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More than 80 homes were showcased in the Piedmont during the past two weekends for the fall Parade of Homes, which is put together biannually by the Greensboro Builders Association in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Homebuilders Association. Most of the homes shown are new construction, but the one remodel that made it into the mix was completely gutted and restored by Ron William’s Building Co., which commissioned Solid State Tile for the kitchen and baths.

The home is a ranch on Robinhood Road in Winston Salem, on the outskirts of the Buena Vista neighborhood, the interior of which looks like it came straight out of a West Elm catalogue, with transitional décor and clean design elements. The kitchen’s crisp white subway tiles are the perfect backdrop against the industrial stainless steel light fixtures and rustic kitchen island, stained to match the wood floors.

A man with a mission

Darren Garcia has been working in the tile industry since he was a teenager. Branching out onto his own with Solid State Tile, Darren’s mission was to revolutionize the tradesmen experience. “Respect for the living environment is what we are all about,” stated Darren. His company promises to show up on time, stay on budget, and keep to the predetermined timeframe with no broken promises. He ensures that his workers wear a uniform and clean up after themselves, with a “leave no trace” guarantee.

With that mindset, Darren’s team at Solid State Tile elevated the living environment of the Robinhood remodel, installing in the master bath shower an extra large, custom sized subway tile in simulated carrara marble with a pebble-stone floor. The tile-framed shower window lets in natural light, but was installed high enough to avert embarrassment. The shower, along with design elements such as the raindrop chandelier and window seat, contributes to the “weekend getaway” feel of the master bathroom. Other tile features installed by Solid State Tile include the hall bath’s hand-painted tile flooring with interlocking pattern and subway tile bath surround, as well as the guest bath’s penny-tile flooring. It all comes together to accent the clean and polished aesthetic of the Robinhood Parade home.

Do unto others…

Darren and his team are doing something right. In another home showcased in the Parade, Solid State Tile’s work was awarded Best Feature for a beautiful stormy gray glass tile backsplash they added to a newly constructed kitchen.

“I think about it like this: When I have somebody working in my house, what do I want?” And that is how Darren Garcia of Solid State Tile ensures his company lives up to their promises. When asked what market-segment his company targets, Darren stated they do it all: remodels, new construction, residential, commercial — you name it. “If it’s tile, we do it.”

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Solid State Tile serves Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding areas. For more information, visit solidstatetile.com.

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