Are you considering remodeling your kitchen or bathroom but don’t know what materials to use. The trend has been granite, quartz and marble. I think you should consider these.
NEOLITH is a high performance material ideal for applications such as kitchen coverings. Neolith is scratch resistant, stain resistant, is heat, fire and heavy-duty cleaning agent resistant, and (due to the extremely low absorption rate) is ideal for food contact and processing.
LAVA STONE is volcanic lava stone that is extracted by hand from open-air quarries (usually in Auvergne, France), then cut into slabs, glazed with enamel, and fired in a kiln at 1300 degrees. During cooling a smooth crackled finish develops, which is the signature look of lava stone countertops.
Finish types: Shiny or matte ultra smooth crackled finish.
Pros: Non-porous; highly resistant to stains, scratches, shock, and temperature changes; low maintenance; durable; each slab is completely unique; available in a wide variety of colors; can be made seamless.
Cons: Very expensive; currently only produced in France; since it’s a newer product its longevity hasn’t been tested;
Installation: Professional installation highly recommended. Available prefabricated or custom. 6-7 week lead time for orders.
Price range: $260+ per square foot, most of which is due to the high cost of shipping.