Classic Statuario15

Chapter fifteen

Classic Statuario

Jeffrey Court University

Jeffrey Court University's installment of Classic Statuario is an overview of the inspiration and design elements that comprise the refreshed Chapter 15 tile collection. Join our hosts Mike and Ally, as they walk you through the Classic Statuario Collection.


Product specifications are listed on each product specific web page on If available, testing results for applicable products: ceramic, glass, and porcelain, can be found on the back of the respective chapter catalog for easy reference.

Due to the ever-changing nature of natural stone products, Jeffrey Court does not test natural stone products.

To achieve your desired look, Jeffrey Court recommends that you inspect and confirm the tile and layout prior to installation. Installation of tile constitutes acceptance.

For natural stone collections, it is highly recommended to blend products from multiple cartons to ensure a proper uniform look. All issues pertaining to shade variations should be addressed prior to installation.

A high-quality white thinset meeting ANSI 118.4 or 118.11 is recommended for best installation results. Always check with setting material manufacturer to ensure suitability of material in setting tiles. A grey mortar, or mastic or adhesives could stain or alter the color of the product.

As per the Tile Council of North America (TCNA): "For cementitious grout, joints smaller than 1/8" generally should only be grouted with unsanded grout, and joints of 1/8" and larger should only be grouted with sanded grout."

Grout color is part of the design process and considerations must be made. A grout choice closest to the color and hue of the tile being grouted can be considered the safest choice.

A natural look penetrating sealer is recommended and should be used before and after grouting. Sealing before grouting will ease the cleaning process and will reduce the possibility of staining from colored grouts. Sealing after grouting will ensure that both the grout and natural stone are protected from daily use. It is recommended that the sealer manufacturer’s recommended maintenance regimen be followed as part of ongoing care during the lifetime of the product.

*Urethane grout was used on the touch boards for this collection. Pre-sealing any matte/frosted tiles prior to grouting with urethane grout is required. Suggested recommendation: Aqua Mix® Grout Release.

A professional grade wet saw outfitted with a high-quality diamond blade designed for cutting tiles is recommended. Always cut tiles with the face up.