Our History

Johnson Tiles, founded in the UK in 1903, is the oldest thread in our history. Johnson Tiles South Africa was founded in 1952. Throughout its history Johnson Tiles SA has been at the forefront of innovation, bringing to South Africa the first mass-produced wall tiles, the first floor tiles, the first fast-fired tiles and the first glazed porcelain tiles.

TAL had its modest beginnings during the 1960s and since then has also revolutionised the local tile installation industry, single-handedly converting the market to modern tile adhesives from the fixing of tiles with sand and cement fix. In addition, TAL has been the leader in launching nearly every product innovation in tiling installation in South Africa.

Tile Africa has been a growing brand since 1998, evolving from a single store focused on selling tiles in volume at a low cost in a warehouse environment to a web of sophisticated stores across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. The commercial division has also grown exponentially and today proudly partners with our customers in a host of prestigious projects across South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The solid growth of these brands and their impeccable reputation in the industry can be directly attributed to an unwavering commitment to core values that place customer experience, quality products and innovation at the forefront of all that we do.