Quarried from the base of Mount Etna in Sicily, lavastone (also known as basalt) is an incredible material for the contemporary specifier, with many internal and external applications.
Due to its versatility (it will withstand extreme heat) the stone can be finished in a much wider range of surface textures, colours and tones than other stones. It can be honed, polished, bush-hammered etc. in the normal way, but also baked to create a jet black lustre. In addition, the lavastone can be glazed which results in vast possibilities of colour finishes which can be applied to flat lavastone surfaces and also 3-dimensional lavastone forms.
We offer four main formats for lavastone finishes :
*Please note, all finishes are produced to order on a project basis.
Pattern Glaze Finishes
Via a patented screen printing process Etna Lavastone panels can be ‘printed’ with glaze motifs to stock patterns or your *own design. Printing can be applied to both Etna Grey (natural) or Etna Black (baked) surfaces and colour pigments can be mixed with the glaze to create a wide range of colour and motif combinations.
*subject to screen setup costs