Stone Benchtops Direct

Silica-Free Benchtops

The Quartz Alternative

What is Silica-Free?

Silica-free benchtops are a new option for transitioning from quartz. Due to health and safety concerns surrounding high-silica materials like quartz and engineered stone, this new shift allows consumers to embrace silica-free benchtops as a safer and equally durable alternative without compromising quality and colour options. These are affordable and available in virtually every shade and finish. You can be sure of a strong and durable material when you get a silica-free benchtop.

These innovative surfaces don’t include crystalline silica, a common component in traditional materials like quartz, thereby eliminating the health risks linked to silica dust during manufacturing, cutting, or installation processes. This development is a significant stride toward safer living environments without compromising on style.

Benefits of silica-free as a benchtop material

By choosing silica-free countertops, consumers can enjoy a product that is safe, aesthetically pleasing, versatile, and eco-friendly. These benefits include the following.

Design:  Available in a myriad of designs, sizes, and seamless finishes, silica-free countertops mimic the natural beauty of stone while eliminating the associated health risks. This makes them a perfect fit for any modern design ethos.

Durability: Crafted to be non-porous, these surfaces resist stains, scratches, and the growth of bacteria, making them a durable and hygienic choice for any setting.

Environmental Consciousness:  Often made from eco-friendly materials, silica-free countertops offer a greener alternative, minimising the environmental impact from production to disposal.

Easy to maintain:  Their non-porous attribute also means that these countertops are incredibly easy to maintain, requiring no special treatments to keep them looking pristine over time.

Some of the trusted suppliers we work with

Caesarstone is one of our suppliers. They are a trusted manufacturer of Caesarstone Mineral™ Crystalline Silica-Free surfaces. They can supply this material for kitchen benchtops, splashbacks, vanities for bathroom furniture, and even wall panelling for commercial and residential areas. Founded in 1987, Caesarstone operates in Australia, with branches in other parts of Australia. They have been known and recognised globally as a world-class manufacturer and supplier.

WK is Australia’s leading supplier of high quality stone. Renowned for our wide range of unique or unusual stone products, WK specialises in the supply of Granite, Marble, Limestone, Travertine, and Onyx available in tile or slab form. . With several warehouses and showrooms open in Melbourne, the Gold Coast in Sydney, you can trust WK for your good quality stone needs.

Smartstone is one of the top distributors for benchtop materials and surfaces. Although it was established much later than its fellow distribution companies, Smartstone has still managed to stand out on its own as a trusted source of kitchen benchtops. Established in 2002, they have been recognised as one of the fastest-growing distributors to developers, architects, builders, interior designers and decorators. Their products and materials are suitable for various applications in residential homes and commercial areas.

With a wide range of designer colours, stunning patterns and finishes, YDL stone is easier to work with, making it ideal for designers and high-end installations. YDL stone surface is non-porous so spills clean off effortlessly. The team of YDL Stone understand every stage of supplying the best material on the market. Their range of product samples and product literature gives you the confidence to select the right stone for a flawless finish. To appreciate the sheer beauty and scope of their designer range, we invite you to visit a YDL Stone display centre to view the full-size slabs.


These countertops represent a leap forward in material technology, offering designers and homeowners exciting new possibilities for creating beautiful and secure spaces without the environmental or health compromises associated with traditional materials.

Whether for a home renovation or a commercial project, silica-free countertops are an excellent choice for anyone looking to combine style with safety.

Contact us for a free quote today.