PROLAT GOES TO PETROUPOLI!
What can make a difference and turn one of the many identical impersonal buildings of a big city into a really interesting one? PROLAT has the answer: the right materials; not just quality materials but special and unique ones that can give colour, life and character to any residence or workplace, such as Arte de Pelo hairdresser’s in Petroupoli, Athens. LavaPaint, for instance, the finishing render that PROLAT applied to the façade and walls of the two-storey building, is not an ordinary paint that can offer nothing but a merely painted surface; its slightly coarse texture creates a rugged sense of naturalness surprisingly appealing to the eye. As in every shop, the material needed for interior floors should be practical, hard-wearing and easy to clean, but at the same time attractive to clients too. Once again, PROLAT had the solution: LavaMosaic is an anti-slip floor coating with outstanding mechanical strength and no joints and, thanks to a special varnish, it never stains. Furthermore, it is distinguished for its natural beauty. A special touch of freshness and elegance is added to the ergonomically simple and modernly decorated interior with the use of Betocore for mirror stands and partitions. With Betocore, one of the most innovative and versatile products of PROLAT, you can create original and tasteful objects and furniture that stand out thanks to their concrete-like appearance and texture. Finally, the balcony was coated with Quartz Mosaic, another product of PROLAT which combines all the aesthetic advantages of natural quartz stone in addition to the essential qualities that any exterior floor coating material should exhibit (anti-slip properties, ease of cleaning, wear resistance and resistance to sunlight and all weather conditions). Behind every beautiful and functional place, apart from architectural inspiration and passion for decoration, there is usually another open secret: the choice of the appropriate materials that will best serve its purpose and show its image to advantage.
PROLAT GOES TO KAVOURI!
Simple, austere lines, clean shapes, open, light spaces and jointless, uninterrupted surfaces that reflect sunlight and show the calming colours to advantage create a restful, friendly and pleasant environment that allows us to relax and enjoy our personal and family moments after a stressful, tiring day. This is the architectural and decorative style adopted by this private residence in Kavouri, Athens, where modern and classical elements blend harmoniously, offering tranquillity, spaciousness and functionality. The contribution of PROLAT to the remarkably tasteful final result was once again decisive: the material used on stairs and floors was Lavaplaster, a well-known reinforced and perfectly waterproof product distinguished for its natural beauty. For exterior floors and balconies, PROLAT chose Quartz Mosaic, a particularly practical anti-slip material with extraordinary mechanical strength, which, thanks to the natural quartz stone contained, does not fade if exposed to sunlight, remains unaltered in time and unaffected by adverse weather conditions and does not require maintenance. Finally, to all interior walls PROLAT applied LavaPaint, which, in contrast to ordinary paints, guarantees a unique sense of freshness and naturalness thanks to its slightly coarse texture. Conclusion: the choice of suitable quality materials may convert a house into the home of our dreams.
PROLAT GOES TO KAMINIA!
Our home is neither a mere shelter from everyday stress nor just the place where we live, rest and recharge our batteries, but also a broader mirror of ourselves. Naturally, it directly influences our mood and mental health. This is why it is often not just desirable but absolutely necessary to improve, change and renovate our personal environment so as to feel rejuvenated and full of new positive energy and zest for life. In such renovations, colour choices play a vital role. The pictures prove beyond any doubt that any ordinary residence, regardless of size and at a very low cost, may be literally transformed into your dream home in a couple of days and only with minor interventions. PROLAT added its own decisive touches to the renovation of the specific house in Kaminia, Athens, applying LavaPaint to the bedroom and sitting room walls and to the fireplace overmantel. In contrast to usual paints that give a monotonously uniform plastic surface, LavaPaint, one of the most popular products of PROLAT, creates a unique sense of naturalness and freshness thanks to its slightly coarse texture. So, if you wish to transform existing walls into monolithic, waterproof, coloured surfaces and have an aesthetic result that is bound to satisfy even the most demanding tastes, LavaPaint by PROLAT is the ideal solution. Quickly, easily and economically!
PROLAT GOES TO NEOS VOUTZAS!
At the coastal resort of Neos Voutzas, amphitheatrically built on a slope with uninterrupted views over the South Euboean Gulf, this austere yet elegant country house with clean lines and pale, restful colours blends harmoniously with the natural environment and offers a marvellous chance for quality living and relaxation just a stone’s throw from the Greek capital. PROLAT, with its rich experience and excellent products, has contributed decisively to the creation of a tasteful and absolutely functional residence. The product used on exterior stairs and floors and around the swimming pool was Quartz Mosaic, a particularly wear-resistant and anti-slip material made by mixing natural quartz stone and resins that does not require maintenance. To the exterior walls of the house PROLAT has applied its natural paint, which is waterproof and its beautiful appearance remains unaltered over time. Finally, for the interior floors and the bathrooms, PROLAT has chosen Lavaplaster. The overall final result fully covers the whole spectrum of everyday life needs and meets even the most demanding aesthetic expectations.
PROLAT GOES TO OLOF PALME PARK!
In densely populated cities, parks do not only serve as green lungs that replenish oxygen in the atmosphere but are also valuable oases of beauty amid the urban grey and multifunctional recreation centres hosting all sorts of sports and cultural activities. A perfect example is Olof Palme Park in Thessaloniki, a completely renovated historical green area specially configured so as to respond to the inhabitants and visitors’ needs. Apart from various improvements and additions, today the park offers walking, running and biking paths for users of all ages, including people with limited mobility. The ceramic floor of PROLAT is a natural, bioclimatic material ideal for use by pedestrians, athletes, toddlers, people in wheelchairs, etc. PROLAT floor, as Renzo Piano’s team named it after our cooperation at the park of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, is characterized by remarkable natural beauty. Furthermore, it absorbs rain waters, thus preventing the underground from drying up.
PROLAT GOES TO MESSOLONGHI!
In a dream landscape where two large rivers, Achelous and Evinos, meet the sea, creating the biggest lagoon in Greece and a valuable ecosystem with rare bird species and lush vegetation, you literally lose the sense of time, basking in the serenity that you can find only in nature. In this magical place, and with absolute respect for its unique natural beauty, Plaza Messolonghi, an all day café, bar and restaurant, was recently renovated and is already welcoming customers at the edge of Messolonghi harbor. To this friendly food, beverage and leisure outlet that combines elegance, discreet luxury and enchanting views, PROLAT has added its own special touches. Exterior and interior floors have been coated with PROLAT quartz mosaic, a particularly practical anti-slip material that exhibits remarkable mechanical strength, is not affected by cleaning chemicals, and does not require maintenance. For the walls, both indoors and outdoors, PROLAT chose the natural paint Lavapaint, which, in addition to its aesthetic excellence, remains unaltered over time and is available at a very attractive price. On bathroom floors, PROLAT has used Lavamosaic, a product well-known for its high quality and excellent wear-resistance, which makes it ideal for surfaces subject to hard use. The overall final result, as evidently shown in the photos, is pleasing to the eye, functional and in perfect harmony with the beautiful natural environment.
PROLAT GOES TO MATI!
It is common knowledge that the first visual impressions of any place, let alone those of a shop, are absolutely vital, as they determine the guests’ desire to visit it again in the future. The secret is to make the right choices –of materials, colours, combinations. That was the recipe for success followed by this hair salon in Mati, Attica, where PROLAT applied LavaMosaic to all floors. It was the perfect choice, as LavaMosaic evidently makes the place feel pleasantly comfortable and spacious, while its pale and tastefully discreet colour really shows to advantage the modern minimalist decoration and the natural light. LavaMosaic, one of the most popular quality products of PROLAT, is remarkably thinner than old type mosaics thanks to the special resins it contains. In addition, it exhibits outstanding mechanical strength and excellent resistance to all sorts of wear and damage caused by intense usage and time.
PROLAT GOES TO ANTIPAROS!
Antiparos, a rocky island of rare natural beauty at the heart of the Cyclades, is rightly considered to be a secret paradise thanks to its quiet beaches, picturesque little bays, fairytale caves and crystal clear emerald waters. Visitors are also fascinated by its colours: the whitewashed houses, the grey cobbled alleys and the charming yards overflowing with pink bougainvilleas. Clean lines and colours reflecting the dazzling Greek sunlight, which are the dominant elements of Cycladic architectural tradition, characterize the elegantly simple house whose spacious, light and ergonomically designed interior PROLAT has successfully shown to advantage. Lavaplaster, the material chosen for all interior surfaces –floors, walls, bathrooms, staircases– is 100% Greek and bioclimatic, exhibits remarkable durability and is available in more than 150 colours. It is also worth noting that PROLAT Lavaplaster is completely waterproof and, with the use of a special varnish, ensures full protection against all kinds of staining. The choice of pale, discreet colours, such as white, whitish and grey, and the smooth, uninterrupted surfaces create an excellent final result that is aesthetically impeccable and relaxing to the eye.
PROLAT GOES TO KATAKOLO!
In Katakolo, Ileia, an idyllic area that combines mountain serenity and sea freshness, the scenic bay of Saint Andrew attracts crowds of visitors with its crystal clear waters and breathtaking sunsets. Beauvoir, the all-day beach bar of Vriniotis family named after the local Frankish castle, lies on the beautiful homonymous beach, literally by the sea, with unobstructed views of the endless blue of the Ionian Sea. The credit for its construction goes to Yiotis Karabatakis of k-studio, an internationally renowned architecture firm. PROLAT, in turn, has contributed to the creation of a particularly attractive environment exuding discreet luxury and comfort, with one of its popular quality products, LavaMosaic, which was used on the floor and the built-in couches. PROLAT LavaMosaic, a material exhibiting outstanding mechanical strength suitable for all kinds of interior and exterior floors meant for hard use, matches perfectly with wood and stone, the two dominant elements of the structure, lending it an aura of simplicity and the minimalist style that are in perfect harmony with the natural landscape.
PROLAT GOES TO OIA, SANTORINI!
Santorini, the superstar of the Cyclades, famous for its magical sunsets and rich history that connects it with fascinating ancient myths, among which the legend of lost Atlantis, boasts a plethora of luxury hotels perfectly harmonized with the unique volcanic landscape. One of the newest additions is Saint Hotel, a complex of 16 suites with private swimming pools and terraces and breathtaking views, at the edge of the picturesque village of Oia. The architectural inspiration for this impressive hotel, built in six successive tiers on the rocky slope of the caldera, is credited to Kapsimalis Architects. PROLAT undertook to cover all the exterior floors and stairs of this luxury hotel with quartz mosaic, one of its products that are widely known for their top quality and durability. Thanks to its outstanding mechanical strength and anti-slip texture, PROLAT quartz mosaic is ideal for coating all types of joint-free outdoor floors, and especially swimming pool decks. In addition, it is not affected by ordinary chemical cleaning agents and does not require maintenance. Lastly, it is available in a wide variety of colours thanks to the different colorations of the natural quartz stone and can therefore match any architectural concept and cover all exterior space requirements, guaranteeing an excellent aesthetic result.