Eight Homes partners with WK Stone to offer pioneering new recycled surfaces

Thursday 23 May 2024


Made from premium recycled glass and high-grade resin, the surface looks, feels and performs better than natural stone.

Eight Homes is excited to announce that we have partnered with WK Stone to offer our clients a pioneering new recycled surface – Quantum Zero. Designed for use across kitchen benchtops, splashbacks and bathroom surfaces, Quantum Zero is a leading replacement to engineered stone containing crystalline silica, which the government will ban from 1 July 2024.

"We are proud to collaborate with WK Stone to bring our clients top-tier, sustainable products that meet government standards and protect the health of our construction workers,” said David Webster, Head of Procurement for Eight Homes. “This partnership underlines our promise to offer affordable homes that don’t compromise on quality, size or appeal. Upon the announcement of the Australia-wide ban, there was a real concern about how, and with what, we would replace the very popular engineered stone benchtops. Thankfully, Quantum Zero had proactively developed and tested the broadest range of crystalline-silica-free products available. This allows our clients the best possible outcome in what has been a challenging timeframe."

Bill El-Cheikh, Director of WK Stone, added, “Our team has been working behind the scenes and visiting international markets to develop this innovative new product. In transitioning from Quantum Quartz to our crystalline silica-free Quantum Zero, we have created a material that is safe for stonemasons and just as easy to cut and install.

“By replacing the quartz with recycled glass, it has the same look, feel and performance qualities as Quantum Quartz. Extensively tested, it meets the Government-approved guidelines.”

Quantum Zero is available in 35 leading colours, with additional designs be introduced by the end of 2024. The perfect material for any interior space, its robust features include heat, stain and scratch resistance.