Outdoor stone floors

Real stone outdoor floors


The natural stones they have the characteristic of not being homogeneous but of appearing in innumerable varieties after extraction from the quarry. They are then processed, cut into various shapes and thicknesses.


Among the most used natural stones for outdoor flooring we mention: porphyry, granite, prun stone, yellow and gray quartzite, travertine, Luserna stone, etc.

The background for the installation of natural stones as its function is decisive for the distribution of the weight of the flooring, making it stable, uniform and resistant over time.

The subfloor or caldana it is a mixture composed of gravel, sand and water, dosed with extreme precision to obtain the right consistency, to be poured before laying.

Poolside flooring in quartzite


The quarzite it is a type of natural stone widely used for flooring and external cladding, especially when laying the uncertain and with split processing.

Among the main technical characteristics are the resistance to thermal shocks, abrasion, acids and wear.

Brazilian yellow quartzite – Appia Antica Srl

It offers a wide range of colors and sizes, suitable for both modern and traditional environments.

Quartzite is widely used for flooring of the solariums and swimming pools since compared to other types of stone it is able to maintain a lower surface temperature even if it is subjected to direct sun exposure for a long time, ensuring a high thermal comfort.

The company Appia Antica Srl expert in the design and construction of outdoor flooring, it offers a selection of the best most used natural stones, with effects of great prestige and aesthetic quality.

Travertine flooring for refined outdoor spaces


The Travertine it is one of the oldest and most famous varieties of marble; its timeless charm makes the rooms exclusive and refined.

Indicated in homes with an antique taste, its aesthetic qualities are known to architects who increasingly choose this material for outdoor flooring and garden paths.

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Her coloring mainly depends on the type of oxides present in the material and can range from milky white to hazelnut, through various shades of yellow and red.

Travertine is suitable for its anti-slip properties as a pool edge covering, easy to maintain and clean.

External porphyry flooring


The porphyry it is one of the most popular natural stones for paving outdoor spaces. It is a volcanic rock rich in crystals, resistant to thermal shocks in different seasons, particularly suitable for pedestrian paths in the garden and access paths to the house.

The porphyry stone floor does not require expensive maintenance and has a good durability over time. In the form a cubes, it’s great versatility for the possibility of creating various laying designs, able to satisfy any need.

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The Trentino porphyry it is characterized by a rather homogeneous amorphous structure with predominantly brown shades. Due to its high mechanical characteristics it is suitable for indoor and outdoor flooring and cladding.

The company Archstone Srl proposes the following stones for external paving:
granite, quartzite, porphyry, quartzite, sandstone, basalt, suitable for paving courtyards, gardens, paths, swimming pool areas and so on.

Choosing the right stone, resistant and reliable, is a guarantee of a durable and resistant flooring that respects all safety standards.

Outdoor stones for gardens


When it comes to private driveways in green areas e gardens the stone flooring needs particular attention as it focuses a lot onaesthetics because the stone path is an element that characterizes the context of the entire house.

The stones are often chosen for the variety of coloring, which unlike artificial materials, give the environment a sense of welcome and added value.

The performance of the chosen stone, which must be resistant humidity, rain, strong exposure to heat and any contact with chemicals.

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The most recommended stones are the granite and the porphyry, particularly suitable for their hardness. Other interesting choices are there quarzite andarenaria.

The marble flooring it’s a lot delicate as it tends to absorb chemical and oily substances.

The final choice always falls on the client’s tastes, as long as the flooring is carried out respecting all the design criteria and professional pose.

Outdoor stone slabs


The company Fratus Pavimentazioni Srl proposes stone slabs for exteriors that guarantee an excellent result in any environment.

Among the natural surface workings, the stone slabs, which involve the transformation of the product a regular cut, be it milled or split, it is certainly the most valuable format.

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Every single variety of stone, be it porphyry, Luserna, granite, beola, travertine or lessinia, expresses the best of its peculiarities, not only based on the quality of the material but also thanks to the choice of a particular format size, of the finish of the cut of the surface.

The variety of materials and surface finishes allows the range of slabs to be used in the most diverse contexts based on structural and load needs.

Drive-over stone floors for outdoor use


Among the natural stones most used for the construction of driveway floors we remember the Trentino porphyry, able to enhance any architectural context, even of historical value.

The company Avi Porfidi flooring presents numerous solutions in this regard.

The Trentino porphyry it is beautiful, versatile, available in various sizes, sizes and thicknesses, it is adaptable to the most varied laying patterns and compositional designs, it is resistant to shocks and atmospheric agents.

Thanks to these characteristics it is among the most suitable natural stones for the realization of paths also suitable for vehicles at limited speed.

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As proof of this, just think that in various urban centers of the most important Italian cities, porphyry roads are still visible today that have resisted the passage of millions of vehicles every day.

Extremely important for resistance to vehicular traffic is the choice of the most suitable material, in addition to more correct format.

Specials are also available on the market sealants based on polymers and resins, designed to guarantee heavy traffic. Thanks to the sealing in polyurethane resin, the external porphyry flooring is truck-proof.

The polyurethane resin sealing has a proven duration of over 15 years and ensures that the paving in porphyry cubes does not fall apart, avoiding both cracks in the joints and the deterioration of the stone. Finally, there are no thermal expansion problems.


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