Imperial Porphyry in the Vatican

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Porphyry pavers in various sizes are used now to improve the surfaces of all hardscape projects. Once, there was a more decorative use for porphyry in the interior. Rome and especially the Vatican are filled with imperial porphyry. The museums, churches and chapels of Vatican City have more imperial porphyry as sculpture and decoration than […]

The Economic Value of Porphyry Paving

When working on a renovation or architectural project of any size, the strength, durability, and reputation of the materials applied are not to be overlooked. The thousands of years of success exhibited with the use of Porphyry paving present a clear picture of how powerful and aesthetically pleasing products can create a high economic value, […]

Porphyry Green Attributes

At Milestone Imports, we believe it is our duty to provide your commercial and residential spaces with the most durable and aesthetically-pleasing materials that will last a lifetime. While the current trend in paving solutions revolves around quick fixes and timely results, the wear and tear and required maintenance make for pricey and environmentally harmful […]

Case Study: Why Sustainable Quarrying?

Natural stone quarries occupy a miniscule fraction of the world’s land area, but rock-forming minerals constitute more than 90% of the Earth’s crust. With such a vast population of rock-forming minerals spread worldwide, we’re met with the question, “How can quarrying contribute to a sustainable Earth? What Is Sustainability? In 1987, United Nations’ Brundtland Commission […]

Notable Project – Porphyry Pavers and Sanded Epoxy Jointing Mortar

Location: Central Oklahoma In designing their large, elegant property, the homeowners wanted an entrance and driveway to complement their new home and create a bold statement. They wanted a beautiful, quality, low-maintenance solution. Inspired by a classic European stone theme, the final product would need to create visual interest and take into account the terrain […]

Porphyry Paver Landscaping Ideas

Porphyry pavers make an exceptional addition to any landscaping project.  They are durable, non-slippery, and even get more beautiful as they age.  Here are some ideas to incorporate porphyry into your next project: Replace old concrete slabs with pavers in your patio or BBQ area. Create a meandering path or walkway through your garden. Use […]

Porphyry: The stone for everyone

Putting Personality into Design People pour their heart and souls into their homes. Home is where special memories are created and milestone moments of people’s lives occur. So it makes sense that your home should reflect you, right? If you’re a functional, low maintenance person than porphyry pavers are for you. They require little to […]

Why Porphyry Makes the Perfect Paver

  Natural Stone Pavers Last a Lifetime Porphyry deposits are formed when a column of rising magma is cooled in two stages.  In the first stage, the magma is cooled slowly in the earth’s crust. In the second stage the magma cools rapidly at a shallow depth (or as it erupts from a volcano). Although used […]