PROLAT GOES TO THESSALONIKI!
The famous emblematic waterfront of the Greek co-capital, which fully justifies its title as the “Nymph of Thermaikos Gulf”, is dominated by high stately hotels gazing over the endless sea and the magical colours of the horizon for many decades now. Olympos- Naoussa Hotel stands out among them, its name connected with the homonymous legendary restaurant that is a landmark in the rich history of the city. One crucial factor that had to be taken into account in the renovation of this luxurious hotel was its position by the sea, which called for materials resistant to moisture and all types of weather conditions, as well as to sunlight. Once again, PROLAT had the perfect answer: LavaPaint Silicate, a special potassium silicate paint that ensures excellent transpiration so that moisture is not trapped in the interior of the walls. It is an innovative paint suitable for both interior and exterior surfaces and ideal for application on buildings of historical and architectural importance. PROLAT guarantees that the inorganic mineral composition of LavaPaint Silicate makes it invulnerable to UV radiation, so its colour shades remain unaltered through time, while its high transpiration, in combination with its special composition, lends it antifungal and antibacterial properties, preventing the growth of mould. Lastly, it is noteworthy that LavaPaint Silicate is easily and smoothly applied, offering a beautiful matte finish. Another top quality product of PROLAT, a truly pioneering company: practical, hard-wearing and friendly to users, the environment and… the consumer’s pocket.
PROLAT GOES TO PARIKIA!
PROLAT travelled once again to Paros, the beloved Cycladic island that is famous for its beautiful traditional villages and stunning golden beaches. There, in Parikia, the picturesque capital of the island that captivates the visitor with its paved alleys, whitewashed houses and little yards bursting with flowers, PROLAT had the chance to leave its creative mark on one of the most elegant and tasteful buildings of the area with one of its most popular products: LavaPaint. Because a special building like the old Petros Ragousis edifice, which has been proudly surveying the port since 1887, deserves nothing but the most special materials. And LavaPaint stands out indeed because it doesn’t merely give a monotonously uniform plastic surface, but offers a particularly attractive aesthetic result thanks to its slightly coarse texture that creates a pleasantly rugged sense of naturalness. Moreover, the colour that was chosen perfectly matches the island’s atmosphere and residential environment. PROLAT recommends LavaPaint with Kourasani for interior and exterior walls both in new works and in restorations, for their transformation into monolithic, waterproof, coloured surfaces. The product is also available in a special edition as a finishing render in exterior thermal insulation systems. LavaPaint guarantees all three desirable properties of a top quality paint: practicality, durability and beauty.
PROLAT GOES TO SANTANNA!
When you hear the name “Mykonos”, the first things that come to mind are the Aegean blue, the dazzling summer sunlight, the elegant simplicity of the Cycladic architecture and crazy partying all day and all night long! In SantAnna you can find all these in abundance! The impressive beach resort, which possesses a truly huge seawater swimming pool, multiple excellent bars, top-notch restaurants and all kinds of comfort anyone could wish for, welcomes guests in a dream environment created with a minimalistic approach and traditional Greek materials, such as Cycladic stone, wood and local fabrics, in complete harmony with the island’s nature. For exterior spaces where large crowds of people entail heavy use on a daily basis, the ideal material should be not only aesthetically attractive but also hard wearing. PROLAT had the perfect solution: Quartz Mosaic, a particularly practical material for floor coating that can be applied to smooth concrete, common cement mortar or old tiles. It is also worth noting that Quartz Mosaic is absolutely safe for areas around swimming pools as it is anti-slip and possesses 100% elasticity. In addition, no joints are needed, so it very easy to clean. PROLAT recommends it unconditionally for all types of outdoor areas because it does not fade if exposed to sunlight or harsh weather conditions and, what is more, requires no maintenance. Finally, it is available in a wide variety of beautiful colours thanks to the different colourations of the natural quartz stone that it contains. Quartz Mosaic, another popular PROLAT product, proves that quality is undoubtedly the key to success. Code applied: QM68
PROLAT GOES TO CAVA PRECIOUS!
Mykonos is rightly known as the Queen of the Aegean Sea, for it is difficult, if not impossible, to visit it without falling in love with it – not only for its glamorous, cosmopolitan side that has made it world-famous, but also for its Cycladic beauty, breathtaking landscapes and magical colours: the absolute white of the whitewashed houses, the blue of the sea and the golden of the Greek sun. In the legendary island of the winds, aesthetic standards are exceptionally high and even commercial shops faithfully follow the rules of the traditional architecture characterized by austere, clean lines and surfaces reflecting sunlight. Cava Precious is a typical example of such a shop that reminds of a classical Mykonian house. This type of construction requires materials that combine aesthetic excellence and great durability. PROLAT had the perfect solution for the exterior space around the shop: Quartz Mosaic. It is a particularly practical, top quality material used for floor coating mainly in outdoor areas; for instance, it is suitable for hotels, pedestrian precincts, balconies, terraces and car parks. Quartz Mosaic is very easy to use, as it can be applied to smooth concrete, common cement mortar or old tiles. PROLAT guarantees that it exhibits outstanding mechanical strength, is anti-slip and can be easily cleaned, as it needs no joints. Another significant advantage of Quartz Mosaic is that, thanks to the natural quartz stone contained, it does not fade if exposed to sunlight or any adverse weather conditions and requires no maintenance. Moreover, it is thanks to the different colourations of its quartz stone that it is available in such a wide variety of colours. In this case, PROLAT aptly chose a discreet and relaxing shade of grey that highlights the dazzling white of the entire building and its traditional island architecture, proving once again that simple solutions often are the best.
PROLAT GOES TO ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT!
Summer is here once again, hot and unstoppable, and is making us dream of escapes from everyday life. The luckiest of us have already booked flights to our next destinations. The trip, however, does not begin when the plane takes off but as soon as you set foot in the airport… because the atmosphere around you suddenly changes; you get into holiday mood and everything seems to be preparing you for the invariably exciting experience of air travel: the colorful crowds, the enthusiasm and impatience in passengers’ eyes, the bright shops. One of them is Everest, at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, a snack and coffee shop that welcomes visitors in a friendly, modern and attractive space designed to please the eye and help them relax. PROLAT contributed to this with one of its classical, high quality products, LavaMosaic, which is used for interior floor coating. LavaMosaic is a practical and beautiful anti-slip floor material that exhibits outstanding mechanical strength and therefore is ideal for all sorts of small and big public or private areas. PROLAT recommends it unconditionally not only for shop, eating establishment and hotel floors but for private residence floors as well. Thanks to its natural beauty, LavaMosaic, which is available in various colors, offers a fine aesthetic result and excellent functionality and, since no joints are needed in its application, PROLAT guarantees that it is particularly easy to clean with ordinary cleaning agents, as long as it has been covered with the special varnish that prevents staining by pollutants, oils, etc. Everest, in Athens International Airport, is a warm little welcome and farewell corner and PROLAT is proud of its contribution to its hospitable and tasteful environment. So, have a great summer and wonderful, magical trips!
PROLAT GOES TO PREVEZA!
There is nothing more rejuvenating than a nice stroll in a beautiful, well-tended park, which for city dwellers might be the closest thing to nature they can enjoy. In Preveza, you can find such a tiny oasis in the Park of Democracy, which, after its recent renovation, is not only a small but precious green lung but also an easily accessible place for relaxation and walking. Therefore, besides being aesthetically attractive, the best possible material for the park paths must also be safe and comfortable for pedestrians. And PROLAT, once again, had the perfect solution: Stabilized Ceramic Floor, which is suitable for all sorts of outdoor public or private areas and is an excellent choice for parks, pedestrian precincts, squares, etc. Stabilized Ceramic Floor, one of the best-known quality products of PROLAT, consisting of ground tiles, pebbles and pozzolan-Theran earth, is water permeable and consequently absorbs rain water, so the subsoil does not dry up and its final earthen, “compact” surface is remarkably comfortable for walking. PROLAT recommends unconditionally Stabilized Ceramic Floor as the ideal alternative to concrete, as it is an absolutely eco-friendly and bioclimatic floor characterized by natural beauty, which is, after all not just desirable but totally necessary, especially in modern urban environments. Construction Partner: KARABITIANIS – KYRITSIS – KAG INFRASTRUCTURE Project Owner: Municipality of Preveza
PROLAT GOES TO ILIAS LALAOUNIS JEWELRY MUSEUM!
It is said that all that glitters is not gold… yet sometimes it is! In Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, a truly magical place in the heart of the historical centre of the capital, at the very foot of the Acropolis, that used to house the workshops and family home of the famous goldsmith, artist and academician, it is not only the exquisite exhibits that glitter but also the building itself – both metaphorically and literally! On the Roof Garden, PROLAT was called on to contribute to the creation of an environment worthy of the glamour of the first and only Museum of Jewelry and Decorative Arts in Greece and it did, with an equally unique product: Quartz Mosaic. In this specific case, it was decided to use quartz from the Gold series (the most impressive one of the company thanks to the golden glints in the material), which is perfectly suited both for the building and for the theme of the museum. Quartz Mosaic is a versatile and tasteful anti-slip floor coating with outstanding mechanical strength, recommended by PROLAT mainly for outdoor areas of all types. The polyurethane resin that it contains lends perfect elasticity to the material, while the absence of joints makes it particularly easy to clean. PROLAT guarantees that Quartz Mosaic, which is available in various colours, thanks to the natural quartz stone contained, does not fade if exposed to sunlight, remains unaltered in any weather conditions and requires no maintenance. Quartz Mosaic Gold is indeed a valuable product that justifies both its reputation and its name! Construction Partner: Kappa Advice Colour Code Applied: QM70
PROLAT GOES ONCE AGAIN TO TOLO!
The demands of modern life set the bar really high for the construction materials used today, which have to be not only practical, safe and hard-wearing but also aesthetically attractive. The products of PROLAT meet all these requirements. One of them, Quartz Mosaic, was used on the exterior areas and stairs of the house shown in the photo, a cottage in Tolo, a famous resort spread amphitheatrically on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Argolic Gulf. PROLAT recommends Quartz Mosaic for floor coating mainly in outdoor areas, as it is an anti-slip material exhibiting outstanding mechanical strength, which can be applied to smooth concrete, common cement mortar or even old tiles. The natural quartz stone contained does not fade if exposed to sunlight, that’s why PROLAT guarantees that the material remains unaltered even under adverse weather conditions and requires no maintenance. Quartz Mosaic ranks high from aesthetic aspect too, as clearly shown by the picture. That’s why it is an ideal choice for all sorts of constructions, including commercial and public spaces, as well as private residences. (Applied Colour codes: QM6, QM16)
PROLAT SUPPORTS RENEWABLE ENERGY!
BEAL (ΒΕΑΛ) power plant exploits the biogas produced in sanitary landfills, significantly contributing to the protection of the environment by producing renewable electricity and by reducing the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and the consumption of fossil fuels. A company for which environmental protection is a top priority would naturally use only high-quality and eco-friendly materials in harmony with its targets. The contribution of PROLAT to the premises of BEAL industry was double, with two of its products: LavaPaint and Quartz Mosaic. PROLAT chose LavaPaint and Quartz Mosaic for the built bookcase. These products are popular, ideal not only for walls and floors but also for built structures. PROLAT applied to the walls LavaPaint with Kourasani, a natural paint often chosen for facades and exterior masonry walls, which may renew even existing walls and transform them into monolithic, waterproof surfaces in any colours you prefer. However, what differentiates LavaPaint from ordinary paints is its slightly coarse texture that creates a clearly attractive aesthetic result and a pleasant sense of naturalness. The choice of PROLAT for outdoor areas was Quartz Mosaic, a very practical and durable material that does not fade if exposed to sunlight, remains unaffected by adverse weather conditions and requires no maintenance at all. Work place is as important as our home environment not only because it is where we spend a large amount of our time on a daily basis but also because it affects our mood and by extension our work performance. That’s why it deserves only the best possible materials. And PROLAT can definitely guarantee them!
PROLAT GOES TO EXPERIENCE PARK!
Beside the sea and just a short hop from the busy centre of the Greek capital, an impressive 70,000-square metre park, masterfully designed by Doxiadis+ architecture office, has opened its gates to the public. Experience Park, which is part of the Ellinikon Metropolitan Park, offers a rich variety of activities and experiences for all ages and preferences in a spectacular environment including an amazing fountain with hundreds of water jets, light installations, squares, gardens, an outdoor training space and a forest playground with safe wooden constructions and play equipment. PROLAT played a major role in the creation of this new green oasis meant to serve as a model of sustainable living and recreation, contributing its Stabilized Ceramic Floor, an excellent material suitable for all sorts of outdoor areas that has a great advantage: it is water permeable and can thus absorb rain water, so the subsoil does not dry up. The final ceramic-earthen surface of the Stabilized Ceramic Floor, which consists of ground tiles, pebbles and pozzolan-Theran earth, is “compact” and particularly comfortable for walking or jogging; that’s why PROLAT chose this product for an urban park where visitors wish to have the chance to relax and get away from everyday routine by walking, exercising and playing. Stabilized Ceramic Floor is an ideal alternative to concrete as it is an absolutely eco-friendly, cold and bioclimatic floor characterized by remarkable natural beauty. In all great projects, such as floor and pathway covering in Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, the renovation of Olof Palme Park in Thessaloniki, the restoration of the traditional bridge of Plaka and many more, PROLAT is always there, participating in the works with its innovative ideas and its high-quality and exceptionally hard-wearing products, which consistently prove that amid the grey monotony of big cities beauty is not an unnecessary luxury but a necessity and a source of rejuvenation for the people of today.