Vitruv is a proprietary concrete veneer that is troweled on seamlessly to walls and ceilings. By using cement as the main ingredient along with acrylic copolymers, Vitruv is extremely impact resistant and impervious to cracking. This makes it ideal for high traffic areas. Unlike typical wall coverings manufactured as roll goods, the life of Vitruv is much longer. Vitruv is very flexible and prevents chipping and cracking (ASTM C-836). Only after 15,000 rub cycles is the substrate exposed making Vitruv one of the most durable products on the market. Vitruv is ideal for business, healthcare, education, and retail projects that sustain traffic in high visibility areas.
Our tints are integrated into the cement, so this is not simply a topical color treatment, such as paint. Custom colors can be developed from any established color palette and a variety of finishes are available.
Vitruv’s durability reduces the need for frequent maintenance and repairs. For non-caustic cleaning use mild liquid non-abrasive soap (Dove, Ivory) diluted 75% with water. DFB has submitted our Durable Applied Surfaces to Rochester Institute of Technology’s Sustainable Research Center. RIT has evaluated our Durable Applied Surfaces for Green Building Products to be specified in projects applying for LEED Certification.