Early in 1953, Florida Tile began production of ceramic window sills in an abandoned service station located in Lakeland. This early endeavor would later evolve into Florida Tile Inc., a division of Premark corporation, the largest domestic ceramic tile manufacturer in the United States today. Years of parallel success would create a strong partnership and friendship between Florida Tile and a little known distributor facing the same challenges of a small business in the tile industry at that time.
In 1955 W. Bryant and Annie Lee Adams came to Central Florida from Cottageville, South Carolina near Charleston. The Space Coast's main supplier of ceramic tile then as well as now, was Florida Tile, Inc. The factory produced only five colors. Two were black and white!
East Coast Tile and Supply, the oldest of approximately three hundred International distributors, was founded in Melbourne by the Adams Family, and has evolved into the largest, most progressive distributor on the east coast of Florida, between Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale. With the addition of conveniently located showrooms now in Melbourne, Vero Beach and Titusville, our goal is to bring the consumer not only color, style, selection and design, but excellence in education of all products used to insure the highest quality tile installation for builders, architects, designers, decorators and do-it-yourselfers.
With countless shapes, colors, sizes and styles to choose from, we are here to serve you, our valued customer, with the finest products and technology available. When you think of ceramic tile for walls, floors, pools, kitchen, baths or any applications, think of East coast Tile and Supply. This is our name. This where we live. This is what we do. We know what you want - and we have it. Only at East Coast Tile.