Tile — Natural Stone Tiles — Floor Tile

Tile - Natural Stone Tiles - Floor Tile

Tile

Arizona Tile carries over 30 series of tile with even more tile available through our special order program for commercial projects. With so many different kinds of tiles to choose from, some people may feel overwhelmed and not know how to begin searching for the right type of tile that matches their personal preferences and aligns with their application. Here we provide common questions and answers that will provide you with the information you need to narrow down your choice in tile.

What is natural stone tile?

Natural stone tiles are derived from nature quarried from the earth and have been formed over thousands and millions of years. Each natural stone tile is unique, because the stone contains variations that naturally occur in nature. When placed together on a floor, wall, or countertop, natural stone tiles create irregular, yet beautiful, patterns that mimic natures own formations.

Travertine

What is ceramic and porcelain tile?

Ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles are both man-made. They can be designed to look like natural stone tile or even wood, but their color and texture is controlled for uniformity that isnt available in natural stone. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are often used interchangeably, but they are different from one another. Advances in digital technology have greatly changed the options in porcelain tile in recent years. Although technology can provide a consistent tile appearance as mentioned previously, it can also allow for great range and diversity, meaning you will not see the same pattern repeated.

Dome Series (porcelain)

Over Series (porcelain)

Nu Travertine Series (porcelain)

H-Line Series (ceramic)

What is glass tile?

Glass tile can be purchased by the piece or by the sheet (mesh-mounted) and can be provided in various finishes, including glossy or matte. Glass tile can range widely in color and texture. The glass tiles that Arizona Tile carries are made of construction-grade glass to withstand floor, wall, and countertop applications.

Reflections Glass

Skylights Glass

Skylights Mlange Glass

Watercolors Glass

Custom Glass (Create Your Own Using our Custom Blend Tool)

What are typical applications for each type of tile?

Most natural stone can be used for interior or exterior projects. Its resiliency makes it perfect for outdoor patios, swimming pools, outdoor fireplaces or interior floors in heavy traffic areas.

Porcelain can be used for interior or exterior applications. Its often found on the walls and floors of bathrooms and kitchens as well as backsplashes and tub surrounds. It is more durable and water resistant than ceramic tile.

Ceramic is ideal for bathroom walls and floors and can also be used to tile a kitchen backsplash. Ceramic tiles should not be used in outdoor projects because it is more sensitive to changes in temperature.

Glass is commonly used for kitchen backsplashes. shower walls, and high end interior commercial walls, but can be used as a floor tile, countertop surface or in water features such as pools and fountains.

With so many choices — where do you begin? Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team can help you decide which is the best option for you. Call or visit your local Arizona Tile showroom for a personal consultation.

Tile

Arizona Tile carries over 30 series of tile with even more tile available through our special order program for commercial projects. With so many different kinds of tiles to choose from, some people may feel overwhelmed and not know how to begin searching for the right type of tile that matches their personal preferences and aligns with their application. Here we provide common questions and answers that will provide you with the information you need to narrow down your choice in tile.

What is natural stone tile?

Natural stone tiles are derived from nature quarried from the earth and have been formed over thousands and millions of years. Each natural stone tile is unique, because the stone contains variations that naturally occur in nature. When placed together on a floor, wall, or countertop, natural stone tiles create irregular, yet beautiful, patterns that mimic natures own formations.

Travertine

What is ceramic and porcelain tile?

Ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles are both man-made. They can be designed to look like natural stone tile or even wood, but their color and texture is controlled for uniformity that isnt available in natural stone. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are often used interchangeably, but they are different from one another. Advances in digital technology have greatly changed the options in porcelain tile in recent years. Although technology can provide a consistent tile appearance as mentioned previously, it can also allow for great range and diversity, meaning you will not see the same pattern repeated.

Dome Series (porcelain)

Over Series (porcelain)

Nu Travertine Series (porcelain)

H-Line Series (ceramic)

What is glass tile?

Glass tile can be purchased by the piece or by the sheet (mesh-mounted) and can be provided in various finishes, including glossy or matte. Glass tile can range widely in color and texture. The glass tiles that Arizona Tile carries are made of construction-grade glass to withstand floor, wall, and countertop applications.

Reflections Glass

Skylights Glass

Skylights Mlange Glass

Watercolors Glass

Custom Glass (Create Your Own Using our Custom Blend Tool)

What are typical applications for each type of tile?

Most natural stone can be used for interior or exterior projects. Its resiliency makes it perfect for outdoor patios, swimming pools, outdoor fireplaces or interior floors in heavy traffic areas.

Porcelain can be used for interior or exterior applications. Its often found on the walls and floors of bathrooms and kitchens as well as backsplashes and tub surrounds. It is more durable and water resistant than ceramic tile.

Ceramic is ideal for bathroom walls and floors and can also be used to tile a kitchen backsplash. Ceramic tiles should not be used in outdoor projects because it is more sensitive to changes in temperature.

Glass is commonly used for kitchen backsplashes. shower walls, and high end interior commercial walls, but can be used as a floor tile, countertop surface or in water features such as pools and fountains.

With so many choices — where do you begin? Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team can help you decide which is the best option for you. Call or visit your local Arizona Tile showroom for a personal consultation.


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