It all began with a dream and lots of talent.

I first opened my business with the help of a stranger, T. Best of Ceramic Tile Supply in Chattanooga. He opened my account and sent me samples of tile. I started with one van and my samples. We didn’t rely on big advertising; our clients were our advertisers. Often in the early days people told me I could not make it by having hourly employees… ‘Everyone uses subcontractors’. My response was, ‘I cannot control the quality I expect if I use subcontractors…’

We continue to grow providing the highest quality workmanship for our clients. I believe in the product along with the impact it has on the environment – a non-polluting product with a most abundant natural resource: good old clay dirt. Quality is more important than quantity.

Being a family business I’ve passed this virtue on to my children. My two sons, who began working with me at the age of 14, are today considered two of the best installers in East Tennessee. They recently were given “Elite” status when tested for tile installation skill by the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation.

Ten other employees of our business were awarded their Certified Tile Installer certificates. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of product and method knowledge of the tile industry.

We are now Knoxville’s third oldest tile company. Many large corporations failed while we continue to grow.

We offer our clients the absolute highest quality ceramic tile, hardwood and carpet.

Battles & Battles Tile (aka BB Tile) is a licensed contractor with the State of Tennessee and is fully licensed and insured. While working directly with contractors, retailers, designers and homeowners who are constructing or renovating residential and commercial projects, we provide friendly, knowledgeable service to make your installation a success. We know that word-of-mouth is the best advertisement, therefore we do our best to satisfy our customers. We don’t cut corners (unless that’s part of your design!) because we want your job to last for years to come.

The next time I need tile work done, I know I’ll call on Battles again.
Greg K.

Bob Battles

Bob Battles founded the company in 1991 when he put his dreams and talent together.

The Battles Family

Battles & Battles Tile is owned by Bob Battles, his daughter, Maseena, and son, August, who take an active part in the day-to-day operations and successes of the company.

Primary Communities Served

Ball Camp
Cedar Bluff

Deane Hill
East Knoxville
Fountain City

Hardin Valley

North Hills
North Knoxville

South Knoxville
Strawberry Plains

West Hills
West Knoxville
Western Heights