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Atova International Incorporate atova-front-job-site-016a-resize-resize-resize.jpg
2452 N. Harlem Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone: 708-452-9982
Fax: 708-452-8331

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Business Hours
Atova International is open Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm, Saturday from 9am-1pm. Orders received before 3 pm during central standard business hours are typically shipped same day.

Showroom Hours
The Atova showroom is open to the public from 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Saturday from 9am-1pm.

Atova International combines beauty and elegance to the solidity of ancient crafts, including through the protection of the environment using natural lime mixed with marble dust and stones with the property that only the man with the experience of centuries has been able to amalgamate. Our strength and history of the materials we use, combined with the continuous research of new finishing and boasts a gallery of over 250 different samples performed by real masters of the application. Our products are natural and free of VOCs while protecting the environment.

Versione Italiana

Atova International con il suo lavoro fonde bellezza e raffinatezza alla solidita di antiche arti manuali,senza tralasciare la salvaguardia ambientale utilizzando calce naturale mista a pietre e polveri di marmo con proprieta che solo l'uomo con l'esperienza nei secoli ha saputo amalgamare. La nostra forza e nella storia dei materiali che utilizziamo,unita alla continua ricerca di nuove rifiniture vantando una galleria di oltre 250 diversi sample eseguiti da veri maestri dell'applicazione. I nostri prodotti sono naturali e esenti da VOCs nel pieno rispetto dell'ambiente.

Advanced Product Support Like No Other!What really makes Atova  stand out from the rest, is our products and customer  support. Not only do we teach, demonstrate, and provide up to date technical resources such as online tutorials, videos, and Power Point presentations on our products, Atova proudly maintains an advanced and efficient automated color department. Here, we utilize automated tinting systems, color machines, and advanced computing systems to track color data and sales.

Capable of matching virtually any color, Atova color matching is our customers' favorite characteristic about our product lines and company. Generally, matching colors out of any fan deck can be achieved, in-fact, odds are that we've already matched it at one point or another, and have recorded samples. Custom labeling and information for every order are always a top priority. Organized in an advanced customer-color database, your color, project details, dates, and products for each transaction are recorded and tracked.

Why is this so important? As time goes by, we can never truly guarantee that things won't go wrong. Walls may get damaged, outlets are moved, and so much more can occur. Provided good services were performed, you never know when you'll get that call to come repair your work or to remodel. For this, we're here to help and rid of your headaches.

For information on how to apply our Venetian Plaster, browse our visual effect center for the finish that interests you. Select it, and hopefully, you'll find all the information needed to learn it and perfect it, from novice to professional
Atova Venetian Plaster
Designed for smooth application and ease, the Italians also address such concerns, without the cost of quality. Venetian plasters such as Stucco Venziano and Stucco marmorino generate transition and sheen like no other. They can be applied in one, two, and even three coat applications, depending on desired effect. With very light passing of the trowel, they can be polished in 2 strokes, or even sanded with 1200 grit sandpaper for an optimum sheen. Even buffed with car buffers. Extremely hard once cured and cool to the touch, they are difficult to scratch as the surface is well compacted and slick. Overall, when sampled directly, the quality of Atova plasters is evident and we give everyone the opportunity to sample our products for less than $25.00.

Atova products are reasonably priced. Considering their journey to this country, their necessary technical support, professional grade, standard and market application rates, Atova does it's best to satisfy it's customers and create fair and reasonable pricing, especially for volume sales and it's certified community.

Venetian Plaster finishes and effectsCommonly known as the "spatolato" effect, the above demonstration is truly characteristic of an Italian Venetian Plaster application. With so many Venetian plasters on today's market to choose from, as well as alternate methods of application, you may find yourself asking what makes our plasters so different? Perhaps you'll find there isn't much of a difference, or perhaps the difference is in the way it's applied. Maybe the difference is in the support, information, and color tinting capability of our products. Our job is to help you decide.

We believe our formula stands out from the vast majority. We realize, that there are many ways of applying Venetian plaster and have tested many of such methods out on our products. We've put to the test the many varieties available today.

Many manufacturers promote different techniques, which effects the way their products are sold. Some promote ease, maximum 2 coats, without sanding and even waxes as an option to polishing. These methods are fine for beginners and DIY, and such techniques are likewise compatible with our products or even the finest of plasters. However, when used for advanced applications, how they compare to the Italian manufactured products and formulas is quite different. This is where we have put many to the test.

Stucco Art History.

The history of the stucco has ancient origins. The ability to shape the putty in place of clay, to use it for decoration in relief, of surfaces by means of mixtures composed of sand, marble powder, and lime is present in many past civilizations. Knowledge handed down over generations, between people, through conquest or travel. The stucco was used in architecture with different technical capabilities, structural and decorative, to beautify the interiors and exteriors of homes, churches and palaces. Among all the people of antiquity that excelled in the art of stucco, also for the ability to make the best of other cultures was the Roman one. The Roman tradition reworked the recipes and secrets acquired by other people, creating monuments of high quality and highly visible even today. Spokesman of this culture was Marcus Vitruvius Pollione, architect of ancient Rome, which describes how many and which layers are to be applied on the wall to obtain a stucco resistant to weathering and the passage of time. This smooth coating in imitation of marble, and applied on the walls of many houses, imitates the stone of origin, and used to decorate public buildings and private, or to improve the wall painting of the period. After a period of less artistic use of the material, the art of stucco finds its zenith in the Renaissance. The pursuit of perfection and its implementation through the work of art, sought after by the Greek and Roman culture, is taken and appropriated by the artist of humanism. The remains and archaeological finds from the Roman domus are studied not only from the aesthetic point of view but also constructive, and artists seeking to recover those old recipes that could reflect the strength and the whiteness of marble. The taste of Baroque, in it's wealth welcomed the art of stucco with the maximum benefit. Hordes of talented artists worked in major city centers, major public and religious monuments of this period bear the marks of the great success of this art.  Many private palaces and villas, decorating with stucco became needful elements of the furnishings of the eighteenth century, enriching the chimneys, the contours of the doors, the decorations on the ceilings and walls. After a break due to changes in intellectual and artistic movements, saw the incompatibility of art with industrial production, and the return to eco-friendly materials in construction, proposes a revival of craft production with the intent to renew the applied arts, such as stucco, as a decoration for interior and exterior. All products must possess in themselves the elegance of form and functionality to meet the new demands of the lifestyle of modern man.

 

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