The Versatility of Concrete – Normandy Cream Kitchen, Wine Room & Mud RoomOn November 6, 2017 by William Love
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
The Story of the Vanana and the Importance of Full Size SamplesOn October 31, 2017 by William Love
Many years ago my dad and I had a brown VW camper van. After some major body work my dad decided (unbeknownst to me) to paint it as well. I returned home from school and found a bright canary yellow van in the driveway, visible from miles around. It soon became known as the Vanana.
Sleeping with ARTO – The Hotel CalifornianOn October 6, 2017 by William Love
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.
The Importance of Proper MaterialsOn September 6, 2017 by William Love
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,