>> Kate's Corner

Welcome to Kate's Corner!
Meet Kate Spencer.
Kate Spencer is Vice President of Purchasing & Business Development for Tile Outlets of America. You can contact her via email at She works with tile and stone factories and agents throughout the world so that Tile Outlets of America can offer you the best product mix and the most competitive price-points. And, Kate's Corner provides you with an overview of how she influences product decisions...

Kate has over 25 years of experience in the tile industry and has built strong relationships with others who, like all of us at Tile Outlets of America, share an intense passion for beautiful, high-quality wall and flooring products that will stand the test of time. Kate also attends many tile and flooring shows on behalf of Tile Outlets of America, researching and documenting design and product trends to keep up on the latest looks in tile and flooring. 

You can learn more about her in Kate Spencer: Tile and Stone Design and Product Maven.

Kate Visits Trade Shows & Meets with Vendors
Kate learning about new tile products
Kate meeting with tile representatives
What Kate's Corner is About.
Kate's Corner captures tile product trends and design influences seen in the marketplace. What Kate sees shows up on the Tile & More Blog and in the Design Ideas section of this website

Those trends include wood plank tile looks, marble looks in porcelain, luxury vinyl tile, large format tile, gorgeous mosaics, pool tile, outdoor and patio tile and much, much more. 

More importantly, those product trends and design ideas become products that you can purchase so you can create that look in your own home.

Special Ordering

By the way, special ordering is an option for some products.

Customers can contact our sales representatives to see if we are able to special order a certain product. We will try to locate the source and quote you for the job.  

You'll also find many special order displays in the showrooms that allow us to special order products that aren't necessarily in stock in the Tile Outlets store but can easily be received within the week or sooner.   That means you get to see a variety of products in stock and available via special order to make sure you find what you are looking for as a one stop shop.

If you have a large project that requires a specific type of product, please give us an opportunity to find you the exact item or value engineer a like item for your project.    

We have many sources throughout the world to get product from and sure we can find a viable solution for your project.
Check out these beautiful tile introductions
Love that porcelain marble look!
You'll find Kate meeting with our professional installation customers, as well as with valued tile manufacturers and suppliers.
Tile with valued tile installation professionals
Kate with important tile suppliers.
You'll also find Kate promoting Sale Events in-store and on Television, and sharing product & design ideas. And, if you're lucky, she might even be in the store when you're shopping and she'll help you select the perfect mosaic!
Let us help you find the perfect tile!
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