Mediterranea will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017 at Coverings, April 4-7 in Orlando, Fla. Mediterranea was founded in 1987 in Miami by Michael Mariutto. In its earlier years, Mediterranea partnered with factories in four continents to produce tile worldwide. From Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, and the U.S., Mediterranea’s factory partnerships provided a global manufacturing footprint to suit the architectural and design needs of its U.S. client base. Today, Mediterranea still partners with Serenissima (Italy) and EGE (Turkey) to produce tile series for import into the U.S. In 2006, the Mediterranea brand was merged together with Stonepeak and the Iris/Fiandre Group of companies, expanding Mediterranea’s production capacity and technological innovation.

“Joining forces with the Iris/Fiandre family of companies gave Mediterranea resources and support from one of the world’s leading tile manufacturers,” said Mariutto. “The Fiandre and the Minozzi family have provided Mediterranea the tools to grow and further innovate, leading to the development of industry-leading designs.”

Mediterranea will host a 30th anniversary celebration with a special reception April 5 at Coverings from 3:30-5:30pm.

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