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a larger, more versatile slab size. This option can be more economical for architects, designers, specifiers or homeowners and presents even more design possibilities. Smartstone also ticks all the boxes in terms of hygiene and green design. It’s compliant with the International Health and Safety Foundation standards as being safe for food environments. Similarly, Smartstone quartz surfaces have achieved Greenguard Certification – meaning Smartstone has met the most rigorous standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor spaces. “These credentials make it well-suited to school and healthcare facilities too,” Angove says. “Established in 2002, today Smartstone is one of the leading distributors of engineered quartz surfaces in Australasia.” For details, contact Smartstone (NZ) Ltd, phone 0800 255 556, email:, or head online: save and share online: search 229120280 at Above: This eye-catching kitchen, also by designer Kim Primrose, features Smartstone Bianco Molasa. Smartstone surfaces offer many design possibilities – for example, the marble-look veined patterning on this island countertop is continued down the waterfall side to elegant effect. Smartstone surfaces are offered in a variety of thicknesses to suite every designer’s and homeowner’s tastes. see more online: search smartstone at search | save | share at