Lava stone is a natural volcanic rock that is quarried (usually in Auvergne, France), cut into slabs, glazed with enamel, and fired at a very high heat. Thus, it can withstand high temperatures. It brings a unique character to your home and can be applied to floors, walls, kitchens, bathrooms, etc.
Lava stone is stain resistant and waterproof due to its non-porous property.
2 Highly resistant to heat, cold and temporary fluctuations.
Lava stone can withstand high temperature, so hot pans can directly put on the surface without damage.
3 Very durable
The surface of lava stone is extremely hard and resistant to corrosive chemicals and UV exposure, so you don't need to worry that if it fades. It is also resistant to chip and scratch. It can be used both in the interior and exterior.
4 Available in a wide range of colours
5 Low maintenance
Lave stone is easy to clean because it doesn't require a sealant or any treatment of special cleaning products.
Lava stone is environmentally friendly because it doesn't destroy nature.
1 Very expensive
It is currently only produced in France. Pyrolave is the primary manufacture.
Professional installation is highly recommended. 6-7 week lead time for orders.
Glazed finish is smooth and clean. Compared to polished tiles, glazed tiles are more resistant to dust. The glazed surface highlights the detail of lava tiles and is rich in colours.
Honed finish has a matte appearance.
Lava stone has a wide range of colours.
Wipe with water and soap.
Lava stone is a very good countertop material due to its highly resistance to heat, stain and scratch, as well as low maintenance. It is also a long lasting material for your investment. However, it is very expensive and requires professional installation. You will have to weigh the pros and cons of lave stone and then decide if it is worth investing in.