Started in 1984, Architectural Ceramics, Inc (ACI)- a premiere tile company developed a local clientele around the Washington, DC
area through combining the full spectrum of ceramic tile, porcelain, and natural stone with the professional service of experienced design consultants. ACI has been labeled as "Where the Architects and Designers shop," (Washingtonian Magazine).
Based on our experience ACI saw needs that weren't currently being fulfilled with the available product mix and the Washington
metropolitan area was growing in their sophistication. For instance a client would pick a wonderful stone and not have a threshold,
mosaics or a corner shelf in the same stone to complete a shower installation.
ACI decided to become designers and importers of our own line of tiles called Architectural Collections in order to keep and satisfy more Architects, Designers, Builders, Kitchen and Bath stores and other design professionals. Architectural Collections, Inc. began in 2004 importing tile from around the world. Architectural Collections carries natural stones, ceramics, and glass tiles from Mexico, Venezuela, China, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Egypt and more.