Other materials

Discover all the varieties of porphyr available in our stores.

MARBLE


Marble is a uniform rock, with delicate and even patterns.
Today, there are hundreds of different colours available, from black to orange - perfect for all types of surface or finished item.
Combining marble with other materials, such as wood, metal and rubber, further enhances it and creates sensational results.
Marble quarries are mainly open-air, although in some cases it is necessary to dig underground, especially for the most precious varieties. The most commonly-used method to remove marble from deposits is to cut it using a steel cable covered with sections containing industrial diamonds of suitable grain size.
In this way, it is possible to cut hundreds of tonnes’ worth of blocks of any shape or size.
The cut-off sections are removed from the quarry face by overturning them, causing them to slide onto a bed of debris.
Once moved to the bottom of the quarry, the masses of stone are cut into blocks, to a size that makes them easier to transport. Once they arrive here, depending on their size, we are able to cut out slabs of varying thicknesses.
Based on our customers’ needs, we can apply various finishes to the blocks, such as antique-effect, flaming and polishing. However, in order to keep its beauty intact, we have to pay careful attention to how and where it will be positioned: every room needs the right marble.
Our experts will advise you on the most suitable product depending on the technical characteristics of each type of marble, in order to get the most from its properties and protect its beauty.
Always remember that marble is a natural material and its characteristics may differ depending on where it comes from, when it was extracted and how it is formed, allowing us to create different products each time.
For this reason, please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice: it’ll be our pleasure to explain the history and qualities of the product that you're interested in.

DOLOMITE

Dolomite is a natural stone whose characteristics are similar to marble and granite, with colourings that are more marble-like.
This is a relatively recent addition to our family, and we fell in love with its colours.
Each slab has a surprise in store with perfect colours, where each shade and detail, wonderfully created by nature, have left their mark and are visible for all time.
A range of finishes and cuts are available for this material, as with any other natural stone, based on what can be obtained from the block.
Always remember that dolomite is a natural material and its technical characteristics may differ depending on where it comes from, when it was extracted and how it is formed.
For this reason, please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice: it’ll be our pleasure to explain the history and qualities of the product that you're interested in. 

PORPHYRY

Just like granite, porphyry is a volcanic rock but is effusive.
Porphyry is made up of vitreous material or dense microcrystalline, with small crystals immersed inside.
The larger crystals are made from quartz, which is why this stone is also called “quartz porphyry”.
It has limited colours, although they are very much appreciated in the world of interior design, varying from light grey to medium brown.
This material is mainly used outdoors as it is very resistant to both extreme cold and decidedly high temperatures: flooring, pathways, cladding, ventilated walls, etc.; all environments that would otherwise require high maintenance, but not with this material.
Always remember that porphyry is a natural material and its technical characteristics may differ depending on where it comes from, when it was extracted and how it is formed.
For this reason, please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice: it’ll be our pleasure to explain the history and qualities of the product that you're interested in.

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