Summer is passing and with the end of one season another must take its place and everyone here at A&E is eagerly awaiting for Autumn to come. The season for getting together to be thankful for what we have, the season to dress up and have some much needed fun, and one of our favorites it's the season to sit outside around a nice warm fire with family and friends cooking hotdogs, chili and all sorts of greats foods. It's relaxing to watch the cracking and popping wood atop the
In Southern Arizona it's no secret that our summers are intense, most of the Southwest is. We have a strong relationship with the sun and with its effects, mainly its ability to bleach everything man-made of its color. Fading. Fading. Fading. You see it everywhere and it really doesn't take long for it to start happening. From your house paint to your hair color anything dyed will eventually die out. This also includes the faux stone siding that is popping up everywhere. The
Today is Earth Day and what a beautiful day it is. The sun is shining here in Tucson, with a gentle breeze. It makes me want to take a walk outside along the Pantano Wash bike trail - perhaps something to do this evening. This year for Earth Day we're appreciating everything that has been done to preserve and protect our planet. People are encouraging sustainability, innovating new green products and protecting our natural resources. This year at the spring Home and Garden s
Picking Perfect Paver Patterns... say that 5 times fast! When it comes to installing pavers most people focus on location, material type and pricing - which are good things! Yet not a lot of people consider the paver patterns themselves. For curb appeal you might use multiple sizes, creating interest with varied pieces, but I'm talking about selecting the best pattern for your project when it comes to structural integrity. Certain patterns are stronger and more suited for spe
In every design there is always a product that gets revamped, retooled and redesigned bringing it back into relevancy. From fashion trends to automotive body lines to interior design elements... all of it can be made new again. In home design, with the rise of shows like Fixer Upper, with the adorable and super talented Gaines', Subway Tiles are once again becoming a fixture in interior projects. Unlike the Subway Tiles of old, the new trend is everything and anything can bec
In today’s society it is easy to move away from an appreciation of nature. It is difficult to carve out time to just sit and enjoy. However, there are ways that nature can be incorporated into design features to create an easily accessible outdoor space where you can experience a simpler moment. Using recycled granite pavers to build a patio and flower boxes creates an area that can move your focus from a frantic lifestyle to one that connects you with nature. Add a water fea
Guess the Granite Contest! This year at the SAHBA 2015 Spring Home Show we presented visitors with a challenge… Guess how many pounds of A & E Recycled Granite products we featured in our booth — and we had it everywhere! From the beautiful Paver floor, to the prominent Split Stone Fireplace all the way down to our granite business card holders. Some found the game overwhelming, others enjoyed calculating and many grabbed a friend to get their opinion! However they guessed, i
A & E Recycled Granite had a wonderful time at the Sahba Spring Home show located in downtown Tucson at the TCC. We designed our booth to show the amazing variety of the products we manufacture. Featuring an outdoor area with Earth Blend Pavers, our Column Mailbox Kit, Retaining wall blocks and our Bonfire Edition Fire Pit. Our Living Room showcased a massive 72sq/ft fireplace decked-out in a custom blend of A & E Recycled Granite Split Stone Tiles. Visitors were able to see
The Gibson Court project is underway in downtown Tucson and it's looking amazing. This outdoor living space features 2,000 square foot of A & E Recycled Granite Pavers in our Earth Blend. This blend perfectly compliments the historic brick buildings, industrial accents and downtown vibe of the design. This melding of materials and Era's is a signature touch of Miguel Fuentevilla of FORS Architecture, who is noted for repurposing salvaged items into his projects. The project i
CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of A&E Recycled Granite's "Best DIY Project" of 2014!
Josh from Long Beach, California was the clear winner with 63 votes for his amazing install. Josh's project diverted over 12,000 LBS of granite from our local landfills! That's OUTSTANDING! --and so is his backyard!
Josh designed, prepared and installed his outdoor living space. Using our Recycled Granite Pavers laid in a Herringbone pattern, he created a simple layout that allowed the va
It's that time of year to select the "BEST D.I.Y Project" of 2014! Each of these projects was owner designed and owner installed with our beautiful A&E Recycled Granite products.
Voting is SIMPLE! Go to www.Facebook.com/aerecycledgranite View each nominee's photo. Read the information about their job. Then select your choice for the winner by clicking "LIKE" on their picture. The picture with the most likes WINS!
This year the Winner receives a $50 Gift Card to B.J.'s Pi