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  • Top Rustic Tile & Flooring Trends, 19 Oct 2017

    Arizona Tile’s Glazed Porcelain WF Series
    Featured Image:Arizona Tile’s Glazed Porcelain WF Series created with Digital Print Technology

    Top Rustic Tile & Flooring Trends

    Rustic contemporary design is a trend that’s sweeping the nation, with many homeowners and designers opting for warm, chic style elements that add character. Rich wood, beautiful brick, and striking textures are just a few of the characteristics of this rising trend in home design and décor. Let’s take a look at some of the current rustic favorites when it comes to tile and flooring. 

  • 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.

  • Get to Know Us on Polyvore, 05 Oct 2017

    Modern Chic Kitchen on
    Featured Image: Modern Chic Kitchen on

    You may not know that, in addition to Arizona Tile’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts, we also have a presence on Polyvore! You may be wondering, What exactly is Polyvore?

  • Porcelain Tile That Looks Like Concrete vs. Painted Concrete, 28 Sep 2017

    Cemento Cassero Porcelain That Looks Like Concrete From Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Cemento Cassero Porcelain That Looks Like Concrete From Arizona Tile

    Concrete tile can be an appealing flooring option for many homeowners, due to its relatively low price, durability, and stylish, contemporary look. However, there are some drawbacks to using cement in your home. As an alternative, you might consider installing concrete lookalike tiles made from porcelain, which delivers the same modern style with a few additional advantages.

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

    Clean and Maintained Kitchen Countertop
    Featured Image: Clean and Maintained Kitchen Countertop 

    Read about some countertop care and maintenance tips in this joint-venture guest post from our friends at!

    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 Do You Like Our New Look?, 13 Sep 2017

    Featured Image: Old vs. New Arizona Tile Logo

    We’re very excited to announce the rollout of a fresh, new look for our Arizona Tile stores, inside and out!

  • How Our Stores are Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary , 25 Aug 2017

    Featured Image: The First Arizona Tile Location in San Diego, CA

    In celebration of our 40th anniversary this year, Arizona Tile is hosting events for employees and customers alike at each of our locations around the country.

  • What’s Trending in Different Regions: Tile Trends by Location, 17 Aug 2017

    Granite is a popular surface used by Arizona Tile customers in Tempe, Arizona
    Featured Image: Quartz is a popular surface used by Arizona Tile customers in Tempe, Arizona

    When it comes to tile trends, it’s easy to pick out the products and styles that are popular on a national level—including, for instance, wood-look tile, gray and white color schemes, marble countertops and larger-size tiles. While some of our store managers have noticed customers showing an interest in nationally popular products like these, you might be surprised by some of the regional differences in design trends.

    While our customers in Denver, CO and at some of our California locations—Palm Desert, Roseville, Ontario and Livermore—seem to be in line with those trends, other regions have developed different tastes.

    Let’s take a look at what’s trending in some of our other Arizona Tile locations around the country.

  • Tile That Looks Like... Is It Tile or Isn't It?, 10 Aug 2017

    Featured Image: Calcutta Polished Porcelain the looks like Marble from Arizona Tile

    Advances in technology have made look-alike tile—such as tile that looks like wood or concrete—a popular choice for homeowners in recent years. Porcelain and ceramic tile are available in versatile colors and patterns designed to mimic the look of other popular surfaces, like hardwood, marble, cement, brick, metal and more. Choosing a look-alike tile is a great way to get the style you love along with the durability and easy maintenance of porcelain. In many cases, it’s difficult to tell the difference between these high-quality “copycat” surfaces and the “real deal.”

  • Highlights from PCBC 2017 Trade Show: What's Hot, 03 Aug 2017

    Arizona Tile Booth at the 2017 PCBC Professional Trade Show and Educational Conference for Residential Housing Industries 
    Featured Image: Arizona Tile Booth at the 2017 PCBC Professional Trade Show and Educational Conference for Residential Housing Industries 

    We were excited to participate in this year’s PCBC, an annual professional trade show and educational conference dedicated to residential housing industries. The conference attracts more than 10,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors showcasing innovative products from a variety of industries, including interior design, manufacturing, architecture, contracting, carpentry, real estate, and more. PCBC is sponsored by the California Building Industry Association and endorsed by the Leading Builders of America.

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