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  • Natural Stone Walkways, Paths, and Features, 04 Jul 2015

    Featured Image:  Natural Ledge Stone - Quartzite Finished Slate Natural stone adds an eye-catching and stylish effect to any outdoor area and, because of the high durability, these materials are especially suitable for use in walkways. Here are a few great styles to incorporate when creating a walkway, path, or design feature that beautifully complements your landscape design. Be sure to check out our Hardscapes Pinterest Board for design inspirations when creating your next project. Slate ...

  • Using Tile In Your Garden Design, 23 May 2015

    Featured Image:  Chelsea Victorian Aviary Garden A backyard garden is a great space to relax, enjoy nature and inspire your creativity. If you’re planning on creating a garden, or enhancing an existing one, consider using tiles in the design for a nature-filled sanctuary you’ll love spending time in. For a block of inspirations, be sure to check out our Pinterest Board for Gardens & Tile! Cementine Series Waterfall Garden Path Slate Walkways - Natural Stone Slate A path le...

  • Tile Pet Showers for Mudrooms & Garages, 16 May 2015

    Featured Image:  Slate Tile used in a Pet Shower   Elegant Pet Shower with Subway Tiles Once You See a Pet Shower - You'll Wonder How You Have Ever Lived Without One! If bathing your dog in your bathtub or outside has become too much of a chore, installing a pet shower may be a great home improvement project to tackle. Garages and mudrooms are popular locations for pet showers, as they provide a convenient and easy way to clean pets before they can track dirt inside. For an inspir...

  • How To Choose The Right Natural Stone For Your Needs, 18 Oct 2014

    Few materials offer the longevity of natural stone. From the Coliseum and Parthenon to the Taj Mahal, ancient buildings made from stone, though weathered, are still standing. And while stone requires maintenance to sustain its natural beauty, its content is unmatched by any other product. From a tumbled, rustic look to a sleek, modern design, natural stone can match any décor. It also can match any personal cleaning style. Some stones require a dry environment and regular maintenance. Some ma...

  • Granite, Travertine, Slate, Marble… The Beauty And Depth Of Natural Stones, 16 Aug 2014

    Featured Image: Natural Stone Slabs If you want to add a unique look to your home – something that no one else has – then look no further than natural stone for your floors, countertops, backsplashes and walls. How can that be, you say? Because natural stone is created and quarried from the earth, no two pieces are alike. So even if you and your neighbor get the same type of travertine or granite from the exact same Arizona Tile location (wink) you both will get two different slabs that are ...

  • Mudroom Entryways with Style, 09 Aug 2014

    Featured Image:  Mud/Laundry Room featuring Natural Stone Tile by Peace Design on Houzz When you think “mudroom” you probably think about wet, rainy and slushy weather, i.e. winter and spring. But even in the summer, when visits to the beach or pool and long walks with the dog are more commonplace, a mudroom just makes sense from a cleaning standpoint. Lets face it, any parent (of the kid or furry variety) wishes they had a place to take off the muddy-sandy-wet-dirty things, and in a dream situ...

  • Bringing the Inside Out with Outdoor Tile, 25 Jul 2014

    Featured Image: Outdoor Porcelain Tiles One of the fastest ways to optimize your home’s real estate is by expanding your living space to include the outside. Unlike a renovation project that involves adding rooms, this type of exciting venture merely transforms the outdoors into a livable area. Consequently, you can use your front, side or back yard as an extension of your residence, maximizing the value of your property and giving your family the ideal place to play, rest or even work! Of cou...

  • What’s hot in 2013? Tile Trends that sizzle!, 16 Apr 2013

    2013 is shaping up to be a colorful year! From emerald green being the Pantone color of 2013 to neon colors pervading fashion, it seems we are craving bright, happy colors. But what does this mean for home design and the choices you make in your remodel? With tile, there are certainly a few popular trends that should be on your radar. Nothing is hotter than tile that looks like wood! Our Misingi tile series is a porcelain product that is made to look just like wood but requires minimal mainte...

  • Arizona Tile Exhibits at the Maricopa Home & Landscape Show, 12 Sep 2012

    We are getting ready to attend the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds on September 28, 29, and 30, 2012. We’re putting together a dynamic display of new innovations like Watercolors glass, color body porcelain, and Radianz Quartz along with classic natural stone products including granite, limestone, marble, and slate to inspire your next indoor or outdoor project. Visit us at booth #767/769 to stop by and say hello! We can’t wait to see you an...

  • Digital Technology Creates Porcelain Tile with the Look of Natural Stone, 24 Jul 2012

    Advancements in digital inkjet technology have created three new color body porcelains that Arizona Tile is proud to showcase: the Eternal Limestones Series, the Nu Travertine Series, and the Slate Series. These digitally produced and perfectly balanced blends of natural stone create a visually pleasing and functional porcelain tile that portrays a near replica of actual limestone, travertine and slate. The creation process of these products is fascinating! Pieces of natural stone are digit...

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