If Walker Zanger is the national King of luxury tiles, Artistic Tile is the East Coast version. Though the firm has showrooms in Chicago and San Francisco (and national distributors), Artistic Tile has a huge presence in the Mid-Atlantic, but its selection of stone, ceramic, and glass is world-class. Ambra, for example, is a three-dimensional stone tile that is handcrafted with an undulating pattern using an original finishing technique that gives the tile the appearance of two separate stones. The Ziva Collection, which is inspired by nature and ethnicity, is handcarved in India out of Bianco Carrara marble and Lake Blue. And the Vetromarmi Collection (shown at the bottom) is made from stone and glass—custom materials also available—and starts at $95 per square foot. www.artistictile.com.