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  • Thin vs. Thick Stone Countertops: Choosing the Right Stone Thickness for Your Project, 04 Jun 2021

    Bertoli Quartz Waterfall Kitchen Island Slabs
    Featured Image: Bertoli Quartz Waterfall Kitchen Island Slabs from Arizona Tile

    You can transform the look of a whole room by replacing the countertops with a gorgeous natural stone or quartz slab. Some slabs, like granite, quartz, quartzite, soapstone, and other luxurious stones, can also elevate your backsplash, shower walls, and more, for a complete design upgrade.

    When it comes time to actually choose your slab, you may feel overwhelmed by decisions. You'll have to choose the material, color, finish, application, and thickness. To help you make one of those decisions, let's take a closer look at thickness. In this guide, you'll learn if thin or thick stone countertops are best for your project.

  • What Is Bookmatching?, 28 May 2021

    Bookmatched Leblon Satin Quartzite Slabs from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Bookmatched Leblon Satin Quartzite Slabs from Arizona Tile

    Seamlessly laid, cohesive slabs elevates any space. To achieve that flawless look, some materials may be bookmatched while laid. This process provides a room with a beautiful, symmetrical look that invites you in. Bookmatched marble often comes to mind when envisioning the final display. It can be hard to understand exactly what it means to bookmatch your surfaces, however. This guide is an introduction to all things bookmatching.

  • What Type of Rock is Granite?, 18 Sep 2020

    Silver Lennon Granite Slab Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Silver Lennon Granite Slab Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

    Granite is a classic countertop material that remains popular due to its timeless style, durable nature and one-of-a-kind quality. If you’re thinking about using granite in your kitchen, bathroom or another room of your home, you may wish to learn more about this unique natural stone. Let’s talk about where granite comes from, what type of rock it is and how it goes from beneath the earth to atop your counters.

     

  • What is More Expensive: Quartz or Granite?, 31 Jul 2020

    Azul Bahia Polished Granite Slab Wall from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Azul Bahia Polished Granite Slab Wall from Arizona Tile

    When choosing the best countertops for your kitchen or bathroom remodel, price is an important consideration. Whether you’re working with a tight budget or not, most homeowners prefer to compare prices and factor the expense into their decision one way or another.

    When it comes to choosing between quartz and granite—two of the most popular countertop options—you may be wondering what they cost. In this post, we’ll answer the question of what is more expensive: quartz or granite.

     

  • What is Honed Marble?, 12 Jun 2020

    FW Morocco Imperial Danby Honed, Reside Beige 24” x 24” Marble Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: FW Morocco Imperial Danby Honed, Reside Beige 24” x 24” Marble Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

    So you’ve done the research, explored the slab yard and narrowed down your top marble varieties to a favorite one. But there’s still at least one choice to make before that beautiful marble graces your kitchen or bathroom countertops: do you want a polished or honed finish?

    Since most people go for the traditional polished countertops, it may be news to you that there’s more than one finish option for some varieties of marble. Depending on the style and aesthetic you’re going for in your upgraded space, the finish of your countertops can make all the difference. Here’s a quick guide to honed marble, what it looks like and how it’s different from polished marble.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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