Daltile History:

Tile Excellence Since 1947

Founded in Dallas in 1947, Dal-Tile Corporation's history is paved with milestones that led to us becoming the largest tile manufacturer in the U.S. and respected across the world. Enjoy these noteworthy moments from the last seven decades.

Black and white photo of Dallas Ceramic Company in 1947.

1947
Robert M. Brittingham founded the Dallas Ceramic Company while operating out of a simple Quonset hut in Dallas, TX.

1955
Juan R. Brittingham forms Ceramica Regiomontana, S.A. to manufacture ceramic tile in Monterrey, Mexico for sale in Mexico and the U.S. The company also opens its first Sales Service Center in Tampa, FL.
Black and white photo of Daltile headquarters in the 1970's.

1977
The 50th Sales Service Center opens in Reno NV.

1980
Dallas Ceramic Company changes its name to Dal-Tile Corporation. Dal-Tile purchases Keystone Ridgeway, a manufacturer of unglazed ceramic mosaic tiles.

1983
Dal-Tile acquires Edilgress USA. Their manufacturing facility in Conroe, TX is one of the only producers of 8" x 8" floor tile in the U.S.
Black and white photo of a man and two women looking at tile samples on a table.

1987
Dal-Tile opens its 100th Sales Service Center in Daytona Beach, FL.

1999

Dal-Tile unveils its eagerly anticipated Natural Stone Collection. Dal-Tile opens its first Tile & Stone Gallery in Dallas, TX.

2000
Dal-Tile enters a joint venture with Italian tile maker Emil Ceramica.
Black and white photo of a conference room of women and men in suits and ties.

2002
Mohawk Industries acquires Dal-Tile Corporation.

2003

Dal-Tile opens its newest glazed porcelain manufacturing plant in Muskogee, OK.
Overhead view of one of Daltile's manufacturing plants.

2007
Dal-Tile launches its Exterior Collection of tiles including Colorbody Porcelain Stone Pavers and more.

2009
Dal-Tile launches its Manufactured Stone Collection and innovative partnerships with Microban and Dupont.
Daltile Ceramic Tile Showroom

2010 MAY
Dal-Tile launches completely new Natural Stone Collection.

2010 JULY

Mohawk invests in Sanfi Ceramics, a leading manufacturer of ceramic tile in China to further expand its international presence.
Bird's eye view of the large facilities of Mohawk headquarters.

2013
Mohawk Industries completes its acquisition of The Marazzi Group, a global leader in ceramic tile based in Italy with worldwide brand recognition for its Marazzi and Ragno brands. The integration of Marazzi's U.S. operations into Dal-Tile is completed.
Daltile San Francisco Design Studio storefront.

2014
Daltile opens its newest Design Studio in San Francisco.
Bird's eye view of Daltile manufacturing plant in Dickson, Tennessee.

2016
Dal-Tile begins producing tile at the new Dickson, Tennessee manufacturing facility.

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