At that ancient crossroads that is the Mediterranean, a magical watery space on which territories, ethnic groups and indigenous civilizations linked by intense commercial and cultural exchanges have been appearing since time immemorial, there are quite "late" origins - compared to the testimonies of the Middle East - the firing of clay elements for the creation of artifacts for architecture, and in particular for the creation and diffusion of cocciopesto floors known as "battuti": continuous flooring based on lime and stone granules and cooked. These very particular walking surfaces spread and evolve quickly throughout the Mediterranean basin. The Romans called this technique "opus signinum" (from the name of the town of Signiu, today's Segni). "Terrace" floor (or cocciopesto of the West) where a layer of excellent quality mortar is mixed with terracotta dust, baked clay particles and single white stones (usually limestones). The wrought cocciopesto Guglielmino floor, based on natural hydraulic lime and cocciopesto, can be worked and laid using two different techniques, based on the needs of the client and the characteristics of the environment:
• Double-layer cocciopesto flooring.
• Single-layer cocciopesto flooring.