Cutting Basalt Pavement
Our customers or companies executing the pavement often ask us:
“How to cut basalt tiles or what tools to use? It is actually possible?”
The answer is:
“Yes, it is possible to cut basalt tiles! You have to meet two conditions, though: 1. Proper cutting tool and 2. Water cooling during cutting.”
To condition no. 1
Basalt is a very hard material (Level 8 according to Mohs scale, where diamond is at Level 10) therefore it has to be cut using a diamond wheel intended for cutting hard materials, such as a wheel for cutting granite.
To condition no. 2
The cut must be intensely cooled with water. It must not be heated/melting/lightened. Cutting basalt requires a lot of water.
It is also possible to cut other of our basalt cast pieces in the same way (bricks, gutters, pipes etc.).
If you have any other questions, please contact our Sales Department.