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Treatment of a rustic handmade cotto

14 September 2023

The rustic handmade floor is a real work of art that gives warmth and character to any environment. Today we will talk about a treatment of a rustic cotto floor, located in an old restored farmhouse in the enchanting region of Umbria, carried out by the artisan company Punto Service. This intervention was aimed at giving the surface of the cotto a personalized and unique appearance, while ensuring its durability and protection against wear and stains.


the beauty of Umbria

Umbria, located in the heart of Italy, is a region renowned for its natural beauty, rich history and an extraordinary cultural heritage. Bordering the regions of Tuscany, Marche and Lazio, Umbria is famous for its rolling hills, charming medieval towns and picturesque villages.

Often referred to as “the green heart of Italy,” Umbria boasts unspoilt nature and vast forests. Here, numerous national parks and nature reserves offer wonderful opportunities for hiking, walking and outdoor activities, making the region a paradise for nature lovers.

The history of Umbria has its roots in Etruscan and Roman times, and cities such as Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto and Spoleto are witnesses of this rich past. These cities are famous for their historical monuments, ancient churches and charming historic centers. In particular, Assisi is renowned as the birthplace of Saint Francis of Assisi and is an important pilgrimage center, where spirituality blends with art and history.

But Umbria is not only history and nature; it is also a place of culinary excellence. The traditional Umbrian cuisine offers unique gastronomic pleasures, with dishes such as strangozzi or umbricelli, homemade pasta, served with delicious sauces made with truffles or porcini mushrooms. Not to mention the local cold cuts, including the famous ham of Norcia.


Whiten the cotto

Now let’s get into the specifics and let’s see the various steps that the artisans of Punto Service have followed to whiten the rustic handmade white cotto floor.

Step 1: The Preparation

Before starting treatment, the rustic cotto floor was carefully sanded wet. This step is crucial to reduce surface roughness and smooth corners, ensuring a uniform base for subsequent treatment.

Step 2: Descaling Cleaning

Deep cleansing is a crucial step in the treatment process. The Punto Service team used a diluted acid solution of VIACEM to remove any traces of dirt, stains and residues present on the surface of the cotto. This step ensures that the treatment is applied on a clean, impurity-free surface.

Step 3: Applying the Oleo-Waxy Protective

After drying the treatment then saw the application of the protective oil-waxy PALLADIUM. This product has been customized with the addition of the white oil-dispersible concentrated pigment OILTONER BIANCO. This step was carried out with extreme precision, ensuring a uniform distribution of the pigment on the surface of the white cotto floor.

Step 4: The Concentrated Waxy Cream Finish

To give the rustic cotto floor a flawless appearance and extra protection, the ONIX concentrated cream finish was applied. Also in this case, the craftsman added OILTONER BIANCO to obtain the desired shade of white. The choice of ONIX guarantees a durable and durable finish, as well as an aesthetic appearance without equal.

Step 5: The resin-waxy Anti-dirt and Anti-wear Emulsion

To complete the treatment and ensure long-term protection, an additional coat of POLIFIN anti-wear and anti-slip waxy resin emulsion was applied. This product creates a protective barrier that prevents the accumulation of dirt and wear of the treated surface.


The Final Result: A Masterpiece of Beauty and Durability

The white pigmented treatment on rustic cotto floors by Punto Service with Marbec products is an extraordinary example of craftsmanship. The craftsman has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to work on such a delicate surface and has obtained a final result that is a true work of art. The rustic cotto floor now shines in a bright white while retaining its authenticity and rustic character.

This company has once again proved to be at the forefront of the field of treatment of cotto floors, creating a work of art that will last over time. If you are looking for a quality treatment for your rustic cotto floor, Punto Service is the right choice.

The rustic handmade floor is a real work of art that gives warmth and character to any environment. Today we will talk about a treatment of a rustic cotto floor, located in an old restored farmhouse in the enchanting region of Umbria, carried out by the artisan company Punto Service. This intervention was aimed at giving the surface of the cotto a personalized and unique appearance, while ensuring its durability and protection against wear and stains.

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