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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PRODUCT RUNWAY!

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Last Friday, April 27th, Thorntree had the unique opportunity to participate in Product Runway, an interesting take off of the TV show, Project Runway.  We were partnered with Identity Architects and Sit On It Seating to create and fabricate a couture garment, using IDA’s design prowess and our materials.   Product Runway is hosted by…

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Milan Design Week!

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April 17-April 22, 2018 Like fashion week in Paris, Milan Design Week attracts thousands of people form across the globe to see and learn first hand about the upcoming trends in design.  From couches to cuisine, teapots to tiles, Milan Design Week is an action-packed adventure for the senses! Thorntree recognizes the importance of staying…

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A Busy Week at Thorntree!

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It has been a busy week so far at Thorntree! On Monday night, we hosted a small happy hour at Karbach Brewery to welcome our Florida Tile representative, John Bessler, and to host our friends at Sigma Granite & Tile.  During John’s short visit to Houston, he and Stuart Rae, our president at Thorntree, gave…

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A Thorntree Exclusive for Houston and Dallas Markets!

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Florim Stone Porcelain 12mm   We are now stocking 12mm (1/2”) thick porcelain slabs in our Houston warehouse!   The Florim factory has created beautifully designed large format slabs in several bold new colors, and of course, the classics as well.   Several advantages to these new slabs is that each one has been coated…

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Florida Tile & Thorntree

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In the 1980’s, when Florida Tile supplied solely 4×4 and 6×6 pure white ceramic tile, Thorntree already had an established relationship with them. Thorntree has been an official distributor of Florida Tile for almost 5 years, and we have proudly launched our new website, featuring Florida Tile, that is made in the USA. Their collection…

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