According to the manufacturer, you can safely lay a hot pan on Pyrolave’s Enameled Lava Stone Countertop. Quarried from the crater of an inactive volcano in France, the stone is glazed with hard enamel in 32 colors and comes in 30, 40, 60, and 80mm thicknesses and lengths up to 9 feet. The product’s signature look is a delicate crazing that appears in the glazing during manufacture. Retail price: $330 per square foot. Pyrolave, 919.788.8953,

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