University of Adelaide researchers confirm silica-free alternative to engineered stone

University of Adelaide researchers have confirmed that a new product manufactured by SilkSurface is a true and silica-free alternative to engineered stone. It comes after an Australia-wide ban on engineered stone that will force the industry to move on from traditional stone-cutting methods by the July 2024 deadline.

Following the news, SilkSurface began investigating quality kitchen stone benchtop alternatives and has confirmed that its latest product is 100% silica-free through independent testing undertaken by the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health.

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“For some time, we have been developing a product to provide customers with an alternative to engineered stone before the Government’s discussion around its future in homes and offices,” SilkSurface founder Ben Scott says.

“The fact is that customers want a quality product which looks good, which is affordable and which can be manufactured in a way which is safe for workers.”

The list of benchtops from SilkSurface comes in a range of natural finishes and can give building professionals and designers a close facsimile to the now-banned engineered stone.

“The ban on engineered stone provided the industry with opportunities to deliver better products for customers and workers, which is what we have done,” Ben explains.

“Our product, SilkSurface offers the same look and feel of engineered stone with great durability, improved stain resistance and excellent heat resistant qualities. SilkSurface is easily installed as it is compatible with the current machinery used by cabinet makers and stone masons.”






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