ARTO is proud to offer our new line of Indochine cement encaustic tiles, individually handcrafted in Vietnam. Some might wonder if concrete includes cement then how does a concrete tile differ from a cement tile?
Toward that end our newest AIA/IDCEC continuing education course has just been approved for architects and interior designers. A full course description is below and please don’t hesitate to contact William Love 310-308-4222 if you would like a lunch and learn for your architecture or interior design firm. We are also happy to provide informal presentations for all design professionals including landscape architects.
“Concrete Possibilities: Designing with Encaustic and Concrete Tiles”
(AIA CES 1.0 LU/HSW; IDCEC 0.1 LU/HSW)
Concrete and cement tiles offer a wide range of design possibilities but many architects, designers, consumers, and retailers have little to no idea about these tiles’ compositions, potential uses, and installation requirements. This presentation will introduce participants to the history of these tiles while discussing the key differences between concrete and cement tiles. The various manufacturing processes and installation requirements will be compared along with appropriate applications for each type of tiles. A wide range of project and installation types will be explored to give a better sense of the design options offered by these unique tiles.
Hotel Californian (Santa Barbara) roof deck with Indochine cement tiles accented with Artillo concrete tile banding in Charcoal & Cotto Dark
Bathroom wall installation at the Hotel Californian shows versatility and wide range of available Indochine patterns
Artillo Spanish Cotto concrete tile on floor and hearth featuring handpainted ceramic decos at Pepperdine University Payson Library
Artillo 8″ Hexagon Spanish Cotto concrete tile at Pepperdine University Payson Library is handcrafted yet durable for high traffic areas.
Original encaustic tile was ceramic like this 13th century pavement at Cleeve Abbey in England