Founded by Albert Claramonte, Surfaces began in May, 1999 and has become known as one of the most recognizable and successful tile agencies in the U.S., representing some of the best tile manufacturers in the world from Europe and South America such as Sant’Agostino, Lea, Impronta, Saloni, Azuvi and Ceracasa.
After successfully representing these companies for over 20 years, creating and placing their products all over the country, Surfaces decided to start a new division and create their own brand. This is how Elida Ceramica was born. Elida, a Surfaces division, was created as a tribute to Elida Claramonte, the founder’s mother who tragically died from breast cancer when he was only 10 years old.
Since the beginning the Elida project’s goal was to become the largest and best known glass mosaic supplier to the U.S. market making sure that our products are always recognized as artistically creative and creating aesthetic value and beauty to any project as well as insuring the best quality known in the industry.
Elida’s philosophy is simple, to offer the best products, most innovative concepts, and best support to our distributors and retailers thus ensuring total consumer satisfaction with our products.
The journey over the last 20 years for Surfaces and now Elida has been very rewarding and challenging. Our experience, knowledge and today, the Elida product lines can be found all over the country in independent distributors, retailers and in more then 1550 Lowe’s stores, as well on television shows, in magazines and most important, in the homes of millions of Americans.
After all of these years, the original inspiration for creating the Elida brand has now become the fuel for Surfaces to continue to develop cutting edge products that are innovative enough and good enough to be given the brand “Elida Originals”.
Surfaces is headquartered in Miami, Florida but also has offices in China and most recently in Italy. With a small but very talented team, we are constantly creating new products.
We created the first iPhone App for the tile industry, we created a brand new nationwide program at Lowe’s to sell 100% recycled glass made out of old automobile windshields, and the exclusive Britto Glass Collection, a successful partnership with world renowned pop artist Romero Britto, all these on the last 24 months.
This is our spirit, innovation, sustainability, creativity and hard work. We are Surfaces, Inc.
This entry was posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2009 at 8:36 am