The Cotto de Il Palagio is completely natural and therefore the product may present variations from piece to piece. The installation must follow specific procedures, which enable the best visual result to be obtained.

We must say that the floor, since the part in sight, reveals all the defects that may also be caused by layers below. It is, therefore that any anomalies submitted by our tiles are discovered and reported before laying it.

For two reasons:
1. The current legislation provides that any disputes on the material take place before laying;
2. The remedial measures providing for the replacement of material are extremely expensive and difficult accepted by the final customer.
For these reasons there will not be taken into account complaints on material already installed.

The Galestro clay of Impruneta area’s that Il Palagio’s uses to produce their tiles is completely natural and so the product may presents color shades, even in the products "Trattato a Majolica" and "Trattato a Galestro".
Therefore we recommend a pose mixed by picking packs of several pallets and tiles from different packs.

It is also a characteristic of this product a possible variation in the sizes for which the installation must be carried out with a joint between the tiles; The joints may have a width varies, depending on the taste of the user.
The tiles must be layed all in the same direction that the grooves run on the underside of the plate into the same direction Special means must be taken to the outdoor floors as the environmental conditions under which they are subjected may be extremely hard and can cause damage to any type of tile.
The main stresses that must be neutralised are due to infiltration of water, and to the expansions and contractions caused by temperature variations.
In order to counteract an icing in the low layers, it will avoid that the moisture, that can seep through the joints and lengthening-joints, can accumulate under the ground.
Therefore, it must be planned an inclination and a waterproofing as well.
As example serves the following drawing:

In order to avoid that expansion and shrinkage of the material caused damages, the material must be layed with< elastic expansion-joints, involving in depth not only the tiles but also the under-concrete-block.
According to expected temperature-fluctuations, the expansion joints boxes can have a side-length of two to three meters. However the joints must interest around the perimeter of the floor. An example for the order of the expansion-joints is given in the following illustration: