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about smartstone

Welcome to Smartstone, where engineered surfaces of beauty and durability meet qualities of sustainability and responsibility.

The Smartstone Story

Since 2002, Smartstone engineered surfaces have been trusted by architects, interior designers, renovators, builders and developers for offering the highest standards of beauty, quality, durability and value. We are also proud to have environmental care and industry responsibility as key attributes of our unrivalled surface collections.

Consistently at the forefront of product innovation, Smartstone began developing a new base formulation in 2018 to provide a more sustainable and responsible engineered surface choice. In 2022, this came to fruition in the form of Smartstone NewGen, a low silica and up to 56% recycled base which was first implemented with the magnificent Ibrido Collection. Of the 34 Smartstone engineered surfaces, the majority are already tested and certified to comprise a low silica content. The full Smartstone range will have transitioned to Smartstone NewGen by mid-2023.

In 2019, Smartstone established an exclusive partnership with Italy’s Atlas Plan, a European porcelain leader globally renowned for its superb replications of marble and natural stone-look surfaces. With its exceptional aesthetic versatility for indoor-outdoor usage, Atlas Plan’s Australian porcelain collection complements Smartstone’s ranges to provide a complete surface offering for interior and exterior applications, residentially and commercially. Our engineered surfaces come with a 15-year Limited Warranty. There are five dedicated Smartstone offices/viewing galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth, as well as a national network of stockists and display showrooms. Internationally, Smartstone has stockists in New Zealand and Singapore. Smartstone Australia is part of the HVG group of companies, a diversified industrial products distribution business established in the 1950s. Please contact us should you require further information. Sign up to the Smartstone newsletter to receive our email updates


As versatile as they are beautiful, Smartstone engineered surfaces can be used in virtually any residential or commercial indoor surfacing application, including kitchen benchtops and splashbacks, as well as bathroom vanities and bath surrounds due to their non-porous quality. Smartstone’s porcelain range is also ideal for indoor and outdoor applications. Smartstone engineered 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’s quality and performance is backed by solid credentials. Our surfaces have been tested by several respected industry bodies and environmental organisations to achieve the following certifications.

• Smartstone NewGen engineered surfaces are tested and certified to contain less than 28% silica, with two surfaces under 38%.

• Smartstone has been tested by Australia's Stone Initiatives 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 engineered 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 Absorption 0.1%
Porosity 0.1%
Mohs Hardness Min. 5
Smartstone NewGen 5-8
Ibrido 5-7
Porcelain 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
Citric Acid 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)

Disclaimer: Smartstone is a made from natural and recycled products and therefore some variations in colour and pattern may occur. Small inclusions in the product such as small particles are within acceptable standards.


We meticulously source and curate every surface across every range to ensure they meet – and exceed – meticulous global standards of quality, aesthetics and performance. We guarantee that our natural-stone recreations offer the most precise veining and textures achievable in engineered surfaces. We will continue our long-standing commitment to pro-active industry regulation and education surrounding the fabrication of engineered surfaces.
With our dedication to environmental care, we are constantly striving to take further steps toward greater sustainability. All Smartstone NewGen slabs are supported by a Stamp of Authenticity to guarantee a low silica, up to 56% recycled content. We will always seek to make Smartstone products as affordable as possible, to provide genuine accessibility to beautiful, practical surfaces that will enhance everyday life for many years to come.