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  • What is Rectified Tile?, 23 May 2018

    Club White Recycled Material Tile from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Club White Recycled Material Tile from Arizona Tile

    When shopping for new porcelain or ceramic tile for your home, you may have come across the phrase “rectified porcelain.” If you’re wondering what it means, you’re not alone! Let’s clarify what this term means and look at the differences between rectified and non-rectified porcelain.

  • Introducing the New R11 Anti-Slip Finish, 04 May 2018

    Aquea Castor Rectified Color Body Porcelain Tile From Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Aquea Castor Rectified Color Body Porcelain Tile From Arizona Tile

    It’s no secret that porcelain tile continues to rise in popularity as a modern, beautiful and durable alternative to materials like hardwood and natural stone. As porcelain becomes more popular for a variety of uses and applications, the demand for porcelain in high-performance environments has increased accordingly.

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

    Italian Alps and Home To Marble Quarries
    Featured Image: Italian Alps and Home To Marble Quarries

    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.

  • Modern Entryway Flooring Ideas to Try This Year, 20 Apr 2018

    Crema Vosscione Honed Limestone Tile Entryway
    Featured Image: Crema Vosscione Honed Limestone Tile Entryway

    With the entryway being the “first impression” people get about your home’s interior when they first come in, the design of this space is a great way to set the tone for what the rest of your house will look and feel like.

    There are so many great ways to create a welcoming entryway that shows off your personality and your home’s style. The first consideration in entryway design is flooring. Keep in mind that, in addition to aesthetic appeal, the flooring will need to be durable since this is a high-traffic area. Tile is the perfect solution, offering a great variety of options that are simultaneously gorgeous and strong.

    Below are a few modern entryway tile ideas you’ll love. Not only are they elegant, but they’ll hold their own against heavy use and maintain their beauty over the long haul.

  • What Is Linen Tile?, 21 Dec 2017

    Belgian Linen Fog Glazed Porcelain Tile
    Featured Image: Belgian Linen Fog Glazed Porcelain Tile From Arizona Tile

    A rising trend in interior design, fabric-look tile and other textured designs are gaining popularity with homeowners around the country. People love the contemporary feel of textured tile accents and linen-look designs that give personality and elegance to a room. Wondering if linen tile is the right choice for your upcoming renovation? Read on to find out more about this modern option.

     

  • Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile, 13 Dec 2017

    Calcutta Polished Porcelain From Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Calcutta Polished Porcelain From Arizona Tile

    In practice, there is not a big difference between porcelain and ceramic tile, and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. However, the way in which these materials are produced mean there are slight differences in how they behave after installation. You may find that porcelain is more suited to your next tile project, or that ceramic is a better fit. Let’s take a look at the important differences between the two.

  • Best Mid-Century Modern Tiles, 07 Dec 2017

    Cementine Retro Porcelain Decos from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Cementine Retro Porcelain Decos from Arizona Tile

    Best Mid-Century Modern Tiles

    The mid-century modern style is big in home design today, with a timeless look and minimalist quality that appeal to homeowners everywhere. If this popular design style inspired your upcoming home remodel, let’s look at a few tile ideas for mid-century modern bathrooms, kitchens and more.

  • Metallic Tiles – The Look of Copper, Bronze, Silver, Stainless & More, 12 Oct 2017

    Stainless Steel Random Stacked Mosaics
    Featured Image: Stainless Steel Random Stacked Mosaics

    You may have noticed that one of the rising interior design trends of 2017 is metal tile. Metal is a new favorite that’s in high demand, for use in kitchens, bathrooms, accent walls, flooring and more. From charming penny-round backsplashes to stacked stainless steel and shiny mosaics, the options when it comes to metal tile are plentiful and versatile.

  • The Impact of Grout Colors: How to Choose the Perfect Grout for Your Tile, 16 Jun 2017

    Travertine Patera Chiseled Lyon Tile
    Featured Image: Travertine Patera Chiseled Lyon Tile from Arizona Tile

    Grout color can have a big impact on your tile’s appearance, and choosing the perfect grout shouldn’t be an afterthought.

    When it comes to choosing a grout color for your tile project, you have three main options: a grout color that blends in with the tile, one that stands out or one that’s neutral. Start by looking at examples of tile designs you like to find out if you prefer grout that matches or contrasts the tile. Still not sure? There are pros and cons to each choice:

  • 5 Ways to Transition From a Tile to Wood Floor, 19 Apr 2017

    Floor Transition From Tile to Wood
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    If you’re looking for a way to add interest and texture to your floors, why not try a combination tile and wood floor? Combination or “mixed media” flooring is a popular design choice that’s perfect for adding personality and charm to any room. Tile and hardwood are an ideal pairing for adding that unique, decorative touch to a space in your home. Read on for five top ideas for an attractive floor transition from tile to wood combining these very different materials in a beautiful way.

     

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