August 4, 2020

What is Crystalline Silica & Silicosis? Silica dust (crystalline silica) is found in stone, rock, sand, gravel and clay. It is also used to make a variety of products that include engineered stone such as kitchen and bathroom benchtops, bricks, tiles, and some plastics. What is crystalline silica & silica dust? Crystalline silica is essentially […]

February 19, 2020

What are porcelain benchtops?   Porcelain is a popular choice of material for kitchen surfaces that is increasingly preferred to quartz-based surfaces. Discerning homeowners, developers, renovators and builders alike are attracted to the additional benefits and flexibility that come with porcelain benchtops. Porcelain benchtops are made from powdered clay and coloured pigments which are bonded […]

January 21, 2020

What is an Engineered Stone Benchtop?   Popular for kitchens, bathrooms and other uses such as splashbacks and fireplaces, engineered stone benchtops are manufactured from man-made stone slabs. The slabs are made with 95% natural quartz aggregates that are bound together with polymer resins and pigments. Here we take a look at five of the […]

December 16, 2019

Here’s our biggest tip for the perfect finish to your newly built or renovated kitchen: it pays to do your research on stone benchtops. The wide range of stone benchtops in Perth can be grouped into 3 categories: Natural stone Engineered stone Porcelain So what are the main differences and how do you know which […]

November 20, 2019

When you think of porcelain you may conjure an image of bone china figurines. Or maybe like us you’re keeping an eye on European design trends and seeing porcelain pop up almost everywhere. Porcelain has been used for thousands of years all around the world in many ways. Today this sophisticated material is preferred by […]