Celebrating 60 Years in 2020

About Us

The Gulf Tile Tradition in Tampa Bay

Gulftile Building

Since 1960, Gulf Tile has been family owned and operated. We’ve been one of West Central Florida’s leading authority on tile, stone and glass for three generations. Today we bring you that same commitment to quality in the rest of your home through Gulf Tile. Superior, personalized service is at the heart of everything we do. Gulf Tile has three locations in West Central and Southwest Florida. Yet you’ll find the same sincere personalized service no matter which one you visit. Today, tile contractors, builders and homeowners alike trust us to help them bring each project to life and our ability to consistently exceed their expectations keeps them coming back.

A message from our President:

“Service is our most important product.”

I have retained this motto, which has been the foundation of this company since my father established the business. In times where many companies have become impersonal due to acquisitions or mergers, we continue to reach out to offer our own personal touch. We are family owned and spirited towards giving our customers and team members the attention and recognition they deserve. Now in our second generation of tile experience, we provide the assurance of knowing where we have been, where we are and where we are going.

Frank J. Garcia

Company Facts

Founded by Frank L. Garcia in 1960, Gulf Tile has grown to be one of Tampa Bay’s largest and most experienced supplier of ceramic tile, glass tile, porcelain and natural stone products. With its flagship location in old West Tampa, Gulf Tile has not only expanded its number of stores to cover the entire Tampa Bay area, but also its product line to include wood flooring, luxury vinyl, mosaics, brick pavers, specialty tiles, tools and much more.

  • We are one of the oldest tile distributors in West Central Florida and the first-ever with a designer showroom.
  • We are the experts at what we do.
  • We represent the country’s most respected manufacturers.
  • We have 3 convenient locations with designer showrooms and full warehouse facilities: Tampa, Largo , and Sarasota.
  • Active in industry-related organizations such as:
    • Ceramic Tile Distributors of America (CTDA)
    •  Associated Builders and Contractors  (ABC)
    •  Tampa Bay Builders Association  (TBBA)
    •  Remodeler’s Council
    •  Construction Specification Institute (CSI)
    •  International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
  • Community Involvement with:
    • West Tampa Chamber of Commerce
    • South Tampa Chamber of Commerce
    • In 2006 Gulf Tile was a finalist in Tampa Bay’s Small Business of the Year
    • Local Charity involvement:
      • Judeo Christian Health Clinic. Gulf Tile President, Frank John Garcia serves as Secretary for the Clinic. In 2010, he spearheaded the Flavor of West Tampa. This annual event features food tastings from many of the local multi-cultural food establishments as well as a business expo made up of West Tampa businesses. All proceeds benefit the Judeo Clinic.
      • Product Donations.  Over the years, Gulf Tile has donated over a $700 thousand dollars of material to be used by Metropolitan Ministries, Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Societyfor various building projects.
      • In2005, in Partnership with Caldeco Air, Gulf Tile spearheaded a Home Makeover for a local family whose children suffered from asthma and allergies to make their home a healthier environment.
      • In 2005, Gulf Tile also participated in ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition for the Dolan family from St. Petersburg.