Although a relatively new product in the bathroom countertops market, Enameled Lavastone has emerged as a popular option for bathroom renovations as it is extremely customizable, unique in texture and design & is available in range of colors.
Enameled lava stone is extracted from volcanic lava stone and glazed with enamel, then fired in a kiln at 1300 degrees to create a beautiful, smooth crackled finish.
The Cost Factor
LavaStone Bathroom countertops are expensive product as these are produced by limited no. of suppliers. Also very few manufacturers are available who are involved in glazing this stone. The price ranges well over $200 a sq. ft installed.
Color & Design opportunities
LavaStone Bathroom countertopsare available in a range of colors. Nowadays many wash basins, bathroom countertops and sinks are being designed from enameled lava stone and integrated directly into the design of your bathroom countertops. Although it’s glossy finish can be a drawback.
Enameled lava stone is a highly durable & low maintenance product. It is extremely stain, heat & scratch resistant & it does not require a sealant.
Construction & Installation
Enameled lava stone is pre-fabricated and shipped pre-cut by a laser saw. It is always recommend that installation be done by professionals.
Environment & Health impact
Enameled Lava stone is manufactured using enamels and therefore does have an impact on the environment due to waste by products. It is not particularly recyclable, but pre-fabricated pieces or designs can be re-used in other homes or bathrooms.
Homeowners looking for the opulent & luxurious look should go for the Enameled Lava stone countertops.