Reflect Your Environment
Sassoitalia® uses natural aggregates to create beautiful landscaping quickly and economically.
Aggregates such as marble, limestone, washed pebbles and crushed stone can be used alone or in combination to design a unique and personal vision.
Giving Sassoitalia® its iconic natural look, the aggregates can be sourced locally to reflect the environment or using Italian aggregates specially selected by Ideal Work.
Applied in just 30mm, it is ideal for renovating existing exterior floor areas, and with minimal maintenance, protective treatments keep Sassoitalia® safe from the effects of freeze/thaw cycles or salt water spray.
Projects Featuring Sassoitalia® Exposed Aggregate
Why Choose Sassoitalia®?
Infinite colour possibilities with a variety of Italian marble
Speed of Laying
Fast application process
Low Environmental Impact
A high-performance, high-quality eco-friendly solution
Thaw Cycle Resistant
Resistant to freezing & retain their perfect look over time
Contact our knowledgeable sales and technical team on 01273 471524 to discuss the endless possibilities.
FAQs about Sassoitalia
+−Can I lay a Sassoitalia® floor near sea water or in a where there are significant freeze/thaw cycles?
In seaside environments, or in areas with cold climates subject to freeze/thaw cycles, it is possible to apply a special sealant to the surface that makes it water repellent and therefore resistant to extreme agents.
+−What maintenance does Sassoitalia® require?
Sassoitalia® can be kept clean simply by sweeping and washing the surfaces. It is recommended to wash the floor periodically with water and a Ph neutral (not acidic) detergent.
+−Can I choose pebbles or grits of any size?
The aggregate size options vary from 5 mm to 20 mm, both round and split. It is essential that the aggregates are of high quality and have excellent resistance to compression. Marble aggregates are perfect for Sassoitalia® applications.
+−Is it necessary to respect control joints with Sassoitalia®?
Sassoitalia® requires joints if, and only if, the substrate to which it is being applied has control joints. These must be respected and mirrored when laying Sassoitalia® to prevent any movement along those joints in the substrate causing transfer cracking.
+−What thickness does Sassoitalia® have to be?
Sassoitalia® is a 3cm decorative layer over a concrete or suitable screed sub-base. The thickness of the substrate will depend on the traffic. As a guide only, the thicknesses of the concrete or screed required are as follows: 6-8 cm, pedestrian only areas, 8-12 cm, light vehicle traffic areas (cars), 13-20 cm, medium-to-heavy vehicular traffic (cars-lorries).
+−Can personalised decorations be inserted in Sassoitalia® flooring?
Certainly, by adapting the joints and using different colours of aggregates and Ideal Work Colourmix, it is possible to create decorations of many types. An example can be seen here.