I hired an interior designer to help me with my home remodel. Before it was over, she had brought me approximately thirty different floor tile/backsplash samples. As well, the two of us spent several hours looking at tile that would work with the granite we had chosen for my counter tops. I kept thinking, "This is America, 2009. Why can't I find tile that I am going to love for my home?" I was amazed by the many lackluster samples. Nothing spoke to me, nothing excited me. All the samples "worked" with the granite, but they were all dull and pedestrian. I was at the point of tears when twice I did find tile that was acceptable to me, but it turned out that the vendors did not have enough in stock. As well, the kitchen backsplash tiles presented to me were also bland and boring. I knew I was going to spend big money for this project and I simply would not settle for the mundane. When my designer finally went to Natural Stone Design Gallery in Sacramento, she found samples that immediately resonated with me. I visited the Gallery myself and I was amazed. I later told her, "Finally! Why didn't you go to this store the first time around?" Tim Guth and Heidi in the showroom immediately understood what I was trying to accomplish for my home. Their Sonoma Tile selection is amazing. Heidi jumped right in during my conversation with Tim and showed me that she knew what I wanted to do with my backsplash. When once again, the floor tile I liked turned out to be in short supply, Heidi took over and showed me exactly what would work with my granite, and finally, I fell in love with an Italian floor tile. My order was handled promptly and when I later decided to expand the project, Dan, who works in the warehouse, was phenomenal in getting more of the same tile in the exact same dye lot. I absolutely LOVE Natural Stone Design Gallery and everyone who works there. This great company deserves all the business they can handle.