Custom Basalt Floor

Custom Basalt floor in CT

We specialize in providing the best service we can to our customers. in this case the customer wanted to use materials found on his property for building and enhancing his home. Master Masonry LLC was called in when others thought the project in mind couldn't be done. Basalt stone boulders recovered from the blasting required for the foundation of the house were to be used for interior floor coverings.

basalt-1Large boulders from the blasting required to form the footprint of the house (both in 1961 and 2009) were selected by size and condition for potential 2-inch thick slabs of basalt. Boulders were transmitted to Berkshire Stone in Winsted, CT where they were cut into slabs and carefully held together with one corner intact. Two of the "benches" are at the front entry way so one can sit and remove shoes. (This is required for a LEED point.) A set of cubicles are supplied for shoes, slippers, etc.

basalt-2In addition the very heavy slabs of partially cracked basalt were meticulously moved into two areas for flooring ... the foyer and the sunroom below the dining area. In both locations the cracked basalt was then placed in a jigsaw-like puzzle in cement or "mud" on top of radiant floor heat pipes fed from the geothermal system. Many pieces of the basalt slabs broke off and were placed within larger sections. Cracks can be seen in the larger slabs of basalt - also known as "trap rock". This very unconventional flooring material creates a unique mosaic of dark and uneven natural material. The floor is a stunning introduction to what lies within the rest of the house.

Whatever the project you can be sure that Mike Fecto and Master Masonry LLC will be able to meet it. Contact him today at (860) 738-3804.


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