Large Format Porcelain Presentations!

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In the constantly evolving industry of porcelain, it is nearly impossible to keep up with the latest methods of installation and fabrication. As professionals, it is important that we educate ourselves so that we can ensure that our clients will receive the best service and installation for their projects. Large format tile is no exception!  In…

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IIDA Product Runway 2019!

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Last Friday night was the 11th annual Product Runway, put on by IIDA at the Revention Music Center in downtown Houston benefitting the Houston Furniture Bank!                 This year, twenty teams came together to create a one-of-a-kind garment, representing their assigned Houston landmark, part of town, or iconic…

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A Star is Born!!!

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Yes… yes… we know you’re probably thinking of Bradley Cooper or Lady Gaga, but this Star is a bit different.  This is Étoile! At Thorntree, everyday we are lucky to be surrounded by exquisite natural stone and fine porcelain.  Then along comes Étoile de Rex, one of the latest lines from Florim, to make our…

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Spring is just around the corner, but first!!!…..

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It’s true what they say- the days often seem long but the months and years seem to fly by!  Once again, that has been the case with February! We started off the month  by hosting a happy hour with almost 50 of our friends over at the IACC.  We enjoyed wines and antipasti from Italy, got…

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Welcome 2019!

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With the rush of the holidays and the excitement of the New Year behind us, we typically look forward to a few days or weeks of down time to get caught up on things that had been put on the back burner those few busy weeks of December.  However, that has not been the case…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to a close! 2018 has proven to be a wonderful year for Thorntree.  With everything from hosting CEU presentations to helping make Christmas special for some local elementary school children, we are proud of the work we have accomplished and the lives we have been privileged…

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Miracles & Murals!

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The inaugural night of Miracles & Murals took place Thursday, November 29, 2018 and what a night it was!  The event, put on by Luxe magazine, was held at the Ferrari of Houston Dealership to benefit Texas Children’s Hospital.  It was a night to remember! Its inception was inspired by the patients at Texas Children’s…

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Now THAT’S Italian!

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Several weeks ago, Thorntree had the privilege of bringing eight designers from Dallas and Houston to tour several of the most prominent porcelain factories and stone quarries of Italy.  With their home base in Parma, they made daily excursions to the nearby areas.  They visited a marble quarry in Carrara along the west coast, and…

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Twenty Years at Thorntree!

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Merriam-Webster defines the word ‘longevity’ as a long duration of individual life or long continuance; permanence, durability.  At Thorntree, we have come to recognize those same qualities in our employees. Thorntree was founded in 1980 as a small Mom & Pop Shop, where Clive and Berry Rae sold slate from their native South Africa.  For…

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Island Stone….

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Since its inception in 1998, Island Stone has established itself as one of the premiere global natural stone mosaic companies.  Their style was originally inspired by the love of island living, along with the culture, art, and natural beauty of Indonesia. For the past several years, Thorntree has been an official dealer of Island stone,…

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