On The Surface Blog

  • 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.

  • Announcing the 1st and 2nd Winners of the #AZTRemodel Contest!, 27 Jul 2017

    Remodel Contest Winner @ruben_marquez Bathroom with Gray and White Marble

    Featured Image: Remodel Contest Winner @ruben_marquez Bathroom with Gray and White Marble

    As you may know, Arizona Tile is hosting a contest celebrating home remodels. This year, we’ve asked our fans and customers to share their best before-and-after shots of renovations and home remodeling projects. We’re excited to announce the first two winners of the #AZTRemodel Contest!

  • Stone Spotlight Quartzite, 18 Jul 2017

    Macaubus White Quartzite From Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Macaubus White Quartzite From Arizona Tile

    Quartzite may be a somewhat lesser-known rock, but this distinctive stone is growing in popularity, finding its place in modern interior design projects. If you’re considering quartzite slabs and tile options for your latest remodel, quartzite’s unique look may be just the thing for you. Read on to learn more about this beautiful natural stone and its potential applications in your home.

  • How to Incorporate a Kitchen Remodel on a Budget, 11 Jul 2017

    Full Kitchen Remodel on a Budget

    Featured Image: Full Kitchen Remodel on a Budget

    Whether you are a mom of many, or a single person living on your own, your kitchen is bound to be one of the most heavily used rooms in your home. As the heart of the home, it’s the place where you’ll spend most of your time, entertaining and spending time with loved ones. And that’s why it’s so important that this room suits your needs, and your personal design aesthetic.


    We know all too well that some kitchen remodels can be just as expensive as a brand-new car. Still, you don’t have to break the bank to give your kitchen a much-needed makeover. Here are 5 affordable ways to update your kitchen’s style.

  • Quartz That Looks Like Marble, 28 Jun 2017

    Quartz that looks like Nouveau Calacatta from Arizona Tile

    Featured Image: Quartz that looks like Nouveau Calacatta from Arizona Tile

    If you’re in the market for the perfect slab for your latest remodel project, you may have heard of quartz, a man-made alternative to pricey natural stones like granite and marble. Available in a wide variety of beautiful colors, striking patterns, and distinctive textures, quartz slab are growing in popularity, and it’s one home design trend we think is here to stay.

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