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  • Introducing Our New Paros Hex Tile Line, 22 May 2020

    Paros Black Hex Porcelain Kitchen Floor Tile from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Paros Black Hex Porcelain Kitchen Floor Tile from Arizona Tile

    While traditional tile shapes are popular and timeless, you might be looking for something with a little added character for your next tile project. Our new Paros porcelain tile is available in a unique hex shape to give your floor, wall, backsplash or other surface a sleek, contemporary vibe.

    Looking for inspiration? Here are some of our favorite ideas for incorporating hex tile like Paros into your space.

  • What is Granite Made Of, 15 May 2020

    Giallo Cream Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Giallo Cream Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

    Granite is one of the most popular varieties of natural stone and an excellent, durable choice for countertops. As you peruse all the options when it comes to using granite for your next home project, you may be wondering what granite is made of. Let’s dive into this well-known and well-loved stone to find out more about where granite is from, what it’s made of and why it looks the way it does.

  • How to Choose the Right Wood-Look Tile Color, 08 May 2020

    Davenport Earth Wood-Look Glazed Porcelain Kitchen Floor Tile from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Davenport Earth Wood-Look Glazed Porcelain Kitchen Floor Tile from Arizona Tile

    Wood-look porcelain tile is one of the most popular tile choices in contemporary homes. With the visual warmth and classic style of hardwood paired with the durability and low maintenance needs of porcelain, faux wood tile is an excellent option for many types of rooms. Whether you’re looking for the perfect tile for the bathroom, kitchen, living room or flooring for your small business, let’s talk about how to choose the right wood-look tile color for you.

  • All About Granite, 01 May 2020

    Giallo Cream Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Giallo Cream Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

    Granite is well-known as a popular, durable choice for kitchen countertops and other surfaces. But there’s more to this unique natural stone than meets the eye. If you’re leaning toward granite for your next home update or renovation, you’d probably like to learn a little more about this material. Let’s take a look at where granite comes from, what granite looks like and how granite compares to other options like marble and quartz.

  • 5 Mix-and-Match Bathroom Tile Ideas, 24 Apr 2020

    Concerto White Glossy, Concerto Greige Glossy, & Concerto Cocoa Glossy Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Concerto White Glossy, Concerto Greige Glossy, & Concerto Cocoa Glossy Porcelain Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

    Updating or renovating a bathroom often means trying to find two or more tile options that look good together. Whether you’re looking for wall tile, floor tile, shower tile or all of the above, choosing the perfect tile can be a complicated game of mixing and matching. Tiles that are too “matchy” can make the space look dull and flat. On the other hand, tiles that are too different will visually clash.

    It’s all about finding a good balance of mix-and-match. Here are some of our favorite ideas for choosing bathroom tiles that complement and contrast each other perfectly.

     

     

  • What Is Ceramic?, 17 Apr 2020

    3D White Ribbon Matte Ceramic Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: 3D White Ribbon Matte Ceramic Bathroom Wall Tile from Arizona Tile

    When you think of something that’s made of ceramic, chances are you’re imagining fine china that’s fragile and delicate. However, when it comes to ceramic tile, that reputation for fragility is not really accurate, and it shouldn’t deter you from considering this unique tile for your project. Let’s take a deeper look at what ceramic tile really is and how you can use it in your home.

  • Porcelain Tile That Looks Like Natural Stone, 10 Apr 2020

    Pietra Italia Beige Tile Outdoor Stairs with R11 Anti-Slip Finish from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Pietra Italia Beige Tile Outdoor Stairs with R11 Anti-Slip Finish from Arizona Tile

    In the search for the perfect tile for your home renovation or project, the number of options can be overwhelming. Not only is there a multitude of different materials and types to choose from, but each type features another vast range of options in the form of styles, colors, patterns, finishes and sizes.

    If you know you love the look of natural stone but aren’t sold on the maintenance needs of popular stones like marble or granite, consider porcelain tile. Porcelain tile can be engineered to resemble the appearance and color of natural stone, making it a great option for many homeowners. Let’s take a look at some ideas.

  • Beyond White Marble: Marble Bathroom Tiles to Try in 2020, 03 Apr 2020

    Fantasy Brown Satin Marble Bathroom Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Fantasy Brown Satin Marble Bathroom Countertop from Arizona Tile

    When you think of marble, a classic white variety is probably what comes to mind. White certainly is the most common color of marble—often with a grey veining pattern throughout—but it’s not the only option for bathroom tile. If you love the timeless, luxurious quality of marble but are looking for something a little different, here are our favorite ideas for marble tile beyond the most popular white varieties.

  • 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.

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