What is Stone Ambassador made of?

Stone Ambassador surfaces are materials composed of 93% natural quartz, resins used as a binding agent and pigments. Stone Ambassadors veined surfaces are manufactured using advanced technology to create the most natural looking surfaces available in engineered stone.

Can Stone Ambassador be used in food preparation areas?

Yes. Stone Ambassador is fundamentally non-porous and perfectly suited for residential and commercial kitchen areas and food preparation areas. Stone Ambassador is compliant with the International Health and Safety Foundation sanitary standard NSF51 and Green Guard certifications that guarantees that its quartz-based surfaces are safe for use in all food environments.

Where in my home can Stone Ambassador be applied?

Stone Ambassador is ideal for kitchen bench tops, custom furniture applications, splash backs, bathroom vanity tops, bath and shower surrounds and almost any internal bench top application. Stone Ambassador is also widely used in commercial applications.

How durable is Stone Ambassador surfaces?

Stone Ambassador gives you the natural beauty of stone but with a harder surface. Quartz stone is known for its endurance and tough combination of minerals, therefore Stone Ambassador offers superior durability and the practical benefits of being: – chip resistant – chemical resistant – non porous – mould and mildew resistant – heat resistant – scratch resistant – stain resistant

What edge profile can I have on my Stone Ambassador benchtop?

Stone Ambassador can be fabricated with any edge profile but square edges are not recommended as they are most prone to damage from chipping. The most common type is the pencil or bevelled edge. All polished edges should have a minimum radius of 4-5mm as the greater the surface area of the edge; the more resistant the edge will be to chipping. The Stone Ambassador Warranty does not cover damage to polished edges through wear-and-tear or negligence.

Can Stone Ambassador be used outdoors?

Stone Ambassador is not recommended for external use. Outdoor applications of Stone Ambassador Quartz are not covered by Stone Ambassador’s 10-year Limited Warranty.

Is Stone Ambassador stain resistant?

Stone Ambassador’s bench tops are stain resistant. We have independently tested our stone with common household goods such as red wine, olive oil, coffee, fruits and spices.

How do I purchase Stone Ambassador Quartz?

Stone Ambassador is purchased through a stone mason either directly or via your designer or advisor.

How do I view a Stone Ambassador display and colour range?

Stone Ambassador has an extensive national distribution network through kitchen manufacturers, cabinet makers, stone masons, designers, architects and builders. To find your nearest Stone Ambassador display or stockist, please contact us on (03) 9333 8835

Is Stone Ambassador expensive?

No, it’s very affordable. And there is a Stone Ambassador colour to suit every interior style and budget. Stone Ambassador offers four price ranges – the Essentials Range, Deluxe Range, Premium Range and Signature Range. Part of the advantage of Stone Ambassador is that it gives you flexibility and choice when selecting the bench top that suits you.

Is Stone Ambassador resistant to heat?

Yes, Stone Ambassador is heat resistant and not affected by temperatures lower than 180C. Like all stone material, Stone Ambassador can be damaged by sudden and rapid heat changes (this is called thermal shock) so we always recommend that hot pots and pans never be placed directly on a Stone Ambassador surface but onto a heat trivet or chopping board. Placing hot pots or pans on your benchtop can also cause your benchtop to scorch due to the resin content.

Does Stone Ambassador require sealing?

No, Stone Ambassador is non-porous and no sealing or waxing is required.

How do I take care of my Stone Ambassador surface?

Stone Ambassador requires minimal maintenance. To keep it clean, simply wipe it with a soft cloth, warm water and PH neutral detergent. For those extra stubborn stains or spills, we recommend our Stone Ambassador Cream Cleanser and microfibre cloth. For detailed information see the Care & Maintenance Guide.

Does Stone Ambassador come with a Warranty?

Yes, Stone Ambassador comes with a 10-year Limited Warranty which you can access on this website.