Allied Tile, a company that manufactured solid vinyl tile in the United States for more than 40 years, has announced the relaunch of its Au Natural collection of luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Originally based in Brooklyn, N.Y., Allied Tile moved to South Plainfield, N.J., last year after the company closed its manufacturing facility to refocus its efforts as a LVT supplier and distributor. The family-owned business was started by Pete Gregor and is now run by his son Peter Gregor, who relaunched the business after his father’s passing last year.

“I am amazed at the changes in the LVT market the past five years,” Gregor said. “We stopped manufacturing our custom-made, solid vinyl tile last year in our Brooklyn, N.Y., plant, however, we still are continuing our Au Natural collection of LVT.”

Gregor said the costs to relocate and upgrade the company’s machinery was too high to continue manufacturing, and too many long-term employees would not relocate to the new company headquarters.

“In New Jersey, we are more centralized to our largest distributor/rep network, which is strongest in the Midwest, Northeast and the South,” Gregor said. “I loved Brooklyn for 40 years, but the recent overhead costs were increasing at an alarming rate the past three years. New Jersey has been a great change and the cost to do business has come down from New York City.”

Gregor said he is focused on supplying the architecture and design community, healthcare, retail, food service and corporate markets. “We also have a long history in the residential market through high-end flooring dealers; this is where we started over forty years ago,” he added.

Allied Tile’s flagship line of LVT is the Au Natural collection, which includes 102 SKUs and features woodgrain, stone, slate, metallic, cork, linear and solid colors. The company also fabricates and cuts floor designs in New Jersey, which pays tribute to the custom designs that were produced in Allied's original factory. 

“We were known for our niche, custom products, and some of these products are now being featured in our Au Natural collection,” Gregor said. “These products can be now fabricated into hexagons, diamonds, tile and keys, tile and strips, rectangles, chevrons, custom plank sizes and more.”

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