Best Of 2020

Best Tile Showroom Selection: Mees Distributors

So you want to update your bathroom tile or add a new kitchen backsplash, but you’re looking for something that feels more unique than the ceramics you can find at the big box stores. Head to Mees Distributors at the edge of Northside. This tile shop has been around since the 1930s and the 10,000-foot public showroom has an almost overwhelming selection of tile to peruse at every price point and style, from subway tiles and colored marble to quarry tiles and brightly patterned cement. There are shiny tiles, Tuscan-look tiles, muted pink tiles, tiles with little fruit designs on them; honestly, any kind of tile you can imagine, they have it. And they also have humans who can help you. If you have your project specs, Mees can provide guidance regarding specific products as well as grout color, layout and more. They also have a list of professional tile installers they work with or can recommend if you’re completely lost. You can also sometimes find a cat sleeping at the check-out counter (behind which there is an impressive collection of mounted fish and sports trophies). Mees Distributors, 1541 West Fork Road, Northside, meesdistributors.com.