Posted on 6/8/2012 4:23 PM by Grace Jeffers

It is illegal to remove lava rock from nature in the state of Hawaii. This is because it is protected as an endangered environment. It is also because the Hawaiian natives believe that there is a life force which resides in all things and to take things from their natural home is to disturb the spirits within. For anyone familiar with that famous episode of the Brady Bunch, many people return pilfered rocks to Hawaii with an apology to Pele, goddess of the volcano.

Eldorado Stone has solved this problem by creating the Hawaiian Collection of four distinctive lava rock simulations, each with a unique color, texture and shape:

Field rock has rustic cut edges:

Pahoehoe, is formed like slow-moving lava, with distinctive linear textures:

Coast rock, known as 'ili 'ili, features smooth contours of stones rounded by the ocean over time:

And finally, the Pacific lava line emphasizes depth and texture:

Eldorado offers one of the most extensive lines of stone and brick veneer in the world, with more than 150 color palettes, 20 national profiles and 30+ regional profiles. For more than 40 years, Eldorado Stone has demonstrated an undeniable passion for creating authentic products that not only elevate quality and design, but also attainability. When you set your eyes on Eldorado Stone, it looks authentic, natural and most of all, beautiful. Every piece of Eldorado Stone is cast from a special mold of an actual natural stone, and their state-of-the-art mold manufacturing facility is able to capture every minute textural detail. Each stone and brick is literally hand painted piece-by-piece by highly trained Eldorado artisans.

To see more of Eldorado Stone's profiles, or to learn more about their stone veneers, visit