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SilkSurface: A Revolutionary and Safe Alternative to Engineered Stone

Jun 5, 2024 | Partner Message

A message from our Corporate Partner, Silk Surface.

SilkSurface is making waves in the benchtop industry as a revolutionary alternative to traditional engineered stone.

Innovative Composition and Manufacturing

SilkSurface is composed of bauxite (aluminium hydroxide) combined with a modified acrylic binder. This blend is subjected to 400 tons of pressure and then diamond-polished, resulting in a hard, durable surface that replicates the look and feel of natural stone. This manufacturing process ensures that SilkSurface is 100% silica-free.

Key Features and Benefits

One of the standout features of SilkSurface include its non-porous nature, making it stain-resistant and easy to clean. It also offers high scratch resistance due to its diamond-polished surface, and it can be repaired easily if damaged, which is a significant advantage over natural stone. SilkSurface is heat-resistant and suitable for use around cooktops​. This versatility, combined with its ease of maintenance, positions SilkSurface as a highly functional choice for modern kitchens​.

Safety and Environmental Credentials

SilkSurface has been tested and certified by the University of Adelaide, ensuring its safety and confirming its status as a true silica-free alternative. The product also holds Global Greentag Certification, highlighting its environmentally friendly credentials​.

Ease of Installation

For installation, SilkSurface is compatible with current machinery used by cabinet makers and stone masons, allowing for seamless integration into existing workflows​​. This ease of installation, along with its aesthetic appeal and practical benefits, makes SilkSurface an attractive choice for modern kitchens and other applications requiring durable and safe surface materials.

SilkSurface is redefining what consumers can expect from benchtop materials by combining safety, durability, and aesthetic appeal. As a silica-free alternative to engineered stone, it provides a viable solution to health risks while maintaining the luxury look of natural stone. With its advanced manufacturing process and strong environmental credentials, SilkSurface is set to become a preferred choice in the industry​.

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