Handcraft Tile
Milpitas, California

Handcraft Tile Company was founded in 1926 by Florence and Les Austin and Larry Bruns about a year before land was purchased in Milpitas, just north of San Jose, California where a tile factory was established. Florence was the tile designer, while Les and Larry ran the plant. Through a succession of owners, the company has survived and remains active today, offering many of the original designs as well as a more contemporary product line. See www.handcrafttile.com.

Handcraft tiles look handmade; each tile receives individual attention during the production process. Epitomizing the Arts & Crafts tradition, the distinction is in the quality of the craftsmanship, which features a simplicity of design, soft, rounded corners, a warmth of color and an overall informality.

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