Columbia’s Tile Center is first store in North America to sell the STAINMASTER™ Tile and Grout System
October 9th, 2013

The STAINMASTER® brand, one of the country’s leading brands of flooring, announces an expansion into tile and grouting products and Columbia’s Tile Center will be one of the initial retailers for these products

The STAINMASTER® brand, which in 1986 changed the carpet industry by offering a product with significant stain resistance, is launching another game changer in the flooring industry.   In a venture with The Tile Doctor out of Marietta, Georgia, the STAINMASTER® brand will be on a line of tile and grouting products which will assure an easy to clean, durable and stain resistant surface for tiles and grout. The original line includes 10 different designs, colors and shapes as well as a STAINMASTER™ grout additive product.

The Tile Center, considered a top flooring retailer in the southeast, is the first to offer these products in North America. Assisting in this introduction is HGTV’S Jodi Marks. Jodi’s claim is not only a popular personality for HGTV, but is also a University of South Carolina graduate. Jodi’s daughter is following in her mom’s footsteps and is currently a student at USC.

Jodi is thrilled to be back in Gamecock country to participate in the launch of this exciting line of products. Her enthusiasm for the STAINMASTER™ tile line is only eclipsed by her staunch enthusiasm for her beloved Gamecocks.

Karl Goldberg, the second generation owner of The Tile Center is excited about the STAINMASTER™ line of tile products. He feels his customers will embrace the products, their designs and colors and will enjoy having easy maintenance floors for years to come. Karl’s intentions are to offer products which outperform his customer’s expectations. He is confident the STAINMASTER™ tile products will surpass that objective. He and his associates have completed the STAINMASTER™ tile and grout training program and he is looking forward to sharing the information with his current and future clients.

“We are thrilled to have such a top tier outlet involved in our initial product launch”, commented Curt Rapp, CEO of Tile Doctor. The opportunity to work with people like Karl Goldberg along with his family and associates at Tile Center to introduce this concept is truly an exciting opportunity for us. We have worked diligently for years to get this product to our launch point.  One of our key objectives was to work with the best outlets across the country, and we have certainly accomplished that and more with Tile Center Columbia.

STAINMASTER is a trademark of INVISTA.  Used under license.

About The Tile Doctor®

Founded in 1999 by tile industry veteran Curt Rapp, The Tile Doctor, and its line of advanced tile and stone products focus on meeting needs of consumers and tile professionals. With tens of millions of unique visitors, The Tile Doctor website features a line of how-to information and an advanced collection of products, solutions for consumers and pros.

The company is incorporated as Tile Media Properties, a nod to the company’s informational origins. Headquartered in Marietta Georgia, the company is an active member of all major industry associations and is the founding member of Tile Partners for Humanity (


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