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Thorntree – Slate, Marble & Porcelain

Explore and Discover Exotic Natural Stones and Exquisite Porcelains

Explore the beauty of our featured collections to add charm and style to your space – with an array of colors and finishes, discover your next design solution.


The natural stone products that Thorntree purveys were formed in nature millions of years ago. While we haven’t been around nearly that long, founder Stuart Rae is no newcomer – he has accumulated over 40 years of stone knowledge. In the beginning, Stuart and his dad, Clive, set up shop in 1980, shortly after the Rae family arrived in Texas from South Africa (listen to Stuart’s accent). Their first shop was a small office and adjoining warehouse on West 34th Street. From there, they primarily sold slate roof tiles to a small but forward-thinking group of custom home builders. Father and son then went on to calling on architects (from the big book known back then as the Houston Yellow Pages), showing Thorntree’s first line of natural slate flooring in five colors.

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Thorntree – Slate, Marble & Porcelain (In The News)

Spring 2024 Leaders In Design

Spring 2024 Leaders In Design

The Houston Design District is excited to announce that Lucinda Loya, Courtney Hill Fertitta, and Kelly Gale Amen have been inducted into the prestigious Leaders in Design program. This recognition celebrates their exceptional contributions to interior design and...

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