The best work of the month
10 November 2020
The best job of the month: how to recover a Venetian terrazzo floor?
The best work of the month takes us to ancient Rome and illustrates us a magnificent recovery action of a Venetian terrazzo floor.
The best job of the month takes us on a timeless journey, for a walk in ancient Rome.
By observing this wonderful Venetian terrazzo floor, the mind can do nothing but jump back in time and
imagine the majestic floors of the time.
This floor brings with it a charm and an incredible portion of history.
The Venetian terrazzo floor, in fact, comes from the homonymous technique, that is the creation of surfaces with stones of different, irregular cuts, which are juxtaposed without geometric rigor.
The stones used are usually in marble: hence the aesthetic value and the value of the floor.
The stones used are large and of different colors: it is therefore possible to create a Venetian terrazzo floor
characterized by different shades and perspective games.
Furthermore, the shape of the stones, more rounded or squared, gives the surface different aesthetic results.
Even if the Venetian terrazzo floor is born and adapts particularly well to external constructions,
such as sidewalks and driveways, after the 1960s it has been highly appreciated and also used for interiors thanks to polishing, which made it possible to obtain original and uniform floors.
Just as it can happen for cement tile floors,
sometimes it is possible to come across the purchase of a property with these floors.
Before eliminating them, we recommend you to think carefully and evaluate whether to restore these ancient and precious surfaces.
By following the intervention carried out by the talented artisans of the Pippolo di Timpano company, you will be able to better understand why.
Venetian terrazzo floor: phases
Before the intervention, the Venetian terrazzo floor was very damaged and dirty.
The entire surface was covered with residues of blackened, deteriorating and metallized waxes deposited over the years.
In order to eliminate these residues, the excellent artisans of the Pippolo di Timpano company performed a dewaxing treatment with METAL STRIP and SINGLE BRUSH equipped with a RED DISC.
METAL STRIP: a detergent for the dewaxing washing of all
stone materials, which has an effective anti-filming action even at low concentrations.
Once the dewaxing was finished, the surface appeared “faded and devoid of light”; so, to give it back its natural color,
a highly professional treatment was carried out, which only skilled craftsmen are able to achieve perfectly.
The surface was treated with OIL WET, a water-oil repellent impregnating agent with a wet effect for stone materials,
combined with DILUOIL, a solvent for diluting oily-waxy impregnating products and facilitating their absorption in low-porous materials.
The mixture was spread with a single brush equipped with a WHITE DISC
on the surface until the material is saturated; this brought to light and enhanced the natural colors of the surface.
The use of heavy, invasive machinery and the use of lots of water was deliberately avoided.
Once the entire surface was clean and dry, to give the floor an extra lucidity,
a coat of POLIFIN was applied over the entire surface, an anti-dirt, anti-wear finisher with excellent protective capacity and resistance to traffic.
It gives the material a very bright finish, which is resistant to water and detergents.
POLIFIN was applied with a wax spreader fleece and dry re-polished with a single brush equipped with a RED DISC.
The intervention was particularly demanding and brought to light the timeless beauty of this exceptional
Venetian terrazzo floor, which seems to have been smoothed with sanding machines that in reality, thanks to the skill of the craftsmen,
have never been used.
COMPANY EXECUTING THE WORK
COMPANY PIPPOLO DI TIMPANO GIUSEPPE
PIAZZA DEI MARTIRI 5/2 40121 BOLOGNA