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

What are the prerequisites for a successful tile installation?

Your installation requirements will vary depending on the specific product and application.  However, these basics are common to all successful installations. Experienced installer – it is a good idea to confirm with the contractor’s licensing board that your installers holds a current license and to review any complaints.  Make sure that the installer has experience 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

How do I know my ARTO tile will last outdoors and in harsh climates?

ARTO concrete tiles are made using a high strength, fiber-reinforced mix design.   ARTO ceramic tiles are also very durable thanks to their high fired terracotta composition.  That sounds nice but how do we know they will perform well in exterior environments and in freezing and thawing climates? One way is through laboratory testing which simulates Read More