Modern-day concrete was created in 1824 by Joseph Aspdin, a British bricklayer and builder, who experimented by burning finely ground chalk and clay until the carbon dioxide was removed. He name this product “Portland Concrete” because its resemblance, when set, to Portland stone, a type of stone quarried on the Isle of Portland.
Concrete played a major role in rebuilding Europe after WW2, and today many of those iconic buildings are protected as a snapshot in time. Our Barbican range takes the raw essence and tones of this modern formula and transforms it into a porcelain tile that is fit for purpose in the great outdoors.
Constructing a touch of urban awe, say hello to Barbican.