ARTO Tiles in The Most Romantic Restaurants In The World (Cecconi’s South Beach)

Architectural Digest just released a list of The Most Romantic Restaurants in the World.  We were pleased to see that Cecconi’s South Beach was recognized as it features ARTO 12×12 Oleson tiles in Walnut Spice and Copper high fired glazes  The Oleson tiles are individually handcrafted yet they are freeze thaw resistant and meet the most Read More

Sleeping with ARTO – The Santa Barbara Inn

ARTO handcrafted terracotta tile made in Southern California perfectly complements the Santa Barbara lifestyle.  After an exhaustive search the owners were initially unable to find the classic yellow terracotta tiles envisioned for the lobby.  However they eventually found ARTO through our local distributor Buena Tile and selected 16×16 Oleson tiles in Yellowstone.  As you can Read More

The Importance of Proper Materials

Although tile is the most visible (and typically most expensive) component, it is just one part of the ultimate tile assembly.  We have been making our concrete and ceramic tiles for over 50 years so we know they work pretty well.  However, using the wrong mortar, grout, membrane, or other materials can result in cracking, Read More

Manufacturing Day 2017 – ARTO Factory Tour – Friday, October 6

Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) 2017 is a celebration of modern manufacturing organized by the National Association of Manufacturers. ARTO is proud to participate in this annual event featuring factory tours in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Design professionals, end users, neighbors and anyone interested in learning about local manufacturing are invited to tour the ARTO factory Read More

EPDs may become mandatory in California – ARTO is already ready to go

Claude Goguen is a good friend and colleague of ours from the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA).  He recently posted an article in Precast Magazine noting that environmental product declarations (EPDs) may soon become mandatory for California state government and university projects. The Buy Clean California Act (AB 262) would require state officials to take Read More

ARTO Tile Studio Launch

ARTO is proud to introduce his own line of Clay Deco Tiles and Clay Field tiles form the ARTO Tile Studio. The ARTO Tile Studio, in essence, is a Design Studio first and a factory second.  We are designers at heart and enjoy making custom pieces for you.  We have an extensive catalog of  traditional Read More

Low Relief Tile / R&D

Howdy Guys Beto from the Western Quarry factory is working on a project. He produced these wonderful Low Relief Handmade Glazed Tiles. I  am not sure what period they are from or what the romantic name is for them but they are good looking. The ones shown are glazed  & fired with the Western Quarry Read More