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  • fornace brioni cotto variegato 05 8"x16"
  • fornace brioni cotto variegato 05 8"x16"

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* this product comes in 6 pieces per box and makes up 1.17 pieces per square foot

 

variegated cotto was one of the most popular materials in italy during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and was used for flooring in many churches and historic mansions. this unusual marbled surface is obtained by expert hand-crafting techniques where clays with different compositions are mixed to create a pattern of layers that are unique to each mix. once fired, the marbling of clays intensifies revealing their chromatic diversity.

available in four colorways, each with their own charm.

about this collection

what is fornace brioni?

Non-vitreous terracotta tiles, which are hand formed, and fired. These are primarily unglazed tiles, we offer one glazed option (Cotto tivoli bundle -glossy green, matte rose, matte crema-4.5” X 15.5”).

faq

Color and Texture Variation

  • Fornace Brioni tiles are rated V2 - V4 / T1 - T3

Due to the handmade craftsmanship of many of our tiles and the variety of materials used, there are degrees of variation in our tiles color, shade and texture. These differences are more pronounced in certain types of tiles than others, especially in tiles from separate production lots, or “batches”.  

The following is a guide for the different degrees of variation that we have assigned our tiles:

Product Components

Clay

Dimensions

Fornace Brioni:

  • Trama mosaic - 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm per tile (1” X 1” per tile) / .01 kg per tile (.03 lb)
  • Mantegna triangle -15.2 cm x 17.8 cm (6” X 7”) / .45 kg per tile (1 lb)
  • Acanti - 20 cm x 20 cm (8” X 8”) / 1.18 kg per tile (2.6 lbs)
  • Cotto variegato - 20 cm x 40.6 cm (8” X 16”) / 2.45 kg per tile (5.4 lbs)
  • Cotto tivoli glazed (bundle) - 11.43 cm x 39.4 cm (4.5” X 15.5”) / .61 kg per tile (1.3 lbs)
  • Cotto tivoli (bundle) - 20 cm x 72.4 cm (8” X 28.5”) / 3.56 kg per tile (7.85 lbs)

Dynamic Coefficient of Friction

“Wet Dynamic Coefficient of Friction” (DCOF) / Average 0.81

Abrasiveness (scratch resistance)

N/A

Freeze/Thaw Resistance
Terracotta tiles are not freeze/thaw resistant.

Water Absorption Test

N/A

Usage

Interior and exterior (in areas not subject to freeze/thaw) walls, floors, and wet areas (backsplashes, shower walls).

Decorative wall application:

  • Trama mosaic
  • Mantegna triangle
  • Acanti
  • Cotto tivoli glazed (bundle)

Wall and floor application:

  • Cotto variegato
  • Cotto tivoli (bundle)

Wet Area Application

The Fornace Brioni collection can only be installed as backsplashes or in showers with application of a waterproofing, penetrating sealer like Miracle Sealants 511 Porous Plus.

  • Single coat re-application of the penetrating sealant is required once a year in shower applications due to the continuous exposure to water.

usage

Interior and exterior (in areas not subject to freeze/thaw) walls, fireplace surround, and wet areas (backsplashes, shower walls).