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A completely new pavement
with more than 2000 years of history

More than 2000 years of history

"Pavement or building material used in ancient Rome made of a waterproof mixture of lime, sand and broken pottery, occasionally decorated by tiles". This is the definition for opus signinum, a romans inherited technique from Phoenicians. It was used to pave streets and main roads; in thermal buildings, hydraulic pipes or especially, to build the floor of private homes. In most cases, this material has been preserved up to  today thanks to its extreme resistance.

This type of mortar, thanks to its waterproof qualities, was used mainly as a system to cover soils and also walls from swimming pools, cisterns, channels,…
Due to its functionality, opus signinum became one of the most common paving techniques of ancient Rome..

Step by step, this technique was enriched inside buildings through the inclusion of small coloured tiles which draw elements of an ornamental geometrical nature. At this point, this style of decorated opus signinum became a characteristic paving technique, really close to true works of mosaic and used alongside other sumptuous techniques as opus sectile and tessellatum, to enrich the rooms and buildings of nobles.