Basalt Tile

Basalt Tile Portland, Oregon | Buy Basalt Tile at Portland Direct Tile & Marble Basalt is a volcanic stone that has been used in architecture for centuries. It is quarried near Rome and was used by the ancient Romans to build roads and monuments. Examples of its uses in architecture can still be seen still today. Basalts are rich in magnesium, feldspar, pyroxene and iron, with hints of olivine and amphibole; all of which are siliceous materials similar to those in a granite. Although Basalts boast the durability of a granite, they tend to have the consistent coloration, markings and subtlety of a limestone. Geology of Basalt: A volcanic (igneous) stone that has been used in architecture for centuries and is thought to be one of the main components of oceanic crust. The fissures and small holes in the surface are evidence of the earth’s natural gasses flowing through and escaping from the stone. Basalts are rich in magnesium, feldspar, pyroxene and iron, with hints of olivine and amphibole; all of which are siliceous materials similar to those in a granite.

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