Monocottura & Monoporosa
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In the mid to late 1970s Italian manufacturers like Floor Gres revolutionised the world of tile by producing Monocottura tile. This innovative product was the first ceramic tile produced by a single firing operation. At the time, decorative finish options were strictly limited. The Italian producers had hit upon a process that would forever change ceramic tile production processes.

The refinements to that process have been long and evolutionary. Nowadays there are single fired red body and white body tiles available in a plethora of eye catching designs and finishes. Rustic exhibits the same toughness and durability but advances in glaze technology and application, have produced a glazed tile which may be used extensively in a wide variety of domestic and commercial situations.

Water absorption values may vary from 0-20%, but are normally between 3-6%. The common feature of all Monocottura tile is the use of clays containing iron oxides in the preparation of the body.

Available in a wide variety of sizes from 10x10cms to 40x40cms, Monocottura is perfect for interior or exterior wall or floor application.

Tiling Example
Monoporosa Tile - Large body format that may look like marble, granite or other natural stones. Perfect for wall and floor tile combinations where it is desirable to achieve symmetrical co-ordination of wall and floor grout joints.
Technical Characteristics

High tech material that has good mechanical, physical and chemical properties.

Monoporosa a product developed in Spain, exhibits high fluxural strength, permitting the production of tiles that are very large, yet may be decorated with a wealth of delicate patterns and reliefs, creating a tile format (40x25cms, 30x30cms).