Quartz benchtops come in many colours and finishes and are resistant to stains and marks

Benchtops are the workhorses of a kitchen and often lead the aesthetic, too – created in an array of 31 beautiful colours, patterns and finishes, Smartstone engineered quartz surfaces offer a variety of options

Designed by Kim Primrose of Mastercraft Kitchens Pukekohe, countertop, cuisine classique, floor, interior design, kitchen, real estate, room, gray, white
Designed by Kim Primrose of Mastercraft Kitchens Pukekohe, this kitchen benefits from sleek 20mm-thick Smartstone benchtops in Statuario Venato with a polished finish – an ideal complement to the cabinetry and floors. Smartstone polished surfaces are offered in four price brackets to suit a variety of projects and budgets, with Statuario Venato in the Exclusive range.

As one of the leading surfaces in the kitchen, your choice of benchtops can have a dramatic impact within your design. The trick is selecting a benchtop surface that’s enduring, affordable and simply a pleasure to look at every day.

Smartstone is the ideal solution for any benchtop in your home, be it kitchen, bathroom, laundry, living or other areas, says Smartstone NZ sales manager Doug Angove.

“Smartstone gives you the beauty and sense of luxury of natural stone but with a harder, more durable surface,” says Angove. “And building on Smartstone Australia’s reputation for quality and innovation, Smartstone surfaces are now available throughout New Zealand.”

Smartstone is manufactured with at least 93% quartz, combined with pigments and resins, which makes it extremely durable. This means Smartstone is highly resistant to scratches, stains – including those dreaded red wine marks – and chemicals. In addition, it never requires sealing.

As well as all these pluses, so vital in a hard-working kitchen, Smartstone surfaces boast the standout hero quality to lead or lift any kitchen design. 

The New Zealand collection comes in a broad array of 31 colours and is now offered in a larger, more versatile slab size. This option can be more economical for architects, designers, specifiers or homeowners and presents even more design possibilities.


This eye-catching kitchen, also by designer Kim Primrose, countertop, floor, flooring, interior design, kitchen, table, yellow, white
This eye-catching kitchen, also by designer Kim Primrose, features Smartstone Bianco Molasa. Smartstone surfaces offer many design possibilities – for example, the marble-look veined patterning on this island countertop is continued down the waterfall side to elegant effect. Smartstone surfaces are offered in a variety of thicknesses to suite every designer’s and homeowner’s tastes.

Smartstone also ticks all the boxes in terms of hygiene and green design. It’s compliant with the International Health and Safety Foundation standards as being safe for food environments.

Similarly, Smartstone quartz surfaces have achieved Greenguard Certification – meaning Smartstone has met the most rigorous standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor spaces.

“These credentials make it well-suited to school and healthcare facilities too,” Angove says. “Established in 2002, today Smartstone is one of the leading distributors of engineered quartz surfaces in Australasia.”

For details, contact Smartstone (NZ) Ltd, phone 0800 255 556, email: info@smartstone.co.nz, or head online: www.smartstone.co.nz

Aug 31, 2018
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