In 1985, our first store was opened in Rochester, Minnesota. Hand-picked tile from around the world, great design through inspirational settings, and the most knowledgeable sales staff in the industry, quickly became our cornerstones and separated us from the traditional tile shopping experience.
As The Tile Shop grew, the breadth of our customers expanded too. Industry professionals needed high quality and reliable installation materials at a fair price. In 1992, we introduced "Superior", our first private label brand to meet all of the professionals' needs. We make it. We pack it. We ship it. We back it. For the last 22 years, that has been our model and guarantee.
Our customers asked for ways to help them visualize tile in their most coveted spaces. Whether it be in-store or online, 2007 was our year for becoming the destination for inspiration. Each of our showrooms features over 50 vignettes, providing first-hand visualization of our products, style and collections. We launched our first e-Commerce storefront, focused on making product and design research, inspiration, and installation information easily accessible to consumers and professionals anywhere at any time.
Today, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary, The Tile Shop has more than 100 retail showrooms in over 30 states, bringing the best in design, tile, and installation materials to the designers, custom home builders, tile professionals, and do-it-yourselfers across the country. We're one of Minnesota's fastest growing companies and we're committing ourselves to being the best tile company for you. We're dedicated to continually improving our craft by providing trend forward design, the best customer service in the industry, and being your definitive tile destination from inspiration through installation.