Nassau Tile Factory Ltd. was established in 1930 by John E. Gomez. He was a carpenter by trade who came to Nassau in 1922 to help rebuild the British Colonial Hotel which had been partially destroyed by a fire. Originally of Spanish descent, John, whose grandfather had been a tile manufacturer, saw the need for a tile factory in the Bahamas. He later said, “I came for four months and stayed the rest of my life.”Nassau Tile was originally located on Dunmore Lane, just off Bay Street. The business then moved to Union Dock and in 1952, Nassau Tile moved to its current location on historic Dowdeswell Street.
The first tiles manufactured on site were cement tiles with varying patterns, colors and designs. These tiles can still be found in many traditional Bahamian homes.
1976 saw the beginning of imported ceramic tiles from Italy and other countries under the direction of the founder’s son, José Gomez.
Nassau Tile’s commitment to excellence in design has always been one of the hallmarks of the business. Our spectacular Christmas window displays won the Nassau Guardian’s Holiday Window Contest in 1975, 1976, 1979 and 1981.
Our showroom has always been in the forefront of new styles and products in the Bahamas. Earlier on, it was the first site ever for a terrazzo floor. Then, in 1976, it was the site of the first Italian ceramic tile floor, and in 1984 we installed the first 24×24 large format floor tile in the country.
We attend trade shows in Italy and the USA to keep abreast of the most current design trends and technological innovations in order to provide our customers with the best products from leading manufacturers. Our suppliers include some of the best-known brands in Italy, Brazil, and the USA, among others.
Please visit our showroom and meet our friendly, professional sales team. We look forward to helping you select the right tile to fit your style and budget for any project, big or small, indoor or outdoor, patio, pool, bathroom, kitchen, living room, residential or commercial. We’ve been supplying tile to the Bahamas since 1930 with experience, knowledge and reliability.