Smartstone is where the beauty of natural stone meets the durability of engineered stone. Made in Stone offers two types of Smartstone surfaces, a Porcelain range and a Quartz range. Smartstone is the ultimate choice for stone kitchen benchtops and an almost endless array of interior applications.
Smartstone surfaces offer excellent value and is the smartest way to enjoy the prestige of natural stone benchtops without the price-tag. Smartstone is utilised by Australia’s leading builders, architects, interior designers and kitchen designers. The ideal benchtop choice for individuals seeking the best in quality and style.
What is Smartstone Quartz Made of?
Smartstone quartz surfaces are manufactured with a minimum of 93% Natural Quartz, combined with pigments and resins, making the surface highly durable. Smartstone quartz surfaces can be used in virtually any residential or commercial indoor surfacing application and are the ideal choice for kitchen benchtops, splashbacks, bathroom vanities, bath surrounds and wall panelling due to their non-porous quality.
What is Smartstone Porcelain Made Of?
Smartstone porcelain is an ultra-compact, non-porous, NSF-approved, heat, chemical, and stain-resistant ceramic product. Smartstone carefully selected eleven superb surfaces from Atlas Plan’s European range to offer a porcelain collection tailored to Australian style and tastes. Based in Italy, Atlas Plan is renowned worldwide for its surfaces that perfectly reproduce the colours and textures of marble, natural stone and some of the world’s most innovative designer materials.
GreenGuard ensures Smartstone benchtops have met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.
Smartstone has been tested by the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) for resistance to heat, chemicals and stains.
Smartstone is compliant with the International Health and Safety Foundation sanitary standard NSF51, which guarantees safety for use in all food environments.
Smartstone Full Colour Range
Thanks to Smartstone, enjoying the luxurious beauty of marble and natural stone surfaces is more achievable than ever. Smartstone products are categorised by costs to help you select the best surface for your budget and project based on the composition, pattern, and manufacturing process of the surfaces in the range and do not reflect its quality.
A range of beautiful quartz surfaces at Smartstone's most affordable price point.
A superb quartz range offering refined grains and natural looking patterns.
Premium Plus Range
A classic range of quartz surfaces representing beauty, quality and value.
Some of the world’s most luxurious and natural-looking quartz surfaces.
Innovative surfaces that beautifully replicate natural stone in durable quartz.
A range of stunning Porcelain surfaces from Atlas Plan, that emulates the colours and textures of natural stone.
What is the Warranty for Smartstone Benchtops?
All Smartstone quartz and porcelain surfaces carry a 15-year limited warranty. Please take the time to read the full warranty on the Smartstone website.
Is Smartstone Suitable as a Kitchen Benchtop?
Yes. Both Smartstone quartz and porcelain surfaces are virtually non-porous and perfectly suited for residential kitchen benchtops, commercial kitchen areas and other food preparation areas. Smartstone benchtops are compliant with the International Health and Safety Foundation sanitary standard NSF51 that guarantees its quartz-based surfaces are safe for use in all food environments.
Smartstone benchtops give you the beauty of natural stone but with a more durable surface. Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth, and therefore, Smartstone offers superior durability and the practical benefits of being: heat resistant, scratch resistant, stain resistant, chip resistant, chemical resistant, non-porous and mould & mildew resistant.
Smartstone benchtops are designed to offer high performance with low maintenance and are non-porous. Smartstone benchtops will never need sealing or waxing. Only a little common sense is needed to care for your Smartstone surface.
Plus, Smartstone quartz is heat resistant and not affected by temperatures lower than 180C. Although, like all stone benchtops, Smartstone can be damaged by sudden and rapid heat changes (this is called thermal shock), so it is always recommended that hot pots and pans never be placed directly on a Smartstone surface but onto a heat trivet or chopping board. Placing hot pots or pans on your benchtop can also cause your benchtop to scorch due to the resin content.
Is Smartstone Suitable as a Bathroom Vanity Top?
Yes. Both Smarstone quartz and porcelain surfaces are ideal for bathroom vanity tops and bath surroundings as the materials are completely non-porous, mould resistant and mildew resistant.
How Does Smartstone Compare to Other Quartz Engineered Stones?
Smartstone’s benchtop collections offer an exceptional purity and consistency of colour and pattern that can’t be found elsewhere. All Smarstone benchtop colours are exclusive to Smartstone. Every surface product has been sourced from leading manufacturers internationally to provide the most beautiful and versatile colour collection available.
Uniquely, Smartstone benchtops are exceptionally resistant to staining. CSIRO has tested coffee, tea, fruit juices, liquid food colouring, Coca-Cola, red wine and olive oil, and these substances did not leave stains on Smartstone benchtops.
Plus, Smartstone benchtops are very affordable to suit every interior style and budget, as Smartstone offers five price ranges for its quartz range – the Essentials Range, Premium Range, Premium Plus Price Range, Luxury Range and Exclusive Range. Part of the beauty of Smartstone is that it gives you flexibility and choice when selecting the benchtop that suits you.
Can Smartstone be Used Outside?
No. Smartstone quartz is not recommended for external use. Smartstone’s 15-year Limited Warranty does not cover outdoor applications of Smartstone quartz.
But thanks to the durability and UV stability of porcelain, Smartstone’s porcelain range is ideal for outdoor spaces, including building facades, paving and wall panelling.