Florim USA, Inc.

Solid roots lead to a bright future

ABOUT US

Built upon the solid roots of the Florim Group, renowned as a leader in the global ceramic sector, Florim USA is committed to continued technological innovation and to producing timeless and sustainable porcelain products.

The American subsidiary of Florim Group, based in Italy, Florim USA is one of the largest and most technologically advanced porcelain facilities in North America.

Florim USA in Clarksville, TN is one of the largest floor and wall porcelain tile manufacturing plants in North America. Established in 2000, the facility spans over 1 million square feet of covered space and produces over 100 million square feet of tile annually. Our core principals are product innovation, quality, design, and ecological mindfulness. With several global and national environmental accreditations and certifications, Florim USA is the largest manufacturing facility in the world to achieve the WELL Health and Safety Rating. We source raw materials within a 500-mile radius of the facility, achieving local independence and strength in the manufacturing process. Produced for a variety of channels, Florim USA’s tile is represented in over 2500 stores nationally. Mile®stone is the manufacturer’s distributed brand.

OUR MISSION

Florim USA believes its customers are the foundation for our continued success and we strive to provide them with improved service and support by staying at the forefront of product innovation in today’s complex market.

Florim USA is committed to the environment, observing environmental regulations through certified quality management systems and ecological processes.

Florim USA is also dedicated to making a positive impact on society, employees, and the community at large. Florim USA updated its company charter in December 2022 to identify as a Benefit Corporation, placing equal focus on social and environmental values in addition to operating as a for-profit entity.

Find out more about our Benefit Corporation status
Read the Florim USA 2022 Annual Benefit Report

Innovation

Florim USA is consistently improving its production efforts and the results are evident by the quality of the tile that is produced out of our Clarksville, Tennessee factory.

  • In 2010, Florim USA was one of the first American companies to introduce HDG (High Definition Graphic) technology.
  • In 2015, $12.5 million was invested in the installation of a continuous milling plant and a new high-efficiency kiln generating an increase in production capacity with a reduction in atmospheric emissions.
  • In 2017, $3.2 million was invested in the construction of a new building featuring state-of-the-art energy saving heating and colling technology to minimize environmental impact.
  • In 2021, Florim USA announced a $35 million investment for expansion, operations increase, and an additional 30 new jobs.
  • In 2022, Florim USA was awarded the 2022 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award in part for its ongoing sustainability efforts.
  • In 2022, Florim USA received the WELL Health Safety Rating. At the time of announcement, Florim USA was the largest manufacturer globally to attain Rating.
  • In 2022, Florim USA amended its company charter to become a Benefit Corporation, also referred to as a “B-Corp”. By definition, a B-Corp is a for-profit corporation that commits to creating a positive impact on society, its employees, the community, and the environment by pledging public transparency in its business practices and operations.
  • In 2023, Florim USA started the production of gauged porcelain tile with the installation of the latest press technology the CONTINUA+, by SACMI; thus, enabling a new capability of size up to 48”x110”, and thicknesses expanding the number of possible applications.
  • In 2023, Florim USA introduced Digital Texture™  (DT), a 3D glazing technology to create intricate embossed graphics on porcelain tile. Florim USA was the first in the US to implement this technology.

OUR BRAND

Through its MILE®stone brand, Florim USA is proud to be a Made in the USA product with a unique Italian style. But MILE®stone is more than just a name and a tagline; it is a residential and commercial brand that promises people in the American market a timeless and sustainable product offering.

MILE®stone is the realization of years of expertise, offering customers:

  • Age-old Italian craftsmanship
  • Modern production processes
  • Marketing know-how and design
  • Manufacturing experience

FACILITIES

Located in Clarksville, Tennessee, Florim USA’s manufacturing facility is within 500 miles of 34 percent of the US population*. The strategic location in the southeastern United States places Florim USA’s plant and warehouse near five major interstates, saving time, money and resources.

The production space consists of six operations: body preparation, glaze preparation, press, glazing, kiln and selection. The process is considered “closed-loop,” with all waste generated throughout the six operations recycled back through the system.

*2014 statistics

 

QUALITY SYSTEM

Our quality system efforts has allowed Florim USA to proudly obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification, measured and controlled through periodical external–internal audits and reviews by senior management.

We are committed to producing high-quality products in an efficient and environmentally sustainable manner, constantly exploring the latest technological advances and best management practices.

BSI Management Systems, our certifying agency, has led the way in developing management systems standards, as a global provider of management systems assessment, certification and training services.

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