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The Story Behind Carolina Tile & Stone

At Carolina Tile & Stone, we don't just sell tiles; we craft stories, memories, and enduring beauty inspired by our rich heritage and deep-rooted passion for tile craftsmanship. Our journey began in the heart of Krakow, Poland, where Alicja and Les Kudla, the founders of Carolina Tile & Stone, were steeped in the architectural marvels of Europe's past. From the grandeur of Gothic monuments to the intricate designs of Renaissance palaces, their upbringing instilled in them an unwavering appreciation for the artistry and elegance of tile work. In the late 1980s, Alicja and Les immigrated to America, bringing with them their expertise as tile installers. Amidst the challenges of building a new life in a foreign land, they nurtured their love for tile, often accompanied by their young children who played amidst the sand and materials on job sites. ​ In 2001, their dedication culminated in the establishment of Carolina Tile & Stone. With a showroom as their canvas and their extensive knowledge of installation and products as their palette, they laid the foundation for a business that has thrived for over two decades. Today, Carolina Tile & Stone continues to flourish under the leadership of their son, Dominic, and with the creative input of their daughter, Paulina, who spearheads our social media, website, and marketing initiatives. As a family-run business, we bring fresh perspectives and a commitment to excellence to every project. ​ Located in Charlotte for nearly twenty years, we have forged enduring connections within our local community of homeowners, interior designers, and home builders. Our dedication to quality, personalized service, and attention to detail sets us apart, making us the preferred choice for all your tile needs. ​ Whether you're envisioning a stunning kitchen backsplash, a luxurious bathroom retreat, or a breathtaking outdoor oasis, Carolina Tile & Stone is here to turn your dreams into reality. Explore our vast selection of tiles, from classic designs to contemporary trends, and let our team of experts guide you every step of the way. Experience the timeless elegance of tile with Carolina Tile & Stone – where craftsmanship meets creativity, and every tile tells a story.


Get to know the team behind Carolina Tile & Stone. Since starting out in 2000, we’ve built a reputation based on providing exceptional customer service for everyone. Behind every successful venture, there’s a talented group of special people who are highly committed to that success. Read all about the team, and feel free to get in touch with additional questions.

Dominic, Carolina, & Ruben working together



Working at Carolina Tile & Stone for over 10+ years before becoming owner and operator, Dominic is the driving force behind the business. Dominic goes above and beyond to create a workplace where his employees feel valued and supported. From fair wages to ample growth opportunities, Dominic ensures that his team not only works but thrives. On the customer front, Dominic's commitment to satisfaction shines through personalized service, top-notch products, and a genuine desire to exceed expectations, making Carolina Tile & Stone a place where both employees and customers feel genuinely cared for.

Dominic Kudla


Showroom Manager

Carolina Michael, the dynamic showroom manager at Carolina Tile & Stone, is celebrated for her impeccable eye for design and personable people skills. Having immigrated from Colombia, Carolina brings a rich cultural perspective to her role. Beyond her professional accomplishments, she takes pride in her personal life, boasting three accomplished daughters, one of whom is making waves as a soccer player in Colombia for FIFA, all while being supported by her loving husband.

Carolina Maichel


General Manager 

Having previously worked as a sales representative for Happy Floors, Ruben James brings valuable experience to his current role as the general manager at Carolina Tile & Stone. Ruben ensures that every customer is well taken care of and handles behind-the-scenes responsibilities like answering all emails promptly. Known for his unwavering support for Dominic and Carolina, Ruben plays a crucial role in maintaining the harmony and efficiency of the entire team at Carolina Tile & Stone.

Ruben James



Paulina Snyder is a vital part of the team at Carolina Tile & Stone. As the daughter of the founders, she has grown up in the business and has invaluable experience in every aspect of the industry. Her time here has allowed her to hone her skills in client relations and creative branding. With her passion for innovation and her keen eye for design, and working as a Jr. interior designer in Charlotte. Her experience and expertise make her an invaluable asset to the team.

Paulina Snyder
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