Matt Clark Tile & Stone – Santa Barbara Tile & Stone Artisans

matt clark tile and stone - Terra Cotta Flooring in San Luis Obispo- logoWith its rich Hispanic history and design and cultural influence, the city of Santa Barbara, California is practically synonymous with tile. Spanish Colonial and Mission Revival homes and commercial buildings abound in Santa Barbara; tile and stone are featured elements on the exterior and interior of homes all across California’s own “American Riviera.” Santa Barbara’s tile expert is Matt Clark Tile & Stone, the craftsman’s source for tile, stone, and related materials.

What makes tile and stone so popular in Santa Barbara? As Matt Clark first experienced back in 1978 when he helped his father tile an art studio in Malibu, tile is permanent. It withstands time and the elements much better than alternative floor and wall coverings. Some of Santa Barbara’s historic tiled and stone architecture has been standing since the 1800s. Most tile and stone are scratch and water resistant materials, making them excellent choices for entryways and bathroom flooring.

santa barbara tileThe second reason tile in Santa Barbara is a favorite for commercial and residential construction is its timeless beauty and design versatility. Matt Clark Tile & Stone offers tile, stone, and quartz for use in flooring, fireplaces, countertops, backsplashes, walls, showers and baths, patios, entryways, and more. Durable and easy to clean, tile is available in a wide range of materials, colors, and sizes, and can be installed in a custom pattern unique to the space. Tile in Santa Barbara is an especially popular in newer residential areas like Hope Ranch and Montecito, where Spanish Colonial Revival homes line the streets. Subway tile can be found in Santa Barbara’s “California Bungalows” that were wildly popular to construct during the 1920s.

Finally, with Matt Clark Tile & Stone as your local, Santa Barbara tile craftsman, you get expert design services and superior installation. With more than 30 years of experience working side-by-side with the industry’s most respected tile and stone artisans, Matt Clark’s gallery of work is a compilation of beautiful, original creations and premier craftsmanship for the most discerning clientele. Visit our showroom or contact us to make an appointment to discuss your Santa Barbara tile and stone needs. References available upon request.

About Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a beautiful and historic city located on the South/Central Coast of California. Originally inhabited by the Chumash Native Americans, Santa Barbara was later settled by the Spanish, who built the Santa Barbara Mission, the second largest mission in the state. The 2010 census reported a population of approximately 90,000 people. Santa Barbara is located at 34.4258° N, 119.7142° W.

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“We went to Matt Clark Tile not knowing what we wanted to do in the very oddly shaped entry hall of our new home. I fell in love with their hand made terra cotta tiles but quickly realized they were just too expensive. Designer Eva was able to create a design with the tiles – using fewer of the costly pieces – that worked perfectly. These tiles are hand waxed after installation giving them an old world aura and charm. Matt’s crew worked long and hard to make the tiles fit our space and the end result is just beautiful! Could not wish for a better result!!!” Ike & De Hampton.


Feel free to contact us with any questions at (805) 543-7600

Matt Clark Tile & Stone |181 Tank Farm Rd San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 | (805) 543-7600