Mitten Vinyl Australia advises buyers of natural stone to ensure high
standards in their product by dealing with a trusted and established supplier.
Natural stone’s style and elegance as well as durability and strength
cannot be matched by any other material. A consistent feature of architectural landmarks
throughout time, natural stone remains a preferred material even in modern
architecture where it is used in a wide range of applications including kitchen
benchtops, splashbacks, flooring, staircases, vanities and a variety of outdoor
Unfortunately, cheap imports are flooding the natural stone market in
Australia, predominantly from China and Turkey that don’t meet the high
standards of traditional European stone. Though buyers may be able to save
money with a lower initial investment, they could end up spending more over
time with the inferior quality requiring frequent repair and replacement.
Specifying these products that don’t possess the aesthetic qualities or
lifecycle of quality stone can have long-lasting impact on reputations, which
can be detrimental to future work in the ever-competitive building and design
It is, therefore, important that architects,
designers, specifiers and homeowners deal with a trusted supplier of natural
stone products that meet the requirements of the relevant Australian Standards.