Frequently Asked Questions: Silica-Free Benchtops

10 July 2024

Your questions answered on Silica-Free Benchtops at Sanctuary Wentworth Point.

Why the Change?

The engineered stone ban refers to recent legislative actions taken to prohibit the use of engineered stone products containing high levels of crystalline silica which has been linked to rising rates of silicosis and silica-related diseases in workers.

To promote a safer environment, recent legislation has banned these materials.

Benefits of Silica-Free Benchtops?

  • Health and Safety: Our silica-free materials significantly reduce the risk of respiratory issues and other health concerns associated with silica dust.
  • Durability and Quality: Enjoy benchtops that are not only safer but also uphold the high standards of durability and beauty you expect.
  • Futureproofing: By choosing silica-free materials now, you’re aligned with the latest regulations and contributing to a safer environment for everyone.

Already Have Engineered Stone Benchtops?

Don't worry - kitchen benches made from engineered stone do not pose any health risks unless the material is disturbed (cut or severely damaged), which releases silica dust particles.

The innovation of silica-free allows for safer conditions for manufacturers and tradespeople working with the material.

Will Stage 1 Purchasers in Landing be getting new benchtops?

We will only be implementing silica-free benchtops for Stage 2 and future developments at Sanctuary.

Who to contact for more information?

For more information, please contact our customer service team at [email protected].