Piazza Candiani


  • Short description: Washing and color enhancing, stain protection of mosaic surfaces.
  • Intervention date: 2013-14
  • Materials: ; Natural stone and Agglomerates

Our compliments go to our Master Treatment Specialist Roberto Rossetto, who took home the silver medal in the “Trattati da Re” (Given the Royal Treatment) competition for the surface treatment of Piazza Candiani in Mestre, one of the most original, fascinating examples of public art in Italy, by Maestro Luigi Gardenal. The 680,000 mosaic pieces and 33 shades of marble, granite and Venetian enamel lend an intense color effect to the huge mosaic in the square. The work carried out by our Master Treatment Specialist was fundamental in solving the problems that often emerge with newly installed paving: the pieces in marble, granite and Venetian enamel were dirty and ruined by installation residue, weathering and construction site foot traffic. In just 15 days, the square had to be restored to the original beauty of the materials used for the mosaic. The impeccable, difficult task, was skillfully carried out by Roberto, who washed the 1,600 m² surface using FILAPS87 Heavy Duty Cleaner with a single-brush machine and then rinsed the paving with FILACLEANER Concentrated All Surface Cleaner. The surface was then protected with FILASTONE PLUS Matte Finish Stone Enhancer, applied using a fleece wax applicator pad.