stock collection for some time now and are pleased to announce that we found a great one!  Using texture to create the feeling of flowing water, CREEKSIDE GLASS brings the natural ambiance of the outdoors into your home.   United Tile is stocking this series with seven colors and two sizes (2×6 straight set on 12×12 sheet and 3×12 loose) to coordinate with today’s natural materials used most in decorating the finest homes.

Stock Colors:
Dappled Glen
Dusk Shadows
Natural Earth
River Sand
Shimmering Ice
Tumbled Pebbles
Washed Slate

Come on in to one of your local United Tile showooms to check out this wonderful new series!  Did we mention that in addition to its amazing look, it is at a fabulous price point?  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Who Says It’s Not Easy Being Green?

United Tile is pleased to announce that we were recently selected as one of the 100 Best Green Companies to work for in Oregon!  This honor, bestowed by Oregon Business magazine, recognizes workplaces that implement a wide range of green policies along with employees that place a high value on sustainable practices and feel that their employers’ commitment to them is exception.  The top 10 companies in this category will be announced in May, so stay tuned!









Seymor & Pebbles Bathroom Install

Chris Sester, of Surface Brokers LLC, sent us pictures of his most recent project.  Sester and his team installed our Century Darwin porcelain tile in the color Seymor along with the Island Pebbles in the color Merak.  These two stocking items look great together in this bathroom. Surface Brokers serves the Portland Metro Area with tile, wood and slab – http://www.surfacebrokersllc.com/

Century Seymor w/ Island Pebbles
The island Pebbles are shown running through the Seymor Porcelain Tile.
Century Seymore - Island Pebbles
Here is the whole shower.
Century Darwin - Island Pebbles
The Island Pebbles were used as a backsplash. You can also see them flowing out of the shower into the floor.

Showroom Opening at United Tile – Renton

Showroom Design Consultant – Renton, Wa.

For 40 years, United Tile has offered the most comprehensive and creative selection of tile and stone products in the Northwest.  Our products are found throughout the region at quality flooring and tile retailers.
 
Three United Tile showrooms (Seattle, Everett & Portland) serve the design community and public through our professional, knowledgeable and helpful design staff. 

As a wholesale distributor of premium stone, ceramic, porcelain, metal, glass and leather tile, we pride ourselves in providing service equal to the amazing selection of products we offer.

Currently, United Tile is looking for a qualified candidate to join our team as a Showroom Design Consultant.

Responsibilities for this rewarding opportunity include:    

  • Work with customers, contractors and vendors in planning and product selection utilizing the wholesale distribution model, often with multiple customers at a time
  • Determine customer requirements and expectations in order to recommend specific products and solutions
  • Work with design staff and marketing department to keep our products presented and merchandised in a creative, customer friendly system through various sampling and display efforts
  • Work with design staff to continually improve showroom sample department by ordering replacement material and organizing delivered sample material

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Manages time effectively and adapts quickly to changing priorities
  • Team player who works productively with wide range of people
  • Knowledge of the wholesale distribution model and the ability to work with our “customer’s customer”
  • Proven creativity in previous design roles

Education

  • Two or four year degree in Interior Design
  • Experience can be substituted for education

Experience

  • Two years of related experience

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Our company has a complete benefits package including heath, dental, and profit sharing. United Tile is an equal opportunity employer and requires pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as a background check.  If you’re interested in joining a growing organization, please fax your resume to Human Resources at 971-222-1954 or submit to jobs@unitedtile.com

Laticrete Innovates Glass Tile Adhesive

This morning, Mike Warner from Laticrete visted us at United Tile Portland to introduce an exciting new product from Laticrete. They have created a new glass tile adhesive that is going to change the way tile setters install glass tile.  The adhesive is smooth and moves well which makes it easy to work with. It makes is so glass tile stays on the wall during installation and leaves little room for error. Even better the Laticrete Glass Tile Adhesive has consistent, ultra white coloring across the entire application.

Here is an except from their website:

LATICRETE® Glass Tile Adhesive is a one-step, non-sag, polymer fortified adhesive mortar that is specifically formulated for use in glass tile applications. LATICRETE Glass Tile Adhesive has great workability and produces an ultra white finish that enhances the look of glass mosaics, glass tile, and most any translucent tile or stone. In addition to containing Microban® antimicrobial protection, LATICRETE Glass Tile Adhesive is GREENGUARD certified for low VOC. LATICRETE Glass Tile Adhesive can also be used with porcelain or ceramic tile.

Uses

Designed for interior, exterior, and submerged installations of all types of glass tiles over concrete, exterior glue plywood (interior, dry areas only), and a variety of other substrates.

Laticrete Glass Tile Adhesive
This is the Laticrete Glass Tile Adhesive
Laticrete PK United Tile Portland
Mike Warner smoothing our the adhesive.
Laticrete PK United Tile Portland
Mike Warner laying glass tile on to the adhesive.
Laticrete PK United Tile Portland
Glass tile in the glass adhesive.