Gneiss, a material in the granite family, is also extracted from quarries in Lodrino. This material is made up mostly of orthoclase, feldspar and mica, giving it a natural shine. It is a unique material, found only in subalpine regions.
What are the advantages of granite?
Granite is 100% natural and its properties make it renowned as a virtually eternal material. It's extraordinary strength, resistance to weathering and acids, as well its load-bearing capacity, make it one of the best types of construction material and it has been used worldwide for centuries. Granite is also prized for its natural heat-retaining capacity. Used as flooring, it is ideal for generating radiant heat because it retains and gradually releases warmth. This can contribute to energy efficiency.