by many to be the ultimate source for fine stone workmanship, Italy
is the home country of Professional Tile & Marble owner, Marcello
Osso. Marcello jokes that he captures many of his clients when
they hear his accent. (See about for
From Egyptian pyramids to European
cathedrals, stone cutting and tile design have influenced the way
we live. During the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries,
Italy's architects and stone cutters mastered the art of shaping
marble and glass, creating some of the most beautiful mosaics,
carvings and buildings in history. Their craftsmanship set the
During this time,
Italian tile design flourished, adorning palaces, villas and religious
buildings in Europe. The spirit of stylistic innovation and attention
to detail was passed down though the 19th century Classical Period
and 20th century Art Deco. It spread further in the 1800s when
immigrants brought their expertise to American shores.
that inventiveness still thrives in the homes, kitchens, bathrooms
and living rooms that are created and designed by the finest
artisans such as Professional Tile and Marble Corp.
"There are still
things that only Italian craftsmen know how to do," Marcello
says, referring to the vital role his countrymen continue to
play in designing and detailing buildings and homes.
and Marble can enrich your everyday life with
stone craftsmanship passed down from ancient history to today.
Peruse our galleries to see examples
of our marble and tile gems. Please contact us with questions
or ideas. Thank you for visiting.