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.



Vulcano series floor tile by Ceramica Elias.

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