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  • Travertine vs Marble, 15 Aug 2018

    Travertine Durango and Fantasy Brown Satin from Arizona Tile
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    When it’s home renovation time and you’re shopping for tile or new countertops, all the different natural stone options may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Don’t worry! You’re not alone. Natural stone is an excellent, beautiful, timeless choice for countertops, floors and more, but not all stones are alike. If you’re wondering about the difference between popular materials like marble and travertine, let’s break it down.

     

  • Guide to Choosing the Best Countertop Material, 30 Jul 2018

    Fantasy Brown Satin Marble Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Image: Fantasy Brown Satin Marble Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

    When you’re designing or renovating a kitchen or bathroom in your home, choosing the perfect countertops can be a challenge. There are so many factors to consider, including price, style, durability, stain-resistance, maintenance requirements and simply how well the countertop coordinates with other design elements of the room.

    Shopping for new countertops is no easy task, but we’re here to hopefully make it a little less stressful for you. Let’s break down the pros and cons of popular countertop materials so you can narrow down your list of options. Check out these tips and considerations and you’ll be picking out your perfect countertop slab in no time.

  • 8 Design Tips for Your Patio Bar & Outdoor Dining Space, 05 Jul 2018

    Digitalart Mix Deco Rectified Glazed Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile
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    There’s nothing better than enjoying a beautiful patio and outdoor bar in the summer. Whether you’re renovating your outdoor dining area, having a new patio bar installed or just looking for inspiration for your next project, check out these design tips and ideas. From tile to seating to décor, we’ve got you covered.

     

  • Where Does Italian Marble Tile Come From?, 25 Apr 2018

    Italian Alps and Home To Marble Quarries
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    Marble is a stunning stone with a timeless beauty and classic look that’s unparalleled by other materials. Marble has an extensive history in Italy—it’s been a part of Italian culture and industry for over 2,000 years. If you’re an admirer of Italian marble or you’re considering installing some in your home, you may be wondering about the beautiful history and origins of marble products.

    White marble is the ultimate classic when it comes to natural stone. It’s popular for good reason, and used for a variety of applications from countertops to art to architecture. So where does this gorgeous stone come from?

    The most common types of white Italian marble are Carrara, Calacatta and Statuario, all of which come from a region near the city of Carrara, Italy. We’ll take a closer look at the origins of each one.

  • How to Create Cool Bathroom Color Schemes with Tile, 05 Apr 2018

    Shimmer Pearl Glass Mosaic Bathroom Tile From Arizona Tile
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    Cool colors, like blues, purples, grays and greens, tend to be calming, soothing and refreshing, so they’re a natural choice for relaxing spaces like bathrooms and bedrooms. While warm colors can certainly be used in these spaces, cool tones are the more classic option. Let’s take a look at a few stylish bathroom color ideas for creating cool color schemes with tile.

     

  • 2018 Pantone Color Trends – Ultra Violet, 14 Mar 2018

    Ultra Violet Color Tone From Pantone
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    There are many words that can be used to describe Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet. It’s bold, it’s bright, and it’s luxurious. Indulgent yet fresh. Spicy yet elegant. When used in the home, it can transform any space and take your décor in a new, exciting direction.

    If you’re drawn to this trend-setting color but not sure how to incorporate it into your home design, try these ideas.

  • What Is Honed Tile?, 01 Mar 2018

    Bianco Venatino Honed White Marble Tile Bathroom Floor From Arizona Tile
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    You’re shopping for tile for your upcoming remodel or home project, and you’ve narrowed down the options to a few of your favorites. Now, you’re trying to decide what tile finish will suit your home’s design and your personal tastes. The choices are plentiful: from polished and glazed to matte and natural. Then there’s another popular finish—honed. You may be wondering, “What does honed mean?”

    Let’s take a look at some examples of honed tile to help you make your decision.

  • 4 Ways That Quartz Countertops Rock, 26 Dec 2017

    Steel Della Terra Quartz Countertop From Arizona Tile
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    The immense—and still rising—popularity of white quartz countertops is something that can’t be denied. We’re seeing gorgeous quartz slab in homes everywhere, and it’s no surprise—its list of advantages over other countertop materials is long. As 2017 comes to an end, it’s looking like this trend is here to stay. If you’re putting plans into motion for a 2018 remodel, here are a few reasons why quartz countertops should be at the top of your list.

  • Best Cleaning Tips for 5 Popular Kitchen Countertops, 20 Sep 2017

    Clean and Maintained Kitchen Countertop
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    Read about some countertop care and maintenance tips in this joint-venture guest post from our friends at countertopspecialty.com!

    The kitchen is the heart and hub of the home. It’s where most activity occurs and kitchen countertops get a ton of wear and tear whether you and your family love to cook or not. Therefore, when choosing a new countertop material, one of the most important factors to consider is cleaning and maintenance.

  • How to Incorporate a Kitchen Remodel on a Budget, 11 Jul 2017

    Full Kitchen Remodel on a Budget

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    Whether you are a mom of many, or a single person living on your own, your kitchen is bound to be one of the most heavily used rooms in your home. As the heart of the home, it’s the place where you’ll spend most of your time, entertaining and spending time with loved ones. And that’s why it’s so important that this room suits your needs, and your personal design aesthetic.

     

    We know all too well that some kitchen remodels can be just as expensive as a brand-new car. Still, you don’t have to break the bank to give your kitchen a much-needed makeover. Here are 5 affordable ways to update your kitchen’s style.


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