Top 5 Tile Manufacturers and Tile Brands
Posted by aihw on February 19th, 2020
In a world with no shortage of tile companies, some manufacturers and retailers are destined to rise to the top. Numerous small artisan tile companies produce truly original and unique products. While these tiles are sure to make your bathroom or kitchen a one-of-a-kind showstopper, many of these tiles are difficult to obtain. At the other end of the spectrum are large tile companies whose products are as easy to purchase as making a quick trip to your local home improvement store. These tiles tend to be far less expensive than the artisan makers, but they also can be bland and uninspired. Any list of the best tile companies and brands would have to balance style, price, buying convenience, and quality, and these companies all hit that mark.
Ann Sacks began her design career in 1980 when she discovered "a box of Mexican Talavera tiles being sold as trivets" while shopping for a wedding dress in Portland, Oregon. The company remained largely in the Pacific Northwest for years, but then began slowly spreading its showrooms across the United States and now has locations in many metro areas. If you are looking to go beyond the typical tile found at the big companies, Ann Sacks might just be your ultimate destination.
This Binghamton, New York-based maker and retailer of distinctive tiles has only been in business since 2000, but it has made a strong impact on the designer tile landscape. Owner Susan Jablon, in conjunction with daughter Emily, produces custom mosaic glass tiles available online to dress up a kitchen, bathroom, or any part of your house that needs unique tiles.
If you want to break away from the pack, Arizona Tile offers unique, gorgeous tile. It's the go-to place if you're looking to break out of the rut of boring tile. John Huarte and wife Eileen began Arizona Tile in 1977 in San Diego and now serves primarily the western United States. While Arizona Tile does have a healthy range of porcelain and glass tile, it also excels in granite, marble, limestone, travertine, slate, and onyx slabs and tile.
4.Florida Tile, Inc.
It makes sense that Florida Tile, Inc. would be located in the State of Florida, except it's not. Its corporate headquarters are in Lexington, Kentucky, with a manufacturing and distribution base in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. For a half-century, Florida Tile, Inc. has been making porcelain and ceramic wall tile, as well as natural stone and decorative glass and metal tiles.
5.Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc.
Unique hardly describes the products found at Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone Inc. Founded by French and American husband and wife team François and Emmi Micallef, this Massachusetts-based tile company, in business since 2000, imports premium French, Italian, Belgian, and Spanish handmade terra-cotta tile.
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