Daltile launches Lava Finish – Floor Covering News
Dallas, Texas—Daltile has developed the Lava Finish, a unique, patented quartz surface finish that the company believes creates the most realistic natural stone feel available on the market today. Liberty Black is the first product with Lava finish.
“Our new Lava finish offers the most natural stone feel of any quartz product on the market today,” said Roy Viana, director of natural stone and slab for Dal-Tile. “Quartz is a man-made material that skilled manufacturers can use to produce the look of stone in virtually unlimited colors and designs with a high degree of visual authenticity. Daltile has now taken this expertise a step further. We have researched and developed extensive research and development with the world’s leading abrasives experts to achieve our new ultra-realistic Lava finish, stone surface texture in quartz.”
According to Viana, the resulting authentic stone feel replicates natural stone in general, not lava stone specifically. “We chose the term Lava finish to reflect our new surface texture because the surface achieved is a bit smooth in its tactility, reminiscent of gently flowing lava.”
Daltile introduces its new Lava finish on Liberty Black, a brand new product currently launching nationwide in Daltile’s existing oversized 136 x 79 One Quartz slab line.
According to the company, Liberty Black is a classic deep black marble look against a midnight black background with flowery veining details that create an open white veining pattern with delicate white speckle accents.
Liberty Black is available in ¾-inch and 1 ¼-inch thicknesses with a choice of Lava finish or a polished finish. Liberty Black is suitable for use as walls or worktops.
“Daltile’s One Quartz oversized slabs illustrate how quartz combines the beauty of marble and limestone with durability and low maintenance,” says Viana. “Quartz allows you to add beautiful natural stone looks to your home design in a material that can withstand everyday activities, perfect for kitchens. Our One Quartz slabs are non-porous, scratch resistant, stain resistant and can be used on walls and countertops.
Liberty Black is made in the USA with imported materials at Dal-Tile’s quartz factory in Dickson, Tennessee. The quartz produced at this facility is made using proprietary design technologies, the most advanced decorative capabilities, the highest levels of gloss and clarity, and exclusive colors and designs, the company said.