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.
PROLAT PAINTS WITH LAVAPAINT!
The choice of the right paint is generally the finishing and probably the most important touch to an aesthetically perfect result, as it may ideally bring out all the advantages of a place, creating a warm, welcoming and attractive environment. This functionally designed pharmacy in Nea Makri owes its pleasant and discreetly elegant environment to a large degree to a particularly practical quality product of PROLAT used both on interior and exterior walls: the natural paint with kourasani Lavapaint by PROLAT. The pale grey shade that was chosen makes the shop appear lighter and more spacious and matches perfectly with its refreshingly simple and modern total image. Lavapaint by PROLAT is available in many colors and combines remarkable wear resistance, as it remains unaltered over time, with an exceptionally low price. It is, therefore, the most suitable alternative for those who do not wish to use Lavaplaster but want a low cost and highly wear-resistant product that can guarantee the most natural and tasteful final result.
PROLAT GOES TO ERMOUPOLI!
From the very first moment you see Ermoupoli, the stately capital of Syros, when you arrive at its large cosmopolitan port, you are bound to feel captivated by its architecture, a fascinating mix of Cycladic, medieval and neoclassical elements. Naturally, any restoration work in important buildings, which reflect the rich history of the city, requires the know-how to do them, as well as top quality, wear-resistant and highly specialized materials. PROLAT possesses the necessary experience and know-how, plus the best materials for this sort of works. The certified products of PROLAT are ready-to-use mortars for building and stone grouting, grouts and cement-free plasters that offer the most practical and reliable solution for construction problems requiring special knowledge and experience. In Ermoupoli, PROLAT, cooperating with specialized crews, applied Donakon, a cement-free construction mortar containing Pozzolana, to stonework as a base before spreading the waterproofing material. The same product was used for sealing before grouts, while wetting was used to avoid cracking. Finally, PROLAT used Donakon for deep grouting on the first two stories of a traditional building, while coloured stone mortar was used on the top floor. The aesthetically perfect and provenly wear-resistant result shows that, no matter how sensitive interventions and repairs are needed for special constructions of particular value, all problems can be solved when you have know-how and passion and, of course, the most advanced and suitable for each individual case materials.
PROLAT GOES TO PIZZA DAYS PIZZERIA!
Among the many culinary options that a big city like Athens has to offer, pizza has consistently been a favorite choice popular to all age groups. And it is even harder to resist the delicious temptation of a pizza when it is baked in a traditional wood fired oven like the one in Pizza Days, in Aghios Demitrios, Athens. PROLAT has significantly contributed to the creation of this pizzeria, a spacious and light place with friendly colours and huge window walls, with the mosaic chosen for the floors and the countertop of the shop. PROLAT mosaic, like all the products of PROLAT, is characterized by top quality, aesthetic excellence and extraordinary resistance to daily wear over time – an attractive and, above all, practical and cost-effective solution for every modern domestic or professional environment.
PROLAT GOES TO ATHENS TOWER!
Athens Tower, a skyscraper with a height of 103m and 28 floors and one of the modern landmarks of the Greek capital, is the tallest building in the country – an imposing minimalistic and futuristic architectural construction meant to house mainly shops and offices. PROLAT has proudly added its own touch to the modern, ergonomically designed offices of one of the companies housed in the Tower, with Lavaplaster, one of its most popular products. PROLAT Lavaplaster, suitable not only for floors but for a wide range of uses (including walls, staircases, countertops, etc.), is available in an immense variety of colours. And PROLAT guarantees its cost effectiveness and high quality.
PROLAT GOES TO MYKONOS!
An island residence travels to architecture and decoration overlooking the endless blue. PROLAT combined traditional architecture with minimal aesthetics. The uninterrupted view of the Aegean is revealed through the windows that act as a frame. Common spaces, raw woods, vintage furniture-decorative elements with the predominant feature of PROLAT's unique lavaplaster all over the place with elegance. Rough style was chosen for the floors, while classical was preferred for the built bathroom. Detailed study gives the space the energy necessary to magnetize the looks. Lavaplaster once again unveils the simple elements of Aegean architecture and in every application it proves to fit all styles of decoration.
PROLAT GOES TO “KOULOURADES”!
In the old days street vendors known as koulourades used to sell the famous koulouri of Thessaloniki, a crunchy sesame-seed bread ring, dexterously balancing the trays with their delicious goods on their heads. “Koulourades”, one of the most successful bakery chains that have been recently founded in Greece, has undertaken the task of making this traditional healthy and widely used snack that dates back to the Byzantine Period popular among the young too. PROLAT has done its bit in the new “Koulourades” shop in Ilion, using its antislip and particularly wear-resistant quartz mosaic on the floor. In addition, PROLAT natural paint has been used both on the ceiling and on the interior and exterior walls, creating a really attractive, friendly and welcoming environment that will certainly become the favourite hangout of the neighbourhood, especially for koulouri lovers of all ages.
PROLAT GOES TO PORTO RAFTI!
Porto Rafti, an idyllic resort in East Attica far enough from the capital centre to remind of a holiday destination and close enough to be easily accessible to Athenians, sports a wide variety of quality restaurants. One of the newest ones is Kasap Steakhouse, which, as its name denotes, specializes in meat dishes. Kasap welcomes customers not only with its delectable specialities but also with its pleasant, friendly and hospitable environment. PROLAT has played a decisive role in the creation of this environment, coating all floors with quartz mosaic, a particularly hard-wearing material resistant to wear due to dragging furniture such as chairs and tables, inalterable in time and washable even with a pressure washer hose. Lavaplaster, another popular product of PROLAT has also been chosen both for the bathroom and for interior walls, where a very special style has been used with an evidently tasteful and attractive final result. The photos prove beyond any doubt the significance of selecting the appropriate materials in the creation of any professional or domestic environment according to the highest aesthetic and quality standards.
PROLAT GOES TO HYDRA!
The island of Hydra, the “Noble Lady of the Argosaronic Gulf”, a sun-kissed paradise with rich history, picturesque cobblestone roads, little bays with crystal clear waters and majestic old traditional houses, fascinates visitors offering them, apart from the beauty of the natural landscape and the charms of a cosmopolitan destination, real peace and tranquillity ensured by the prohibition of all motor vehicles. For those who seek this precious tranquillity, Arokaria Boutique Apartments are one of the most ideal choices. In cooperation with the architect Alexandra Chronaki, PROLAT had the best solution for the floors and bathrooms: Lavaplaster in soft shades perfectly matched with the Greek sunlight and the white colour dominating these elegant minimalistically decorated apartments. The natural look and high aesthetic value of PROLAT Lavaplaster have contributed to the creation of a relaxing, pleasant and hospitable environment, while its excellent durability guarantees protection from wear, humidity and staining. The essence often lies in the details and a quality material can be the detail that really makes a difference.