ENGINEERED STONE KITCHEN BENCHTOPS MELBOURNE
United Stone Melbourne is a family owned and operated business servicing Victoria since 2009
We have completed tens and thousands of kitchen renovations in Melbourne using our quality engineered Stone Benchtops, Stone Splashbacks, Porcelain Benchtops & Porcelain Splashbacks and more. As Melbourne’s leading provider of stone kitchen benchtops, we have earnt a reputation for always getting the job done efficiently and accurately. Based in Dandenong, we can provide stone benchtops throughout Melbourne and beyond using the latest Quantum Waterjet cutting technology & 3D Laser Templating process to perfect it, every time.
Stone Benchtop Overlays are completed in just one day.
Your benchtops will be transformed no matter what the surface or shape. We also specialise in and have engineered the process of granite overlays that will add a touch of style and elegance to your kitchen. We also provide our clients with Caesar stone, Marble, Engineered & Porcelain benchtops
Upgrading your Splashbacks together with your Benchtops.
Your Splashbacks will be measured at the same time as your Benchtops and installed the same day as your benchtops too. We really simplify the entire process in upgrading all elements of your kitchen.
Due to their resistance to heat and stains, they are a strong and appealing candidate for a Kitchen Splashback.
When people think kitchen renovations, they think thousands of dollars being spent over long periods of time. Not with United Stone Melbourne – we provide kitchen renovations and facelifts that are cheaper than a renovation and done in a day!
THE UNITED RANGE
QuartzStone12 is resistant to heat, scratches, stains and UV light.
Produced from 95% Quartz and engineered with the highest standards, it comes backed with a 15-year Guarantee*
Our Supernatural Porcelain range has a LIFETIME Guarantee and is Heat Proof.
Browse our stylish range and envisage all the possibilities.
Why United Stone Melbourne?
Have you been dreading all the hassles, delays and additional costs involved with organising different trades to get your kitchen renovated or Stone Benchtops installed?
We’ll take care of the entire process.
CONTACT US FOR A SERVICE
If you would like to arrange a service from our professional team of benchtop experts, feel free to get in contact with us by calling 03 9791 3720 or fill out an enquiry form on our contact page. We will get back to you with all the information you require.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Stone (or Stone Benchtop) Overlay?
A Stone or Stone Benchtop Overlay is a cost effective method for installing new Stone Benchtops over existing benches such as Laminate, Granite, Marble and Stone. In most cases the existing benches are more than suitable as a substrate for the overlay method and can drastically reduce the amount of time and money spent on removing your old benches.
Can I Overlay a Laminate Benchtop with Stone?
Laminate benches are a perfect candidate for the stone overlay process. In most cases the existing laminate bench is more than suitable as a substrate and there’s no need to demolish your Kitchen and Splashbacks. Traditionally stone benches would’ve needed the old benches removed and new substrates made up to support the stone, however with the overlay process this is no longer required.
Do I need a plumber or additional tradespeople for a stone overlay?
If you have any Gas, Water or Electricial appliances such as a Cooktop or Sink, a Plumber and/or Electrician will be required to disconnect and reconnect your appliances before and after the Stone (or Stone Benchtop) Overlay. We can organise tradespeople for you on the same day.
How much does an overlay cost?
The Stone Benchtop Overlay process saves you on the additional time, costs and risks involved with the removal of your existing benches. By overlaying your old benches there’s no risk of damaging your existing splashbacks and joinery and the install is completed in just one day!
What's the difference between Stone Overlay and a whole new Stone Benchtop?
When overlaying a benchtop, weather its a laminate, caesarstone or granite benchtop, we use the latest 3D laser measuring systems and scan the existing benchtop and walls/tiles and or glass splashbacks. We create perfectly scribed to wall benchtops digitally and simply size them to be 15mm longer to the edge and 15mm higher for the strip to cover the existing benchtop edge. We then transfer the DXF file to our Quantum Water Jet CNC machine for manufacturing creating perfect benchtops every time. Templating only takes 30 – 45 minutes and installation time is on average 1 – 3 hours.
A whole new traditional stone benchtop is where the laminate is removed, MDF substrates are placed over the cabinets, MDF templates are made and taken back for manufacturing. This process can cause damage to your cabinets, splashbacks and error rate is very high due to the MDF templates swelling over the days in a stone manufacturing plant due to the nature of the water cutting and moisture levels in the factory resulting in mass cutting to fit onsite.
Can i add Waterfall Panel or upgrade my sink to an Undermount Sink when doing a Stone Benchtop Overlay?
Absolutely, we recommend you add a Waterfall Panel where you can and highly recommend selecting from one of our Abey Undermount Sink Packs on our Sink Packs page.
Whats the difference between Porcelain & Engineered Stone?
Porcelain (Our Supernatural Range) is the most advanced material for Benchtops. It is a toughened Stone and is toughened at 1220°C and can withstand prolonged periods of fire and heat. I personally use it in my wood fire oven too. It is Stain Proof, Heat Proof & Thermal Shock Proof. Our Porcelain range comes with a LIFETIME guarantee.
Engineered Stone has been around for nearly 50 years, it was first created by Sir Marcello Toncelli and has been widely used in Australia for the past 20 years. It is not a toughened material and can not withstand high levels of heat. Sudden variation in temperature can thermally shock the material and it is not toughened like porcelain. Due to the high levels of silica (95%) in Engineered Stone, it has been highly criticised and has found to be causing silicosis disease in many stone masons where Waterjet cutting or Water cutting has not been used, especially dry cutting onsite.
What is Waterjet Cutting?
Quantum Technology CNC Waterjet Cutting is using a Quantum Servo pump which only uses 1amp to maintain a cutting PSI of 55,000-100,000 and uses Water & Garnet (like sand) through a .5MM nozzle to slice though any type of surface. CNC component of the machine uses DXF (3D laser file) to cut to the shape and scribed walls of your upcoming benchtop. Our Waterjet is a TECHNI (Australian Made) and the operating software is GMM (worlds best). So there is NO blades, NO grinding, NO MDF templates, NO mistakes, NO dust. All waste is captured and is wasted in accordance to regulation and does not run into any storm water.