The characteristics of "Yopso" Lava stone :
Lava is the only natural stone which can be enamelled
and resist to firing at nearly 1000°C.
Silica contained in the stone, the slip and the enamels allows a fusion during
the firing, colors are revealed and the enamelled stones becomes extremely
resistant and suitable for a multitude of applications because :
it is insensitive to UV
the colors are unalterable over time
it is resistant to household products including acids
it is frost proof
it is scratch resistant
it is very easy to maintain and retains very little bacteria
it can be shaped and manufactured without difficulty.
It allows an infinity of colors and finishes.
Below discover the three volcanic stones of the Auvergne which I use,
differents textures and finishes, and some examples of colors.
But note that even after 2960 samples to date, I create new ones each week !
The cuts and the assembling, the pieces of the stone can measure up
to 2m50 x 1m50 in one all piece, and are cut by machine which are numerically
controlled and which guarantee a perfect fit when they are installed.