Old World Kitchen Basalt Sinks by Ancient Surfaces.

212-461-0245 // 212-913-9588

Sales@AncientSurfaces.com

Jet Black Basalt and antique Oolitic limestone sinks are the two kitchen sink types that are design statement in and by themselves and are commonly associated with custom, hard to get, kitchen appliances such as Molteni, La Cournue and La Cranche kitchen oven ranges.

Hand Carved Basalt Sink Featured with a Traditional Custom French Cooking Range.
Hand Carved Basalt Sink Featured with a Traditional Custom French Cooking Range.

Basalt is the rock formed after the red hot volcanic lava cools down. The faster the cool down the lesser quality the basalt will be.

Hand Carved Double Basalt Sink with Reclaimed Bricks Back Splash.
A Hand Carved, Deep, Double Basalt Sink Ideal for Food Preparation, with Reclaimed Bricks as Backsplash.

Now image having your kitchen sink carved out and hollowed by hand out of a solid chunk of extremely hard slowly cooled down jet black basalt.

Hand Carved Double Basalt Sink with Reclaimed Wood Cabinets and Antique Stone Floors.
Hand Carved Double Basalt Sink with Reclaimed Wood Cabinets and Antique Stone Floors.

A basalt material so strong that it can be barely scratched with the hardest elements mother nature has in its arsenal. Our ancient slow cooled basalt can be barely scratched by incredibly dense metals like titanium.

An Interesting Jet Black Basalt Sink with a Solid Sink Back.
An Interesting Jet Black Basalt Sink with a Solid Sink Back. A Soapy Rough etched antique finish surface

It’s doubtful that you’ll encounter any harder metal or mineral in your kitchen unless you’re on some other planet. (not to self: do not use Mjolnir as a meat tenderizer!)

A Small Hand Carved Mounted Basalt Vegetable Sink.
A Small Hand Carved Mounted Basalt Vegetable Sink with a Soapy Smooth Etch Finish.

On the ‘Mohs Hardness Scale’ of our jet black basalt is comparable to obsidian black’s hardness also known as volcanic glass. Its density is 3.3gm/cc or only 0.2g/cc less dense than Diamonds. Not to shabby for a non-metallic rock.

Hand Carved Basalt Sink Installed with Reclaimed Wood Cabinets and Antique Stone Floors.
Hand Carved Basalt Sink Installed with Reclaimed Wood Cabinets and Antique Stone Floors.

Having a jet black basalt sink in your kitchen is definitely considered a high-end luxury item by all means.

A Massive Block of Solid Basalt Hand Carved into a Single Basalt Sink.
A Massive Block of Solid Basalt Hand Carved into a Single Basalt Sink.

The hardness of this type of basalt and the difficulty involved in carving it makes it a very uncommon item while compared to other types of hand carved stone sinks such as limestone marble sinks.

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Call us at: 212-461-0245 // 212-913-9588

Sales@AncientSurfaces.com

 Call us at: 212-461-0245 // 212-913-9588

Sales@AncientSurfaces.com

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