Oriental Basalt

Oriental Basalt

A very stylish volcanic stone with a constant color

Product Info:
Black and tense. These tiles look great in both contemporary and traditional settings. This stone is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, Ideal for floors and fireplaces. It is both hard and durable making it a perfect stone for interior and exterior projects.

Description: 
Oriental Basalt as the name indicates is a Chinese basalt that is a strong, hardy stone. Offered in a honed finish, it is a smooth, sleek stone with subtle shades of gray. A large range of tile sizes allows this diverse stone to be versatile in use whether as a feature stone in a fireplace, backdrop or floor tile, the possibilities this stone provides are impressive.

Material:
Basalt is a volcanic (igneous) stone that has been used in architecture for ages. The fissures and small holes in the surface are evidence of the earth's natural gasses flowing through and escaping from the stone. Basalts are rich in magnesium, feldspar, pyroxene and iron, with hints of olivine and amphibole; all of which are siliceous elements similar to those in granite. It is also a porous material with naturally-occurring holes that may remain unfilled or be factory-filled with resin or cement.

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