Testing and analysis services

Professional testing and evaluation services

Stone Initiatives is the only NATA-accredited laboratory in Australia that specialises in dimension stone. Our professional testing and evaluation services include fast and reliable slip testing, dimension stone evaluation, heritage services, mortar testing, floor finish evaluation and ceramic tile testing, as well as failure investigation and expert witness services.

We work closely with the architectural, conservation and building industries. Our team of experienced materials testing specialists and scientific officers can carry out relevant tests on site at your project in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, across Australia and internationally, or you can send samples to be tested in our NATA-accredited lab here in Adelaide.

For more information about our evaluation and testing services across Australia and internationally, get in touch or browse the services below.

Finishes evaluation

The Finishes Evaluation Department encompasses slip resistance testing, stain resistance testing and sealer evaluation (among other relevant tests). When it comes to selecting a stone finish, there is far more than aesthetics to take into consideration. Our materials testing specialists can help you match the right products with your project, and create flawless surface finishes that are fit for purpose.

Ceramic tile testing

Whether you’re a designer, manufacturer, supplier or builder, our ceramic tile testing services provide reliable data and relevant insights for the benefit of your product or project. We provide comprehensive testing of ceramic tiles, including tiles for use on pedestals (pods).

Facades and cladding surfaces

We provide independent testing of facade and cladding surfaces that utilise natural stone. Appropriate testing conducted by experienced technicians validates engineering calculations and assists architects, engineers and other stakeholders in ensuring that their proposed facade or cladding surface is fit for purpose.

New construction

When dimension stone is used for building construction without full knowledge of its properties, problems such as cracking, spalling, staining and decay can occur. The natural variation and uniqueness that makes the stone so appealing can also bring about variability in physical properties. We can help.

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