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  • Where Does Italian Marble Tile Come From?, 25 Apr 2018

    Italian Alps and Home To Marble Quarries
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    Marble is a stunning stone with a timeless beauty and classic look that’s unparalleled by other materials. Marble has an extensive history in Italy—it’s been a part of Italian culture and industry for over 2,000 years. If you’re an admirer of Italian marble or you’re considering installing some in your home, you may be wondering about the beautiful history and origins of marble products.

    White marble is the ultimate classic when it comes to natural stone. It’s popular for good reason, and used for a variety of applications from countertops to art to architecture. So where does this gorgeous stone come from?

    The most common types of white Italian marble are Carrara, Calacatta and Statuario, all of which come from a region near the city of Carrara, Italy. We’ll take a closer look at the origins of each one.

  • Modern Entryway Flooring Ideas to Try This Year, 20 Apr 2018

    Crema Vosscione Honed Limestone Tile Entryway
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    With the entryway being the “first impression” people get about your home’s interior when they first come in, the design of this space is a great way to set the tone for what the rest of your house will look and feel like.

    There are so many great ways to create a welcoming entryway that shows off your personality and your home’s style. The first consideration in entryway design is flooring. Keep in mind that, in addition to aesthetic appeal, the flooring will need to be durable since this is a high-traffic area. Tile is the perfect solution, offering a great variety of options that are simultaneously gorgeous and strong.

    Below are a few modern entryway tile ideas you’ll love. Not only are they elegant, but they’ll hold their own against heavy use and maintain their beauty over the long haul.

  • How to Create Cool Bathroom Color Schemes with Tile, 05 Apr 2018

    Shimmer Pearl Glass Mosaic Bathroom Tile From Arizona Tile
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    Cool colors, like blues, purples, grays and greens, tend to be calming, soothing and refreshing, so they’re a natural choice for relaxing spaces like bathrooms and bedrooms. While warm colors can certainly be used in these spaces, cool tones are the more classic option. Let’s take a look at a few stylish bathroom color ideas for creating cool color schemes with tile.

     

  • Our 40th Anniversary Celebrations at Roseville & Livermore Tile Showrooms, 30 Mar 2018

     Arizona Tile Livermore, California Location 40th Anniversary Tile Mosaic
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    2017 marked Arizona Tile’s 40th anniversary, and we’ve been celebrating the big milestone at each of our locations. We’ve been honored to have our extended family of loyal customers, staff and Arizona Tile executives join us in celebrating the four decades of success we owe to their hard work and dedication.

    Now that our 40th anniversary events have come to a close, let’s take a look at how we celebrated at the tile showrooms in Livermore, CA and Roseville, CA.

  • Introducing Arizona Tile’s Moving Makeover Program – Denver, CO, 22 Mar 2018

    Arizona Tile Denver Location - Exterior
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    Are you a realtor with an upcoming listing that’s in need of a facelift? Do your buyers plan to make updates and changes once they move in?

  • 2018 Pantone Color Trends – Ultra Violet, 14 Mar 2018

    Ultra Violet Color Tone From Pantone
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    There are many words that can be used to describe Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet. It’s bold, it’s bright, and it’s luxurious. Indulgent yet fresh. Spicy yet elegant. When used in the home, it can transform any space and take your décor in a new, exciting direction.

    If you’re drawn to this trend-setting color but not sure how to incorporate it into your home design, try these ideas.

  • Spanish Tile Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen, 07 Mar 2018

    Spanish Tile Inspired Kitchen Backsplash
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    A Spanish style kitchen offers old-world charm and a warm, rustic aesthetic that will bring your home to life. Whether you’re looking to create an authentic, antique look, a contemporary take or something in between, one essential component of a Spanish kitchen design is a stunning backsplash.

    So if you’re planning an upcoming remodel, you’re probably looking for some inspiration. Let’s take a look at five Spanish tile backsplash ideas that would be perfect for your kitchen.

  • What Is Honed Tile?, 01 Mar 2018

    Bianco Venatino Honed White Marble Tile Bathroom Floor From Arizona Tile
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    You’re shopping for tile for your upcoming remodel or home project, and you’ve narrowed down the options to a few of your favorites. Now, you’re trying to decide what tile finish will suit your home’s design and your personal tastes. The choices are plentiful: from polished and glazed to matte and natural. Then there’s another popular finish—honed. You may be wondering, “What does honed mean?”

    Let’s take a look at some examples of honed tile to help you make your decision.

  • How to Use Wood-Look Tile for Your Outdoor Space, 22 Feb 2018

    Aequa Series Castor Wood Look Tile From Arizona Tile
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    Wood-look tile is taking the interior design industry by storm in recent years, and there’s no doubt it will continue to be a top tile trend for years to come. In fact, faux wood flooring is bursting out of the interior design space and making a big impact when it comes to outdoor applications.

    The best way to bring the warmth and charm of hardwood to your outdoor space, porcelain wood-look tile has the added bonus of extreme durability—making it perfect for exterior use. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite ways to use this trend-setting tile outdoors.

  • Top Shower Tile Trends of 2018, 14 Feb 2018

    Bevel Subway Cotton Tile From Arizona Tile
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    If you’re remodeling your bathroom, that probably means you’ll be shopping for new tile to bring your shower up to date. With the multitude of tile designs, patterns, shapes, finishes and styles on the market today, it can be overwhelming to choose the best variety for your needs. From striking patterns to unique finishes and more, let’s take a look at some of the top shower tile trends for 2018.

     

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