PORPHYRY – European & Far Eastern Sourced
This volcanic rock is formed during a slow cooling process of igneous material, giving it high compressive strength and density.
Porphyry is a stone steeped in history. Having been used as a hard landscaping material as far back as the Babylonian times (1850 BC), Red Porphyry became a symbol of great prestige and majesty for the Roman Emperors.
Why Use Porphyry?
A dense natural stone with stain and mark resistance, Porphyry is a proven choice for an easily maintained paving solution – even the Romans used Porphyry as their preferred paving stone for roads. Porphyry is:
- Very Strong & Hard Wearing
- Frost Resistant
- Suitable for both pedestrian and trafficked areas
- Good slip and skid resistant properties
With its warm earth tones of grey, brown, rust, buff and violets, Porphyry is a unique combination of natural beauty and durability that can sit along new and old materials alike.