A terracotta floor recalls the heat and scents of Mediterranean countries, transporting you on the wings of distant and forgotten sensations. The Novoceram range of terracotta-effect floors combines naturalness and the evocative power of the natural material with the resistance and practicality of new-generation ceramics.
Porcelain stoneware does not absorb water. Cotto-effect ceramic can therefore be installed without fear of problems in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in a spa or even in a swimming-pool!
In contrast to cotto, which is relatively wear and scratch-resistant, porcelain stoneware is one of the materials that offers the best performance in terms of scratch resistance.
Porcelain stoneware is a vitrified material with practically no porosity, which is resistant to virtually all attacks from chemicals: the stains do not penetrate, they remain on the surface and, even if they dry, they are easy to clean.
Cotto-effect ceramic is completely resistant to frost and to adverse weather conditions and can be easily installed outdoors. However, it would be wise to select the most suitable product for the destination use on the basis of the anti-slip features, thickness and installation technique.
Resistant over time
Ceramic is an extremely resistant inert material that does not undergo changes or deterioration over time.
Does not crack
Traditional cotto can be subject to cracks and slitting: if installed expertly and in the proper fashion, cotto-effect ceramic does not present problems of the kind.
Does not require treatment
Contrary to traditional cotto, the cotto-effect porcelain stoneware does not require any surface treatment.
It’s environmentally friendly
The items are produced in accordance with an environmentally friendly production procedure and in complete compliance with a certified environmental management system. Novoceram endeavors to constantly better its system in order to reduce, day by day, the impact on the environment.
Ideal with sub-floor heating
The Porcelain stoneware is perfectly compatible with the sub-floor heating. Its great thermal conductibility in fact allows for a high performance of the service, definitely superior to the majority of all other insulating materials, that create instead a sort of barrier to the passage of heat.
Can be cleaned with aggressive products
f, when carrying out daily maintenance of the porcelain stoneware, the use of some warm water is sufficient, when it becomes necessary to perform a deeper more thorough cleaning, this can be carried out with complete peace of mind using more aggressive cleaning agents.
Cotto-effect ceramic is a hygienic material that does not encourage the development of bacteria. It is non-perishable and non-absorbent, insulating and easy to clean and disinfect, it can therefore be installed in ambiances where hygiene is of fundamental importance such as schools, hospitals, public kitchens, and so on….