"WHERE THE WARMTH OF DESIGN AND STYLE IS CREATED."
TOUR OUR NEW TAMPA DESIGN CENTER AT THE MORGAN CIGAR FACTORY
Gulf Tile has roots in the cigar industry as the founder, Frank L Garcia, started a small cigar factory with his family called Chinchilla, employing up to 100 people at one time, and even created his own cigar label, Pancho Garcia. Gulf Tile moved to the Morgan Cigar Factory as a way to pay homage to its founder’s roots in the cigar industry. The building itself has a rich history and by setting up this exciting new design center, Gulf Tile is able to merge a curated selection of today’s top building products with the history of the cigar industry which played a significant role in the city’s growth and development. Decades later, the unique architecture and charming building continues to house a business that supports building Tampa however now, it’s one tile at a time!
Gulf Tile has established itself as a highly coveted design center for developers, architects, designers, and builders along the West Coast of Florida. Gulf Tile is now owned by Frank L Garcia's son, Frank John, and wife, Lynette. Following Frank John's retirement, a dedicated group of women, led by CEO Charline Metz, CFO Stefanie Parrott, Sales Manager Julie McKinney, and Operations Manager Stacy Lieberman, supported by Marketing Business Development Manager Kerry Kopasek, spearheaded a rebranding and reorganization initiative that has transformed Gulf Tile into the trusted and distinctive resource it is today. Under the new leadership, Gulf Tile has undergone a remarkable transformation.
Gulf Tile offers a wide range of resources and services for design professionals, with access to over 150 vendors. Trade accounts benefit from private appointments, outside sales representative support, project site assistance, and exclusive use of two design centers in Tampa and Sarasota. As a full-service distributor, Gulf Tile provides an extensive selection of tile, wood, LVP, mosaics, porcelain pavers, exterior stone, accessories, pool tile, and installation materials. Whether you prefer stocked, domestic, or international products, Gulf Tile has options to suit various project budgets and lead times.
Private Showroom Appointments
Cater to your client by booking private appointments with our in-house designer. Give each client the attention their project deserves.
Outside Account Support
Receive tailored support such as sample deliveries, design library updates, and showroom organization by your outside sales representative.
Design Library Access
Utilize our showroom as your planning and design space. Our selections of materials and products allow you the freedom of design in a quiet space.
Digital Product Selection Sheets
Receive digital specification books with quotes for each project. These books are project specific with product details and installation photos.
Custom Builder Boards
Tailored builder boards with a series of product selections that fall within certain price points available for residential, multi-family, and commercial projects.
Tailored Product Catalogs
Gulf Tile offers a series of catalogs that can be customized to your specific product style and needs. These are great tools for pre-meeting preparation and selections.
Gulf Tile offers classes on large tile format, setting materials, and Schluter installation as well as product training.
CEU | Lunch & Learn
Presentations geared towards our A&D accounts allow architects and designers to stay current on their continuing education credits.
New Product Presentations
Stay informed on the latest product launch and industry trends via new product presentations. Contact us to book your next event.
Account Set Up
Apply for an account to receive credit and terms. This allows for faster processing and deliveries of products to your job site.
Gulf Tile offers local delivery to residential projects, commercial job sites, and warehouses from our distribution center.
Order Desk and Pick Up
Visit us in person at our order desk between 7 am - 4 pm for product pick up and last-minute purchases of stocked products.
View the tiles you love in your space. Simply select, point to your space and design!
Utilize these calculators to select the correct amount of product for your projects.
Communicate your tile design preferences by selecting popular install patterns from our list of options.
To help simplify and organize our meetings, we prepared some questions to consider prior to design meetings.
It would be impossible to add all Gulf Tile products into one catalog. However, we created several catalogs of our favorite products.
Get started on your design journey! Find some of the Gulf Tile vendors listed here so you can shop at home. Samples available.