Kourasani Coloured Plaster
PROLAT kourasani – coloured plaster is a ready bioclimatic marble plaster. It is available in many colour shades and its high aesthetic quality is not affected by time. It displays excellent resistance and reduces building costs, as there is no need for painting. It is added to conventional plaster instead of marble plaster and is applied after the roughcast plastering and the dense layer, practically replacing the last layer of plaster.
The product is created by mixing marble sand, tile powder, hydrated lime, Theran earth-pozzolan, and silica sand. This mixing is done in the factory, in an industrial production unit and not by the plasterer’s assistant at the building site; this ensures stability and repeatability as regards both the quality and the colour shade of the plaster. It is therefore easy to use for any plasterer and the only ingredient that needs to be added is water.
However, what differentiates the specific coloured plaster from all other similar products is the use of materials with pozzolanic properties namely tile powder and Theran earth-pozzolan. As shown by laboratory measurements, the hydraulic properties developed in the plaster increase compressive and flexural strength and the plaster behaves better under harsh weather conditions and in difficult environments (cold, proximity to the sea).
The traction of the plaster is excellent and it exhibits great strength and resistance even in case of frost. Coloured plaster with tile powder, although waterproof, allows the house to breathe, as it does not block the pores. Moreover, the use of coloured plaster helps you reduce building costs, as you can avoid altogether the painting cost, as well as the costs of the materials needed for the last coating of the plaster, which is replaced, and the scaffold needn’t remain in place any longer.
PROLAT’s long experience in manufacturing coloured plaster with the use of tile powder has resulted in a top quality product that meets the plasterer’s expectations from the moment of trial and guarantees an impressive and very attractive final result. As regards resistance and water tightness, they are immediately evident (even in the initial sample, which is firm and not crumbling) and can also be proved through laboratory measurements.
PROLAT GOES TO LEFKADA!
At the heart of the Ionian Sea, the beautiful island of Lefkada captivates all visitors with its emerald waters, its endless golden beaches, its luscious green landscapes and its fascinating traditions. In a picturesque seaside area near the village Tsoukalades, Ionian Horizon Villas, a brand-new complex of three luxurious villas combining all modern comforts with a design that blends beautifully into the surrounding natural environment and respects the Eptanesian architecture, is expecting its first guests. PROLAT has used coloured plaster both on interior and on exterior surfaces of the hotel, as well as stone mortar of the same colour, creating an impressive result of absolute harmony, while the natural earth tone colours relax you and please the eye. An ideal choice for those who seek peace, class, elegance and special quality in their holidays. Because beauty calms the soul.
PROLAT GOES TO FOLEGANDROS!
Summer is almost here and we are already making holiday plans and dreaming of escaping to some magical Aegean island… We close our eyes and our senses are flooded with dazzling colours and sunlight, the taste of the sea and the murmur of the waves. This year let’s let the fresh meltemi wind take us to a very special Cycladic island, Folegandros. On the southernmost island of the west Cyclades, built on an amphitheatrical slope facing the Aegean Sea, the Chora with its picturesque narrow cobblestone streets and the Church of the Virgin Mary perched on a rock, lies the complex ‘Alkyon Villas’. It consists of five villas constructed with traditional methods and based on the principles of bioclimatic design that combine harmoniously local raw materials with the most modern and resistant construction materials. The latter were provided by PROLAT: coloured stone mortar, plaster with kourasani, and of course Lavaplaster for floors, walls, stone-built sofas and beds. The aesthetically pleasant and highly resistant materials of PROLAT blend perfectly with the wild beauty of the Cycladic natural environment and contribute to the creation of a serene and relaxed atmosphere that we all need for our holidays!
PROLAT GOES TO DION!
With the financial crisis still in full swing, summer holidays are becoming less and less affordable, but the truth is that we desperately need them! Most of us will choose some seaside place. Dion Palace, in Litochoro, looks like an excellent choice. Recently renewed and renovated by Antonis Kalogridis, with island type Lavaplaster inside the rooms and anti-slip quartz mosaic on exterior surfaces, it is ready to welcome us and give us the chance to enjoy the beautiful environment and the crystal clear blue sea of Pieria, the land of gods.
PROLAT GOES TO TOLO!
In the picturesque seaside resort of Tolo, on one of the best sandy beaches of the Argolic Gulf, the recently renovated Nelly’s Hotel is ready to welcome guests of all ages who wish to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city for a perfect Easter or summer getaway. The challenge for PROLAT this time was to use a material suitable for the floor and the walls of the hotel’s café; it had to be not only aesthetically attractive but also particularly resistant, as the hotel is only 3 metres from the sea. PROLAT Lavaplaster covered these needs ideally, ensuring a final result that combines natural appearance, beauty and strength. The demands for the external wall, which is almost in direct contact with the sea, were even higher. The material chosen for application to that surface was PROLAT VISTRO, a special plaster with hydraulic lime. This type of plaster does not contain any cement at all, so it literally “breathes” and is not affected by humidity and the salt in seawater. It is worth noting that the wall needs no maintenance, which is an additional practical advantage that makes this product ideal for use in difficult settings, such as surfaces exposed to the elements, e.g. lighthouses. Of course you needn’t possess a lighthouse to try it and discover its merits!