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Porphyry cubes

Porphyry cubes, also called sampietrini or bolognini, are produced by mechanically shearing selected porphyry slabs of different sizes and thicknesses according to the customer’s needs.
The visible upper face of the porphyry cubes has a natural surface while the edges are irregularly split.

Generally we supply the cubes in bulk or in big bags or wooden crates of about 15 quintals; it is however possible to purchase the material in customized quantities according to the needs and the sizes to be paved.

Designs and colors for the flooring

Using regular porphyry cubes, master installers can create floors characterized by valuable designs of different types:

  • contrasting arch, or the classic rounded pose generally used for paving squares
  • in straight rows to obtain a modern and clean result
  • peacock tail, an elegant solution embellished by white Carrara marble cubes

Based on the project we are able to supply the customer with cubes of particular dimensions, but also supplies characterized by the dominance of a specific color. In any case, the peculiarities of the Trentino Porphyry will make each floor unique and unrepeatable.

1. Trentino porphyry cubes
Red / violet mixed gray color (bulk)

Upon request selection of cubes:

  • mixed red color chosen
  • mixed red / purple color chosen

See also the page of the slab-mosaic

Type Weight in place Use
4/6 cm
First choice
Kg./sqm 100 approx.
6/8 cm
First choice
Kg./sqm 135 approx.
6/8 cm
First choice
Lowered 4/6 cm
Kg./sqm 100 approx.
6/8 cm Lowered with thickness 4/6 cm Kg./sqm 100 approx.
8/10 cm Kg./sqm 180 approx.
8/10 cm Lowered with thickness 6/8 cm Kg./sqm 140 approx.
10/12 cm Kg./sqm 230 approx.
12/14 cm Kg./sqm 260 approx.
14/18 cm Kg./sqm 340 approx

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2. Cubes - Square Head
Red / violet mixed gray color (bulk)

See also the tiles page

Tipo Utilizzo
8/8 cm
10/10 cm
12/12 cm

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3. Cubes in white Carrara marble
Red / violet mixed gray color (bulk)

Other sizes and / or processing on request.

See also the binderi page.

Tipo Peso in opera Utilizzo
4/6 cm Kg./sqm 110 approx.
6/8 cm Kg./sqm 145 approx.
8/10 cm Kg./sqm 160 approx.
8/8
thickness
4/6 cm
Kg./sqm 110 approx.
10/10
thickness
4/6 cm
Kg./sqm 110 approx.

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4. Cubes (strips)
Red / violet mixed gray color (bulk)

Tipo Peso in opera Utilizzo
4/6 cm
First choice
Kg./sqm 50 approx.
4/6 cm scelta
commercial
Kg./sqm 50 approx.
6/8 cm
First choice
Kg./sqm 50 approx.
6/8 cm scelta
commercial
Kg./sqm 50 approx.

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5. Cubes (flaps) Flamed
Red / violet mixed gray color (bulk)

See also the beads page.

Type Weight in place Use
Thickness 2 cm Kg./mq 50 approx.
Thickness 3 cm Kg./mq 75 approx.

 

 

 

Type Capacity
WOODEN CHEST 15 QUINTALS
BIG BABS BAGS 15 QUINTALS

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Use of porphyry cubes for flooring

We have different types of cubes for each type of porphyry flooring; first of all it is necessary to distinguish between pedestrian or vehicular paving.

  • Pedestrian: use of cubes with a thickness of 4/6 cm
  • Drive-over: use of cubes with a thickness equal to or greater than 6/8 cm

The installation can take place on a concrete screed bound by electro-welded mesh or on a well-settled natural substrate.

To lay the 4/6 cm porphyry cubes, about 10-12 cm of thickness are needed between the porphyry and the bedding material, such as sand and cement. For the 6/8 cm cubes, about 12-14 cm thick between the two are recommended.

Maintenance and cleaning

To maintain the porphyry flooring, a good cleaning with water is sufficient, even better if it is carried out with a hydro-cleaner. The use of detergents or acids is not recommended as they could ruin the seal between the cubes.

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C.A.P.A. Porfido is at your disposal

For any need, information or quote please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mob. +39 331 1915956 // +39 339 8648344



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