Genesee Tile FAQ

Are you open to the public?
Yes, our showrooms are open to the public.  We have consultants who are happy to assist you in tile selections and are trained and experienced with the products that we carry.  You can walk in to collect ideas from our showrooms or make an appointment for a consult.  
What type of tile products do you carry?
  • Glass
  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Stone (Slate, Limestone, Travertine, Marble, & Granite)
  • Terra Cotta & Quarry
  • Metal
  • Installation Materials
  • wedi Corporation
  • Laticrete International
  • Custom Building Products
  • Installation Tools
  • VanHearron Cleaning and Sealant Products
When I visit Genesee Ceramic Tile what should I bring?

When planning and designing any tile project, it is helpful to bring:

Inspiration Photos
Blue Prints
Countertop Sample
Cabinet Sample
Carpet Sample
Paint Chip

What is the difference between ceramic and porcelain?
Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are both man made products composed of a mixture of different types of clay. Porcelain tile is a type of very dense ceramic tile that uses two specific types clays (kaolin and feldspar) that are fired at a higher temperature than standard ceramic tile resulting in a water absorption rate of 0.5% or less becoming harder than granite. The various types of ceramic tiles have a water absorption starting at greater than 0.5% and ranging to over 20%. There are many different classifications of ceramic tile that are suitable for different applications including floor use and wall use. Our team of consultants can help you navigate which type is most suitable for your project needs.
What is the usual lead time for a product?
  • Stock items can be available immediately or will be transferred from another location in up to 3 business days.
  • Quick Ship items are available from 1-4 weeks.
  • Imported and Factory Stock items are available from 6-10 weeks.
What is Genesee’s sample policy?
We are happy to loan samples for your selection process. If selecting a custom made sample there will be a non-refundable charge plus shipping.
Do I need to work with a designer or an architect?
It is not necessary to work with a designer or architect for a tile project. Although it can be helpful depending on the complexity of your project needs.
How can I place my order?
Our products are sold through the trade which includes, tile contractors, retail dealers, architects, designers, and builders.
What is Genesee’s return policy?

Returnable products must meet the following criteria:

  • Product must be returned within 30 days of purchase with receipt.
  • Full, unopened, and undamaged cartons of current stocked dye-lot.
  • A 15% restocking fee will be applied.

Non-Returnable Products:

  • Special-order products.
  • Discounted or special sale products.
  • Quarry Tile.
  • Grouts, thin sets, or out of date related products.
  • Sheet-mounted tile
  • Slate, Marble, or Granite

All returned products must be inspected for approval.

Why should I inspect my tile before installation?
We recommend that you review your tile selections with your tile contractor before installation. All stone, ceramic tile, and porcelain tile contain shade variation and may not be the same as the sample used for the selection. Changes made after initial selection should be confirmed with the builder and or tile contractor. Shade and texture of tiles shown and selected may vary significantly from the actual production run. Prior to installation, your tile should be inspected and approved, as installation constitutes acceptance of materials. No claims will be considered after the product is installed. Under no circumstance will Genesee Tile be responsible for costs exceeding the cost of material to our customer.
How do you accept payment?

Genesee Ceramic Tile accepts these forms of payment:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Checks