The Life of ARTO – Drinking with ARTO!

We here at ARTO love to enjoy potent potables (as Alex Trebek would say) especially when our handmade tiles, decos, and brick veneer can join the fun.  The rooftop bar at the ACE Hotel DTLA features Roman tiles plus custom decos inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright concrete block patterns. For a change of scene and Read More

Grouting Where Tiles Meet Different Materials

Most people (hopefully) in the tile industry are familiar with the requirement to include movement joints as detailed in the TCNA Handbook (section EJ 171). However, the same section also notes that perimeter joints should be included any where tilework abuts restraining surfaces such as walls, dissimilar floors, curbs, columns, ceilings, or where backing surfaces Read More

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

Following up our earlier post here are some great examples of ARTO ceramic tiles used in restaurants.  Some might say they look good enough to eat (groan).  The Mighty Kitchen in Los Alamitos features a wild, five-color pattern using our Studio Pickets and Squares.  We love the reaction this floor gets – people love it Read More