Black Lava Stone is a wonderful Natural Stone of Indonesia. This stone was formed in volcano location. We can mine this stone after the lava liquid is out from the volcano and get cold. It changes to be Black Lava Stone. We can find this stone in Indonesia. Our stone has a better density than the other Lava Stone in the world.
Bali Natural Stone has a special characteristic. Black Lava Stone has a cold system. This system comes from the tiny hole of the stone. The holes make the water and air can flow. So, Black Lava Stone has a cold surface.
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Black Lava Stone can be applied for walling, flooring, pool tiles, pool wall, stairs, etc. because it is durable in all conditions. If we apply it in a high pressure, such as paving and flooring, we should add more thickness to keep the endurance. In the next chapter, we will tell you about some benefits of this stone. Black Lava Stone looks better when it is applied in the wet condition, for example pool deck. In the wet condition, Black Lava Stone will look more black.
Types of Black Lava Stone
Black Lava Stone has 3 common layers. The layers are gray, gray black, and black.
Benefits of Black Lava Stone
There are some benefits of Black Lava Stone. This stone has a stable and cold temperature, hard to break, elegant black color, durable, and etc. The stable temperature makes the wall or flooring cold because the heat is absorbed by it’s cooling system. The cold system comes from the tiny holes of the stone.
Black Lava Stone is durable for a long time and in any condition. As we can see on the temples of Indonesia ( Borobudur and Prambanan Temple )that used Black Lava Stone. This stone was used to build the temple and the building is still standing now. This stone makes our walling and flooring durable in all conditions. It also makes the walling or flooring has a beautiful look of black and gray. In a good design, we will get a wonderful natural walling.
Substances of Black Lava Stone
The substance from a Volcanic Lava Tile is important for architects in order to know more about the stone. Here is the substance of Black Lava Stone :
This substance has been tested in a professional Lab Test in Indonesia. From that picture, we can see that Black Lava Stone has good substances. This stone has a neutral pH. It makes the stone free from microorganisms.
Finishing of Black Lava Stone
Black Lava Stone has some types of finishing, such as Sawn Cut, Honed, Rough Face, Bullnose, Bevel, Bush Hammered, Random Irregular, etc. The surface of Sawn Cut Finished is not really smooth. This finishing is got from cutting process using a machine. So, there are some scratches from the machine cut on it’s surface. It’s called Sawn Cut Finishing.
To get a smooth finishing, we can choose Honed Finishing. Honed Finishing is made using a polish machine. If we apply Black Lava Stone for the pool deck, or flooring around the swimming pool, we can choose Honed Finished. So, it is comfortable when we walk barefoot.
Bullnose or Bevel Finishing has one side of stone that is blunt. We can apply this finishing for the outer side of the pool deck to make it safe. Bullnose has a round side and Bevel is has a bevel side.
Rough Face Finishing has different thicknesses of surface. The thickness is around 1 to 3 cm. This finishing is usually applied for wall tiles. It looks very natural and exclusive.
Bush Hammered is similar to Rough Face. But it has the same thickness. This finishing has a better anti slip.
Random Irregular Finishing is the best finishing because it has a natural size and thickness. This finishing is usually applied for walling. The wall will look so natural using this finishing. Some of this finishing has some patterns to make the installation easy.
Sizing of Black Lava Stone for Wall Tiles and Floor Tiles
Black Lava Stone can be made to some different sizes. The recommended sizes are 10 x 10 x 1 cm, 20 x 20 x 1 cm, 20 x 10 x 1 cm, 15 x 15 x 1 cm and 30 x 30 x (1 to 2) cm. The recommended size has a good endurance. If we want to apply Black Lava Stone for floor tiles and paving, we should add the thickness to keep it from a crack and broken.
For Rough Face Finishing, we can provide the size; 10 x 10 x (1 to 3) cm, 20 x 20 x (1 to 3) cm, 20 x 10 x (1 to 3) cm, 15 x 15 x (1 to 3) cm and 30 x 30 x (1 to 3) cm. Rough Face Finishing has a thickness range. We cannot determine its thickness because it is natural. For more details, please kindly check this table :
Packing, Stuffing, and Shipping Process
The Packing, Stuffing, and Shipping Process is important to make sure the Black Lava Stone safe. We packed the stone using International ISPM 15 Standard. International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15) is an International Phytosanitary Measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that directly addresses the need to treat wood materials of a thickness greater than 6mm, used to ship products between countries (Source : wikipedia).
With ISPM Standard, our Packaging is safe during the shipping process. Before we pack the stone to ISPM Box, we use tied belt on the stone pack. This tied belt will keep the stone safe in the box. We also use styrofoams to keep the stone from pressures during the shipping process. Then, we pack it in the ISPM box and use an iron belt for the ISPM box. This iron belt will keep the box safe during the shipping process.
For the stuffing process, we use a forklift with a professional drive. We need a professional driver because the stone is very heavy and difficult to move it. Our professional driver and team will set the stone packing safe for a shipping process.
Application of Black Lava Stone
Black Lava Stone can be applied for a pool deck, wall, floor, stairs, etc. There some applications of this stone :