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

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

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