Used by the Romans to build monuments and roads, Basalt is a volcanic stone, rich in many minerals such as but not limited to iron, feldspar, and magnesium.

Although Basalt Stone’s durability is comparable to granite, it has very little color variation that makes it more desirable for large jobs in which color consistency is required.
The dark gray color - almost charcoal, is one the stone’s main characteristics. Also, Basalt Stone in a honed finish may look like a Limestone, but with much more strength. Basalt is a very dense stone with great abrasion resistance.

As any other natural stone, Basalt is subject to stains so it is always recommended to seal it before using it.