Lava is the molten rock expelled by a volcano during an eruption. The resulting rock after solidification and cooling is also called lava. The word lava comes from Italian, and is probably derived from the Latin word Labes which means a fall or slide. The composition of almost all lava of the Earth’s crust is dominated by silicate minerals, mostly feldspars, olivine, pyroxenes, amphiboles, micas and quartz.
As a volcanic stone, Lava stone is highly versatile and so can be used in a variety of procedures and products. Being light in weight as well as a good fire-resistant, lava stones are widely used in construction industry as concrete blocks, building insulations,floor fillings etc.
Lava rock can make effective landscaping. The stones can be used on pathways to give a colorful design effect, or used as a border decoration. The porous material helps to store water on hot days and supply the roots with the liquid. We at Penda are also into Landscape designing and execution. We boast in developing garden features like rock gardens, bridges, arches, pergolas and pathways.