Lava Tiles (Natural)
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Lava Tiles is a lava stone based line of products that combines new and traditional techniques in order to create uniquely textured wall and floor coverings that feature the positive material properties natural stone is known for – such as strength, moisture resistance and thermal insulation.
All creations start as cut lava stones. In some cases the shapes are cut using a waterjet, and some of the designs are etched using sand blasting. This processing adds interest to the existing grain and texture of natural lava stone.
Lava Tiles can be further finished by applying a special glaze by hand and then firing the tiles at a high temperature. The firing of the glazed lava stone results in a wide variety of finish colours that cannot be found in natural stone alone.