Cotto is the ultimate natural and ecological material.
For years now it is produced in the same manner, by using materials that are found in nature. Clay and water are mixed, shaped by hand, placed in wooden moulds, dried and then baked in the oven at a high temperature of over 1000C.
Always up to date and sophisticated, terracotta flooring follows the history of man, giving multiple aesthetic solutions, quality and durability guarantee and ease of maintenance.
Natural cotto, like all natural materials (marble, wood, stone), has a rate of absorption. For this reason we always give along with the proper materials, installation and waterproofing instructions that should certainly be followed closely by the technician for the best possible result. This process is done once before and once during its placement.
A cotto floor stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is frost resistant and is suitable for both outdoor and indoor use.
We can always choose ready-processed cotto to avoid the waterproofing process. This process can be done in the factory, placing on the tile’s surface transparent materials that leave its natural look intact, or by using earthly colored or more intense color enamels. It can be either hand made or manufactured. Its installation is very simple and no special knowledge is required by the technician.
The industrial cotto is also a natural material. It is made of clay and water baked at a high a temperature too and has a uniform surface.
Industrial cotto, like the handmade one, is durable and is suitable for both indoors and outdoors. Waterproofing treatment is needed, performed by the technician, in the phase of its placement, with the materials and the instructions recommend by our store.
Klinker cotto belongs also in this category of industrial cotto.
Clay, water and cement are being mixed, for this type of cotto and make it particularly durable and it may be placed in indoor and outdoor spaces, garages, sidewalks and squares.