Viking Dist. Inc. offers the highest quality selection of ceramic,, porcelain, decorative tile, tools and supplies on the market today. Since 1961, we have provided superior service to our customers and have assisted them in achieving their goals. Our 60 years of experience and commitment to excellence have earned us the reputation as one of the best flooring distributors in the area.
Leadership: At Viking Dist. Inc., you receive the kind of quality and service you expect from a
leader. Our company is always evolving as the needs or our customers change and as new
opportunities are created in the market. You can rest assured that, working with Viking Dist. Inc.,
you will enjoy the latest services, technology and developments in the industry.
Teamwork: We make it our responsibility to know you and your business. We work closely with
you to ensure that the solutions we provide are tailored to meet your unique needs and
challenges. We are committed to your success.
Customer Relations: At Viking Dist. Inc., our highest priority is satisfied customers. You are important to us and you can expect us to go the extra mile for your business. Superior customer service is the hallmark of Viking Dist. Inc.. We are proud to serve you and work hard to earn your business.
The company was started in 1961 by Nestor J Vicknair Jr., managed at the beginning by himself and his wife Shirley and one employee for several years. He started the company as the first wholesale flooring distributor in Baton Rouge distributing Robbins solid vinyl tile. Then after a few years we received the distributorship for Azrock tile line and carried the line for 35 years. During the late 60's and early 70's the company added carpet and flooring installation supplies. The company added sheet vinyl and wood flooring in the 80's.
The company was then transformed in the early 90's to primarily a ceramic tile
distributor by way of it appointment of Laufen Ceramic distribution in 1994 and
importing of tile from around the world with the ICTC (International Ceramic Tile Collection). Since the early 90's the company has decrease its distribution of carpet and related items and increase its presence in all ceramic tile and wood flooring products and accessories. Wood flooring was reintroduced in 2000's.
The company at the beginning primarily focused on the greater Baton Rouge area for the first 20 years and was staffed by Nestor and Shirley and a few other
employees. After I (Galen) graduated from LSU in 1983 with a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, I came on board to the company full time. In doing so, I pursued outside sales expanding the company into Lafayette and other surrounding areas. In 1984 I hired our first full-time outside salesperson to call on the Lafayette area and later hired another sales person to call on the greater New Orleans area.
The company today: Approximately 25 employees serving La, MS, AK, AL , FL & TX with 8 sales reps, two arch. and design reps, and a complete line of tile, stone and decorative products, wood flooring, laminate and rubber and vinyl flooring products.
ICTC International Ceramic Tile Collection, ICTC Fine Stone and Tile Collection, Florida Tile, Mediterranea, Iris US, Mirage, Laufen, Roca, US Ceramic, Elios, STN, Modomo, Anthology, Panaria, Portobello, Cercrisa, Lungarno, Commoditile, American Florim, Maniscalco, Hirsch, Glazzio, TEC & Mapei.