Without the need to use the “structure mechanics”, the Etna Lava Stone Slabs are semi-worked elements, obtained by sawing the basalt blocks, framed to the edge, and usually, their borders need to be perfectly parallel. Moreover, the surfaces need to be flat and without any imperfections or unpleasant stripes, holes or possible ruptures. It is important as well to keep the thickness of the slab and never exceed the allowed standards. Fratelli Lizzio, since 1980, produces lava stone slabs with the help of appropriate machinery, which allows the growth of this specific sector, and the knowledge of our basalt in the marble field. Indeed, in the past, there were only marble or granite slabs; thanks to the technological innovation and the employment of modern extraction methods which allow the correct extraction of the appropriate stone blocks, we are able today to supply our depots in Italy and abroad with slabs of minimum dimensions 100x50x0,7 cm and of maximum dimension 400×200 cm. Show products
Rosso Fuoco (Red Fire)
A few years ago, while starting the extraction of Basalt blocks from our quarry in Camporotondo /Belpasso, under the lava blanket and thus under the rock, we had a pleasant surprise: we discovered the Etna Basalt called ‘Fuoco Rosso (Red Fire).
Hand-worked with Medium-sized Chisel
Hand-working with a fine, medium-sized or large Chisel is the oldest surface treatment for Etna lava stone and was carried out with a tip or drill and mallet by skilled manual operators called stone-cutters and furthermore, in our family, by dad and granddad. Read More