Natural Lava
Mallet SAS


21st Aug 2014 - We are exhibiting at the Surface Design Show 10-12th Feb 2015 at the Design Centre in Islington London - Follow this link

5th Apr 2014 - Meet us again at Hotelympia Excel London stand 2722 between the 28th April & the 1st of May 2014. We are located in the Design Hall opposite the International Design Lounge - Follow this link

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Volvic Natural Lava - inherent features

Its "the nature of the beast" they often say & Volvic lava is no exception! After quarrying & cutting these massive blocks that appear to be in ideal condition we always wait with anticipation to see whats hidden inside. We cannot tell in advance if we will find sheets with a perfect & harmonious finish or will there be cracks & splits, fissures, holes & random markings revealed. Having completed the arduous tasks of lifting & cutting the blocks we cannot just waste this effort by discarding anything less than perfect. Of course any defects or cracks to large to work with are removed & often a 2 mtr block leaves us with 1 mtr slabs to work upon & these pieces will include all the inherent features that collectively make up the unique appearance of both glazed & natural lava stone. Unlike other stones we cannot fill & invisibly polish away any descepancies. Anything we do to the stone will reveal itself later during the glazing or polishing proceedures & so instead of trying to conceal the inherent features we have to embrace them as they all combine to make glazed & natural lava such an interesting & attractive finish.

* Variation in shade & tone

* Variation in surface texture & appearance

* Small holes & random markings

* Occasional fissures


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