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Cotto flooring made by hand in a process where the making is just as important as the final product

In this fast-paced world where mass-production reigns supreme, how nice it is to find a product made by hand. Where the process is just as important as the final product.

Slow Flooring: A product made by hand

Our Cotto flooring range represents a return to simplicity of using clay. Raw, natural elements combine to form a genuine craft product.

The artisan approach encompasses a process where the clay (along with natural minerals) has simply been mixed with water and then worked into a mold by hand. Each season the kiln is blessed by a priest before work begins. This style of flooring follows a rich heritage and authenticity that has been used in architecture for centuries.

See the full Cotto flooring range here.

The making of Cotto flooring
The making of Cotto flooring

Projects that highlight Cotto flooring

1. Polperro Vineyard

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Using the Antico Luce Cotto tiles as one of the main finishes in Polperro Winery provided a connection with natural, earthy materials that reflect the rural setting while relishing in the imperfections. Laying the Cotto tiles on the surface of the wall and bar offered a modern approach to a classic material.

Designed by Hecker Guthrie.

Read more about this project here.

2. Californian garden

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Designer Scott Shrader has created visual impact by laying Antico Nero Cotto flooring in a unique pattern. The Isotoma groundcover enhances the tactile nature of this garden and adds another dimension.

Designed by Scott Shrader.

3. Inner-city garden

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Antico Luce Cotto tiles bring warmth to this inner-city garden and interior by Eckersley Garden Architecture. The small outdoor area needed to function as both a garden and car space. The Cotto tiles offered the durability required for heavy traffic whilst adding a timeless appeal. Running the same flooring material through the interior of the home also provided a sense of continuity.

Designed by Eckersley Garden Architecture.

See the full Cotto flooring range here.