On The Surface Blog

  • Subway Tiles – More Than Basic White, 15 Nov 2017

    Bevel Subway Black Tile from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Bevel Subway Black Tile from Arizona Tile

    When it comes to choosing the perfect tile for your kitchen or bathroom, many homeowners opt for the timeless, versatile, still-popular look of subway tile. When you think of subway tile, you’re probably imagining the traditional, gleaming white subway tile that dates back to the 1900s. While white is certainly a beautiful option, subway tile comes in a vast range of color—and even different patterns—that each can add distinctive character to your space. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite subway tile looks to inspire your next tile project.

  • What Is Mosaic Tile?, 08 Nov 2017

    Baroque Alabastro Strip Glass from Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: Baroque Alabastro Strip Glass from Arizona Tile


    We often get questions about the difference between mosaic tile and accent tile. It’s easy to get confused about how these two types of tile differ. So, let’s take a look at some examples and help clear it up in case you’re wondering the same thing!


  • Holiday Fireplace Makeovers, 01 Nov 2017

    White Bianco Carrara Marble Fireplace From Arizona Tile
    Featured Image: White Bianco Carrara Marble Fireplace From Arizona Tile 

    Your fireplace is the focal point of your living area, which makes it a central gathering space when the holidays come around. If your fireplace is looking drab and you need some yuletide inspiration to keep it looking great, a makeover might be the answer. From the design of the fireplace itself to how you decorate your mantle, let’s take a look at a few festive ways to revamp your fireplace in time for the holiday season with stone and tile from Arizona Tile.

  • We Are Houston Strong, 25 Oct 2017

    Arizona Tile Houston Showroom Slab & Tile Warehouse at  10811 S. Westview Circle Drive, Suite #200 Houston, TX 77043
    Featured Image: Arizona Tile Houston Location

    We are happy to report that in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Arizona Tile Houston team is doing well. Despite some damage to vehicles and a few residences, everyone is safe and the work of repairing and rebuilding the community is now underway.

  • 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
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    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!

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