Orange County-based Thompson Building Materials announced it will open its first design showroom in San Diego.
Material types inside the 5,000-square-foot showroom will include the latest tiles on the market such as quartzite flagstone, travertine, limestone paving and counter tops, custom fabricated Pennsylvania bluestone hearths and bar tops, reclaimed brick paving, architectural precast, faux wood beams and brick veneer. There will also be custom furniture and designer furnishings and décor.
The outside of the showroom will feature professionally landscaped installations showcasing natural stone, water features, fire pits, custom barbecue islands, outdoor fireplaces, built-in pizza ovens, interlocking concrete pavers, architectural precast, stone and brick paving and more.
The showroom will allow a customer to visualize what the finished product will look like when installed. Thompson is traditionally known as a building materials company primarily focused on selling directly to contractors, but the new design showroom provides the opportunity to sell directly to consumers.
Stephanie Higgins and Audra Siao of Design Theory Studio, Richard Romano and Nate Yrigoyen of Interior 87 and Karin Fisher of Fisher Gross Kitchen & Bath were all brought onboard to design the showroom, which is slated to open July 12.