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Thanks to its remarkable mechanical resistance, workability, and above all, for its anti-slip quality, TRACHYTE from Montemerlo has been extracted and used for street paving since the Roman age, as found in all the excavations and discoveries of Roman cities from Adria to Altino and to the Verona countryside (and in the ancient dumping ground at our quarries). Known then by the name "silix", during the time of the Venetian Republic it was largely called "Masegna" and was used above all for the pavings typical of Venice (the most severe testing ground for its technical qualities). Only in 1800 did if finally take the name "Trachyte" commercially.

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte
only sawn

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte
bush-hammered

Trachyte was used in the past, and is still used today, largely for pavings on streets, sidewalks, and their borders. In more recent times, thanks to its colour characteristics and its capacity to be cut in thin, shiny slabs, it also was made suitable for covering and beautifying buildings, both externally and internally (stairs and floors).

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte
bush-hammered

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte
bush-hammered

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte
scratched

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte

Classic Grey Montemerlo Trachyte
brushed

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