More than just stone
Often the word porphyry is
associated with cubes, cobblestones and fan-shape laying patterns that
characterise many splendid squares.
But porphyry is not just this. In Italy and Europe we can admire many
applications of diverse types of porphyry products associated with local
stones so that the result matches with the style and history of the area.
Today we note that classic production systems, based on natural slab
splitting, have been backed up by the same technologies used for marble and
granite, based for example on sawing and flaming.
The extraordinary range of
variation, from the smallest
4 cm size cube to giant stones
larger than a metre, allows us
ample liberty of composition,
from small details to monumental
structures, according to the use
and the effect that the entire
project must deliver. The
strength of Horus derives
from nature that over 260
million years has created
and offers us a product already
perfect: with its pastel colours,
the rough quarryface that offers
grip but is so pleasantly
irregular as to avoid tripping,
the resistance to frost and
chemicals and its robustness
under pressure and wear.