Few may think of the tile industry as chic, but listening to Carmine Solimine, Jr. talk about tile is like listening to Marc Jacobs talk about his spring line. Solimine says the trends coming out of Europe right now are "modern and minimalist," and cement tile is "very hot." Founded by Carmine, Sr. in 1949 as Agency Tile (the company became Carminart in 1978), Carminart boasts a 6,000-square-foot showroom stocked with an array of tile collections, from stylish metal and glass to classic ceramic and limestone to uncommon contemporary bamboo. The store recently added a high-end plumbing showroom as well, to ensure your fixtures are worthy of your very fashionable tile.
Best Tile Selection (2012)