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Go Bold or Go Home: GIO Looks at Statement Stones

Stone and stone-look porcelain for surfaces, in general, are still very much on trend, but increasingly, design clients in both the commercial and residential sectors are favoring big, bold stones that act as statement pieces. These bold stones in exotic species, unique or bold colors, and often with dramatic veining, aren’t shy; they take center stage, and they say, “Look at me!”

For commercial interiors, of course, it’s much more practical to turn to the fabulous porcelain bold stone lookalikes for durability, ease of maintenance, and cleanability. (And let’s not forget porcelain’s impermeability, which makes it inhospitable to bacteria, mold, and mildew!) Thankfully, high-tech porcelain manufacturing steps up to the plate with a plethora of stunning, dramatic stone looks to make your statement stone dreams come true. If you want to incorporate a statement stone in your design, you’ll want to think about the impression you’re wanting to create, but GIO offers a range of dramatic stone looks to suit any fancy.


Varenna is inspired by materials quarried near the luminous Lombardy region of Italy. This dramatically veined duet of timeless black and white marble porcelain is perfect for a bold statement in any setting.

Room scene with GIO Varenna,Bianca 24 x 48 Honed & Rectified Field Tile


Our Mural collection is in a class of its own, offering a plethora of looks that wow. This daring collection of polished 24×48 tiles comes in two stunning groupings–sumptuous marbles and exotic stones and two animal-inspired styles.

Mural composite statement stone


This vein-cut onyx look is classic, sexy, and bold. But our show-stopping Rex porcelain tile is even extra magnificent in its bookmatch option. Rex is available in four lush neutrals in polished or matte finishes.



Another large format onyx inspiration, Agata large-format porcelain tile is a swirling dance of blue hues in a polished or matte finish. Agata is a whole new mood for surfaces!

GIO Agata, 24 x 48 Polished & Rectified



Statuarietto is a thin, marble-look porcelain panel in big sizes (up to 60″ x 120″) and bold veining suitable for any porcelain project possibility.

GIO Statuarietto Bianco, 30 x 30 Polished & Rectified


GIO_THIN 5.5 in Calacatta

GIO_Thin 5.5 in Calacatta is a timeless large, thin format of lifelike marble with spectacular, bold veining in panel sizes up to 39″ x  118.” This colored body large panel porcelain stoneware or floors, walls, countertops, and more also has a stunning bookmatch option.

GIO-thin Marble_calacatta


GIO Tile is committed to being at the forefront of commercial design, bringing you only the finest commercial-grade products, hand-picked from global sources, based on our focused knowledge of what you need to transform commercial spaces. Contact us anytime – we’re here to work with you!

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