Lapyk® is glazed volcanic stone formed through the cooling and rapid solidification of magma. We harvest the raw volcanic rock from Mount Etna in southern Italy, where it is then transported to our facility and fabricated to your specifications.
It literally comes from the CORE of the EARTH. Being of volcanic origin it provides eternal resistance to HEAT, COLD, and ANY CLIMATE conditions.
Lapyk® can be defined as the best product that gets the advantages of the marble and the ceramic together.
The way we produce lava stone is based on a two thousand-year-old tradition developed in ancient Rome. We took this age old handicraft and combined it with modern mechanics to develop a completely unique natural stone which is both sublime and technically unparalleled. We then glazed it to your specified colors and finishes in a twelve-foot kiln housed on our premises.
It is also the oldest natural stone in the world used for paving, façades, walls, floors, countertops and well-being places as it provides de-pollution and anti-bacterial properties. Its texture gives a touch of style to every design and possibility to create thin, light and smart interior elements for any-size rooms.
The extreme versatility of the material helps to create elegant shapes of any color, thicknesses, and length.
The breadth of possibilities with our lava stone is quite groundbreaking. And this is because our company has developed the technology to produce lava stone in unprecedented sizes and dimensions. It can be realized on flat surfaces of up to ten feet as well solid or carved masses of the same length. Lapyk® lava stone is ideal when aesthetic integrity requires high performance. It is a non-porous, scratch, stain, UV and heat resistant material. All of these qualities make it especially suitable for indoor-outdoor, high-heat, very cold and wet-area applications.
Talking about ”ventilated facades” in a modern building is now essential because, thanks to its technical features, this constructive model allows to isolate and protect buildings in addition to a better reduction of thermal dispersion. Practically, today’s designer prefers a single solution to build with this method the building with total energy savings. LAPYK® is a unique product, crafted by our artisans who combine mastery and innovation, making Lapyk® an irreplaceable material for this kind of use, thanks to the technical features of its regular certified basalt.
Our idea is to work and transform the stone that originates from the volcano into something innovative and design for the contemporary lifestyle.
Lapyk® ‘s peculiarities, thanks to the organic and natural properties of the lava stone combined with technologies and working methods, are those of having an unimaginable design and a most prestigious surface.
Long lifetime, weather resistance, one of the oldest materials undergone enameling makes Lapyk® an original material and true design.
The slabs (without viewing the metal substructure) are securely anchored to the building structures. So we can certainly recommend, to the designers who undergo the “fascination of the natural”, the use of our basalt in the light of the results already obtained, both from a strictly technical and architectural point of view.
Lapyk® is a great material in terms of resistance to scratches, to UV rays, to acids, design opportunities, possible applications (also 3D forms), colors, finishes and more. The product gives the opportunity to combine hundreds of years of custom made Italian ceramic tradition with the advantages and forms possible to get with stones.
The breadth of possibilities with our lava stone is quite groundbreaking. And this is because our company developed the technology to produce lava stone in unprecedented sizes and dimensions. It can be realized on flat surfaces of up to ten feet as well solid or carved masses of the same length. Lapyk® lava stone is ideal when aesthetic integrity requires high performance. It is a non-porous, scratch, stain, UV and heat resistant material. All of these qualities make it especially suitable for indoor-outdoor, high-heat, very cold and wet-area applications.
This handicraft product has been first time used in 2012 for the Café Royal in London. We did build the entire pool with edges and drains included, besides most of the stone work needed for the rest of the project. The result has been great and later Lapyk® has been chosen in other projects thanks to its quality and design.