“We are proud to offer what is simply the finest surface available today.
Whatever your interior application, residential or commercial use,
I can promise you that no other surface material can match Smartstone. There really is no smarter choice.”

Kon Kalpou, Executive Chairman, Smartstone

Established in 2002, Smartstone has built a solid reputation for quality, sustainability and value. Today Smartstone Australia is one of the leading distributors of engineered quartz surfaces in the country.

Smartstone is the surface specified by architects, interior designers and retail kitchen designers nationally. It is the choice of the many discerning individuals seeking the best in quality and style. Smartstone has also been used in numerous projects by many of Australia’s leading builders and developers.

Every Smartstone product is meticulously sourced throughout the world from the most innovative suppliers. We only select surfaces from manufacturers who are able to offer the levels of workmanship, technology and environmental care we absolutely insist on in our product. As a result, every surface that bears the Smartstone brand mark has met our rigorous standards so they may exceed yours. 

Smartstone is in good company as a subsidiary of HVG (Halifax Vogel Group), a privately owned Australian company that imports and distributes a diverse product range throughout Australia, including aluminium composite material, graphics media, decorative building products, industrial and decorative fabrics, engineered stone and exhibition systems. HVG comprises more than 180 staff located in over 30,000 square metres of warehouse and office space in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth.

When it comes to choosing interior surfaces there really is no smarter choice than Smartstone.

Smartstone quartz surfaces are manufactured with a minimum of 93% quartz, combined with pigments and resins which make the surface highly durable. Smartstone quartz surfaces can be used in virtually any residential or commercial indoor surfacing application, and is the ideal choice for kitchen bench tops and splashbacks, bathroom vanities, bath surrounds and wall panelling due to their non-porous quality.

All Smartstone quartz surfaces offer superior properties of strength and durability including:

Porosity Low
Hardness High
Stain resistant High
Scratch resistant High
Chemical resistant High
Sealing Not required

Smartstone has been tested by the most respected industry bodies and environmental organisations to achieve the following certifications.

• Smartstone has been tested by the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) for its resistance to heat, chemicals and stains.

• Smartstone is compliant with the International Health and Safety Foundation sanitary standard NSF51, that guarantees that its quartz-based surfaces are safe for use in all food environments.

• Greenguard Certification ensures that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. Widely adopted as a trusted standard for low-emitting products, Greenguard identifies healthier products and provides manufacturers with tools to legitimise and promote their sustainability efforts.

• The Greenguard Gold standard includes health based criteria for additional chemicals and requires lower total VOC emissions levels to ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.


Test Result
Water Absorbtion 0.01%
Porosity 0.01%
Mohs Hardness Min. 6
Test Sample 1 7
Test Sample 2 7
Test Sample 3 6
Household Chemicals
Ammonium Chloride (100g/l) No Visible Effect
Swimming Pool Salts
Sodium hypochlorite (20mg/l) No Visible Effect
Acids & Alkalines
Hydrolic Acid (3%) No Visible Effect
Lactic Acid No Visible Effect
Potassium hydoxide
(30g/l &100g/l)
No Visible Effect
Stain Resistance (24hr contact)
Coca Cola Removed w. Damp Cloth (no visible change)
Red Wine Removed w. Damp Cloth (no visible change)
Black Coffee Removed w. Damp Cloth (no visible change)
Orange Juice Removed w. Damp Cloth (no visible change)

5 more smart reasons to choose Smartstone

1. Smartstone offers the most natural looking quartz surfaces available.

2. Our collection of 26 colours come in 1 of 2 larger, more versatile slab size which can be more economical and offer greater design possibilities.

3. Smartstone presents four competitive price categories, making luxurious and prestigious stone affordable.

4. Smartstone comes with a 15 year limited warranty.

5. Smartstone has an extensive national distribution network of kitchen retailers, cabinet makers, interior designers, architects, builders and stone masons.

Products

Smartstone brings to Australia 26 of the most innovative, pure and beautiful colours and patterns available anywhere in the world. Every surface has a polished finish and does not require sealing. The surfaces are grouped in four colour collections as follows:

The Santorini Collection – pure, clean, beautiful whites
The Toledo Collection – earthy creams and warm beiges
The Paris Collection – rich khaki greens and sophisticated browns
The Milan Collection – a sleek, chic black and grey palette

Pricing & Quality

To assist you making your choice, Smartstone surfaces fall into one of four price categories. It’s important to note that all Smartstone products are of equal quality; the four pricing points reflect the complexity of the pattern, raw materials used and how advanced the manufacturing process is for that particular surface. The price range does not in any way reflect the quality of the surface. The price categories are colour coded as follows:

Essentials – Blue – eleven varied colours offering a larger, more economical slab size.
Premium – Orange – a collection offering refined grain and natural looking pattern.
Luxury – Green – a luxurious surface range featuring the most natural looking veined collection from Spain.
Exclusive – Gold – dramatic and stunning stone surfaces with distinctive veining and a larger slab size.

Disclaimer: Smartstone is a natural product and therefore some variations in colour and pattern may occur. Small inclusions in the product such as small particles and blotches are within acceptable standards. The brochure should be used as a guide and final selection made from actual samples.