Welcome to Italcotto


Italcotto is a stunning retail store synonymous for being at the forefront of  the international tile industry in Cape Town .We are continually sourcing and making available  to the market the  latest tile ranges and trends  from around the world.  Our range of products include imported Italian porcelain tiles, mosaics, wall cladding, sandstone products, clay roof tiles and even clay wine bottle holders.

We have also  been appointed as an exclusive suppliers of Calore Fireplaces’  Piazzetta wood burning and pellet fireplaces in the Cape area.  We have recently added a stunning range of both contemporary and traditional wood burning fireplaces from Bronpi of Spain and ADF of Portugal. So if you are looking for an eco-friendly heating solution you need to visit the Calore fireplace showroom.


Economy Fireplaces

Get fired up with our new Economy Range of Fireplaces

We are excited to announce the launch of our economy range of wood burning fireplaces

The ECONOMY RANGE is an addition to our well established premium range of wood and pellet burning fireplaces from Piazzetta of Italy.

The units are imported from top factories in Spain- Bronpi  and Portugal –ADF  conform to European standards and are supplied with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty.

A few of the new models  will accommodate the requirements for smaller spaces to be heated efficiently yet economically and because the units have been priced so aggressively it will also encourage developers to include these economical fireplaces in many of their residential developments where very often heating is overlooked due to costs. We encourage developers to contact us to discuss their heating requirements s for their current and upcoming residential developments

These models include the traditional English free-standing fireplace represented by the Oxford – rated at 6kw -  retailing at R11 950.00 incl vat , the Sena  rated at 9kw – retailing at R14 950 and the more contemporary design of the Millenium R– rated at 6.5kw retailing at R13500 incl vat. The units are compact, have an efficiency rating of 75% and are suitable for rooms up to 80 sqm .(calculated ceiling height of 2.7m).

For those of you who have an existing open fireplace or hearth or are building and prefer a built in fireplace for your home,   then our range of economically priced inserts will be absolutely perfect.

Our inserts rated at 14kw with an efficiency rating of 77% are beautifully finished in top quality steel complete with frames and ventilation motors (model specific). Our inserts are available in three sizes across two different models priced from R13 950 incl vat ( models include Loire P , Florida and Florida P )

We have also added a unique and stunning 3 and 4 sided wood burning fireplace to our range.

The four sided unit ( Huelva) is perfectly suited to be positioned in the centre of a room with view of the fire from all sides.  It has a 16 kW heat output and is sure to be the talking point of your home.

Please click here to view these fantastic fireplaces

News, Tips & Trends


General tips for choosing tiles for your home

Light colours - Choose light colours to make a small/dark room feel bigger and brighter.

Be adventurous - However, don’t be afraid of colour, which can also create some unique effects and environments in your home. Personal preference is the key.

Don't compromise -See tiles as an investment, not a cost; never compromise on quality, which can still be picked up at great prices.

Plan ahead- Always purchase an additional 5-10% more tiles than you actually need. This allows you (or the tiler) to compensate for cuts and breakages and ensures you have the same batch/shade should you have needed additional tiles. Most companies will offer a refund on unused boxes of tiles.


News Archive

A Guide to Italian Tiles

A Guide to Italian Ceramic Tiles

Used on floors of our homes, in our kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms or around swimming pools, Italian tiles are a familiar presence in our day-to-day lives. But how much do we know about them.

This handbook aims to provide you with all the relevant information to ensure you make an informed decision and purchase of Italian tiles. It will also give you helpful tips on installation, cleaning and maintenance as well as ideas that combine versatility and safety.

Click on the link provided to learn more


Just Arrived



Here are a few of the new and exciting collections we have just unpacked. Many more in-store!!

Fantastic value on quality tiles


Advance Grey is a stunning 800x800mm tile simulating stone and concrete inspired by nature and perfected by technology in a contemporary and sophisticated design.

800x800mm – R340/sqm include vat



Maryland is a wonderful addition to our range of wood porcelain tiles. Available in 3 natural colors, Haya, Natural and Grey. The tiles are available in the 200x1140mm format and can be laid with a narrow joint as they are perfectly rectified. The surface is smooth yet natural and soft on the eye.

200x1140mm – R475.00/sqm include vat



Oyster is a new outdoor tile range with a fantastic natural quartzite look and feel without having the maintenance of a real stone.   The surface is textured with a non-slip characteristic.  Available in 3 colours in the 400x600mm format which even looks fantastic when laid in a flagstone pattern. 

400x600mm – R295.00/sqm include vat



Our Team

With over 100 years of combined experience,

our staff are knowledgeable and eager to assist you with any product enquiry you may have in the tiling, sanitary ware and fireplace field; from sourcing an old tile to assisting you in coordinating tile layouts for your new home, our experienced interior designers are ready to help.

If it’s a new fireplace you are interested to install, our trained sales and technical specialists are ready and prepared to make site visits to make your choice a simple and painless experience. Our warehouse team will arrange to deliver your purchase to your home with care and a smile. Experience true personal service from a team of passionate individuals who really care and are proud to be part of your building project, big or small.

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