50 years and still going strong

2019-08-27 06:00
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For 50 years, it’s been their passion and extreme pleasure to seek out the extraordinary, from style classics to the world’s freshest design trends and looks; and to curate the most magnificent décor ranges that best express the South African luxe lifestyle and answer the need for sustainable eco-chic.

Small beginnings.

Live beautifully: two words that say so much about the creation of a better, finer, more fulfilled and abundant life experience. This is the mission of Giovanni Alberto Mario Ravazzotti, who started the small Italian tile business in Alberton, Johannesburg, in 1969.

That small store has grown into a multi-layered international organisation with multiple companies, distribution and supply chain, manufacturing operations, and 12 showrooms, and has become an on-premise and online shopping style icon that is synonymous with inspirational, beautifully sustainable living.

Italtile Limited comprises three brands – Italtile, CTM and TopT – to service three distinctly different local markets, luxury, budget-conscious and entry level. The organisation also owns and manages a strong supply chain and several manufacturing operations: including Ezee Tile (grout and adhesives), and Ceramic Industries – being a portmanteau of five local porcelain and ceramic tile manufacturers (Gryphon, Vitro, Pegasus, Samca Wall and Samca Floor), Betta (our bathroomware factory) and Bettabaths (our acrylic bath and shower tray factory in Australia).

With an eye for design and creativity, and a passion for perfection, Italtile is a décor trend leader that has raised the bar for the curation of the world’s most exclusive and desirable home improvement brands.

For half a century we’ve looked for new and rewarding ways to help our customers live beautifully. It’s not just about curating the very best décor trends and technology from around the world. It’s also about creating the very best décor shopping experience; continually finding ways to add value. In everything we do, right down to the little things, we’ll always give of our best.

Our chapters-certified sales advisers are qualified to offer interior design advice.

Italtile recently partnered with @craftcoffeesa, who created signature blend Italian coffee and trained their baristas.

Residential agents available to work with customers to deliver their décor dreams, whether for a new build or a renovation.

Online shopping: a full service webshop

Proud members of the IID and The Italian Chamber. Mentors of tomorrow’s marketing minds through a hands-on internship partnership with students from the University of Pretoria and University of Stellenbosch. Our service extends beyond our showroom doors, to the communities in which we work. Community commitments include work with The Little Optimist in Cape Town, and regular donations to the Wetnose and Kitty and Puppy Haven organisations. We’re turning 50, but our customers will get the presents. A heartfelt thank you is always important when you’re truly grateful. So, in truth, the most important part of turning 50 is how we can best translate our anniversary into an event our customers can share in. To that end, although we’re having the birthday, we’re giving our customers the presents, in the form of a four-month 50th anniversary promotion: with all the best prices – up to 50% off – on all the best products.

It’s why we opened our doors in 1969, and it’s why our doors are still open. It’s The Italtile Way, and nobody does it better.

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