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.

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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.