The Tile Shop (NASDAQ:TTS), a specialty retailer of high quality, premium manufactured and natural stone tiles, has opened its first retail locations in Connecticut. The national retailer of premium, natural tile and stone has opened a 15,120 square foot location in the Danbury suburb of Brookfield, Conn., and a 20,740 square foot location in Norwalk, Conn. The Tile Shop’s new store in Danbury is located at 18 Federal Road in Brookfield, an in-demand suburb situated near lakes Candlewood and Lillinonah. The new store is located in the Candlewood Plaza Shopping Center and is near other national and regional retailers such as Costco, Target, Best Buy, ShopRite, GNC, Home Depot, Michael’s, TJ Maxx, Walgreens and P.C. Richard & Son appliances. The Tile Shop’s other new store is located in the ShopRite Plaza in the Oak Hills neighborhood of Norwalk, Conn., near the Oak Hills Park Golf Course. The new store is easily accessible to local residents who use Route 1, also known as Connecticut Avenue, a major east-west corridor, for commuting and shopping. About 29,000 cars pass the ShopRite Plaza on a daily basis. The new Norwalk store is located near other major retailers such as ShopRite, Target, Staples, and Home Depot, as well as near the corporate headquarters of Diageo, GE Capital, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Xerox. When Connecticut homeowners enter their nearest Tile Shop store, they will receive the Beautiful Made Easy™ experience. The Tile Shop is dedicated to helping homeowners find the most beautiful tile and stone in the world to achieve their home remodeling dreams, and making that process as easy as possible. The Tile Shop stores in Danbury and Norwalk both feature fully decorated, room-size displays -- kitchens, baths, and other spaces within a home – completed with actual appliances as well as lighting and plumbing fixtures. These displays are one of the ways that The Tile Shop is different from its competitors. These in-store displays give homeowners the opportunity to envision what their Tile Shop tile and stone may look like, installed, in their home.