Pool Materials: The Italian Advantage

Pool Materials The Italian Advantage

Pool projects require materials that can withstand the elements. Atlantic Link offers high-end, practical pool materials that provide these technical solutions. Our pool materials include thin porcelain slabs, marble and stone and customized glass mosaic tiles.

Thin Porcelain Slabs (Lea Ceramiche)

Slimtech PoolSlimtech is an ideal covering for swimming pools which have specific hygienic and architectural requirements. Here are the benefits of Slimtech for pools:

  1. Resistant to chlorine and chemical agents.
  2. Resistant to thermal shock.
  3. No water absorption.
  4. High frost resistance.
  5. Light and easy to install.
  6. Colors are resistant to sunlight and aging.
  7. Resistant to atmospheric agents.
  8. Easy to clean.

Marble & Stone (Marmi Faedo)

Grolla Marble PoolGrolla Marble is extracted in the Cornedo-Valdagno Valley (Vicenza), from the marble quarry owned by the Faedo Family. Grolla Marble is available in various color tonalities and surface finishes, making it suitable to the many uses, including pools.

Grolla Marble is an ideal choice for the cladding of fountains and pools, because it can withstand prolonged direct contact with water or pool chemicals. Marble is not only available in cladding, but also as customized solid pieces in almost endless dimensions.


Customized Glass Mosiacs (Mosaico+)

Glass Mosaic PoolCustomized glass mosaic tiles add a distinctive look to pools. In Europe, these tiles can be found throughout the entire pool. The Mosaico+ Concerto collection is made of glass mosaic chips that provide personality to pools and spas. Concerto is part of a large group, called the Colore collections, which consists of several whole color collections in bright or natural shades.

These three materials, thin porcelain slabs, marble and stone, and customized glass mosaics, can also be used in combination for a pool project.

Atlantic Link can consult on which materials are most suitable for your project and, through a network of importers and distributors, ensure shorter lead times and on-time deliveries. To learn more, here is a convenient form for contacting Atlantic Link.


The Grolla Marble Legacy

The Grolla Marble Legacy

Grolla Marble comes from the earth, produced by the forces of nature over time. Grolla Marble’s technical mechanical characteristics make the material particularly resistant to frost, atmospheric agents, and salt water and is appropriate for several outdoor uses. In addition to these characteristics, Grolla Marble offers natural beauty and legacy.

According to Marmi Faedo, Atlantic Link’s supplier for Grolla Marble to the US, this marble is,

…not just an outstanding material, but an extraordinary wealth of memory, a key to interpretation of the transformations, history and changes that have affected the area.

The people at Marmi Faedo understand the importance of carefully managing this natural resource which comes from a quarry located on a mountain not far from the company’s headquarters.

To understand the legacy of Grolla Marble, one must get to know the quarry and the family that owns and manages it.

About the Family & Company

The Grolla Marble is extracted in the Cornedo-Valdagno Valley (Vicenza), from the marble quarry owned by the Faedo Family for three generations. Angelo Faedo, the great-grandfather of the present day CEO Nicola Faedo, was an employee at the quarry over 60 years ago. Angelo took on more responsibilities, and now the quarry is owned by his family. Today there are 30 employees.

The family behind Marmi Faedo are:

  • Nicola Faedo, the CEO. He is responsible for sales and marketing.
  • Alessandro Faedo, Owner and Nicola’s father. He knows how to harvest stone from the quarry.
  • Isa Marri, takes care of office work and Nicola’s mother.
  • Francesca Faedo, also takes care of office work and Nicola’s daughter.

Over the past 60 years, Marmi Faedo has expanded from offering marble tiles and slabs to include other marble materials. In order to add value, they created huge custom pieces, and took advantage of unique properties of the materials. Today they create façades, rainscreens, and custom bathtubs.

About the Quarry & Grolla Marble

When people visit the quarry, they are most surprised by the beauty of the material, and the ability of the employees to extract the material from the earth and preserve its beauty.

Grolla marble’s beauty is timeless and can be seen in projects of historical value as well as significant modern-day projects.

Historical buildings with Grolla Marble

  • Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City
  • “Liston” Piazza Brà in the Verona Arena
  • “Italia” theatre (interior and exterior) in Venice
  • Columns in Piazza DeI Signori in Vicenza
  • The basement of Duomo in Vicenza

Modern projects by Marmi Faedo

  • Sheraton Hotel in Algeria
  • Bank branch in Russia
  • Directional building in Washington DC
  • International City in Lyone (interior and exterior) project made by Renzo Piano
  • Lungo viale and plaza in Lido of Venice
  • Central Bank in Canada

To learn more about Grolla Marble, see also Grolla Marble for Outdoor Use. If you want to learn more about Grolla Marble for your project, here is a convenient form for contacting Atlantic Link.


Why Grolla Marble is Ideal Outdoors

Grolla Marble is extracted in the Cornedo-Valdagno Valley (Vicenza), from the marble quarry owned by the Faedo Family (Faba Marmi S.r.l.). Because this quarry has marble which is not only visually stunning, but also resistant to adverse weather conditions, Marmi Faedo is Atlantic Link’s partner for providing this exclusive marble to the U.S. Market.