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Posted on July 18, 2019 by Frank John Garcia in Company News Tile

DUE2 PORCELAIN PAVERS…The Newest Trend From Europe! The Best Choice for Outdoor Paving!

At Gulf Tile, we constantly look for exceptional products that offer great value to our clients. We recently discovered Due2 pavers by Del Conca USA, an incredible 24”x24” durable, non-porous paver manufactured from the highest-grade porcelains.  Today we are very excited to announce the manufacturer, Del Conca USA selected Gulf Tile & Cabinetry to be […]

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Frank John Garcia in Tile

Through-Body Tile vs. Color-Body Tile

Porcelain tile is beautiful and water resistant, making it the perfect choice for Florida homeowners. With the wide variety of colors and styles, the applications are only limited by your imagination. While tiles are distinguished by shape, color, and texture, they are also classified by whether they are full-body or full-color, but what does that […]

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Frank John Garcia in Tile


In May 2018, Stonepeak Ceramics, as part of Iris Ceramica Group announced the launch of their first production line in the United States dedicated to manufacturing 120”x 60” LARGE FORMAT PORCELAIN PANELS, known as“gauged” panels. The production plant, located in the hills of Tennessee, is the first and only American tile manufacturer to produce large […]

Posted on November 28, 2017 by Frank John Garcia in Tile

Gulf Tile on Home Pros Discussing Outdoor Trends

Gulf Tile Vice President, Lou Piniella shared the latest outdoor trends and tips with Tampa’s Morning Blend co-host Carley Boyett for a new segment of Home Pros. Lou brought Del Conca USA’s General Manager Juan Molina with him to discuss the company’s due2 product and how it is transforming Floridians’ outdoor spaces. Carley explained that, […]

Posted on November 3, 2015 by Frank John Garcia in Company News Tile Uncategorized

StonePeak Ceramics Enviornmentally-Friendly Tile Available at Gulf Tile & Cabinetry

Gulf Tile & Cabinetry is excited to announce our new partnership with StonePeak Ceramics, Inc.  We love that this company shares our passion for environmentally responsible practices and high-quality ceramic products. StonePeak’s state-of-the-art production facility, located in Crossville, Tennessee, produces beautiful, sustainable, green and environmentally-friendly porcelain tile using a process that reduces, reuses and recycles. […]

Posted on July 1, 2015 by Frank John Garcia in Tile

The History and Resurgence of Subway Tile

Gulf Tile and Cabinetry is seeing a resurgence of the subway tiles for both new homes and remodel projects in Tampa. The subway tiles are no longer just made from ceramic but manufacturers are using glass material now. As Gulf Tile and Cabinetry explains the history of the classic tile, they will also show you the numerous patterns to use with subway tiles.

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Frank John Garcia in Flooring Tile

Gulf Tile Opens Fort Myers Location

Gulf Tile Fort Myers

Contractors and dealers in the Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral and Bonita Springs area now have access to Gulf Tiles fine selection of tile and flooring products at Gulf Tiles’ new 8,000 sq. ft. distributor warehouse. The new location will be open for pick-up from 7:30-4:30 Monday – Friday and will offer delivery.

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Frank John Garcia in Flooring Tile

Del Conca Now Distributed in Florida by Gulf Tile

Tampa Bay area home owners will no longer have to wait months to receive Italian Del Conca Tiles. Our showrooms are now carrying the Tutor and Siena Series and have the availability of 20 different lines stored at the Del Conca US factory in Tennessee. Clients now can enjoy an Italian sophisticated look that Del Conca is known for without the long delivery times or expensive of international shipping.

Posted on October 14, 2014 by Frank John Garcia in Tile

Gulf Tile Adds Gorgeous Glazzio Tile

Glazzio Tiles offers a large selection of of tiles great for mosaics in various styles, shapes and finishes. Home owners are using these unique tiles not only for inside the home, but also for external uses; such as backsplashes, accent liners, featured walls, pools or jacuzzis. Visit one of our three Gulf Tile locations and let our design team show you how you can use Glazzio Tiles in your next design project.

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Frank John Garcia in Flooring Tile Wood

2014 Covering Conference Series Part IV, The Emergence of Wood-Like Tile

The emergence of wood-like ceramic tiles was overwhelming at the Covering 2014 flooring show. Better technology in creating wood-like ceramic planks has increase the selection for homeowners building and remodeling. The Gulf Tile Design Team believes with more of a selection and the functionality of the tiles, it allows the homeowner to use this type of tile in more areas of the home than if they used actual wood.