PROLAT GOES TO COCOMAT JUMELLE!
Can one find a little corner of tranquillity and ensure a pleasant and quiet stay at the heart of a chaotic and densely populated European metropolis like Athens? Cocomat Jumelle Hotel in Kolonaki proves that yes, it is possible. Thanks to its central location, it combines the advantages of easy access to significant sights, monuments, museums and markets and the ability to discover a city that never sleeps plus all the comforts and luxury of a modern, cosmopolitan hotel. PROLAT, with its rich experience and one of its most widely recognized products, has added its bit here too. PROLAT Lavaplaster, which was used for covering the walls and roof in the garden and the heated pool, and the selection of “concrete board” style have contributed decisively to the creation of an attractive environment where finesse and elegance coexist with the simplicity and clean lines of the industrial style of decoration. The quality materials of PROLAT always set off to advantage any space, guaranteeing not only practical usefulness and durability but also aesthetic perfection.
PROLAT GOES OUT ON THE BALCONY!
In a country with a Mediterranean climate and lots of sunny days like Greece, balconies and terraces are much more important and useful than in the colder and rainier western and northern countries, as they are essentially an extension of the usable space of a residence or shop. PROLAT has coated the floor of a spacious penthouse balcony in Petralona, Athens, with quartz mosaic. PROLAT quartz mosaic, an anti-slip material unaffected by chemical cleaning agents, exhibits outstanding mechanical strength and does not require maintenance, which makes it ideal for such outdoor floors. It is available in a wide variety of colours and the absence of joints makes the space look bigger, which is why the aesthetic dimension of the final result fully meets even the most demanding expectations.
PROLAT GOES TO MIKRA, KALAMARIA!
In Mikra, Kalamaria, one of the less central but easily accessible residential zones of Thessaloniki with modern houses, recreation and sport centers, AP Domiki Construction Company, in cooperation with the municipal authorities, has created a beautiful park that is indeed a little oasis of peace and good taste both for the locals and for visitors. One of the best features of the new park are the wide and smooth paths unfolding in the midst of the green grass. PROLAT has applied ready stabilized ceramic floor to these paths, as it is perfect for all outdoor spaces, such as yards, tracks, pedestrian areas, garden surfaces, etc. It is an absolutely eco-friendly and bioclimatic material characterized by a remarkably natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing appearance. It is an ideal alternative to concrete and at the same time an economical and advantageous solution in comparison with other floor types. It is worth noting that the final surface is ceramic – earthen, “compact”, and also comfortable for walking. As to its particularly attractive colour, it is due to the ground natural tiles and various pebbles contained. Another product of PROLAT that combines high quality, practical value and a low price.
PROLAT GOES TO RETZIKI!
In Retziki, a true little paradise at the northern edge of the Greek co-capital, long famous for its unique natural beauty and favourable climate, thanks to which it gradually developed into a resort area with lots of country houses and villas, PROLAT, with its quality products and in cooperation with ANADOMO Construction Company, had the chance to contribute to the creation of a particularly tasteful and functional private residence. The outdoor floor was coated with quartz mosaic, a material with outstanding mechanical strength that does not even require maintenance. PROLAT chose the same material, which also happens to be anti-slip, for interior and exterior pool surfaces. Natural paint, guaranteeing an attractive appearance that remains unaltered through time, was used on the walls of the house. Finally, for the bathrooms, PROLAT chose one of its best-known products, Lavaplaster, an exceptionally hard-wearing and perfectly waterproof material available in 150 colours. The final result fully satisfies even the most demanding tastes!
PROLAT GOES TO THE BRIDGE OF PLAKA!
Arch stone bridges scattered all over mainland Greece are inseparably interwoven not only with Greek traditional architecture but also with local and national history, as shown by the countless folk songs and legends linked with them. The arch stone bridge of Plaka, about 50 km from the city of Ioannina, was built over Arachthos River, in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape, on the site of an older bridge that was destroyed in 1860. It was the largest single-arch bridge in the Balkans and the third largest one in Europe, as it was 21 meters high and 71 meters long, with an arch span of 40 meters. In 1863 it was built from scratch with a grant of Dimitrios Arvanitoyannis from the nearby village of Pramanta, but it collapsed again shortly after its formal inauguration. It was reconstructed in 1866 and the cost, which amounted to 170,000 piastres, was covered by the banker Ioannis Loulis and donations from the local communities. Unfortunately, in 2007, the bridge collapsed almost entirely due to heavy rains and in February 2015 what remained of the central part collapsed and was washed away by a flash flood. The government responded immediately and the National Metsovian Technical University of Athens undertook to design and plan the restoration of the historical bridge. Nirikos Techniki SA and Iliopoulos Bros General Partnership are cooperating in this awesome construction project, which is already underway, while PROLAT contributes the materials needed. The restoration of this historical monument, which is considered to be one of the greatest challenges in the technical construction sector worldwide, proceeds based on the specifications of the original materials of the old bridge. The materials used for the reconstruction are the certified products of PROLAT used by the archaeological services for plasters and grouting. Several local masons and stone hewers contribute their valuable experience, giving stones the desirable form and shape with their hammers and chisels, to ensure a final result as close as possible to the original structure. PROLAT feels greatly honoured to participate in the reconstruction of this emblematic bridge and is proud to have a hand in the materialization of such a momentous project by contributing its quality materials.
PROLAT GOES TO HAIDARI!
The hectic pace, aesthetic monotony and impossibly tight work or study schedules in an oppressive urban environment call more urgently than ever before for a microcosm of peace where we can wind down, recharge our batteries, remember our life priorities and enjoy moments of calm and relaxation. In a two-storey house in Haidari that could have been a common characterless building like so many others, experience, imagination and the quality materials of PROLAT have created an oasis of beauty and simplicity that pleases the eye and refreshes the mind. PROLAT has coated exterior floors and stairs with its Quartz Mosaic, a very practical anti-slip and wear-resistant material that does not require maintenance. For interior floors, PROLAT has used Lavaplaster, one of its most popular products, that offers a perfect result – an uninterrupted smooth surface with no joints. Finally, both on interior and on exterior walls, the discreet and soft shades of PROLAT Natural Paint ideally show off the comfortable and light space and the functional modern furniture. Our home deserves to be built with enthusiasm, careful designing and the best materials… for it is our precious shelter and our personal everyday paradise.
PROLAT GOES TO ADMIRAL!
A shop that aspires not merely to survive but to really stand out from the plethora of the various shops that you can find in big urban centres should pay special attention not only to the quality of its products but also to its image in order to attract and maintain customers. This is exactly why the new ADMIRAL sports shop in Argyroupoli, Athens, has created an image aesthetically appealing and pleasing to the eye and PROLAT is proud to have helped in it with its natural paint. The natural paint with kourasani used by PROLAT both on interior and on exterior surfaces is a versatile material that can be applied to any smooth surface and is wear-resistant and available in many colours – a particularly practical product made even more attractive by its exceptionally competitive price.
PROLAT GOES TO A FISH RESTAURANT!
In the heart of Athens, at the small but bursting with life and timelessly fascinating Mavili Square, a sea breeze seems to be blowing! FISH MARKET, a combination of a classic fish shop and a modern seafood restaurant, offers its fresh fish and seafood and its excellent and highly original menu in a light, cosy and friendly environment. PROLAT has contributed to the creation of this environment with Lavamosaic. Lavamosaic by PROLAT contains special resins that allow the final thickness of the mosaic to be no more than 6 mm and not 5 cm like that of old type mosaics. It is also worth noting that, thanks to a special varnish protecting against staining by oil and common pollutants, it is easily cleaned with any cleaning products. In addition, Lavamosaic exhibits outstanding mechanical strengths and therefore is an ideal solution both for interior and for exterior floors subject to heavy everyday use. Finally, as evidently shown in the photos, PROLAT guarantees, as always, an aesthetically impeccable result.
VISTRO… AT LAST A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF MOISTURE!
Our houses live and age with us and any problems they exhibit over time either due to normal wear or because of neglect in their planning or maintenance directly influence our quality of life and mood, and quite often our health too. One of the most common problems of this kind is moisture. Very often, especially in winter, we happen to see in our houses negative moisture (moisture originating from behind the construction) that practically destroys both the colour and the plaster on the walls. This is due to the fact that insulation was not properly planned from the beginning and as a result in some cases, such as those shown in the photos, the situation is much worse and leads to high costs every year. Fortunately, PROLAT has the answer: Vistro, the new line of plasters, effectively combats moisture. Because ready-to-use Vistro plasters contain pozzolan and tile powder, thanks to which they possess increased hydraulic properties, do not contain cement, allowing therefore the wall to “breathe”, as they do not trap moisture inside it, are suitable both for exterior and for interior surfaces and are exceptionally easy to use, as any plasterer can easily work with them in the traditional 3-layer plastering: roughcast, dense and thin layer. Finally, it is worth noting that it is possible to colour the last layer of Vistro plaster, directly ensuring the desired colour of the surface. The solution to the problem of moisture now has a name: Vistro by PROLAT.
PROLAT GOES TO NAFPLIO!
Nafplio, a picturesque town with rich history and culture, is one of the most popular destinations for those who seek a quick romantic getaway as it is only two hours away from Athens. This seaport town of Peloponnese, the first capital of the Greek state, is characterized by noble grace and finesse and boasts magnificent neoclassical buildings, an imposing fortress and great natural beauty. The hotel Aethra Boutique Rooms, housed in a fully renovated 19th-century mansion at the heart of Nafplio, offers discreet luxury, peace and comfort, as well as beautiful views of a huge courtyard with lemon and orange trees and the town. PROLAT has contributed to the creation of this particularly attractive and relaxing environment with its famous quality products, such as quartz mosaic for the courtyard and the stairs and Lavaplaster for the elegant bathrooms. As for the façade, PROLAT has chosen natural paint in mild shades matching perfectly the colours of the town. The aesthetic result is impressive and predisposes the visitor for an unforgettable stay.