Granite, marble, limestone, travertine, slate, onyx, quartzite are all names of natural stones each one having its own characteristics. One beautiful characteristic of natural stone is that there are no two pieces that are alike. Each piece is a signature distinctive piece, and this variation is the inherent beauty of using natural stone product in your home or project.
Porcelain and Ceramic
If natural stone is not what you are looking for because of maintenance, then porcelain and ceramic tiles might be the way to go. Porcelain is 30% stronger than granite and great for flooring and shower surrounds, backsplashes, etc. Sophisticated, traditional and contemporary styles, many selections are available in various textures and finishes that can reflect your personality and individualism.
Knowing the difference between siliceous or calcareous is critical when selecting cleaning products. All stone is porous to some degree. If not properly treated with a protective sealer, then water, oils or other liquids can easily penetrate the stone, leaving behind unwanted stains. The good news is that once treated with a protective sealer, natural stone is ready for carefree, everyday use.
Otto marble offers a wide assortment of glass, metal, decorative tile. We have a colorful selection of readily available and special order products that can be used to customize any design aesthetic, traditional to modern, contemporary to eclectic. We are committed to ensuring a cost effective and timely solution that will be sure to enhance the look of your project.
With two locations, San Jose and San Francisco, we are able to cater to the entire Bay Area. We bring in the latest trends in stone, glass, metal, porcelain, ceramic, hardwood, and more. Our showroom is designed to inspire you and to help you visualize your dream environment. Our professional staff will guide you to find exactly what you are looking for.
We carry a large selection of tiles, slabs and other products. From high-end to low-end and everything in between we’ll make every effort to work with your budget to create your vision. The cost of quality doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Working with us you’ll realize your dream kitchen or bath or whatever project you are working on — affordably and comfortably.