The History of Island Tile

Island Tile & Marble, LLC

Island Tile has been proudly serving Brevard County, FL and beyond for 34 years, beautifying one home at a time. Our wide range of tile selection, from ceramic tile to marble tile and everything in between, provides our customers with an abundance of options for their homes. Looking for a rustic wood floor for your Melbourne, FL living room? Check out our wood look tile, a versatile and inexpensive alternative to actual wood. Want to add some vibrancy to your Palm Bay kitchen? Our backsplash tile can do just that! But, before we dive into the amazing products we carry, we want to let you know a little about our background and how Island Tile came to be Central Florida’s leading distributor and installer of top quality tiles from all over the world.

In 1984 Cliff Hirsch started a small bathroom remodeling company, Island Tile, in an efficiency apartment in Palm Bay, Florida. Since he had no starting investment capital or inventory, he built the company from the ground up. Through hard work, perseverance, and strategic re-investment of his profits, Hirsch slowly expanded his inventory and transitioned the business. As his profit margins grew over the years Hirsch was able to travel all over the globe from Turkey to Spain, Italy, Brazil and beyond, to seek out beautiful, high-quality tile and products to add to Island Tile’s collection. Along the way, Hirsch formed personal relationships and gained exclusive distribution rights from some of the best tile manufacturers in the world. He eventually started hiring employees, many of whom are still with the company to this day. He opened a business office and a showroom in Melbourne, FL, to display the many tiles and products available. Later he opened an outlet store and stocked it with liquidated inventory. These highly affordable tiles were, and still are, the perfect solution for people on tight budgets such as first-time homeowners. Though the prices are low, the quality of our tile is always high.

Over the 34 years we’ve been in business, Island Tile has continuously added new, exotic tiles to our inventory, expanded our showroom, added experienced tile installers and skilled designers to our team, and grown into the behemoth we are today. Hirsch’s savvy business skills and attention to quality has not gone unnoticed; Island Tile has received many awards. We’re so honored to be recognized by the Homebuilders and Contractors Association of Brevard (HBAC) time and time again for our superior craftsmanship. Additionally, we’ve been awarded and recognized over the years by the Chamber of Commerce Better Business Bureau and the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce.

Our story goes to show that if you have the drive, passion, and willingness to learn, you can accomplish just about anything. Island Tile came from humble beginnings, but through the hard work and innovative business planning of our founder and president, we have transformed into the company we are today. We have a wide selection of high-quality materials to fit your style preferences and your budget. Come by our showroom today to see the endless possibilities we have to offer for your bathroom, kitchen, floors and more.