Alternatives to Engineered Stone

24 January 2024 — Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Zero Silica Options

Solid Surfacing

Solid surfaces do not have crystalline silica as an ingredient, nor is it used in any part of the manufacturing process. They are usually composed of a blend of resin, minerals, and pigments, such as acrylic or polyester.

Key benefits of solid surface options:

Some brands of solid surfaces include Meganite, Corian.

Sintered Stone

Sintered stone begins as a blend of pulverised mineral dust. The blend is sintered, or fused, into a solid through intense heat and compression, without the use of resins or glues.

Key benefits of sintered stone options:

Some brands of Sintered stone include Neolith, Dekton, Lapitec.


Key benefits of timber:


Stainless Steel

Key benefits of stainless steel:



Key benefits of laminate:

Low Silica Options

Lastly, there are some low-medium silica options that are still approved for use in Australia, including materials such as, granite, porcelain, solid marble, solid limestone, and other Sintered Stones.

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