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Product: Italian Porphyry Colour: Grey Mix Available Sizes
  • Organic flagstone – Mosaics
  • 100mm & 200mm wide x free length
  Porphyry is a volcanic rock. The porphyry stone is the result of a long and intense volcanic activity, that began 260 millions of years ago and which continued for several millions of years by alternating eruptive and standstill phases. The stone sits vertically within the mountain, similar to slate and the thickness is determined by the natural formation of the stone. Only some materials can be as thick as 40 cm. Porphyry is not an industrialized product. It is decided by nature and it passes through many hands before it becomes the final product. Porphyry has been used as a paving stone for centuries. It was easy to quarry and due to its natural flat shape with very high wearing properties Romans used it extensively. Traditional porphyry pavers have variable thicknesses with a unique appearance and texture. This texture provides slip resistance. Porphyry makes excellent driveway paving stones and a wonderful surface for streets. When porphyry is quarried, it comes out as random flagging. The stone is sorted according to approximate size and thickness range and is cut into cubes, rectangles, and squares. The high compression breaking point, the high resistance to chemical agents and the high sliding and rolling friction make porphyry a very versatile and noble material which can be used for the most diverse applications, thanks to its physical and mechanical characteristics and to its wide range of colours. It is a material that always guarantees excellent results even in the case of rather difficult and original projects.

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