Retailer Spotlight: Peggy StaffordA passion for tile and stone began 17 years ago in Boulder, Colo., for Peggy Stafford when she was a decorator at her own company, Stafford Designs. Stafford worked on several spas and spa headquarters in Colorado and Utah, allowing her to be “exposed to many dealers of stone and specialty tiles,” she says. When Stafford returned to her native Louisiana, she recognized a need for a specialty stone and tile showroom with a full-service staff of designers and founded Stafford Tile and Stone in 2001.

Stafford says her business offers a knowledgeable staff and exclusive lines and products, and her clients include architects, interior designers, homeowners and contractors.

What is your goal as a retailer?
I want to provide the best tile and stone products and service in the state.

Tell us about your store.
Stafford Tile and Stone specializes in products such as glass tiles, mosaics and other custom blends using metal and stone.

Many lines are exclusive to the store, and I get my them from all over the world. The store’s atmosphere is that of a tile boutique.

Do you have experienced designers at Stafford Tile & Stone?
Everyone on the staff has advanced training and attends national seminars in tile
and stone.

What are some current trends in stones and tiles?

Of course glass and metal are still a fresh import to tile designs. The newest trends are using more color and blending all products.