Project Feature: Alamo, CA.

A beautiful home with a captivating view resting on the top of a hill outside of Oakland See more projects in our GalleryAt first site you could see that the Alamo, CA lot was going to be a challenge. The driveway would be a short, steep climb up to the crest of the hill. The […]

Sawn Edge vs. Snap Edge

Sawn Edge vs. Snap Edge porphyry can make a big difference in the look and feel of your final installation. A sawn edge gives a clean, straight, smooth edge that allows you to put the tiles closer together with a minimal grout joint, as little as 3/16 of an inch. [gdlr_button href=”” target=”_self” size=”medium” background=”#b0241d” color=”#ffffff” […]

Porphyry Green Attributes

Sustainability Porphyry is a type of igneous rock which, along with granite and other rock formations, makeup approximately 95 percent of the worlds “crust” which contributes to porphyry green attributes. These rocks are the result of intense volcanic activity begun over 260 million years ago. Highly valued for its appearance, Porphyry natural stone pavers have […]

Fox News Interview

Our very own Miles Chaffee interviewed live on Fox News. Watch and learn. Fox News Interview  

Project Feature: Arizona Fans

Throughout history, starting more than 2,100 years ago, Porphyry paving stones have been used to stabilize roads. Different patterns were designed for roads to meet the challenges of the varied terrains. Once in place they needed to hold up to years of heavy use with a minimum of maintenance. Arc patterns, also know as fans, were […]

Natural Stone Permeable Paving System

Permeable paving systems are getting a lot of attention and are becoming a part of construction codes in many areas recognizing the need for innovative stormwater management measures.   The primary purpose in the design of a permeable paving system is to effectively reduce and manage the quantity of surface rain water runoff while accommodating […]

Porphyry Stone Among Incredible Art

Porphyry in this installation is paired with other beautiful stones and mosaics for an amazing experience.  When I have visited other Porphyry installations, the Porphyry is the prominent feature.  At this beautiful church, the Porphyry shares the spotlight with stone carvings, stone and glass mosaics, frescoes and a one of a kind pipe organ.   […]

Porphyry Paving – The Financial Value

The tradition of stone paving with stones like Porphyry is centuries old.  Most of our stone knowledge comes from the European quarries and stonemasons.  This blog presents research involving the paving and hardscape designs with natural stone. So much of this research emanates from Europe and the United Kingdom.  Part of this is because of […]

Porphyry Paving – Overlapping Arcs

Porphyry paving cubes for use in a pattern of overlapping arcs is one of the oldest designs for stone pavement.  It has continued in use for centuries due to its stability, beauty and pleasing intricacy. In Europe, one of the more popular layouts is the bogen also known as an overlapping arc, which is often mistaken for […]

GftK Jointing Mortar Installation Video

GftK jointing mortar can be used in streets, public plaza’s, market squares, commercial developments, parking areas, pedestrian areas and for all types of garden patios and landscaping projects.  You select and specify the GftK product that fits your project, traffic load, and permeability situation. The advanced GftK Pavement Jointing Mortars are engineered and produced in […]