With Accademia, craftsmanship tradition meets the high-tech focus and know-how of Ariostea, for a full-body porcelain stoneware collection with unrivalled performance.
Carefully selected natural raw materials and pigmented powders, without the addition of toxic substances, are processed, mixed and pressed using high-tech production systems in plants protected by international patents. The result is a full-body product, in which the whole ceramic support has the same composition: on the surface and throughout the tile, the material remains unchanged from a technical, aesthetic and functional point of view. Frostproof and resistant to chemical attack and the elements, it guarantees stability, durability and versatility.
Accademia, thanks to its universal style, is perfect both for contemporary, minimalist settings and for renovation projects designed to remain in keeping with historical settings. In public and private environments, characterised by high foot traffic, full-body porcelain stoneware is the ideal choice, thanks to its particular uniformity between the surface and the internal structure: in spite of wear and tear and scratching, the appearance of the slab remains unaltered, maintaining the same texture.
The six different colour variants, with names that pay tribute to the great Venetian painters of the past, are created from shades that can be combined with one another, exploring shades of beige in Canaletto and Tintoretto, grey in Bellini e Tiepolo and intense black in Veronese and Tiziano. Available in the traditional sizes – 120x60, 60x60 cm and from Spring 2021 also in the sizes 150x75, 75x75, 100x100 cm – the characteristic grainy texture of Accademia camouflages the joints, allowing for the creation of striking surfaces with a continuous appearance. The collection is presented with two different finishes: the reflecting Levigato Lucidato, linked to the original Venetian terrazzo flooring for a more classic look, and the matte Soft, for a more modern flavour.
On request, Accademia can also be created on ACTIVE SURFACES, the photocatalytic slabs able to significantly reduce the harmful effects of the main air pollutants and to virtually eliminate a number of dangerous bacteria. Thanks to the exclusive combination of titanium dioxide and silver, the ACTIVE surfaces perform their protective action in the presence of natural light, LED light and even in the dark. With an antibacterial and antiviral, anti-pollution, anti-odour and self-cleaning effect, they allow occupants to enjoy their settings in freedom and safety, and with all the timeless beauty of Venetian terrazzo flooring.