Home and family symbol
Terracotta was the first material used for flooring in human history. 4000 years before Christ, in Mesopotamia, terracotta floors were made by mixing sand, clay, and water and were dried by the sun due to the lack of ovens.
The home is a symbol of family, tradition, warmth, and togetherness. Sometimes just a simple object, an aroma, a color or a material are enough to bring us back to the ethereal dimension, beyond space and time, which we call home. This is the magical power of terracotta.
In Italy, where the Etruscans exalted the characteristics of this material thanks to the peculiarities of the territory, terracotta found its ultimate expression in Umbria. Umbrian terracotta floors are still esteemed to recreate the intimate and welcoming atmosphere of the past.
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