E138- Alternatives to Engineered Stone

Frances delves into the engineered stone ban in Australia and explores alternative options for homeowners. From porcelain to laminate, Frances discusses factors such as durability, aesthetics, and budget, advising listeners on many alternatives available and why you may choose one material over another for your benchtops.


[01:32] The ban in engineered stone in Australia

[05:53] The different alternatives

[06:26] Porcelain

[06:34] Dekton

[06:55] Solid Acrylic

[07:47] Price points and properties of porcelain and Dekton

[09:10] Natural stone

[09:33] Sintered stone

[11:19] Recycled glass

[12:21] Laminate

[13:31] Concrete

[15:20] Stainless steel

[16:51] For products that is similar in colour tone and veining type

[17:19] For heat, scratch, UV and graffiti resistant types

[18:17] Budget points

Useful links:

Episode 36: Kitchen Design Essentials – Benchtops part 1 

Episode 38: Kitchen Design Essentials-Benchtop Criteria and Materials – Part 2

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