These two brands of quartz solid surface countertops are more durable than granite. The composition is pure quartz with small amounts of pigment for color and polymers to bind it together to create a non-porous, stain and scratch resistant surface. Because it's man-made, there are lots of choices and the color is consistent. These two products are perfect for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, fireplace surrounds and wet bars.
Caesarstone & Cambria
Luxury vinyl tile floors are designed to capture the timeless look of natural stone tile flooring, wood planks and ceramic tile floors, while providing an extremely durable and comfortable surface for everyday living. Luxury vinyl tile flooring comes in many fashionable designs ranging from contemporary to rustic and many feature deep embossing and stunning realism. Many of the luxury vinyl tiles designs can be installed with grout or without, for a true stone or ceramic appearance. Arizona Tile Company has seen the boom in this industry and offers a library of colors, styles and designs.
Laminate flooring was invented in 1977 by the Swedish company Perstorp and sold under the name Pergo. The company first marketed its product to Europe in 1984 and later in the US in 1994. Laminate floors are reasonably easy to install with its "tongue and groove" planks that can be clicked into one another. There are many benefits to choosing laminate floor over other types as it is durable and versatile. Many styles and textures can be replicated, even simulating stone and tile patterns as well as wood. Cleaning is much easier compared to other flooring,often with just a dry cloth or now with steam cleaners. Arizona Tile Company offers dozens of brands,styles and thickness, depending on your budget and living space.
Cork flooring has been heralded as the "green flooring option". It's environmentally friendly nature starts with the actual product and production process that are used to create cork flooring. Only the bark of the cork oak tree is harvested and the tree continues to flourish after the product is removed. Cork flooring can also be made from recycled content. Instead of ending up in a landfill, the waste from the production of cork products and is transformed into cork flooring.
Cork flooring has other qualities that entice homeowners. You can squeeze it and it will condense under pressure, but then it will bounce back into it's original shape. This gives the floor a cushioning effect under foot. The air cells within the cork also help trap heat acting like an insulator for the floors. It's also sound resistant and has a degree of fire resistance. Due to the naturally occuring wax called Suberin within the cork, the product is insect resistant and anti-allergen.