Engineered Stone is a composite slab made up of approximately 90-95% crushed quartz stone bound together by a polymer resin. Engineered stone is ideal for many applications including bathroom and kitchen benchtops and wall surrounds. It provides a very hard surface with a consistent pattern. It may also have other materials like coloured glass, shells, metals, or mirrors added for aesthetic reasons.
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Caesarstone is a man-made non-porous stone that provides many of the benefits of granite, but with more consistent colouring and an extensive catalogue of light colours. Developed in 1987, Caesarstone is manufactured with 93% natural quartz, which is one of nature’s strongest elements. Pigments are also fused together by an advanced binding system.
Caesarstone is produced in Israel and distributed by the Laminex Group, which is owned by Fletcher Building Products Limited. It is highly resistant to scratches, stains, chips, cracks, mold, mildew and heat – with no sealing required. It was awarded the highest possible results for stain and dry heat resistance by the Australasian testing authority CSIR IT, so it won’t be stained by most household chemicals, acids and oil. All Caesarstone products come with a 10-year warranty. Just clean with warm soapy water.
Silestone is a dense, non-porous man-made stone that delivers unsurpassed reliability and performance. It’s the only countertop with antimicrobial protection included in every slab. It also has an extensive variety of naturally beautiful colours. It is manufactured with 94% natural quartz, which is one of nature’s strongest elements. Antimicrobial product protection is built-in during manufacturing to provide continuous protection.
Silestone is produced by the Cosentino Group in Spain. Its non-porous surface protects your countertops from staining, and prevents liquids from penetrating the surface. It is scratch and stain resistant with no sealing required. All Silestone products come with a 25-year warranty. Just clean with warm soapy water.
UniQuartz countertop slabs are a combination of hard quartz stone (93%) and the binding properties of polymer resins (7%), UniQuartz is an engineering marvel.
UniQuartz slabs can beat natural stones like granite and marble in looks and strength and are suited to kitchens, bathrooms and other countertops that need non-porous, stain-resistant, tough surfaces. Rest assured, we use the most environment friendly methods for manufacturing quality quartz countertops.
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Smartstone is composed of a minimum of 93% natural quartz, resins used as a binding agent, and pigments. Smartstone’s surfaces are manufactured using advanced technology to create the most natural looking surfaces available in engineered stone.
Quantum Quartz is the ideal countertop & flooring surface as it is extremely hardwearing, making it a practical and aesthetic choice for any commercial or residential application.
Quantum Quartz is a non-porous, easy-care engineered stone that’s highly resistant to heat, chips, stains and scratches. It also has a low absorption rate and requires little maintenance. Our manufacturing process ensures uniformity of colour, with no veins, cracks or pores to spoil your effect. It can be worked and shaped just like marble and granite.
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“Beyond impressed at the process, quality and price from end to end. Everybody at this company is awesome, and they install a top end product at a very reasonable price. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. I’d love to give an extra shout out to the installers, who were some of the nicest people ever and did a perfect job. Thank you so so much!”
— Nick Breese
“Customer service was fantastic and their workmanship was 10/10. Wellington Granite was absolutely amazing. Customer service was fantastic and their workmanship was 10/10. Thank you guys so so much and we love our chopping board. Wish I could give you more than 5 stars. Highly recommend, don’t even bother going to another stone place these guys are the best.”
— Steve Southon
“Amazing experience with Wellington Granite.
Less than 3 weeks from initial enquiry to delivery and installation! All staff were excellent
to deal with and they have a very coordinated
team. We are more than happy. Thanks Wellington Granite.”
— Baz UH
“Fantastic result with our kitchen bench From Olivia in the showroom to Eugene installing Olivia went to a lot of trouble to make sure we were happy and Eugene was the same with the instalation Thankyou Sue and Trevor Lane”
— Trevor Lane
“My bench top was marking with simple use – tea and cold food plates with resulting marks not coming off with warm soapy water. Initial mix up on visit time but Michelle did visit once rearranged. She provided cleaning product, showed me how to apply it and left me with some for future use. Very customer friendly thanks.”
— L W Zeke
“Olivia was super helpful and professional. Took client to choose benchtops, had all the samples, brochures and info needed to make decision. Definitely be back again.”
— Paul Rogers
“Top experience with wellington granite. Impeccable benchtop with stress free install and very quick turnaround time for getting bench done. A++”
— Becky Strachan
“Wellington Granite have done an amazing job on our kitchen bench and fire hearth. Nothing is ever a problem, the team are professional and knowledgeable and installation is an easy process. The communication and advice throughout, from choosing the right stone through to cleaning is up there with the best. Good work, Wellington Granite!”
— Marty & Phillipa Doile
“Had a great experience with Wellington Granite when we renovated our kitchen. They supplied and installed a beautiful black forest marble benchtop with a waterfall edge after a recommendation from Phil at Supremo Kitchens. It was a fantastic feature of our kitchen and I am sure helped sell our home at a premium. The process for selecting the top was easy and the team helped us through the colour choices taking into consideration our kitchen design and lighting. They kept us informed as to when the bench would be installed, and worked in with our kitchen designer and contractors to make sure the process was flawless. Eugene even gave us a bottle of special marble surface cleaner to make sure the top stayed in the best condition. I would highly recommend Wellington Granite, it was a great experience and we will certainly use them again when we replace the kitchen in our new home.”
— Jono Rees
“Dealing with Wellington Granite was a real pleasure. Eugene and staff are extremly knowlegeable about the products they sell. We visited the showroom and spent some time, never feeling rushed. Kudos to Matt and his co-worker who come to install our benchtop. They were very professional and hard working. They had already put in a full day but were still full of energy and did not stop till the job was complete. They even went the extra mile to ensure they left the area clean and tidy. Cannot praise Eugene and his staff more highly. Would definately recomend Wellington Granite.”
— Trish Brown
“Very helpful and professional. Installers did a great job. I highly recommend.”
— Kahren Thriscutt
“A big thanks to Nat and Eugene at Wellington Granite for our beautiful benchtop. They could not have been more helpful and the quality of the finish is superb. Choosing the perfect stone is not easy as the investment can be big and the decision quite permanent so the advice we received on the way was so important. Nat and Eugene made this decision less stressful and our outcome is a perfectly finished kitchen that we just love. We would recommend them to everyone.”
— Kate Gibson