A distinctive, uniform “Florentine red” colour and a rusticated surface achieved before firing are the main features of Cotto Tradizionale Rustico. This constitutes the most classic type of cotto. The characteristic pinhead finish, achieved by dry-brushing the surface of the tiles before firing, enhances the full inner structure, the living material of cotto, and guarantees the evenness of its unmistakable colour. The industrial development of this finish makes for a wide range of dimensions and the production of slim types which, thanks to their precision and sizing, can be installed quickly and easily. The natural plasticity of the material gives rise to additional special items for each of the various types for widely different applications both indoors and out.