On The Surface Blog

  • 7 Fresh Summer Looks for Your Outdoor Space, 21 Jun 2017

    Featured Image: Summer Patio Conversation Bench

    Design Trends: 7 Fresh Summer Looks for Your Outdoor Space

    Summertime is in full swing, and there’s nothing better than enjoying good company outdoors. If your patio or deck is your summer haven, you want to keep it looking its best for all your warm-weather gatherings and cookouts. We’ve gathered some of our favorite ideas for outdoor living designs and décor in 2017, so your patio will look fresh and inviting through the next few months and beyond.

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

    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:

  • Color Trends by Decade: How Home Décor Colors Have Changed Throughout the Years, 08 Jun 2017

    Mid-Century Modern Living Room - Arizona TIle 
    Featured Image: Mid-Century Modern Living Room 

    Whether you laugh at the thought of the harvest gold appliances from your 1970’s childhood home or fondly reminisce over the calming pastels of Grandma’s house, there’s likely a few décor trends from past decades that you remember in vivid color. Let’s take a look at how our home’s color palettes have changed and evolved throughout the years. 

  • Stone Spotlight: Limestone Tile, 01 Jun 2017

    Silver Beige Vein Cut Limestone from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Silver Beige Vein Cut Limestone from Arizona Tile

    When it comes to choosing the perfect natural stone to use in your home, limestone is a beautiful and classic option. This versatile stone can give your home a stately look and can be used for a variety of applications. Want to know more about limestone? Read on to learn about its history, characteristics and recommended uses.  

  • Happy Customer Testimonial | Arizona Tile Salt Lake City, 23 May 2017

    Blythe & Barnett, Nouveau Calacatta, Quartz, Slabs, Kitchen
    Featured Image: Kara and Katie of Blythe and Barnett

    At Arizona Tile we take a lot of pride in our customer service and we love to hear from our customers about their experiences working with our professional and experienced team. Many of our associates have over a decade of experience in the tiling and surfaces industry and we bring that experience to help guide our customers to the perfect products for their home or commercial project. Here’s one testimonial from two very happy customers who visited our Salt Lake City location.

  • How to Calm Bright Color Home Decor , 17 May 2017

    Bright Color Home Bathroom Decor
    Featured Image: Bright Color Home Bathroom Decor

    How to Calm Bright Color Home Decor 

    A bright, bold wall color is a striking design choice that can work beautifully in many rooms. However, if that sunny yellow bedroom or bright red accent wall in the living room is a bit too stimulating, there are plenty of ways to soften and calm the color without repainting. Read on for a few simple techniques for preserving those striking colors while creating a more relaxing atmosphere in your home.

  • What is the Difference Between a Stone Sealer and Enhancer?, 11 May 2017

    Stone Sealed Countertop - Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Stone Sealed Countertop - Arizona Tile

    If you’re considering having natural stone tile installed in your home, you may have heard or read about both stone sealers and stone enhancers. You might be wondering what the difference is between the two. Simply put, a stone sealer provides a stain-resistant barrier, while a stone enhancer brings out the natural colors of some stones. Let’s take a deeper look at what it means to seal vs. enhance your stone surfaces.

  • Top 6 Trends for Textured Tiles, 05 May 2017

    Slate Multi Tile Flooring from Arizona Tile

    Featured Image: Slate Multi Tile Flooring from Arizona Tile

    When it comes to designing a stylish and interesting space, it’s critical to choose materials that have a sense of texture. Even without touching the objects and surfaces in a room, it’s easy to see when it has (or lacks) texture. If a room in your home feels flat and uninteresting but you can’t figure out why, you may need to add some elements of texture to bring it to life. Whether you’re looking for a flooring option with a tactile feel underfoot, or want to add some visual interest to a wall or backsplash, try one or more of these popular textured tiles.

  • Colored Faucets, Sinks and Appliances, Oh My!, 28 Apr 2017

    Colored Kitchen Tile - Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Colored Kitchen Tile

    One of the recent trends in home design is adding pops of color in your kitchen and bathroom with colorful faucets, sinks and appliances. 

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

    Floor Transition From Tile to Wood
    Featured Image: Floor Transition From Tile to Wood

    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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