About Us

Stone Dragon Tile Arts is the concept and creation of Robert L. Ford Jr and Silvia G. Rainey, both natives to the North Central Florida area. The focus of our company is to provide high quality natural stone and tile installations, to include custom designs specified to the clients wishes. From assistance with tile selections to providing quality installation that will last.

We also offer custom mosaic tile art to add a personalized touch to bathrooms, floors or walls. These items are made to order and do take additional time.

Check Out Our Mosaic Page For Completed and In Progress Mosaic Arts


We are able to provide design and artistic suggestions to cliental, which includes, if needed, a one-on-one shopping experience to ensure satisfaction of the design and installation methods used.

We go to great lengths to ensure the happiness of clients by focusing on your wishes, design details and offer a lifetime warranty on our work.

We follow TCNA standards, which specify guidelines for tile installation and waterproofing. While we try to give the client what they want, if it goes against the TCNA standards then we will respectfully decline a job or restructure certain elements of the job.

We are licensed and insured.
We always work hard to ensure our clients are completely satisfied with the work. Call to schedule an initial consultation today.



He believes in being a strait shooter with integrity and honor.

Robert was born and raised in the Gainesville area. After finishing high school he attended several jobs in the construction industry. Eventually after framing and roofing jobs he stumbled on a career in natural stone and tile installation.

He has over a decade of experience in tile installation and traveled across the nation providing tile installation in several states to include Colorado and Florida.

After moving back to his hometown, he developed Stone Dragon Tile Arts LLC in 2019 to offer quality tile installation and artistic work to the greater Gainesville, Florida area.

"No matter why you hire me, I’m committed to making sure I give 100 percent to each job I take on. I will give you answers to your questions and detailed specifications prior and during your installation, should you need them."



Precision. Punctuality. Commitment to excellence.

Silvia joined Stone Dragon Tile Arts after over a decade in retail management. She retired from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office in 2006 and moved to Arizona. After over a decade away from Florida she moved back to the Gainesville area where she met her partner, Robert L. Ford Jr.

While Robert focuses on the artistic and installation side of the business, Silvia's focus is on the management of the company and is usually the first contact with clients and offers consultations for selections.

But you will also see her on job sites working alongside her partner.


Pamela Clanton

This company has integrity and pride in their work. Robert is a true craftsman. This is the second shower and bathroom he has done for me.


Roger Christian

Great artist and person. Does incredible tile work. Capable of being as creative as needed. Mosaics are his real passion. He can creat a custom art piece for your backsplash or shower cubby. Challenge him and you be amazed at the results.


Emily Szabo

Robert and Silvia were professional, easy to communicate with, and efficient. After having a bad experience with a local "contractor", we knew we wanted someone with credible experience and proper training to tile our bathroom floor, kitchen backsplash, and outdoor patio. Robert is a true professional and artist who takes great pride in his work! He and Silvia were honest about costs, true to their word about the timeline, and have even reached out to make sure we were happy weeks after they completed the job. I wish I remembered the actual term for the training Robert has, but he follows the technical rules and guidelines for the tiling industry. Once we finish painting the rooms, I will update this review with pictures. We were so happy we found Robert and Silvia and will definitely go straight to them with any tiling needs in the future!


FB Washington

They did beautiful work and made my bathroom the nicest room in the house. I had high hopes and they exceeded my expectations. I can't wait for them to work on other projects!



Robert was incredibly patient and responsive with installing the tile flooring in 2 of our bathroom remodels. He was tenacious and patient in his work of the tile surround in our remodeled bath as well. The tile selected was wavy and the grout joints/intersections difficult to complete in straight lines due to the dark contrasting grout color. He was able to create a new method of silicone application in the corners to allow the grout to appear straight. Wow!


Jim Voss

Creative and eye for detail.

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