The use of Porphyry as a construction material dates back as far as Babylonian times and has had a long tradition of use throughout Europe. Indeed Porphyry was the preferred paving stone for the famous Roman roads.
Today, Porphyry is becoming a popular architectural stone with Town Planners and Specifiers for prestigious projects, worldwide. Its attributes render it an ideal surfacing material for pedestrian walkways, recreation areas, town squares and driveways.
This volcanic rock is formed during a slow cooling process of igneous material, giving it high compressive strength and density. With its warm earth tones of grey, brown, rust, buff and violets, Porphyry is a unique combination of natural beauty and durability.
With its natural slip resistant surface, low maintenance requirement and aesthetic value, Porphyry is one of the most technically superior and sought after stones in the world, most suitable for paving applications.