Country Floors holds a unique place in the modern history of interior design in the United States. A 55-year-old heritage brand, Country Floors is widely considered to have been responsible for the resurgence of America’s interest in hand crafted tile.
In the mid-twentieth century, after decades of popular demand for mass-produced ceramic tile had all but vanished the category, design professionals and aficionados alike began clamoring for the artistry, authenticity, timelessness and beauty of the handmade treasures they were discovering at Country Floors. The brand became known for offering the ultra-rich textures and artful, hand-painted glazes of craft tile from around the globe. Country Floors also developed an unparalleled expertise in vetting these products carefully and working hand-in-glove with makers to ensure the quality and consistency required for dependability and longevity in high-end residential and luxury commercial installations. So influential was its design authority that a cottage industry of American artisan tile emerged and thrived in the late 20th century in large part due to demand created by Country Floors, its famously inviting jewel-box showrooms and shelter titles’ publication of benchmark projects by top designers using Country Floors tile.
Today, in addition to their own international production and exclusive creative partnerships with leading and emerging global makers, Country Floors also designs and manufactures tile and mosaic in America. Materials include ceramic, porcelain, stone, glass, cement and terra cotta. A pairing of time-honored artisanal techniques from antiquity with state-of-the-art tile technologies yields a stunning selection of classic and modern looks. From the highest level of fine décor to value-engineered architectural design projects, Country Floors offers both the materials and thoughtful specification support that provide amazing results.
Thanks to its vertical production capabilities and decades of industry experience, Country Floors launches new collections several times a year through its major market showrooms and dealers. Moving with fashion but always in the context of a finish that is part of the built environment, each new collection is thoughtfully designed to remain both relevant and elegant for years to come. In late 2019, Country Floors will unveil its very first Designer collections, created in collaboration with some of the most recognized and esteemed entities in the luxury design world. This logical and meticulously curated next step will mark a new era of design leadership for Country Floors. Mirroring the intention of its founders, the ‘new’ Country Floors is poised to become an even more exciting, vital voice than ever before, offering a deep homage to the past in synergy with the emerging ideas, materials and techniques that will drive the future of design.