Popular for domestic and commercial designs, porphyry is a unique paving installation that is well-suited to high-traffic areas.
These natural stone pavers provide a touch of European style to any property.
Italian Porphyry Cobblestones
$145.00 Inc GST (Per m²)
Italian Porphyry is an extremely durable igneous rock. Its fine-grained matrix forms a crystalline background displaying larger inclusions of quartz, feldspar and other colourful minerals. Porphyry is highly resistant to frost, high temperatures and rapid temperature changes. It withstands mechanical stress, making it suitable for driveways, roadways and other high-traffic areas.
Italian Porphyry comes in a wide range of colours, including warm purples, greys, brown, tan and rose. The split finish highlights the grain and beauty of the colours. The result is a versatile tonal quality that works with any colour palette.
Sourced directly from Italy, porphyry pavers came come in many forms. Used across domestic and commercial applications, porphyry can come in multiple formats, including cobblestones, crazy paving, pebbles and random lengths.
Outdoor & General stocks multiple porphyry pavers, including:
Italian Porphyry Cobblestones
Italian Porphyry Crazy Paving
Italian Porphyry Random Lengths
We also offer custom-made orders according to specifications.
Porphyry pavers vary across a range of natural colour variations. A dense volcanic stone, each paver varies in colour.
Where to use Porphyry Pavers
Used in both commercial and domestic environments, the properties of porphyry make it a desired stone for many applications as flooring. Extremely durable, it is suitable for high-traffic areas. This includes a driveway or footpath and frequently used outdoor areas like courtyards.
Furthermore, porphyry is non-slip, making it ideal for wet areas. This makes it a popular choice for pools, patios, and other areas prone to water exposure, such as outdoor showers and laundries.
The irregular shapes of porphyry cobblestones also make it flexible for curved designs. This includes curved pathways or patios.
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A natural stone, it has many desired qualities and valuable features. Not to mention, its European charm makes it an aesthetically pleasing flooring solution.
One of the most significant benefits is that porphyry pavers are low maintenance. This means it needs minimal cleaning and can be easily cleaned when marked.
Other benefits include:
it is non-slip
it is incredibly durable
it is strong
it has a high chemical resistance
What is Porphyry?
Porphyry is a very dense volcanic stone that sits vertically within the mountain. It consists of large-grained crystals such as quartz and feldspar, dispersed in a fine-grained matrix. Egyptian and Roman empires used porphyry stone extensively for pavements, buildings and monuments. Some relics of these remain today which is a true testament to the strength and endurance of porphyry stone.
How are Porphyry stone pavers made?
Porphyry stone it blasted out of it’s formation from a mountain. This extraction often requiring less effort than extractingbasalt & bluestone, graniteor travertinewhich is sawed out of monolithic, block formations. When porphyry is blasted, it comes out as random flagging that can be used for crazy paving. Others are then sorted according to approximate size and thickness range. It is then moved to cutting equipment to be shaped into cobblestones, random length rectangles and other shapes used as pavers. This process makes porphyry stone pavers eco-friendly and incorporated more in outdoor designs, moving away from conventional manufacturing of concrete pavers which expels heat and carbon.
Why buy Porphyry stone pavers?
Porphyry stone pavers are widely popular for domestic and commercial designs for its consistency and durability. They come in a variety of flooring formats. The hard-wearing surface of porphyry stone pavers makes it preferred for driveways and high traffic areas. You can also use porphyry stone pavers around pools, patios and walkways as they have an excellent non-slip surface even when wet.
Porphyry stone paving installation is an art, usually requiring a longer time frame due to the inherent natural random thicknesses. This makes installation costs of porphyry higher compared to basalt & bluestone,granite paversor travertine pavers, however the results are truly remarkable while adding a touch of European style to your very own home.
The superior physical characteristics of porphyry stone allows it to resist chemicals, salt, acid and high temperature variations and requiring very little on-going maintenance.
What types of Porphyry stone pavers are offered at Outdoor & General?
Our porphyry stone pavers come in a grey/brown mix imported directly from Italy and available in three different stone flooring formats. They are available as porphyry cobblestones, porphyry crazing paving, and porphyry random length paving with natural surface finish. We can also custom make orders according to your specification.
Do I need to seal my Porphyry stone pavers?
Our Italian porphyry range is celebrated for being notably hard wearing, non-slip and resisting the elements for thousands of years. The choice to seal your porphyry is entirely up to you. Not only does sealing add a barrier of protection, also giving you ample time to clean up any spills before it becomes a permanent stain. Visit our range of cleaners and sealerswhich will help you keep your beautiful paved porphyry area protected and full of life for many years to come.
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