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  • The Facts About Quartz, Granite & Quartzite, 27 Mar 2020

    Aphrodite Granite Kitchen Island Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Aphrodite Granite Kitchen Island Countertop from Arizona Tile

    If you find yourself spending more time at home lately, this can be a great opportunity to plan the details of your next home project. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading the countertops in your kitchen or bathroom, chances are you’ll want to do plenty of research. Learn more about three of the most popular countertop materials as we dive into the facts about quartz, granite and quartzite in this guide.

  • What Does Marble Look Like, 20 Mar 2020

    Bardiglio Marble Bathroom Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Image: Bardiglio Marble Bathroom Countertop from Arizona Tile

    Marble is perhaps the most timeless and widely loved natural stone in the world, with a long history of use in floors, countertops and other applications. Its distinctive, classic appearance and one-of-a-kind luxury make it a sought-after option for surfaces around the home. If you’re considering installing marble countertops or marble tile in your house, read on. Let’s dive into what marble looks like and explore your range of options as far as color, pattern and finish.

  • 4 Quartzite Countertop Ideas that Make a Memorable Impression, 13 Mar 2020

    Taj Mahal Quartzite Kitchen Island Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Taj Mahal Quartzite Kitchen Island Countertop from Arizona Tile

    Looking to make a statement in your kitchen, bathroom or other space? Quartzite offers a range of very different, unusual and often bold patterns and colors, so it’s a great choice for a homeowner who wants their stone installation to stand out. Let’s explore what this unique stone has to offer, and take a look at several of our favorite looks using quartzite.

  • What Does Granite Look Like?, 06 Mar 2020

    Viscount White Granite Kitchen Countertop Base from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Viscount White Granite Kitchen Countertop Base from Arizona Tile

    Granite is one of the most popular natural stones used in homes, particularly for countertops. It is a very hard stone loved for its durability, timeless style and relatively easy maintenance needs. Strikingly beautiful and naturally resistant to stains, granite can transform a space while serving a practical purpose. If you’d like to learn more about what granite looks like and the many colors and varieties of this stunning natural stone, read on.

  • 5 Versatile Countertop Ideas Using Quartz, 28 Feb 2020

    Featured Image: Metropolis Grey Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Metropolis Grey Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

    Can’t get enough of quartz? We understand. This modern, trendy material is a fresh, stylish and practical choice for countertops throughout the home. If you’re planning a countertop upgrade or a full kitchen renovation in 2020, check out these ideas for perfect quartz countertops.

  • What Color is Quartz?, 21 Feb 2020

    Slate Grey-N Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Slate Grey-N Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

    Quartz is a modern countertop material that’s been rising in popularity for the last few years. Its durable composition and wide range of colors, patterns and styles makes it a desirable option for many homeowners looking for a smart yet stylish surface for the kitchen, bathroom or other space. If you’re looking for the perfect quartz variety for your home, let’s take a look at all the color options as well as some suggested uses for quartz.

  • Our Favorite Veined Quartz Countertop Looks, 15 Feb 2020

    Palmeri Veined Quartz Slab from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Palmeri Veined Quartz Slab from Arizona Tile

    One of the most popular and timeless countertop materials in the home design world is white marble—and for good reason! Marble offers a classic look that complements a range of color palettes and design styles. The unique veining patterns of top marble varieties like Carrara and Calacatta add visual interest and a sense of luxury to any kitchen.

  • What Are Quartz Countertops Made Of?, 07 Feb 2020

    Bertoli Quartz Close-Up from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Bertoli Quartz Slab from Arizona Tile

    With the recent popularity of quartz countertops, chances are you’ve heard of them by now. If you’re considering this unique and stunning material for a surface in your home, maybe you’d like to learn a bit more about it. Where does quartz come from? What are quartz countertops made of? How does quartz compare to other options like granite and marble? Let’s take a look!

     

  • Top Quartz Countertop Trends for 2020, 31 Jan 2020

    Absolute White Honed Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Absolute White Honed Quartz Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

    It’s no secret that we love a good quartz countertop. Versatile, practical, contemporary and elegant, quartz is basically the full package. For these great reasons and more, it’s one of the most popular trends in kitchen countertops as we move into 2020.

  • Top Kitchen Backsplash Designs for 2020, 23 Jan 2020

    Concerto Clay, Greige, and Pearl Porcelain Tile Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Concerto Clay, Greige, and Pearl Porcelain Tile Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona Tile

    Looking to make a small kitchen update that makes a big impact? Ring in the new year with a new, modern tile backsplash for your kitchen. The right backsplash can make your space shine, and sets the tone for the whole room. Let’s dive into the top trends in kitchen backsplash designs for 2020.

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