Italcotto is a stunning retail store synonymous for being at the forefront of the international tile and fireplace industry in Cape Town. We are continually sourcing and making available to the market the latest tile ranges and trends from around the world. We have also been appointed as an exclusive suppliers of Calore Fireplaces in Cape Town who proudly represent top international brands such as Piazzetta of Italy. Piazzetta specialise in efficient pellet and wood burning fireplaces which are already successfully heating many homes during the Cape Town winter. We have recently added a stunning range of both contemporary and traditional wood burning fireplaces from Bronpi of Spain and ADF of Portugal. When looking for an eco-friendly heating solution for your home you need to visit the Calore fireplace showroom at the Italcotto Centre.
Other products include traditional wood burning pizza ovens , Italian clay roof tiles and even clay wine bottle holders.
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.
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.
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