This rich black igneous rock is characterized by a medium grain size which displays a subtle patterning and depth of color when honed, polished or water jetted. Basalt is formed from volcanic action and lava flows, which contribute to its uniform and consistent appearance. Because basalt is unique in how it is harvested, it limits the sizes available for fabrication.

Preto Carvaõ Basalt - HonedHoned
Preto Carvaõ Basalt - ThermalThermal
Preto Carvao Basalt - WaterjetWaterjet
Preto Carvaõ Basalt - Bush HammerBush Hammer
Preto Carvao Basalt - AdzeAdze
Preto Carvao Basalt - AntiquedAntiqued
Preto Carvao Basalt - MushroomMushroom

Suggested Uses

Pavers, treads/risers, interior veneers, wall caps, coping and cubic fabrication.

Most Popular Finishes

Honed or Polished: Countertops
Bush Hammer, Adze, Thermal, Sandblast: Pavers, veneers, stair treads, architectural details
Mushroom: Exterior veneer
Waterjet: Water features, paving

Standard Test Data

Density (lbs/cf): 185.38
Water Absorption %: 0.61
Compressive Strength (Wet) PSI: 17,215
Compressive Strength (Dry) PSI: 16,382
Flexural Strength (Wet) PSI: 6,034
Flexural Strength (Dry) PSI: 5,366