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Wild Outdoor

An outdoor lava stone shower for a private villa. The pumice finish enables the stone to be perceived as highly organic and natural, and mean that it can be perfectly integrated into the surrounding garden. Our natural stone masonry is 100% recyclable, for sustainable facades and outdoor claddings, patios, and paths.

the pumice finish as it is in nature, the color may vary from light gray to the darkest gray near to black.
the pumice finish as it is in nature, the color may vary from light gray to the darkest gray near to black.

Step into a wildlife garden can take you in a dreamlike dimension.
This has been our first feeling while visiting the place for our last outdoor application: an outdoor lava stone shower that has been requested for a private villa.
Our client asked for an outdoor stone shower cladding which could integrate into the project of the wild garden, a protective barrier that had to embrace and wrap around his residence.
The wildlife garden was prosecuted for promoting biodiversity and native plantings, and a general planted-by-nature effect.
Given that premise, we introduced a peculiar finish for the project: the pumice lava stone.
The pumice lava stone is for sure the most distinctive texture of our lava stone natural finishes.
It is requested when the natural rough look is to be enhanced, as in this project of a stone application which could integrate into the wild surrounding.
We submitted the idea to the client, who felt in love with this stone, where the volcanic origin is so and preciously preserved.

The lower environmental impact of a natural stone masonry

Our lava stone finishes are natural volcanic stones, 100% recyclable, with a limited production wastes, and highly competitive for sustainable facades and outdoor claddings and furniture.

The finishing process

The pumice finish enables the application to be perceived as organic and natural, and the surface, which can be further processed by sandblasting, is sometimes not worked upon at all, as just highly distinctive by nature! Under the projects, our craftsmen carry out a mechanical brushing to vary the shades of gray or brown:

 

The surface of this item can be further processed by sandblasting, as for the example on the left: the light pumice. Through a mechanical brushing the shades of gray or brown can be varied (dark pumice on the right side)
The surface of this item can be further processed by sandblasting, as for the example on the left: the light pumice. Through a mechanical brushing, the shades of gray or brown can be varied (dark pumice on the right side).
the macro view of a pumice surface: the finish can be perceived as highly organic and natural
the macro view of a pumice surface: the finish can be perceived as highly organic and natural

The outdoor pumice shower

For this outdoor application, our stone workers extracted the pieces from the rectangular block of stone and roughed out into a desired size and thickness with the help of an electric grinder and pointed chisels by the stonemason, shaped out to enhance the effect of the natural rock and provide the requested wild look.

The pumice finish enables the application to be perceived as highly organic and natural
The pumice finish enables the application to be perceived as highly organic and natural

Tiles for Outdoor applications

Ideal for outside paving, swimming pools, and outdoor furniture, lava stone surfaces stand out for their extreme performance.
Durability, non-porosity, and heat-accumulation capacity make lava stone ideal as a coating surface for outdoor swimming-pool flooring.

pool lava stone tiles are endurable and give a natural look to the outdoor pool
EMERALD LAVA STONE TILES (BRICKS ON THE SIDES)
swimming pool lava stone tiles: the natural stone and its glazing effects
POOL TILE DESIGN: THE NATURAL STONE AND ITS GLAZING EFFECTS

Extreme performance of glazed lava stone  for enduring outdoor applications

AN INSIGHT OF THE ENAMELED LAVA STONE TILE
AN INSIGHT OF THE ENAMELED LAVA STONE TILE

The close-up of a lava stone tile makes clear the benefits of enameled lava as a coating surface for swimming-pool flooring.

The enamel layer the ceramic is layered and finally covered by a crystal coating and then fired. Thus, the enamel is an impervious layer of a vitreous substance which has been fused to a stone body through firing.
Through glazing, the lava stone surface becomes unaffected by UVs and is frost-resistant, almost indestructible, and waterproof.
Non-slip glazes can be applied to lava tiles used for staircases and poolsides.
The engobe layer is the layer underneath the enamel, a clay that closes micro holes or imperfections of the stone.
The stone layer the volcanic stone is ideal for any outdoor swimming- pool coatings, thanks to its heat-accumulation capacity.

Our outdoor lava stone table tops

Welcome Spring … we can start enjoying the outdoors again!

Our outdoor lava stone table top is a great choice for dining al fresco on your patio and in your garden.
100% made in Italy product, each piece is custom designed and unique from cut to enameling.

Ranieri Lava Stone table top: ready for springtime!
Ranieri Lava Stone table top: ready for springtime!

 

The glazed lava stone is a sustainable product, fully customizable and very suitable for decorating your patio and garden with table tops, benches, vases, floorings and wall patterns.
The glazed lava stone products are very resistant to low and high temperatures as well as discoloration and rust from sun and rain exposure.

In this example our warm milk satin enamel on a round table diameter 44 cm.
This finish, as for all our enamels, is a non-porous glazing.

from our color palette, comparing milk satin, emerald, and vanilla color

Our lava stone is an excellent material to be used in design projects on hotels, resorts, and restaurants, for indoor and outdoor decoration.

restaurant lava stone table tops

Ranieri Lava Stone Color Collection is perfect for inspiring you with a combination of beautiful spring tones: the glazing shades and the depth of our enamels will help you to create your unique decorative style for your outdoor environment.
Have a look to our Lava Stone Color palette:

our clients can choose from lava stone colors and glazing effects

Glazed lava stone table can be the key element in kitchens &  living room: see also Indoor lavastone tables, for kitchen and living

lava stone for outdoor pavings and furnitures

Lava stone can boast a tradition of usage in Historical Villas and gardens, where dry stone walls, fountains, stone paths and other ornaments, nowadays uncommon, are highly regarded.
On other side, lava stone is certainly of interest in modern architectural projects, in decorating public spaces, squares and porticos in a modern style.

In South of Italy lava stone has been used for Centuries, adding elegance and style to villas, and nowadays Ranieri Pietra Lavica stone masons are skilled to renew this traditional Italian Style for outdoor environements projects.
In the example we applied the highest quality sophisticated but sober products for a perfect outdoor of historical Villa.

The main portal, with an impressive segmental arch made of monobloks of lava stone
The main portal, with an impressive segmental arch made of monoblocks of lava stone

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The detail of a lava stone path, with ancient ornaments
traditional lava stone ornament for Outdoor Villas and Gardens
Our skilled stone mason working at a traditional lava stone ornament for the outdoor of the Villa
The main path to the Villa, with traditional hand made rock-face lava stones
The main path to the Villa, with traditional hand made rock-face lava stones

Traditional lava stone benches:

lava stone is commonly used in south of Italy historical center restoration
lava stone is commonly used in south of Italy historical center restoration

In this project of historical center restoration, Ranieri Lava Stone used a hand-made rockface ‘basolo’ for the square pavement, with a decorative alternate use of lava stone and Trani stone.
During the medieval centuries, this combined use inspired federician Greek fret with its contrasting black and white:

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During the medieval centuries, combined use of lava stone and Trani stone inspired federician Greek fret with its contrasting black and white. Ranieri Lava Stone restoration project (Melfi)
During the medieval centuries, combined use of lava stone and Trani stone inspired federician Greek fret with its contrasting black and white. Ranieri Lava Stone restoration project (Melfi)
Melfi, restored square
Melfi, restored square

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The rock-face finishing is worked upon by hand using a diamond-tipped chisel on the surface:
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Rock-face lava stone can be used for building fireplaces, block stairs, claddings, kerbs, portals, wall-caps, thresholds… it’s main use in history has been outdoor floorings:

detail of medieval lava stone "basolo" in Naples
detail of medieval lava stone “basolo” in Naples

Lava stone apart from its use in restoration of historic centers is certainly of interest in modern architectural projects, in decorating public spaces, squares and porticos in a modern style.
The high level of resistance to wear, to damage from cars and its anti-slip nature make bush-hammered lava stone ideal for outside paving:

paving and benches with bush-hammered finishing
lava stone square with paving and benches with bush-hammered finishing

Vase #01

Dark Pumice Vase

Collection: Natural, Gray Lava Stone
Finish: Dark Pumice
h. 80 cm
diameter: 50 cm

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Available in all the range of colors and finishes on catalogue.

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Vases are finished with dark pumice brown lava stone, which fits in perfectly with its surroundings, decorating public spaces, squares and porticos in a modern style.
The high level of resistance to wear, water and weather conditions, makes lava stone ideal for outside pavings and outdoor furnitures.