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Silica Free Benchtops and surfaces

Our Response To The ENgineered Stone Ban

Introducing Zero* Crystalline Silica

A New Era in Stone Surfaces


The stone industry is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by the Federal Government’s ban on crystalline silica in engineered stone benchtops effective from 1 July 2024.

At Granite Transformations, innovation is at the core of everything we do. With over 28 years of experience specialising in kitchen and bathroom renovations using our thin, durable stone, we have proactively adapted to meet these new regulations. Our commitment to quality and safety remains unwavering as we introduce our latest innovation: zero silica engineered stone.

This revolutionary product not only aligns with the latest regulations but also offers exceptional durability, beauty, and versatility for your home projects. Join us in embracing the future of stone craftsmanship with our zero silica engineered stone.

silica free engineered stone
Silica Free Engineered Stone

Zero Crystalline Silica

Fully compliant with Federal Government regulations designed to enhance workplace safety.

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Safety

As global renovation innovators, prioritizing safety for our employees, installers, and customers is our utmost priority.

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Innovation

Continuing our 28-year legacy as pioneers in home makeovers, innovation remains at the forefront of our priorities.

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10 Year Warranty

Our 10 year warranty applies to all zero crystalline silica surfaces.

A Seamless Transition

Drawing from our 28-year legacy as pioneers in home makeovers, innovation remains a cornerstone of our mission. We are committed to pushing boundaries and setting new standards in the industry, ensuring that every project reflects our dedication to excellence and forward-thinking design.

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FAQ's

What does the * mean?

* ​Contains less than 1% crystalline silica, aligning with the Minister’s exception for engineered stone products with trace levels of crystalline silica (under 1%)

If I have Granite Transformations’ engineered stone benchtops in my home, am I at risk?

Once installed in homes, our surfaces pose no harm to consumers. The potential health risk is in the unsafe practices during the fabrication process. 

Can my existing Granite Transformations benchtop be repaired after 1 July 2024?

Yes, our 10-year warranty covers all our surfaces, unaffected by any Government changes. Additionally, ministers have approved exceptions to the ban for activities such as repair, removal, minor modification, and disposal of legacy engineered stone products installed prior to the prohibition.

How does the ban on engineered stone affect my order?
In the transition period, from now until 1 July 2024, the sale and installation of Granite Transformations’ surfaces will continue. We can assure you it is completely safe. It is in the fabrication process where fabricators, if not following correct safety procedures, can be exposed to fine crystalline silica particles.
 
Our existing range will transition to a new crystalline silica-free formulation in the first half of 2024.
What are our current Granite Transformations surfaces made of?
Our revolutionary lightweight surfaces are crafted from quartz, glass, polymers, and naturally occurring minerals. With a thickness of just 7mm, our surfaces present the lowest risk among engineered stone surfaces during processing. In fact, our product is typically one-third the thickness of other stone surfaces, significantly reducing dust exposure by the same proportion compared to thicker surfaces.
What are Silica and Quartz?

Quartz, the most abundant mineral on Earth, exists in various forms, commonly found as sand on beaches and in materials like sandstone, marble, and granite. These natural materials contain crystalline silica, a compound of silicon and oxygen.

At Granite Transformations, our surfaces are crafted from natural materials that include crystalline silica—such as quartz, sand, and granite—bound together with polymers and formed into durable slabs.

Crystalline silica is a component of many everyday manufactured products, including glass, pottery, and quartz surfaces. It’s widely used in construction, found in varying concentrations in bricks, blocks, tiles, slabs, cement, and concrete.

What is Silicosis?

Silicosis is an occupational lung disease that has been recognised for over a century and is associated with various industries, including engineered stone manufacturing. Workers exposed to crystalline silica (quartz) without proper safety measures may be at risk.

This disease develops when silica dust particles are inhaled and become lodged in lung tissues, leading to inflammation, scarring, and impaired lung function, reducing oxygen uptake.

Silicosis and other diseases related to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) are entirely preventable with the implementation of appropriate safety measures.

How does Granite Transformations ensure the safety of workers in the stone industry?

Silicosis is an occupational lung disease that has been recognised for over a century and is associated with various industries, including engineered stone manufacturing. Workers exposed to crystalline silica (quartz) without proper safety measures may be at risk.

This disease develops when silica dust particles are inhaled and become lodged in lung tissues, leading to inflammation, scarring, and impaired lung function, reducing oxygen uptake.

Silicosis and other diseases related to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) are entirely preventable with the implementation of appropriate safety measures.

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