Porphyry is a natural material which is environmentally sound, everlasting and with many design applications from pedestrian paving, driveways, roads to feature walls and landscaping.
Porphyry fits all these applications and can be worked into cubes, pavers, tiles, irregular flagging, kerbstones, borders and rustic wall veneer. It is available with sawn or snap cut edges.
The standard for our module size has been set to allow for many designs to be made without cutting or splitting stones.
By combining the range of Porphyry products with other materials, a simple lane, pathway or forecourt becomes an innovative work of art.
High compressive strength means Porphyry stone withstands vehicular traffic and is an ideal material for streetscaping.
- Road paving
- Demarking areas
- Designed paving using two or more colours
- Pedestrian crossings
- Urban Tree surrounds
- Grass verges
- Cobblestone and grass patterns
- Combined with other paving products-marble, granite, ceramic, concrete
- Commemorative dates or designs set in concrete
- Pool surrounds
- Garden edges
- Warning strip before school crossings
- Speed bumps
- Anti-rollerblade/skateboard areas
- Feature walls
- Fireplace surrounds
Porphyry has paved many of the most beautiful squares in Europe, America and the world over.
To mention but a few of them – The College of Santa Fe Visual Arts Center patios; the Olympic Stadium in Munich; Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles; Main Square in Frankfurt; the Hope Collection in Santa Fe; Underground and Market square in Paris; Military Cemetery in Hawaii; Burghiba summer residence at Caltagirone; Las Palomas Bed & Breakfast in Santa Fe; Australia Square in Sydney, Australia; Kennedy Airport in New York; theCentral Square in Geddah, Saudi Arabia; La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe; ENIT Palace in the EUR district – Rome; Exhibition Center and the Certosa Cemetery in Bologna, Milner Plaza in Santa Fe; St. Francis Cathedral; Denver Convention Center Hyatt: Sagrada Familia Barcelona – Spain; Red Square – Moscow.
Here are a collection of photographs illustrating how porphyry is used around the world.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain