Stone is proven to be the best alternative to natural stone, offers advantages that are unattainable in marble, granite, and other natural stones. Lavistone surfaces are man-made stones that are compressed slabs of ~90% raw crystals with resin and pigment dyes to increase durability.
Produced in a strictly controlled environment to meet the most stringent safety standards in both manufacturing and finished product, our benchtops have everything a good surface needs. They are non-porous, non-toxic, require no sealants or wax to retain the hygiene standard, and are resistant to bacteria, mould and mildew.
Lavistone surfaces offers good heat resistance. However, they can be damaged by high heat shock.
Do not put hot cookware directly onto Lavistone surfaces. We always recommend placing hot pots, oven trays and frying pans directly from the oven or hot plate onto a heat trivet or a mat. We also recommend that electric frying pans and slow cookers be placed on a wooden chopping board.
Strength and Durability
Stone benchtops are one of the hardest stone surfaces, which are 7 on the Mohs Scale of 10. Lavistone consists of up to 80% of the purest quartz particles compressed with resins and pigments to make the most resilient and sustainable surfaces.
Tough but not indestructible: excessive heat, weight, force/pressure and chemicals may permanently damage the surface. Like all surface materials, Lavistone should be treated with care.
Stain Resistant and Hygiene
All Lavistone surfaces are non-porous and are perfectly suited for kitchen areas, or wherever food is prepared, as they reduce the potential for bacterial growth and ensure surfaces are free of mould and bacteria.
Our products are endorsed by the Public Health and Safety Company (NSF) in accordance with international NSF 51 sanitary standards, Lavistone surfaces are also industry approved for installation in hospitals, restaurants, hotels and more.
Sealer or wax not required!
Our finishes give the surface its final look in terms of tactility (feel and touch) and light reflection.
Food preparation: Cutting
Lavistone is composed of up to 80% natural quartz, providing it with superior hardness and strength. However, we always recommend using a chopping board to both prevent damage to the surface and dulling the knives.
We care for the environment and are proving our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.