Basalt Wall Tiles
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Basalt Wall Tiles - our IL (interlocking) range
Basalt Wall Tiles
Basalt stone is an extrusive igneous rock formed by the rapid cooling of basalt magma and lava at or near the earth’s surface. The unweathered basalt that our tile products are manufactured from exhibit pristine grey to black colouring that has been untouched by the elements for millions of years and is peerless in terms of beauty in the natural stone world.
Where Ancient Meets Modern
Basalt tiles are a marriage of history, design, technology, and extraordinary stone. Large slabs of cooled basaltic lava rock are cut and honed into individual strips which are then mesh mounted to create a sleek, contemporary wall tile. Silky smooth to the touch, the natural honed finish of our basalt tile is refined and luxurious. The basalt tile is ideal for just about anywhere a bold statement is needed, whether inside or outdoors.
Two Exceptional Colours. Norstone’s Legendary Craftsmanship.
Basalt wall tiles are available in two modern and contemporary colours, light grey and ebony - both beloved of architects and designers and suited to any modern environment, especially as a stark and striking contrast to minimalist white walls and surfaces.
The natural basalt stone wall tile is machine cut with tolerance levels of 2mm thickness and 0.5mm length and produces a slightly proud profile typical of natural stone and which further distances itself from manufactured porcelain tiles.
Norstone's Interlocking Basalt Tiles and our new 3D XLX Basalt Tiles are suitable for both interior and exterior use. Our IL range is proving to be very popular for bathrooms and kitchens as well as being used extensively on external walls.
*NEW - IL corner units
Basalt Wall Tile Size
One wall tile unit - 9 staggered 305mm basalt strips
Full unit dimensions: 381mm tall x 432mm wide x 12mm thick*
* includes grout gaps
4 tile mats per box - .48 m2
Weight per m2 approx. 38.8kg
Each basalt stone tile unit consists of nine strips mounted on a thin base for ease of installation. Similar to any standard natural stone wall tile installation, the working surface should be prepared. The basalt stone tile mats are fixed to the wall using a polymer modified tile thinset / adhesive and then grouted with un-sanded grout. Like most natural stones, Basalt wall tiles are designed to be cut on a tile wet saw.
Basalt stone is a natural porous stone and therefore it easily attracts and retains oils, dirt, and other contaminants. Norstone UK recommends taking the necessary precautions during installation and handling to keep the tiles clean and then sealing all with a water based, penetrating natural stone sealer once installation is completed. Natural stone sealants have different characteristics so please test any sealant prior to application on a scrap piece of basalt stone or in an inconspicuous area.
Close-up (before grouting) showing the 2mm thickness tolerance levels of our machine-cut basalt tiles producing a profile typical of natural stone.
Basalt IL Wall Tiles
Two Exceptional Colours.
Basalt is a natural stone and the favoured finish for corners and reveals as you can simply butt the cut edges together as seen in the photo above; here we see the stone has been cut and the horizontal lines have been continued around the corner.
An alternative method for corners and reveals would be the use of tiling trim along all cut edges, basalt panels are 10mm thick and so there are a vast array of products on the market that would complement both the Grey and Ebony Basalt panels.