A popular slogan says, "Keep Portland Weird!" and I've seen many tile installers zealously trying to make that dream come true...
My work motto is "Keep Portland's Tile Normal!" and I actualize it by following current industry standards and the latest tile installation methods.
Pavlo Starykov, Star Tile & Stone LLC.
We are part of the National Tile Contractors Association, the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world that is primarily focused on professional tile installation.
We are certified through Ceramic Tile Education Foundation. CTI certification identifies tile contractors as being dedicated and knowledgeable professionals whose competence in tile installation has been verified to meet specific tile industry standards.
We are qualified and certified to provide professional inspection, troubleshooting, failure analysis, evaluation and advisory services in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. Star Tile & Stone LLC is among those tile contractors who combine their tile installation experience with continuing technical education.
We understand and follow up-to-date tile installation practices and current industry standards set by the Tile Council of North America.
As professional tile contractors in Portland OR and Vancouver WA, we only use premium materials, have open-line access to industry experts and stay up-to-date with the latest tile installation methods and best practices.
In our every day tile installation, we regularly refer to the following guides:
As professional tile contractors, we are certified installers of waterproof shower systems that effectively manage moisture and prevent mold growth.
Thin-set and large & heavy tile mortars are designed specifically to install ceramic or stone tile products, but they were never intended to patch or “fix" uneven walls or floors. As professional tile contractors, we use proper patching and self-leveling products to provide a surface that will be suitable for installing tile within the prescribed tolerances by industry standards.
We are professional installers of electric floor warming systems that directly incorporate uncoupling technology to ensure that floors aren't susceptible to cracked tiles and grout. Cables can be placed wherever heat is desired for customized heating zones, including shower floors.
Professional tile installation provides a permanent finish but its true quality is deeply influenced by the stability, permanence, and precision of installation of the backing or base materials. Evaluation of tile & stone work only by its aesthetic appearance is understandable when it comes to homeowners who have little technical knowledge, but truly professional tile contractors must rely upon much deeper criteria which is as simple as this, "Is the preparation and installation work done per the current industry standards?"
The natural stone you have in your home, office, or commercial building is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service. Proper care and maintenance will help preserve your stone’s beauty for generations to come. As artisan tile contractors, we specialize not only in professional tile installation but also in deep cleaning and restoration of natural stone, tile, grout and caulk in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.
Unfortunately, the rate of tile installation failures seems to be increasing due to poor workmanship and a lack of technically educated tile contractors. As a Stone & Tile Inspector certified through Stone Forensics, we provide stone and tile related examination, evaluation and advisory services in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.
For estimates on stone & tile installation, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to meeting you soon and highly recommend you to hire those professional tile contractors in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington metro area who invest their time into continuing technical education and improvement of their skills.
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Saturday: By appointment
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