From the start of June to the end of July, Tile Town customers can enjoy a two-month-long special event: Italian Days!

Paying homage to the tile’s Italian origins, Italian Days is a way for customers to learn more about Italian tiles while earning the chance to win fantastic prizes.

A Brief History of Italian Tiles

Italian tiles were reported to be used as early back as the Middle Ages, with ceramic tiles decorating the walls and floors of religious and public buildings. Drawing inspiration from the hexagonal terracotta tiles from the Roman Empire, it became a specialty for Italian majolica handcrafters (majolica being a style of richly coloured, heavyweight clay pottery).

This erupted into a significant spread for Italian tiles, being found in Italia villas, biblical and historical scenes, and even palaces! Following this, the 19th century brought upon a new wave of tile design and installation, with a focus on repeating and geometric patterns (which continues to be used to this day).

Left: Floor art in the romanesque Pomposa Abbey., an abbey with a rich and long history. Right: Atelier Fiore Decor 8X8 Matte Porcelain Tile

Tiles were a significant part of the Art Deco Movement between the 1920s and 30s, leading to the mass production of tiles that drew significant inspiration from Italian tilers of the past.

Now, you can find inspiration from Italian tiles everywhere, including our own catalogue which features an array of Italian tiles!

Right Feature: Form Hexagons with the 12×24 Italian Porcelain Nohva Grey. Left Feature: Paint Stone White 12×24 Italian Porcelain Tile.
Right Feature: Geotech Bianco 12×24 Italian Porcelain. Left Feature: Retro floor mosaics with 12×24 Italian Porcelain Templestone Creep.

Prizes, Tile Features, and More!

As part of our Italian Days celebration, Tile Town customers have a chance to win 1 of 40 gift cards to 5 local Italian restaurants, each gift card being worth $100.

The Italian restaurants customers can win prizes to are:

Cotto al Mare (Surrey, BC)

La Terrazza (Vancouver, BC)

Italian Tomato (Richmond, BC)

Café Amore Bistro (Edmonton, AB)

Il Terrazzo Ristorante (Victoria, BC)

You can learn more about each of these restaurants by reading these snippets about them!

Until the end of July 30, five winners will be drawn weekly, meaning there’s plenty of chances for Tile Town customers to win.

Also, there will be weekly Italian tile features, which is perfect for any renovation plans for the summer! Plus, customers can look forward to blog posts this summer that educate readers on Italian tiles.

How to Win

There are two ways to enter the weekly prize draw:

1. Visit a Tile Town showroom near you at any of our locations
2. Sign-up for our newsletter for an additional chance to win

Our remarkable staff at Tile Town are thrilled to begin helping you with your summer projects, and we can’t wait to celebrate Italian Days with you!

Be sure to check all of our social media for upcoming news about Italian Days and all things tiles.