Expert slip testing and dimension stone consulting

Stone Initiatives is the only NATA-accredited laboratory in Australia that specialises in dimension stone. We offer fast and reliable slip testing, dimension stone evaluation, heritage services and more, working closely with the architectural, conservation and building industries. Our reports are more than just numbers – we provide scientifically backed insights and useful results that are easy to understand. Work with us to save time, minimise risk and make informed choices for the success of your product or project. Contact our Adelaide-based team of product evaluation experts today.

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Stone Initiatives is the best when it comes to testing and review of materials. Jim and his team are very professional and accurate. As a supplier and installer we work very closely with Stone Initiatives to give our clients the best support and feedback when it comes to stone selection for their project. They provide top-quality work that is always delivered on time. I highly recommend them as they are a very professional service and always keen to provide feedback and assistance.

Matteo Gotti, Project Director, Versatile

I can’t stress how important practical advice and detailed descriptions of results are. Many organisations complete the test, hand over your results and leave you to it … they are practically impossible to interpret. This is where Jim and his team excel. I’m never been left scratching my head or feeling stupid for asking even the most elementary question.

Jim and his team are always willing to spend significant time giving practical advice. It gives us real confidence in our stone collection and the ability to convey accurate information to our customer base. If maintaining timeframes, accuracy, transparency, positive communication and sound professionalism are important to you, Stone Initiatives is our only recommendation.

James McCarthy, Co-founder, Gather Co.

How is stone evaluated?

At Stone Initiatives we spend time upfront learning about your project and the stone product to be evaluated. This important step gives us a solid understanding of what we are testing, at what thickness and size, for what and where it will be used, and what you’d like to achieve by using this particular type of material.

Representative sampling is very important – if we’re testing your product for a particular project, it’s best to test from a batch that is going to be used, at a relevant thickness and finish. Ship your samples to our NATA-accredited laboratory in Adelaide, or we can perform some tests on site in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, across Australia and internationally.

Product evaluation experts

With decades of knowledge and experience in product testing and evaluation services, we’ve developed a suite of in-house testing methods to help determine fitness for use. These include various tests for strength, water absorption, slip resistance, abrasion resistance, stain resistance, durability and petrographic examination.

We also choose relevant tests from the range of Australian and International Standards that are most appropriate for your job, taking into account your specific project specifications. Once the testing has been completed, we work with you to ensure you understand what the test results mean and how you can use the results for the benefit of your product or project.

Learn how our stone testing and evaluation services can support your project – get in touch.

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