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  • Arizona Tile Founder John Huarte Gives Back to Notre Dame, 18 Jan 2019

    Arizona Tile Founder John Huarte Receives the 1964 Heisman Trophy As Quarterback of The Notre Dame Fighting Irish
    Featured Image: Arizona Tile Founder John Huarte Receives the 1964 Heisman Trophy As Quarterback of The Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    If you’ve heard of Arizona Tile’s founder, John Huarte, you probably know of his long-lasting ties with the University of Notre Dame, where he helped revive the Fighting Irish football team as its star quarterback in 1964.

  • Sanded vs Unsanded Grout, 10 Jan 2019

    Cemento Cassero Bianco 12'x24' Porcelain Tile From Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Cemento Cassero Bianco 12"x24" Porcelain Tile From Arizona Tile

    Tile grout serves to bind tiles together, protect against moisture and keep the tiles evenly spaced. There are two types of grout: sanded and unsanded. Here’s a breakdown of the differences between sanded grout vs. unsanded grout—and which is best for your project.

     

  • Top Bedroom Trends for Kids for 2019, 27 Dec 2018

    Aequa R-11 Slip-free Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Aequa R-11 Slip-free Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile

    Creating a bedroom your kids will love can be a fun project – and one you can do together (or not). From nursery to big kid bedrooms to bedrooms for teenagers, no matter how old the kid, there are fun and fresh bedroom trends for 2019 that will make everyone happy! Whether you’re looking for cheerful, playful, sophisticated or just something fun that your kid will love, here are our top 9 bedroom trends for kids bedrooms.

  • Fun Ideas to Refresh Your Home for the New Year, 14 Dec 2018

    Refresh your home for the new year with these fun ideas from Arizona Tile 
    Featured Image: Refresh your home for the new year with these fun ideas from Arizona Tile

    The New Year is coming up fast, and it’s a great time to start planning your next home update. Whether you want to change out your décor for a trendier style or make a big renovation, home design trends in 2019 are all about adding color, richness and warmth. If you’re looking for ways to liven up your space with something new, fun and fresh, here are a few of our favorite ideas.

  • Top Quartz Countertop Trends for 2019, 30 Nov 2018

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

    So you’re in love with quartz countertops—and who isn't?—but you want to make sure you make the right choice. As time moves forward and trends change, it’s important to take a look at upcoming trends and see what’s popular moving into the new year—especially with an update as big as countertops.

    We’ve gathered a handful of the top quartz countertop looks for 2019, so you can make a choice that’s just as trendy as it is timeless. Before you take the plunge on your kitchen or bathroom update, check out our favorite quartz trends for 2019:

     

     

  • How To Spruce Up Your Guest Bathroom, 21 Nov 2018

    Featured Image: Baroque Alabastro Glass Bathroom Backsplash from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Baroque Alabastro Glass Bathroom Backsplash from Arizona Tile

    With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a great time to make sure your guest bedroom and bathroom are in tip-top shape. Since guest baths aren’t used very frequently, they’re often a lower priority when it comes to upgrades and renovations. If this room has been a bit neglected in your house, let’s take a look at some simple ways you can spruce up your guest bathroom in time to welcome your holiday visitors.

  • Happy Thanksgiving to Our Arizona Tile Family, 16 Nov 2018

    Featured Image: Thanks to All of Our Arizona Tile Employees and Customers!
    Featured Image: Thanks to All of Our Arizona Tile Employees and Customers!\

    With Thanksgiving just ahead, we wanted to take this opportunity to give a big “Thank you!” to our dedicated Arizona Tile staff and customers.

  • Fall & Winter Décor Ideas for Your Home, 16 Nov 2018

    Essence Brown Porcelain Wood-Look Tile from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Essence Brown Porcelain Wood-Look Tile from Arizona Tile

    If you’re looking for ways to bring more style to your home for the fall and winter seasons, read on. From cozy textures to warm accents to bigger updates, let’s look at some of our favorite seasonal décor ideas that are stylish and versatile enough to complement many design styles.

  • How To Choose A Backsplash, 02 Nov 2018

    Subway White Glossy Ceramic Tile Kitchen Backsplash From Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Subway White Glossy Ceramic Tile Kitchen Backsplash From Arizona Tile

    Choosing the perfect backsplash for your kitchen can be tough—just like choosing the perfect countertops, cabinets or flooring. The backsplash will have a big visual impact on your kitchen design, but there are seemingly endless choices when it comes to backsplash tile designs and colors—where do you start?

    If you’ve recently renovated your kitchen or you’re looking to replace an outdated backsplash, we’re here to help! Let’s make the backsplash shopping process a little easier with these tips, ideas and things to keep in mind.

  • Kitchen & Bath Design Tips for a Southwestern Style Home, 25 Oct 2018

    Skylights Lunar Mélange Bathroom Backsplash from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Marrakesh Color Glossy Mix Tile Backsplash from Arizona Tile

    A Southwest-style home is warm, unique and eye-catching—a perfect balance of rustic and modern. If you’re looking to renovate, redesign or just redecorate your kitchen or bathroom with Southwestern flair, start with these tips to inspire your project.

     

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