Porphyry: an ideal material for outdoor paving
Porphyry is a particular type of volcanic rock belonging to the "Atesina Porphyry Platform", an
enormous complex of volcanic rocks that extends into the Trentino-Alto Adige region.
These rocks, extremely varied and differentiated, both as a chemical composition and as a form of
formation, are the result of an intense volcanic activity started 260 million years ago in the Permian
period, and continued for several million years with a continuous repetition of eruptive phases and
Among the various methods of deposition of these rocks, the so-called ignimbrites take on
particular importance, as these are the ones that gave rise to the "porphyry". These are flows of
liquid-gaseous mixtures with thicknesses generally ranging from 5 to 20 meters and with a fairly
constant chemism, up to the so-called ignimbritic unit, which reaches hundreds of meters thick.
Porphyry for outdoor flooring
The porphyry floors are the most common among those who choose to create outdoor natural stone pavings:
Used since ancient times for outdoor constructions, as stone is valued both for its coloring and for the resistance to weathering.
The porphyry flooring for outdoor use can be made with different cuts of the stone, depending on the
scenic effect you want to achieve: often the laying of the floors is done by mixing different shapes ofstone, building a real porphyry mosaic of sure duration over time and with very scenic geometric lines.
In our company you can choose from our many porphyry cuts for floors:
- porphyry cubes for outdoor
- kerbs in porphyry for floors
- porphyry slabs from Trentino
- porphyry tiles for outdoor use
- rusticated porphyry for floors
The porphyry flooring can be placed on a layer of sand where the various shapes fit together and
subsequently fix with water and a special machine that the presses. It is essential to first establish the
slope to be given to avoid the formation of holes where the water will accumulate.
porphyry tiles for outdoor use
porphyry cubes for outdoor
porphyry slabs from Trentino