Basalt bathtub Basalt is a common extrusive igneous (volcanic) rock formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of a planet or moon. Basalt is usually grey to black in colour.Basalt is widely used in construction (e.g. as building blocks or in the groundwork), making cobblestones (from columnar basalt) and in making sinks and bathtubs for bathroom.

Lavastone and basalt are fine grained igneous rocks created through the rapid cooling of volcanic lava flows as they reach the earth's surface. Most basalts and lavastones used in construction are grey to black in colour and while some exhibit a 'frothy' appearance due to the gases contained in volcanic eruptions, others are very dense with no visible holes.

These stones are hard wearing, scratch and stain resistant making them extremely versatile, and suitable for a range of applications.

For landscapers and external applications, basalt and lavastone can take on a number of decorative, textured finishes suitable for paving, external wall cladding and water features. While for internal applications, basalt is experiencing renewed popularity as a floor tile, cladding and mosaics for feature walls as well as carved basins and baths.

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