Here at Gather Co we want to ensure that the gap between your screen and our surfaces is bridged. As such, we have developed this Texture Guide to provide a general understanding of the finishes across our collection and to offer a sense of the ‘feel’ you can expect from each variety.
*Please note: This is intended as a guide only. Some surfaces may sit outside the prescribed finish as stated below. It is not a Slip Rating, you’ll find that in the “Resources and Installation” section at the bottom of each product page.
Flooring laid to last is flooring laid in Italian porphyry; a formation that’s durable, extremely hard and resistant to sustained heavy wear. These characteristics see this material regularly specified for commercial projects exposed to significant vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Gather Co’s porphyry exhibits traditional colours and is prepared into pavers, cobblestones and crazy paving. This broad range of formats and palette gives the collection a broad versatility in functional design applications.
With low heat and water-absorption properties, porphyry is also the ideal surface for poolside installations.
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Porphyry - a type of igneous stone made up of large-grained crystals, including quartz. Volcanic in origin, porphyry is dense, durable and robust, with a broad spectrum of colour variation. A constant across ancient Egypt and Rome, porphyry has a natural split finish and is typified by its deep reddish and purple hues. The term porphyry is derived from the word porphúra, which means purple in Ancient Greek.