High-performance hydraulic micro mortar made from calcic cement and
impalpable (fine) marble sands, aside from other additives that, mixed with the above,
furnish it with magnificent physical, chemical and aesthetic properties.
It is used to produce highly decorative continuous lining that has a cement
and mineral-like appearance; on floors, walls, bathtubs, sinks, and so on.
It is inspired by Tadelakt, an Arabic word that means tight and burnished
earth or plaster and refers to the use of the technique/material, employed in North
Africa, although its origin and circulation are situated in the Roman Empire.
What we call today "Venetian stucco" has its origin in techniques developed at the dawn of the Venetian
Renaissance (XV), probably as an evolution of previous processes. The technique is called Spatolatto or
Pastellone and the formula were based on fine hemihydrate gypsum alabaster (building plaster) with animal glue
(calfskin) as a binding agent and water. Flaxseed oil and a wax emulsion were added to this mixture on the last
coat, the "Spatolatto".
With this stucco, traditional finishes can be developed, such as smooth washed, pitted, dry fresh, sgrafitted...,
but also other contemporary ones adapted to new ways of conceiving space and decoration like concrete plaque
simulations, two-colour, abstract effects, cortex steel simulators, or metallic finishes.