Trusted Tile Company

Serving Homes and Businesses Since 1973

Established in 1973, Classic Tile Imports, Inc. in Elmira, NY knows the ins and outs of tiles. We are the area’s only shop that specializes in tile sales and installation. No matter what your tile needs are, you can expect that our professionals from our second-generation business will deliver top-quality services.

Design your dream space in our Showroom

Come to our showroom and we will help you design the space of your dreams. Classic Tile Imports, Inc. in Elmira, NY is a family-owned-and-operated tile dealer that has been in business for over 40 years. Our team is committed to helping you with your tile needs. Whether you are looking for ceramic, porcelain or stone tiles or need tile installation services, count on our experts for quality products and services each and every time.


Extensive Tile and Porcelain Catalog


Traditional ceramics are clay–based products with glaze and additives fired in industrial kilns. At the right temperature chemicals react and the glaze gives ceramic products a smooth but resistance. They are mostly used for walls, as they can be decorated and allow for very creative areas.


Porcelain tiles are extremely resistant and durable, therefore they are the natural choice for flooring areas. They are frost proof too,and can be used for both interior and exterior areas. Check our extensive range of sizes and finishes.


As a natural material, some natural stone tiles might have shade variation irregular aspect — in fact, it is not uncommon to find a great variation of colors, textures, and veins within the same stone, giving the tiles personality and character. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, floor and walls. Come and check our selection.


Every jobsite has its own unique challenges. This is why MAPEI offers solutions organized according to site requirements and types of use.


High-quality ceramic coverings require a completely secure surface underneath. For this reason, especially for use under tiles, tradesmen have been trusting wedi’s unique quality for decades. 100% waterproof and we are 100% sure of this – we guarantee it with wedi’s letter and seal!


Flextile has been providing the North American Hardsurface Industry with quality product and complete installation system options from its strategically located manufacturing locations, enabling it to effectively and efficiently service its extensive distributor network throughout Canada and the United States.

Our lastest works

Classic Tile Imports offers all kinds of solutions for residential and commercial projects. Check our latest outstanding projects.

A word from the owners

Welcome to Classic Tile Imports, a truly family owned and operated business that has been in Elmira since 1973. We will soon be celebrating 50 years of community support and opportunities to be a resource for all your tile needs in the Twin Tiers.

Mike grew up in this business and learned from the bottom up from Bob and Carol Zaffarese. Holly joined the business in 2014 after Mike and Holly were married. Holly has been learning everything from Mike and has worked in customer service for many years prior to that. At Classic Tile, we are invested in being a valuable resource to other contractors and homeowners alike. We believe in educating installers in proper installation methods, so they avoid callbacks and homeowners get the best results possible. We offer quality materials to get you the most beautiful and long lasting indoor or outdoor project including custom showers, backsplashes, floors, patios, and any other area you can envision being tiled. It is also particularly important to us to use the correct tools and materials to do your job correctly the first time.

Our showroom is a mix of big city selections and small town caring while providing excellent customer service. When you come into our large showroom you will find Holly and Jimmy Valentine (our Rottweiler) helping customers. When you hire us to provide your tile installation, Mike and his team will be the ones doing your tile work. We genuinely enjoy our business and believe in the products we sell. We also enjoy helping customers make their tile dreams reality. We believe in educating customers about their tile selections to ensure they choose the best materials for their lifestyle and budget. Happy customers are our most valued resource! Please come visit us prior to your next remodel and let us help you. We thank you for supporting local small business. Mike and Holly Zaffarese.

Contact us Today

Visit us in Elmira, NY

Let’s have a chat!

Let us help you make the right tile selection for you!


Visit our showroom:

2027 Lake Road , Elmira, NY 14903


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Evening and Weekend:
Appointments Available.