Our Story

Whether your project is a simple bathroom remodel, a dream vacation home, or a chic boutique hotel, Walker Zanger delivers the finest material the world of stone and tile has to offer. We pride ourselves on treating every client with courtesy and professionalism, and offer products that will provide a lifetime of value and pleasure. This emphasis on quality and relationships has guided our family business since 1952 and is the touchstone for our growth as the world’s leading luxury brand in the stone and tile industry.

“We spec Walker Zanger tile into our kitchen and bath designs whenever possible.They offer beautiful ,timeless tile design and our clients are always pleased with the results !”

Beach Kitchens, LLC

Kitchen & Bath Remodelers | Redondo Beach, CA

Artistry of Stone and Tile

Enduring Craftsmanship. Exceptional Service.

At Walker Zanger, from one pair of hands to the next, each product featured in our catalog is carefully shepherded from a quarry in France, a ceramic studio in Morocco, or a mosaic workshop in Italy to its final destination — the residence or business that inspires you, shelters you, and expresses your deepest wishes for a space of beauty and refinement. Whether your project is a simple bathroom remodel, a dream vacation home, or a chic boutique hotel, Walker Zanger delivers the finest material the world of stone and tile has to offer. We pride ourselves on treating every client with courtesy and professionalism, and offer products that will provide a lifetime of value and pleasure. What will you create?

Architectural Leaders

From sculptural ceramics to subtle porcelain tiles that evoke elegance and refinement, Walker Zanger products are meticulously designed and artfully selected. Our range encompasses ceramic, glass, stone, porcelain, quartz and concrete. Construction details, emerging color trends, and collaborations with architects and designers are hallmarks of our design-forward thinking.

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Quality & Relationships

As a family-owned business, Walker Zanger understands the value of relationships, consistency, and integrity. Our brand’s longevity and success is built on relationships that span generations: from the stone quarries and artisanal workshops where we conceive and produce our distinctive products to the lifelong clients and partners who select our tile and stone. Earning your trust and exceeding your expectations is our commitment to you.

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Our History

More than 70 Years of Excellence Since 1952

  • In 1952, Leon Zanger and Marvin Walker each put in $1,000 to found Walker Zanger. With marble swatch cards in hand, they promote Portuguese marble tabletops to the local New York furniture industry.

  • In 1954, Walker Zanger opens its first showroom at 100 Hudson Street in Manhattan.

  • Leon Zanger (second from right) in the marble quarries of Carrara, Italy, in 1955.

  • In 1958, Walker Zanger opens its first office in Los Angeles.

  • Interior designer Albert Hadley personifies the taste of this period, lending classic design with a sprinkle of eclecticism to homes of the Astors, Paleys and Gettys.

  • Walker Zanger continues to grow, with John Iberti (far left) in LA and Leon Zanger (fifth from left) in NY leading the expansion. Trade shows become an important avenue for promoting the ever growing product line.

  • Walker Zanger’s furniture business prospers as the company sells stone tabletops, chairs and fine hardwoods to leading American furniture companies like Baker, Henredon, Thomasville and Bernhardt.

  • Mark Hampton popularizes classic luxury and helps establish the interior designer as a must-have for wealthy Americans.

  • Walker Zanger supplies rare Italian marble for the Getty Villa, which opens in Malibu in 1974. Walker Zanger’s Italian office buys antique marble by the pound from the Vatican to recreate the ancient Roman floor patterns for the museum.

  • In the 1970s, Walker Zanger expands into ceramic tiles, importing traditional hand-painted tiles like the Madeira collection.

  • In 1980, a Walker Zanger showroom opens in Costa Mesa, CA, to serve the burgeoning suburbs of Orange County. In 1981, Walker Zanger opens the Houston Showroom.

  • Walker Zanger hand-made tiles continue to grow in popularity; floral motifs and pastel colors dominate.

  • The first US company to import French limestone, Walker Zanger senses the trend for old-world, casual elegance – a style that French limestone embodies.

  • Walker Zanger re-introduces marble mosaics to America, offering them on mesh backing for simpler installation. They are an instant success, leading to the mosaic boom of the 1990s and beyond.

  • Walker Zanger builds an extensive network of dealers who value the exclusive collections of designer-oriented tiles and stone accents. Trade shows continue to be a main avenue of promoting the company and gaining new clients.

  • Again on the forefront, Walker Zanger discovers a small artisan glass tile factory in Oceanside, CA, and brings their tile to market, creating the first glass tile collection to be widely distributed in the US.

  • Beginning in 1994, Walker Zanger moves away from European hand-painted decorative tiles and introduces a series of historically themed ceramic collections with detailed sculptural decorative tiles and rich color palettes.These exclusive collections like Avignon, Ceramica Alhambra and Tiberon are quickly embraced by designers and home owners and set the standard for artisan ceramic tile for the next decade.

  • Walker Zanger supplies marble tile and decorative mosaics to the Monte Carlo and Bellagio hotels, bringing luxury to the “new” Las Vegas. A Walker Zanger showroom opens in Las Vegas in 1996.

  • Walker Zanger showrooms open in Dallas in 1999, San Francisco in 2000, and Charlotte, NC, in 2001.

  • Recognizing the potential of new kinds of tile surfaces, Walker Zanger introduces “Metalismo” stainless steel mosaics to the market – and they are an instant success.

  • The first decade of the 2000s finds interior designers mining the previous century for inspiration and then re-imagining it with eclectic flair. Kelly Wearstler epitomizes this direction, as seen in her design for the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.

  • Walker Zanger taps noted interior designer Michael Berman to create Studio Moderne, a collection of integrated, larger-scale ceramic and stone designs that take their influence from Hollywood Regency and Midcentury design. Launched in 2008, it captures the imagination of designers and homeowners alike.

  • As Walker Zanger expands in the 2000s, its showrooms set the standards for elegant and architecturally inventive venues. Walker Zanger opens showrooms in West Florida in 2006, Perth Amboy, NJ, in 2007, and Tustin, CA, (above) in 2008.

  • In its 60th year, Walker Zanger continues its dedication…. the first-ever collection of reclaimed teak tiles and mosaic.

  • In 2009, Walker Zanger launches its Facebook page.

  • Robert A.M. Stern Collection Launches. Walker Zanger partners with famed architectural firm Robert A.M. Stern to create a new ceramic tile line in 2014.

  • Open new HQ in Los Angeles wins Kitchen and Bath Design award Stone and tile provider for The New American Home Winner of M.I.A Pinnacle awards: “Bath of the Year”: Pasadena Showcase House, “Renovation/Restoration”: Fashion tower 135-139 W. 36th NY, NY, “Residential Interior/Exterior”: Massachusetts Residence, “Commercial Interior”: Park Hyatt NYC.

  • Walker Zanger completes 100% acquisition of a ceramic tile factory in San Miguel De Allende. Walker Zanger has majority ownership since 2009. Opens showroom in Port Chester, NY

  • Stone and tile for Bergdorf Goodman Flagship. Opens Dallas Design District showroom.

  • Luxury Kitchen Recycling Award, Architizer A+ award – Magna Recycled Glass, AN Best in Products Awards – Magna Recycled Glass, 30 Innovative Products- Better Homes & Gardens – Botanicals, 2019 Great Design Awards, Kitchen- Architectural Digest – Kaleidoscope, Collection launch with Interior Designer, Pietta Donovan

  • Expands Atlanta Showroom to create and indoor shopping experience for stone slabs Opens new showroom in Charlotte, NC Stone and tile provider for The New American Remodeled Home

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