Travertino Stucco is a decorative lime-based plaster used to create a highly textured finish, adding a sense of depth and subtlety to a surface. It can be used in interior or exterior settings.
What is Travertino?
Travertino Stucco is a traditional Italian lime plaster that has been used throughout Italy since the Renaissance. Travertino Stucco is a unique lime plaster used to create pitted finishes that look worn and aged.
This is achieved by applying a layer of the stucco to the surface, and then carefully dabbing it with a rough tool. Before the stucco has a chance to set, it is smoothed over with a trowel to create an aged rustic effect that is actually smooth to touch.
Travertino is versatile
It is possible to achieve other styles with Travertino, such as smooth, dragged, and faux-brick finish. Another popular use of Travertino in modern times is as a multi-part finish to a surface.
Travertino can be pigmented to get a range of different colours but it is the physical texture that makes this plaster so appealing.
The Eco-Friendly Benefits
Being a lime plaster, there are many beneficial traits that Travertino Stucco possesses that modern cement plaster does not. Travertino Stucco is water permeable, or “breathable.” It is also naturally resistant to mould and algae.
One of the most significant benefits of Travertino Stucco and any other lime plaster is the carbon footprint it creates. Lime plaster not only releases as much as eighty percent less carbon dioxide than cement; it actually reabsorbs carbon dioxide, meaning that the little CO2 it does release is offset somewhat.
Using materials that are less harmful on the environment is a positive at least, if not an ethical responsibility.