The Etruscans knew the extraordinary qualities of the handmade terracotta: the art of producing it has defied time, giving us through the centuries unique shapes and colors, such as to mark and profoundly shape the Umbrian and Tuscan landscape. In keeping with this ancient tradition, therefore, the manufacture follows ancient procedures that imprint a sign of simple and natural elegance and give a home a warmth that no other industrial artifact can give.
This product also guarantees great resistance qualities that derive precisely from the stages of processing that the raw material, the clay, undergoes. It is kneaded to make the brick porous. It is then dried at length before and going in an oven at more than 1000 ° C making the cotto tiles impervious to frost and heat. More and more nowadays, the decision to decorate your home with handmade terracotta is a matter of taste and class. To prefer bricks made one by one, means preferring the warmth and uniqueness of tradition.
Cotto floors are primary laid using “pianelle”. A full rectangular brick of 15×30 used in historical contexts for ceilings and floors mainly in Central Italy. In Tuscany they are also called “campigiana” or “mezzana” because their depth is half a brick.
In ceilings the use of pianelle together with wood beams is the traditional look of historical homes which convey not only an extraordinary scenic effect, but also a warm, welcoming room, full of personality.