AboutCarolina Tile & Stone, Inc.
Unique Journey and History of the Owners
Les and Alicja Kudla moved to America in 1982, with a 1-year old daughter, to escape martial law in Krakow, Poland. They came to the United States with dreams of more prosperous lives. They established themselves in Charlotte, N.C. and more than 30 years later, own a thriving business, remain close to their children and grandchildren, and could not be more proud and thankful for their opportunities.
Four years after arriving in America, they began to find their niche while working as tile installers. They continued to dream, learned the tile and stone business from all angles, and 14 years later they opened their first tile and stone showroom in Charlotte, N.C. Since re-locating to Cornelius, N.C., just north of Charlotte, they have created a lodge-style showroom located at 19020 Statesville Road. Their familiarity with the tile and stone business and their experience as installers has proved to be extremely beneficial, because they understand the nuances of everything from selecting tiles and pricing jobs to estimating time requirements. They are mindful of the ever-changing tile business while maintaining their traditional and authentic values. Most importantly, the team at Carolina Tile & Stone is attentive to client’s needs and does its best to maximize the return on every client’s investment dollars, so clients always benefit.
A Reliable Partner
Carolina Tile & Stone works with homeowners, builders, interior designers and architects, assisting with material selection, layouts, calculating needed materials and estimating costs. Clients rely on Carolina Tile & Stone’s extensive experience to guide them through the installation process from selection to application, because of their proven experience and knowledge. These traits combined with the broad selection of flooring and wall materials sets Carolina Tile & Stone apart from other tile showrooms.
The team is passionate about the difference tile and stone can make in transforming a space and offers clients practical, modern solutions to meet their wishes. Carolina Tile & Stone’s experience and reliability makes all clients–homeowners, interior designers, general contractors, tile installers and business owners–feel welcome and confident that their project will turn out just as they hope.
Knowledge and Experience
Carolina Tile & Stone has plenty of experience helping clients design kitchens, bathrooms, interior, and exterior living spaces that feature top of the line products. Rather than using dull displays in the showroom, there are a series of themed rooms that feature a particular type of hard surface material. Having each space clearly defined bathed in natural light gives customers a better idea of how the technique and texture will look in their own home.
Over the years, Carolina Tile & Stone has cultivated relationships with tile manufacturers and distributors from around the world. The showroom includes the Charlotte area’s only Porcelanosa Studio. Porcelanosa is a company based in Spain that provides beautiful, state-of-the-art contemporary architectural tile for kitchens, bathrooms and other spaces. The studio features their entire line of porcelain tiles as well as exquisite samples of bathroom cabinets, mirrors, and countertops. Aside from this unique studio, the showroom also includes a wide selection of samples from various companies including Lunada Bay Tile, Artistic Tile, Antiquity Tile, The Winchester Tile Company, Realstone Systems, Arto, and many others.