Spanish Tile Enters the Modern Age

 
This post originally appeared on Metropolis, written by Dora Vanette.

 

Tile manufacturing, an industry with over 2,000 years of history, has had a remarkably energetic past thirty years. The recent innovation boom began in the 1980s, when the invention of roller kilns sped up the process of firing tile; what once took a full day could now take mere hours. The advent of rectified tile in the 90s—thanks to a new process where tile is cut on all sides—meant produced pieces could be identical and patterns or textures could fill the entire surface of the tile.

 

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Vulcano series floor tile by Ceramica Elias.

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