Arizona Tile was founded in 1977 by John Huarte, a Notre Dame University graduate who later became a professional football
player. It started in humble beginnings as a modest tile store in San Diego. Arizona Tile now has 25 branches in 7 western
states with products for both commercial and residential applications.
Arizona Tile breaks away from the norm and seeks to deal in only the most unusual and extraordinary tiles which it sources
from all over the globe. It has established contacts with quarries worldwide through which it offers a diverse product range
of granite, travertine, slate, onyx, limestone and marble. Arizona Tile also deals in medallions, porcelain tiles and unique
tile design creations. The company proudly claims that some of their products are so unique and so stunningly beautiful as to
be unavailable elsewhere on the planet. The company has a policy of an on–going search to augment their vast product
Currently Arizona Tile imports over 230 varieties of marble, granite, travertine, limestone slate and onyx slabs and
tiles. This vast selection ranks the company as one of the largest independently–owned importers of stone in the United
States. Apart from their stock that exceeds 40 varieties of glass and porcelain tiles, some of the lines are exclusive to
The company is stringent about the quality of its imports. Every batch of stone is minutely examined for product
integrity, color value, thickness, cracks, slab size, surface markings and quality of polish. These are the main areas of
inspection but there are others too numerous to mention.
The porcelain products undergo a similar inflexible quality control procedure which includes both human and automated
inspection using some state–of–the–art inspection techniques. Every container is subjected to detailed
examination to ensure consistency of product.
To make certain of a consistently high quality from suppliers, the company has opened offices in Brazil, Italy, China and
the Czech Republic. These are manned by highly skilled personnel in stone and porcelain markets who undertake new product
development, sourcing new vendors, procurement, quality control and shipping.
Arizona Tile products are used in both commercial and residential applications. The company also offers a range of stone
cleaning, sealing, polishing and stain removing products.