About Us

We are “Old World” in our approach to craftsmanship, not necessarily in our materials.

Tile Setting: Combining Artistry, Mathematics & Physical Strength

“Setting tile is like playing blues guitar: anyone can do it, but there are very few that can do it well.”

Tile is a Renaissance trade in more than just history.  It is one that to reach the pinnacle of quality requires discipline, education and strengths in seemingly unrelated areas.  The artistry of beautiful tile work is evident in any finished product, but what about the OCD like precision required in measurements?  What about all that trigonometry?  What about the physicality required to move and form concrete, lift heavy stones and get into yoga-like positions in restricted spaces?  The best tile setters are in-shape mathematicians with an artist’s eye.

Our Story

Partners Frank Miller and Kelly Stroick started working together in 1994, when Frank apprenticed under Kelly for a good number of years (before becoming a journeyman setter himself).  Kelly, like any true artist, continues to impart the essence of his theories and skills to this day.

Brought up in the terrazzo trade via his father, Kelly made the transition to tile and stone after attending UCLA.  After living abroad, teaching, and professional stints in construction management and manufacturing, Frank returned to partner with Kelly in the trade that started his love for creating beautiful things.

Our Mission

We want to help make your home more beautiful.  We pride ourselves on Professionalism, Dependability and above all else, Quality (we call it the PDQ approach).

Locate Us

Orange County, CA

Call Us

+1 (714) 261-9982

Email Us

frank@oldworldtile.net