There’s been a lot of chatter about how much a piece from Arizona is worth.
Now, a new study has shown the value of Arizona’s ceramic tile can be estimated by the weight it weighs.
The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, analyzed the weight of more than 2,000 pieces of Arizona-tile and found the average piece of ceramic tile is around 10 to 20 percent less than the estimated value, according to a press release from Arizona State University.
This is a good thing, said study author and University of Arizona Professor of Applied Geography Robert F. Gaffney.
Gaffney, who led the study, said that because of the amount of ceramic used in Arizona, it is a much cheaper alternative to steel.
In a press statement, Gaffan said he believes the new study can help improve the value proposition of the state’s tile.
In fact, Guffan said the research team used a model to estimate the value for a piece made from 1.8 million of Arizona ceramic tiles and estimated the weight to be around $1,200.
That’s an improvement of more $2,500 from the original estimate.
Guffan also said the study is the first to calculate the value using the weight and weight of the material used.
Guffans team also found that the average price of Arizona tiles is $1.00 less than estimates by the Arizona Department of Transportation, which estimated the cost to be $2.50 per square foot, or $6,000 per year.
This doesn’t mean that the state will not pay for the tile itself, Gafney said.
He said the new value can still be increased, if the government decided to do so.
“The value of this tile will be even higher,” Gaffany said.
“But the price of the tile is still lower than estimates made by Arizona DOT and it’s much lower than the price that we have estimated.
The government could pay for it in a very, very high-dollar way.”