Porphyry pavers have been used in Europe for many centuries, since the Ancient Roman Empire. Presently in the United States, their popularity is growing steadily as architects and town planners are using porphyry pavers for commercial and municipal pavements throughout the United States.
BENEFITS OF PORPHYRY STONE PAVERS
The most distinguishing benefits of porphyry pavers are their inherent strength and durability to withstand long term climatic forces. Some of the many unique benefits of porphyry pavers include:
Resistance to long term weathering, preventing fading of pavers
Slip resistance makes it safe for community applications
Chipping and cracking prone particularly in freezing temperatures
One of the strongest paver materials available
Proven pavement applications since Ancient Romans era
Strong resistance to chemical agents and salts
Natural beauty and design flexibility
PORPHYRY PAVER COLORS
The predominant color of porphyry is purple, red or green. Other colors can be found in gray, ochre and rusty tones. Famous for their rich and warm earthy tones, they have a prestigious appearance when installed.
Porphyry pavers are suitable for just nearly any type of landscaping and paving uses around the home or commercial property. They are strong enough for driveway paving uses and durable enough for swimming pool pavements because they are salt water resistant and will not be subject to any form of fading or discoloration. Due to their natural texture, porphyry pavers are slip resistant, making them appropriate for use in roads in harsh winter conditions and in waterfront projects. Porphyry pavers are suitable for patios and walkways too.
Porphyry Pavers have been widely used all over the world as a paving material for decades. Porphyry Pavers have the ability to create beautiful, geometric, decorative and functional pavement features. This is perhaps the reason they have been implemented as a pavement material worldwide!