Creative thinking will get you everywhere: I have a list of tile manufacturers on file I use while writing About Home Renovations; I have a need to produce articles for the same website. Combine the two: article.
Why hoard this list? Gosh, I don't know. I hadn't thought about it until now.
When I say "tile manufacturers," this is a fluid term. Do we mean quarries? Shops that fire the ceramics? Importers? Well, these are kind of the middlemen companies--not quite the invisible Italian quarry mining the travertine; not quite the Tiles 'R' Us shop down the street. At the least, these are major conduits of tiles.
In most cases, you won't be able to buy tiles directly from these companies. The tile is available from any of three sources:
- Big box stores like The Home Depot.
- Local tile design stores with names like EuroTile, where you work in conjunction with a tile designer.
- Local warehouse-type tile outlets.
Tile Image from Merola