Basalt is a very hard volcanic rock, with properties comparable to granite. It mostly comes in a uniform grey shade, so fits perfectly into minimalistic contemporary interiors.
For a contemporary tile installation, take a look at our range of Beltralinea strips. These calibrated natural stone strips can be used on walls to contribute hugely to the value of kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces.
Everyone whom I dealt with at Ivett & Reed have been very professional. The finished fireplace looks amazing - if only all home improvements could be this trouble free.