Our Story

The heritage and values of Ideal Tile were forged by the immigrant experience of the Grillo family in the last century—truly the American Dream personified. When the three founding brothers began installing tile in New York City in 1963, little did they know that their fledgling business would evolve into one of most trusted and dynamic brands in the tile and stone industry.

Guided by deep core values, an unwavering faith in the American Dream and an ironclad work ethic, the Grillo family opened their first Ideal Tile showroom in 1976. Located in Freehold, New Jersey, it was one of the first showrooms in central New Jersey uniquely dedicated to importing ceramic and marble tiles, providing a one-stop shopping experience, combining product, design, labor and after-install maintenance under one roof—the Ideal Tile experience!

In 1986, Ideal Tile Importing Company was established to import a greater quantity of tile and stone from all over the world to our growing number of licensed showrooms, now totaling 18 with two distribution hubs. For more than 40 years, we’ve mastered the full spectrum of the tile industry, from floor installations and selection of products to importing and distribution. And there’s no stopping us!

Our Name Says It All

What’s the Ideal difference? Top quality, excellent prices, superior professionalism and unparalleled experience. A part of our core values is the enduring belief that our greatest asset is the relationship we build with our customers. It is a relationship that is earned through quality service, expert installation, and knowledgeable staff in each of our locations.

With 18 Ideal Tile locations and growing, we are the largest importer of tiles to have its own retail stores, and many other companies carry our products as well. Nobody offers our level of superior service and support to their customers. All of our stores offer one-stop service with a unique blend of knowledgeable salespeople and professional craftsmen that help make your house a home and your workplace the best it can be.

Ideal Innovation

At Ideal Tile, we’re always on the lookout for innovations within the industry and we are renowned trendsetters. All of our products are manufactured with the most advanced techniques, ensuring top-quality products on the cutting edge of color and style. The best selection of tiles from Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Brazil, Venezuela, the US, China, India and Japan arrives daily in our main warehouse. The advantage of being a direct importer allows us to provide you with the best-quality products at the best prices.

Ideal Tile has become the go-to store for the best selections in ceramic and stone products in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Boston, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C and now in Philadelphia. The truest sign of our success is the number of satisfied customers who return for our unparalleled service and quality. Visit one of our retail stores to see what so many others have.