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Showroom Update

The safety of our customers and employees is of paramount importance to us, and with recent levels in Minnesota, we are easing some of our showroom restrictions while maintaining our mask requirements.


The safety of our customers and employees is of paramount importance to us, and with recent levels in Minnesota, we are reimplementing additional safety measures.

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Tile By Design is making decisions daily to ensure the safety and health of our customers and staff. 

Construction Suppliers are Essential Services: Tile X Design is Open.

Tile X Design Showroom and Customer Service are both open regular business hours Monday through Friday. Effective March 28, the TXD Showroom will be closed for Saturdays. We are encouraging visitors to call ahead or make appointments for the Showroom, and for customers to call in, email, or pay their orders online. Check back regularly for our most current procedural responses to the COVID19 pandemic.

Now available at Tile X Design: Trendy and Trusted Italian tile by Tonalite

Trending and Traditional Tile Options Tile X Design is pleased to announce the addition of Tonalite to our brand offerings, thus providing our clients some of the widest ranges of design-forward tile collections coming out of Italy. As one of the most respected in the industry, they’ve been a manufacturer of craftsman style ceramic and porcelain tiles since 1974.

Spec Local, Spec Smart: Why you should buy tile from a dealer instead of online

We are seeing more Minnesota design professionals go to the internet for product selections and samples. This has led to specifications written to the benefit of out-of-state suppliers who are not even authorized to promote the products in our state. These designers may be saving a little time today, but they are, unwittingly, creating extra problems for the owners and contractors on their project.

Design, Innovation, Style: Interview with Tile x Design Owner Dan Emmel

As we launch our new website, we thought it might be fun to interview you about TXD, and current events and issues in the tile industry. You founded TXD in 1990, and since then it has become an established leading ceramic, stone and porcelain tile importer and distributor for Minnesota. Can you talk a little bit about your early days?

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