VIANELLO TERRAZZI
ORIGINAL VENETIAN FLOORING


OUR STORY

VIANELLO TERRAZZI
ORIGINAL VENETIAN FLOORS

OUR STORY

KEEPERS OF A TRADITION

WE CREATE QUALITY FLOORS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS’ SATISFACTION.

KEEPERS OF A TRADITION
WE CREATE QUALITY FLOORS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS’ SATISFACTION.

TRADITION. TECHNOLOGY. PASSION.


VIANELLO’S COMPANY WAS BORN IN VENICE’S HISTORIC CENTER IN 1997 FROM OUR ENTHUSIASM AND THE DECISION TO OPERATE INDEPENDENTLY IN THE FLOORING SECTOR.

TRADITION.

TECHNOLOGY.

PASSION.

VIANELLO’S COMPANY WAS BORN IN VENICE’S HISTORIC CENTER IN 1997 FROM OUR ENTHUSIASM AND THE DECISION TO OPERATE INDEPENDENTLY IN THE FLOORING SECTOR.

Here we are

Stefano

Stefano pursued a career as a terrazzo maker when he was only 16 with the best Venetian masters, assimilating the ancient techniques. He has created works of merit both in public and private historic buildings and churches all over Venice.
Stefano Vianello

Stefano Vianello

Marco

Marco got a diploma in electric and electromechanical installation; he has extensive experience as a craftsman specialized in thermo-hydraulic and electric installations. Passionate about ancient tradition of Venetian terrazzo floors, he works together with his brother.
Marco Vianello

Marco Vianello

Amministrazione e marketing

The administrative and commercial management of the Vianello Snc is entrusted to the ability and willingness of Gabriella and Giorgia, always available to the customer from start to completion of the project.
Giorgia e Gabriella

Giorgia e Gabriella

Stefano

Stefano pursued a career as a terrazzo maker when he was only 16 with the best Venetian masters, assimilating the ancient techniques. He has created works of merit both in public and private historic buildings and churches all over Venice.
Stefano Vianello

Stefano Vianello

Marco

Marco got a diploma in electric and electromechanical installation; he has extensive experience as a craftsman specialized in thermo-hydraulic and electric installations. Passionate about ancient tradition of Venetian terrazzo floors, he works together with his brother.
Marco Vianello

Marco Vianello

Amministrazione e marketing

The administrative and commercial management of the Vianello Snc is entrusted to the ability and willingness of Gabriella and Giorgia, always available to the customer from start to completion of the project.
Giorgia e Gabriella

Giorgia e Gabriella

Mission

Our synergy, strenghtened over the years, has allowed the company to become one of the sector leaders, pursuing three main goals:

Preserve the original method of sowing the terrazzo too often improperly reproduced with premixed aiming to imitate the traditional Venetian floor without reaching its aesthetic quality.

Continue the research for technological innovations to achieve ever higher quality of new interior design and at the same time preserve the ancient, historical artifacts, that get ruined over time or with wrong interventions.

Apply ancient techniques in order to respect the historic environment where interventions are performed.

RESEARCH


“Every second of search is a second of encounter”

Old tools – the attention to traditional materials and tools, reached thanks to 25 years experience in the restoration, drives us to seek ways to transform raw materials to get unique non industrial products, using both old machines and most modern mills.
Sustainability – We use natural products such as cement, lime, marble, flax oil, both in the construction of our products and for the treatment of interior surfaces. The Microtopping, for example, contains no harmful solvents, does not emit formaldehyde or other toxic substances either during processing or once dried and thanks to its formulation based on water it has a low environmental impact.
International fairs – Focused on the evolution of techniques and materials we follow with interest international fairs and training courses (MADE Milan, KLIMAHOUSE Bolzano, SAIE Bologna, MARMOMACC Verona), keeping up with new trends in architecture and design.
Il team Vianello Pavimenti

Collaborations

Always in search of excellence, we have selected the best companies in the field, clenching with them continuous and fruitful cooperation, to best interpret the needs of our customers.

Lucchi S.p.A. company specialized in marble granulates are a best choice thanks to high quality, careful selection of raw materials and service efficiency.

Lucchi Granulati - Verona

World leader in flooring and plasters. It provides innovative and customized surfaces with interesting aesthetic possibilities, creating arrangements that allow maximum freedom of design.

Ideal work - USA

Top Reference point in the production and sales of protective polishing for marble, stone, ceramic and granite.

Bellinzoni MIlano

VENETIAN TERRAZZO FLOOR

AUTHENTIC CARPET OF LIGHT AND REFLECTIONS, IT ENHANCES THE FURNISHING GIVING THE PLACE WARMTH AND SOFTNESS AND REVEALING ITSELF AN ELEGANT AND EXCLUSIVE ELEMENT OF THE INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE.

Venetian Terrazzo Floor

Authentic carpet of light and reflections, it enhances the furnishing giving the place warmth and softness and revealing itself an elegant and exclusive element of the interior architecture.

100% natural
100% customizable
100% traditional techniques
100% restorable
100% leaks free

5 reasons
to choose our
Venetian Terrazzo

5 reasons
to choose our
Venetian Terrazzo

100% natural
100% customizable
100% traditional techniques
100% restorable
100% leaks free

Customers can count on our expert collaboration to create a personalized terrazzo, choosing from a range of essences, materials and decorations, in unlimited colors.
Thanks to the high thermal conductivity of natural materials free of resins we use, the Venetian terrazzo itself with binders in cement is as an excellent solution for rooms with floor heating for both its high thermal efficiency and the homogeneity of internal heating.

Rosa corallo

Breccia Aurora

Verde alpi

Bianco carrara

Occhialino

Nero ebano

Maron prugna

Rosso levanto

Breccia pernice

Giallo mori

Giallo siena

Botticino

CAMPIONE 66
CAMPIONE 60
CAMPIONE 16
CAMPIONE 71
CAMPIONE 72
CAMPIONE 8
CAMPIONE 11
CAMPIONE 7
DECORI FLOREALI
DECORI FLOREALI
DECORI FLOREALI
INSERTI
DECORI GEOMETRICI
DECORI GEOMETRICI
DECORI GEOMETRICI
DECORI GEOMETRICI
DECORI GEOMETRICI
LEONE DI SAN MARCO
LEONE DI SAN MARCO
LEONE DI SAN MARCO
LA REALIZZAZIONE DEI DECORI
LA REALIZZAZIONE DEI DECORI
LA REALIZZAZIONE DEI DECORI
Le fasi della posa
1. On-site Inspection – We carry out an inspection, accurate and punctual, to assess the feasibility of the operation and the specific nature of the construction site in order to formulate a clear and personalized estimate.
2. Selection of essences – A wide sampling of Venetian floors and the opportunity to build new ones, on request, from raw non pre-mixed materials, are the starting point for a customized terrazzo, a unique and unrepeatable solution.
3. Preparation of the screed – for lime floors we realize the coat starting from the planks. For cement floors, we provide assistance on the characteristics of a screed, not technical, not suitable to support the terrazzo.
4. Laying of terraces – The laying of terraces provides the formation of a layer of concrete, about 1 cm thick, formed by the binder (cement or lime) and thin grit in volumetric reason of two parts of grit and three parts of binder.

5. Semina afterwards it is performed the “semina“, tossing different sizes of marble chips. The skill of the terrazzo master is to let them slip from his hand, in a homogeneous and compact way, up to cover the entire surface.
6.  Dampening – Once the sowing is finished, the master manually wets the surface to obtain a consistency that will allow the deep insertion of the chips in the following steps of rolling and beating.
7. Rolling – The roller is a tool weighing about 70 kilos that, with numerous crossed passages, compresses and levels the granulate. The master’ skill in rolling allows him to obtain the homogeneity of the seed avoiding any waves on the floor.
8. Threshing – This procedure involves the use of a roller and of a special iron tool called “fero da bàter” on completion of the rolling for the parts of the cement terrazzo that the roller does not reach.

9. Roughing – when the binder is mature, the surface is roughed with a manual tool called “orso“, or with sanding machines, through a series of steps with a higher abrasive grain.
10. Pointing The roughing brings to surface physiological micro-holes, which are closed through the stucco work filling the entire surface.
11. Polishing – When the stucco is mature, the lime floor is polished manually with natural oil. For the cement terrace sanding machines, abrasives, diamond wheels and polishing products are used to obtain the desired polishing degree.
12. Innovative Finishing – The “floors crystallization” gives greater resistance to abrasions, ensuring a more durable sheen. This finishing is the result of continuous research and application of innovative processes of our company.
Venetian terrazzo floors need low maintenance and minimal cleaning work.

  • To wash the floor you just need a cloth and a solution of water and alcohol (10 liters / 50 cc) or a neutral pH detergent.
  • Do not use metallic waxes that obstruct perspiration, nor acid detergents, ammonia, chlorine or any abrasive substance.
  • For cement floors, we recommend the crystallization or waxing. A crystallized floor requires less frequent waxing.
  • In case of floor heating be sure that the temperature of the water does not exceed the one provided in technical details of the screed.
  • We definitely recommend standard precautions to preserve a valuable floor from stains and scratches.

The terrazzo is inextricably linked to the foundation and urban evolution of Venice whose homes, in continuous adjustment, recall the requirements of the stability and elasticity of the vessels. Its origins lie in ancient Greece and Rome, but it is not clear how they could concentrate and diffuse themselves in Friuli, in the early Christian and Byzantine era.
In the period between VII and XIII century the floors of the Venetian houses could be of “antinelle“, a particular kind of brisks, arranged in a herringbone pattern on the ground floor and the upper floors of wooden planks, larch and fir, covered with “cocciopesto“, (Opus signinum) with the surface “smeared ” with red, yellow or green lime. Around 1400 the terrace reaches a high degree of sophistication: marble, colored chips, mother of pearl embellish the surface. From “wooden town” Venice turns into “city of stone”.
The terrazzieri organize themselves in Schola rather late in 1586 and only in 1590 appear the first illustrations of the installation and working tools.
Between 1600 and 1700 the art spreads in Milan, Genoa, Bologna and new decorations and motifs are processed.
From 1800 up to now, the “Terrazzo alla Venziana” hasn’t changed much; materials and machinery have evolved, as well as the inclusion of glass, murrine and other precious items, but the procedures for implementation, the gestures of master terrazzieri, and the processing times have remained almost unchanged.
1889 al Ducale
1889

Working in the old Venetian dwellings, we discover small details that can escape even the eye of the most expert visitor. In 2014 during the restoration of the Loggia of Palazzo Ducale, we discovered an insert dated 1889, the year of manufacture of the floor.

Tricolore al Ducale
THE REDISCOVERED ITALIAN FLAG

Another curious and well hidden detail is a composition, that explicitly refers to the tricolor flag. We can assume it has been deliberately inserted in the sowing, since in the rest of the pavement you cannot find the essence “Verde Alpi” used for the green of the small composition. No other tricolor flags have been found in any portion of the floor.

La prova delle 100 lire
THE PROOF OF “100 LIRE”

A profane eye can hardly distinguish an original terrazzo in lime from a newer concrete. To the touch the first is hotter than the second.
A curious method is to drop to the floor a 50 cent coin, the tradition wanted the 100 Lire of the old coinage. If the terrace is in lime the currency will spring back a little, because its rebounding energy is absorbed from the terrazzo.

VENZIA NEL XV° sec
THE ART OF TERRAZZIERE

A ducat was the fee of “benintrada”, ie entry to art, which in 1586 was required by general legislation, “Mariegola” , to become part of the “Schola of Terrazzeri“. The copy we still have, drafted in 1786 is now treasured in the Museo Correr.

Customers can count on our expert collaboration to create a personalized terrazzo, choosing from a range of essences, materials and decorations, in unlimited colors.
Thanks to the high thermal conductivity of natural materials free of resins we use, the Venetian terrazzo itself with binders in cement is as an excellent solution for rooms with floor heating for both its high thermal efficiency and the homogeneity of internal heating.

ESSENCES AND SAMPLES

Breccia pernice

Giallo mori

Giallo siena

Botticino

Rosso levanto

Maron prugna

CAMPIONE 66
CAMPIONE 60
CAMPIONE 16
CAMPIONE 71
CAMPIONE 72
CAMPIONE 7
CAMPIONE 8
CAMPIONE 11

Customers can count on our expert collaboration to create a personalized terrazzo, choosing from a range of essences, materials and decorations, in unlimited colors.
Thanks to the high thermal conductivity of natural materials free of resins we use, the Venetian terrazzo itself with binders in cement is as an excellent solution for rooms with floor heating for both its high thermal efficiency and the homogeneity of internal heating.

ESSENCES AND SAMPLES

Breccia pernice

Giallo mori

Giallo siena

Botticino

Rosso levanto

Maron prugna

CAMPIONE 66
CAMPIONE 60
CAMPIONE 16
CAMPIONE 71
CAMPIONE 72
CAMPIONE 7
CAMPIONE 8
CAMPIONE 11

LAYING

1. On-site Inspection – We carry out an inspection, accurate and punctual, to assess the feasibility of the operation and the specific nature of the construction site in order to formulate a clear and personalized estimate.
2. Selection of essences – A wide sampling of Venetian floors and the opportunity to build new ones, on request, from raw non pre-mixed materials, are the starting point for a customized terrazzo , a unique and unrepeatable solution.
3. Preparation of the screed – for lime floors we realize the coat starting from the planks. For cement floors, we provide assistance on the characteristics of a screed, not technical, not suitable to support the terrace.
4. Laying of terraces – The laying of terraces provides the formation of a layer of concrete, about 1 cm thick, formed by the binder (cement or lime) and thin grit in volumetric reason of two parts of grit and three parts of binder.
5. Semina – afterwards it is performed the “semina”, tossing different sizes of marble chips. The skill of the terrazzo master is to let them slip from his hand, in a homogeneous and compact way, up to cover the entire surface.
6. Dampening – Once the sowing is finished, the master manually wets the surface to obtain a consistency that will allow the deep insertion of the chips in the following steps of rolling and beating.
7. Rolling – The roller is a tool weighing about 70 kilos that, with numerous crossed passages, compresses and levels the granulate. The master’ skill in rolling allows him to obtain the homogeneity of the seed avoiding any waves on the floor.
8. Threshing – This procedure involves the use of a roller and of a special iron tool called “fero da bàter” on completion of the rolling for the parts of the cement terrazzo that the roller does not reach. It is, instead, the main process of compression for the lime floors.
9. Roughing – when the binder is mature, the surface is roughed with a manual tool called “orso”, or with sanding machines, through a series of steps with a higher abrasive grain.
10. Pointing – The roughing brings to surface physiological micro-holes, which are closed through the stucco work filling the entire surface.
11. Polishing – When the stucco is mature, the lime floor is polished manually with natural oil. For the cement terrace sanding machines, abrasives, diamond wheels and polishing products are used to obtain the desired pplishing degree.
12. Innovative Finishing – The “crystallization of floors” gives greater resistance to abrasions, ensuring a more durable sheen. This finishing is the result of continuous research and application of innovative processes of our company.

CLEANING AND CARE

Venetian terrazzo floors need low maintenance and minimal cleaning work.

  • To wash the floor you just need a cloth and a solution of water and alcohol (10 liters / 50 cc) or a neutral pH detergent.
  • Do not use metallic waxes that obstruct perspiration, nor acid detergents, ammonia, chlorine or any abrasive substance.
  • For cement floors, we recommend the crystallization or waxing. A crystallized floor requires less frequent waxing.
  • In case of floor heating be sure that the temperature of the water does not exceed the one provided in technical details of the screed.
  • We definitely recommend standard precautions to preserve a valuable floor from stains and scratches.

HISTORY AND CURIOSITY

The terrazzo is inextricably linked to the foundation and urban evolution of Venice whose homes, in continuous adjustment, recall the requirements of the stability and elasticity of the vessels. Its origins lie in ancient Greece and Rome, but it is not clear how they could concentrate and diffuse themselves in Friuli, in the early Christian and Byzantine era.
In the period between VII and XIII century the floors of the Venetian houses could be of “antinelle“, a particular kind of brisks, arranged in a herringbone pattern on the ground floor and the upper floors of wooden planks, larch and fir, covered with “cocciopesto“, (Opus signinum) with the surface “smeared ” with red, yellow or green lime. Around 1400 the terrace reaches a high degree of sophistication: marble, colored chips, mother of pearl embellish the surface. From “wooden town” Venice turns into “city of stone”.
The terrazzieri organize themselves in Schola rather late in 1586 and only in 1590 appear the first illustrations of the installation and working tools.
Between 1600 and 1700 the art spreads in Milan, Genoa, Bologna and new decorations and motifs are processed.
From 1800 up to now, the “Terrazzo alla Venziana” hasn’t changed much; materials and machinery have evolved, as well as the inclusion of glass, murrine and other precious items, but the procedures for implementation, the gestures of master terrazzieri, and the processing times have remained almost unchanged.
1889 al Ducale
1889

Working in the old Venetian dwellings, we discover small details that can escape even the eye of the most expert visitor. In 2014 during the restoration of the Loggia of Palazzo Ducale, we discovered an insert dated 1889, the year of manufacture of the floor.

Tricolore al Ducale
THE REDISCOVERED ITALIAN FLAG

Another curious and well hidden detail is a composition, that explicitly refers to the tricolor flag. We can assume it has been deliberately inserted in the sowing, since in the rest of the pavement you cannot find the essence “Verde Alpi” used for the green of the small composition. No other tricolor flags have been found in any portion of the floor.

La prova delle 100 lire
THE PROOF OF 100 LIRE

A profane eye can hardly distinguish an original terrazzo in lime from a newer concrete. To the touch the first is hotter than the second.
A curious method is to drop to the floor a 50 cent coin, the tradition wanted the 100 Lire of the old coinage. If the terrace is in lime the currency will spring back a little, because its rebounding energy is absorbed from the terrazzo.

VENZIA NEL XV° sec
THE ART OF TERRAZZIERE

A ducat was the fee of “benintrada”, ie entry to art, which in 1586 was required by general legislation to become part of the “Schola of Terrazzeri“. The copy we still have, drafted in 1786 is now treasured in the Museo Correr.

  • I Veneziani, esuli da antiche e belle città ed abituati a fabbricare con ruine di monumenti più antichi, non meno per affezione che per ammirazione, erano divenuti familiari con la pratica d’inserire frammenti più antichi nelle loro costruzioni, dovevano a quella pratica gran parte dello splendore della loro città, ed ogni frammento a loro caro che aggiungevano ai nuovi edifici li aiutava a trasformare il loro rifugio nella loro patria.

    J. Ruskin
  • Per ottenere qualche cosa bisogna inventare dei rapporti ... c’è un momento in cui è necessario immaginare il cromatismo delle cose.

    C. Scarpa
  • La tradizione non può venir acquistata in eredità; e se la volete possedere, dovete conquistarla con grande fatica.

    T.S.Eliot

PASTELLONE


Esempi di pastellone

The oldest Venetian floor, “pastellone” is completely eco-friendly.

THE LIME “PASTELLONE” ARCHETYPE OF THE VENETIAN FLOOR
The “Pastellone” has got great elasticity and softness and presupposes an experienced and meticulous hand, able to avoid holes or depressions in the drafting. Used in historic bound buildings, it can be red, yellow and more rarely green.
Alternative to the traditional lime “Pastellone” is the plaster Pastellone” .

 The oldest Venetian floor, “pastellone” is completely eco-friendly.

THE LIME “PASTELLONE” ARCHETYPE OF THE VENETIAN FLOOR
The “Pastellone” has got great elasticity and softness and presupposes an experienced and meticulous hand, able to avoid holes or depressions in the drafting. Used in historic bound buildings, it can be red, yellow and more rarely green.
Alternative to the traditional lime “Pastellone” is the plaster Pastellone” .

INTERIOR SURFACES


 Microtopping is perfect for renovations, above the old tiles, above a radiant floor, above a wooden surface.
Above all Microtopping

RENEW THE SURFACES WITHOUT DESTROYING THEM
In just three millimeters thick it allows you to renew any surface: concrete, ceramic, wood … the excellent qualities of adhesion of Microtopping and its specific preparation, make it applicable to any type of support.
Moreover, it is not necessary to remove the existing surfaces and you do not even need to adjust the present frames. Simplicity and comfort, first of all.
Our professionalism and the constant search for innovative solutions has allowed the meeting with leading companies, such as the Ideal Work, which have chosen exclusively us for the city of Venice for the implementation of their products, as the Microtopping. Thanks to the Ideal Work products we can reinterpret and innovate materials proposing flexible and customizable solutions: this is our philosophy.
A few millimeters or a more high thickness to us do not make the difference: we are able to create floors and surfaces that fit both in new construction and the renovation of existing buildings.

Microtopping is perfect for renovations, above the old tiles, above a radiant floor, above a wooden surface.
Above all Microtopping

RENEW THE SURFACES WITHOUT DESTROYING THEM
In just three millimeters thick it allows you to renew any surface: concrete, ceramic, wood … the excellent qualities of adhesion of Microtopping and its specific preparation, make it applicable to any type of support.
Moreover, it is not necessary to remove the existing surfaces and you do not even need to adjust the present frames. Simplicity and comfort, first of all.
Our professionalism and the constant search for innovative solutions has allowed the meeting with leading companies, such as the Ideal Work, which have chosen exclusively us for the city of Venice for the implementation of their products, as the Microtopping. Thanks to the Ideal Work products we can reinterpret and innovate materials proposing flexible and customizable solutions: this is our philosophy.
A few millimeters or a more high thickness to us do not make the difference: we are able to create floors and surfaces that fit both in new construction and the renovation of existing buildings.

I NOSTRI SERVIZI / FASI / PROCESSI

Un nostro intervento non si limita alla posa/restauro del pavimento ma si articola in una serie di fasi necessarie per raggiungere l’obiettivo di un lavoro a regola d’arte.

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Restauro terrazzi Palazzo Ducale

The restoration of a Venetian terrazzo may occur depending on the state of degradation with two different procedures. You can “reset” the entire terrace, bringing it back to the original state of the pose or “patch” any missing parts. In both cases, essential are the terrazzo master experience and sense of color, and the compliance of the “art” that has always accompanied the creation and restoration of these floors.
The operation begins with the sanding of surfaces by means of abrasive called “mole kneading”, in progression from a coarse to a fine grain, to smooth hollows and smears of the floor. Subsequently, the floor is washed to be prepared to the next step of grouting. This step consists of manually spreading a mixture of stucco with oil and natural pigments to fill any porosity
When everything is completely dry, it is possible to proceed with the polishing. This occurs through the use of finishing grinding wheels of extra-fine grit. The completion of the process requires the oiling of the floor with rags jute to facilitate the absorption to saturation, so to make the floor water-repellent.

Our customers choose us for our professionality and the quality of our work that always meet customer expectations.

We proudly count among our customers important Venetian Museums, prestigious firms and luxury private residence. Each project was accomplished with utmost care.
The results are our highest reward

MUVE
Hotel Danieli
Hotel Palladio
Biennale
Biennale Cinema
Istituto Suore Dorotee
Hotel Bauer
Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali
Hotel Pesaro Palace
Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello
Vigili del Fuoco
Fondazione Levi
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Regione Veneto
musica a palazzo
Villa f
Ristorante Riviera
Hotel Cipriani
Hotel Canaletto


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