Lava Stone Tiles

SKU: NST-Lava-Stone.

Lava Stone Tiles

Lava stone provides a natural and very appealing dark veneer option.  It is a versatile stone that can be used for kitchens, bathrooms, interior floors and walls, and exterior applications.  Very large slabs can be cut from the quarry, offering large format surfaces.

Lava stone arises from the fire of the volcano.  Depending on the area of the world and the subsoil there, the lava or magma displays different material properties, affecting the surface of the lava stone.  Therefore lava stone is a generic term from a geological standpoint.

Lava stone has varying amounts of vesicles, or holes.  They are formed when the gases in the magma create bubbles in the molten rock, some of which get locked in place when the rock cools.  These holes provide the graining found in lava stone.  It can be varied and rich.

Lava stone is heat resistant.  This is no surprise, given its beginnings in the depths of volcanoes.  As a thermally stable stone, it can manage very high temperatures.  The surface of lava stone slabs can then be heated further in an oven, sometimes up to 1500°.  Depending on this temperature, different textures will appear on the surface.   It will also become harder, more durable, and non-porous.

Lava stone color ranges from light gray to darker black.  We hand select lava stones to assure the best look and texture.  Because stone is a product of nature, no two pieces are alike.  Lava stone from different locations can result in different looks.  Stop by or order a sample to confirm the look you want.  When the right stone is chosen, and composed in the right way, lava stone can be one of the most unique stones for interior and exterior surfaces.


Product Type

Field Tile



Stone Type



Exterior Wall, Interior Floor, Interior Wall, Shower Floor, Shower Wall




Black, Gray

Material Surface Size

Over 24", Slab, Up to 24"


Brushed, Honed, Light Brush, Naturally Aged, Rustic, Satin, Textured



Tile Thickness

1/2", 1/4"

bring your Interior to life with unique surfaces:

The finish materials you use for your interior surfaces can become some of the most important focal points.  Using a carefully selected stone for  interior floors and walls, and other surfaces, can add the unique tactile effect that exudes beauty, sophistication, and luxury.  Take advantage of our carefully curated stone options to introduce a new standard.


Lava stone can be used for flooring and wall surfaces, both for indoor and outdoor applications.

Color Range

Lava stone is a natural stone with colors based on the magna found in particular volcanoes.  This will depend on the minerals in the lava.  We offer dark blacks to medium shade grays, as we find they offer the best visual appeal.  Some tiles show contrasting colors, creating a more rustic aesthetic.

Lava stone can exhibit mild color variation from slab to slab, so selecting specific tiles is important.

Grain & Visual Pattern:

Lava stone’s visual variations allow for a range of aesthetics.  It can be smooth and refined, or textured with a rugged appearance.  It can also be heated for custom silk screen patterns, or etched for a patterned tile look.

Rustic looking lava stone can be found with holes, tracks, and streaks.

Carefully selecting the pattern of the lava stone for your project is recommended to find your tailored look.

Texture and Finish:

Lava stone has a naturally rough texture due to its holes.  Therefore, it is suitable for:

  • a naturally aged finish
  • a rustic finish with a rough texture
  • a brushed finish

The holes in lava stone can also be reduced by heating the stone in an oven, providing a smooth and even texture, making it great for:

  • a satin finish
  • a light brush finish
  • a smooth, mechanically sanded finish

However, due to the many different colors and pattern anomalies found with different stones, the right finish will depend on the lava stone tiles you choose.


We believe when the building industry sources and manufactures building materials with sustainability in mind, we all live in a healthier world, and we want to do our part.  Lava stone tiles are ecologically friendly.  They do not contain any VOCs, and are better than their non eco-friendly counterparts.

U.S. Measurement
International measurement
Mohs Hardness: 3-4
Bulk Density 2,580 kg/m³
Water absorption at atmospheric pressure 1.48%
Breaking strength 990 N
Slip Resistance 33/35
Flammability A1fl/A1
Frost resistance 6.4 MPA
Resistance to thermal shock .03%/3.5%
Resistance to abrasion 15.9 MM
Uniaxial compressive strength 155 MPA
Flexural Strength 6.6 MPA
BULK Commercial Pricing

Because we have become known for our unique material selection, we do sell stone slabs and tiles to third parties.  If you are working on a large project and in need of large amounts, we can offer great pricing for bulk orders.  We can also finish the stone for your project.  However, all of our stone is hand selected for superior appearance and performance, so contact us to confirm availability and to receive a quote.

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