Versatility? ARTO is thy name.

One of the many cool things about working with ARTO is the diversity of products we make. We make a wide variety of colors and textures in both concrete and ceramic for just about any application.  This beautiful house in the Hollywood Hills is a great example.  The fireplace above features concrete 18×18 Buckle tiles in Read More

ARTO Featured on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” and in Magnolia Market

Chip & Joanna Gaines have risen above the HGTV chaff to become a national sensation with their show “Fixer Upper”.  I walked into my local Target recently and they had just added a giant Magnolia Home section.  I understand they are going to end the show to focus on their local and national retailing efforts but Read More

Learning with ARTO – Pepperdine, USC, Scripps College

ARTO tiles can be found in hotels, estates, restaurants, retail stores, and even in prestigious universities.  The educational projects detailed below include a renovated library, a brand new academic building, and a restoration of historic residence halls. The common thread that binds these diverse projects is they are distinguished thanks to our vast selection of Read More

How a Hexagon Can Also Be a Chameleon

One of the fun things about ARTO tiles is that same tile can look wholly different in another color or texture.  The two kitchens below both use blends of  8″ Artillo Hexagons but with much different results.  Normandy Cream, as shown in the Bastide de Bonheur Residence, features a blend four ARTO colors (Artillo Cafe, Read More

Hands. Touching Hands. Reaching Out. Touching Tiles.  Touching You.

One of the coolest things about ARTO concrete tiles in this age of automation, robots, and killer drones is that every single tile is touched by multiple hands throughout the production process.  However we also utilize advanced technology like concrete admixtures and the Chameleon color batching system that can make thousands of colors at a Read More

The Versatility of Concrete – Normandy Cream Kitchen, Wine Room & Mud Room

ARTO has been using concrete as a medium since the early 1970’s.  While we love cool grey concrete in all its rough and tumble splendor we are also love how concrete can take on a wide range of other looks.  This beautiful house in Rancho Santa Fe is a case in point.  Artillo Hexagons in Read More

Sleeping with ARTO – The Hotel Californian

The Hotel Californian is the new center of the Santa Barbara waterfront incorporating the original 1925 Spanish Revival facade and featuring interiors by celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.  Indochine cement tiles are featured throughout the rooms and public spaces along with concrete tile accents from our Artillo series. Read More

The Life of ARTO – Eating Out with ARTO (Concrete)

One of the things we love about working at ARTO is seeing our concrete tiles, brick veneer, and pavers installed all around Southern California and beyond.  We hope that our products handmade with love and passion bring joy to you as you enjoy your meals.     Read More