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Our Services

Floor Finish Evaluation Services

Stone Initiatives is the only NATA accredited laboratory in Australia that specialises in dimension stone. Our testing regimes and wide experience in floor finish evaluatuion enable us to provide customised solutions that match the right stone with the unique requirements of your project. We aim to provide flooring that is strong, durable, stain and slip resistant and perfect for your project. We'll help you create a flawless finish.

Floor Finish Evaluation Services:

  • Basic physical properties

  • Fit for purpose testing

  • Stain resistance & sealer selection

  • Slip resistance and accelerated wear

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Dimension Stone Testing - Evaluation & Analysis
Testing and Evaluation of Dimension Stone

Salt Attack specimens

Make the most of you dimension stone resource. Stone Initiatives is the only NATA accredited laboratory in Australia that is dedicated to the testing and evaluation of dimension stone.

Tests include:

Water Absorption

Bulk Specific Gravity

Compressive Strength

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Project Services for the New Construction - supplying a quality product

ANZ Bank Melbourne

An effective testing program will minimise the problems that can be involved with the use of dimension stone.

Stone Initiatives can design a comprehensive testing program to ensure total quality control of material used during a project


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Historic Buildings - Holland House

Conservation of Historic Buildings

Stone Initiatives can assist you in developing the knowledge necessary to produce an informed conservation plan.

Capabilities include:

Dimension Stone Identification & Evaluation

Historic & Modern Mortar Analysis

Dilapidation Surveys

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slip resistance - people walking

Slip Resistance - NATA Accredited Testing

A positive first step in reducing your risk is determining the slip resistance of you pedestrian surfaces. Stone Initiatives has wide experience in slip resistance, both in product testing and litigation.

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Materials Failure Investigation - Stone & Related Products

Professional Witness Services

Failure Investigation - fallen wall cladding

Stone Initiatives can provide objective and independent Expert Witness services related to the selection, installation and use of stone products and related infrastructure.

As Stone Initiatives is a NATA Accredited Laboratory, our testing is backed up an externally audited quality assurance system that provides added confidence in court. 

Stone Initiatives has provided expert reports for litigation related to:

Building façade failures

Commercial and residential stone installation failures

Disputes related to the quality of supplied stone products

Slip/fall accidents

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