Tile or Textile?

Appears in the January 2022 issue.

Interior of modern luxury minimalistic bathroom with window.

Like the look of rugs but wish they were easier to clean and maintain? Boston-based Artaic has designed a product for this situation. The company uses robotic technology to create mosaic tile installations that have the look of textiles. 

Its products are crafted from a variety of materials, including glass, natural stone, and porcelain, making it a fit for environments where rugs won’t do. Think kitchen walls, the great outdoors, or even the bottom of the swimming pool.

Buyers can select a ready-made design from Artaic’s collection (shown above, Manor in Pigment, $98/12×12 sheet; order localy from anusource.com) or create a custom pattern from an image they provide. Mosaics are manufactured at the company’s Massachusetts headquarters and can be shipped anywhere. Details: artaic.com.

Photo courtesy Artaic