Pastellone Floor

Natural Marmorino for floors

Pastellone plaster retains the aesthetics of the traditional Venetian Marmorino for floors while adding the durability that modern-day living demands.

Pastellone floor is suitable for use in areas where you want natural building materials and simple lines. In fact, this floor plaster is ideal for a minimalist environment because of its smooth, continuous surface.

Additionally to floors, Pastellone plaster can also be applied to furniture and vertical walls.

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Pastellone plaster: an antique recipe

The recipe for our Marmorino for floors follows that of the original “Pastellone Veneziano”. Pastellone was, in fact, the application of Classic Venetian Marmorino onto floors. Examples can be found in Venice and throughout the Veneto Region. Starting with this antique tradition, we have combined an application technique with new materials to achieve an excellent compromise. Moreover, our Pastellone plaster is made harder by using Hydraulic Lime and acrylic binders. This solution retains the aesthetics of antique Marmorino while adding the durability that modern-day living demands.

Our Pastellone comes in two base versions: Grey and White. Both can be colored in any color.


Pastellone floor has a smooth, lightly polished finish. The final effect depends on the application technique and on the protective treatment. Linseed oil gives it the most natural appearance. A polyurethane varnish can give the surface a harder, more durable satin or glossy finish which is more difficult to scratch; however, the presence of varnish may look unnatural to the trained eye.


Pastellone floor is suitable for use in areas where you want natural materials and simple lines. It’s ideal for a minimalist environment because of its smooth, uninterrupted continuity. This natural Marmorino for floors is suitable for any area: bathrooms, kitchens, stairs, hallways, or bedrooms. It can also be applied inside showers, in saunas, to worktops and furniture. Care must be taken to avoid damage as for any other floors made of wood, tile, or soft stone. It has a naturally non-slip surface, but special anti-slip treatments are possible. Cleaning is extremely easy.

Color Pastellone naturally with Terre

Pastellone can be colored in two ways, that can also be combined. The first technique is to use common color pigments. The second technique is the most ancient. Fine and soft stone grains of different colors and sizes (Terre, soils) are mixed with the material to convey a natural tone to the finish. Contrarily to pigments, the thicker Terre grains reflect the light in multiple directions, donating to the finish a tridimensional feel and a major depth.

Use decorative additives for special effects

Several types of additives can be mixed with the Pastellone material to create special finishes. The most used are the Salt & Pepper additive (Quartz sands) and the Terracotta additive (cocciopesto). Tiny dots will stud the final finish increasing its decorative contribution.


A 100% natural version of Pastellone plaster is also available. This Biological Version maintains the ease of application and esthetical beauty of the original while excluding all chemicals in favor of vegetable starches and cellulose, milk derivatives, and, for the powder version, pozzolanic agents.
Furthermore, our Pastellone floor contributes to the achievement of a Green Leed Certificate, as it is made with recycled material for 29% of its weight.

Unlimited additives and effects