What is Surface by Steela made from?

Our surfaces are made entirely from natural minerals including quartz, feldspar and clay to create a surface that is sleek yet highly durable.

Unlike quartz-based engineered stone products, our surfaces don’t contain any bonding agents or resins. Instead, products are bonded replicating the natural process that takes thousands of years – we compress the raw materials under a weight of 400 tons of pressure and then subject it extreme heat of over 1400 degrees Celsius.

Our surfaces look and feel natural because they are comprised of entirely natural materials and are made replicating nature’s process.

Benefits of sintered stone?

Unlike surfaces such as marble and granite, our surfaces are not mined from the ground. Instead, they are made by applying extreme heat and weight to natural minerals such as quartz, feldspar and clay, which means the product is natural, safe with a significantly reduced environmental impact.

Our surfaces are highly durable and resistant to water, heat, scratching, stains and UV, and do not require special cleaning products like naturally produced stone. This means not worrying about ruining your beautiful surface by putting hot pots or hair straighteners on your surface or getting toothpaste or red wine it – life’s too short to not be able to use your surface for precisely what it was intended for.

Our surfaces are perfect for kitchen and bathroom countertops, splashbacks, flooring, internal wall cladding, fireplace hearths and more.

Our products look and feel like naturally occurring stone, unlike other engineered stone that most often don’t look authentic.

Is sintered stone subject to the bans on engineered stone in Australia that come into force on 1 July 2024?

No, sintered stone is expressly exempt from the ban on engineered stone. See here for more information https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/esban/faq.

Does Surface by Steela require special maintenance?

Our surfaces are low maintenance, so you can spend more time enjoying your space, and less time stressing about keeping it clean. Simply clean it with warm water and a mild detergent, or your regular cleaning products to keep it looking like new.

Can Surface by Steela be used outdoors?

Yes, our surfaces can be used indoor as well as outdoors as it is resistant to UV rays, temperature changes and weather conditions. You can use the same surface indoor and outdoor, to create a seamless flow in your home!

Is Surface by Steela heat resistant?

Surface by Steela is engineered to handle up to 400°C and a safe surface for hot items from flying pans and oven trays to hair straighteners. To slow down long-term wear and tear it’s important that in the long run you use mats or other protective measures. Avoid exposing surfaces to high temperatures or open flames from sources like fireplaces and barbecues.

Can Surface by Steela be used in commercial kitchens?

Yes, our surfaces are durable, heat resistant, and easy to clean, making them ideal for commercial kitchens.

Is Surface by Steela available in different colours and finishes?

Yes, browse through our products, to learn about the different surfaces available, and their ideal uses. Surface by Steela is available in a wide range of beautiful colours and finishes, including solid colours, textures, and patterns. Feel free to reach out if you have questions about the finishes at sales@surfacebysteela.com.au.

Is Surface by Steela durable?

Our surfaces are known for their durability. They are made for homes that wish to be lived in. For parents, fur baby parents, individuals who love hosting others, or individuals who don’t want to have to be careful with their surfaces. Surface by Steela is resistant against scratches, stains, heat and impact.

Can Surface by Steela be repaired if it is damaged?

Minor scratches and chips can be repaired. However, for major damage, it may be necessary to replace the surface.

Can Surface by Steela be used in a bathroom?

Yes, our surfaces are ideal for bathrooms, as it is durable, water-resistant, and easy to clean. Feel free to browse our surfaces that can be used in bathrooms here for inspiration!

Do I need to worry about Surface by Steela fading over time?

No, our surfaces are resistant to UV rays and temperature changes, so you don’t need to worry about them fading, or needing to replace them as a result of colour changes.

How does Surface by Steela differ from quartz?

Our surfaces range is an ultra-compact material that is made from a blend of raw materials used in the production of glass, porcelain, and quartz. On the other hand, quartz is an engineered stone made from natural quartz and resins.

How do I clean Surface by Steela?

Surface by Steela can be cleaned simply with warm water and a mild detergent!

Our Products

Where are your products produced?

Our company is based in Sydney, Australia and we supply to customers around Australia. Our products are produced by a team of highly skilled specialists at manufacturing facilities in China that have over 15 years experience.

Are porcelain products sustainable?

Steel products are considered one of the most sustainable building materials in the world. Once steel products cease to be needed in their original form, they can be melted down, recycled and reused to create another product without compromising its original strength. As a result, this cycle can take place an infinite amount of times with little to no change to the inherent properties of the metal


How do I install my Surface product?

As each installation will have different requirements and quality and safety is paramount, you must use a licensed builder to install your
product. Your door will come with all the necessary hardware to install your product.


Your builder will ensure proper installation of the jamb and hanging of the door. As steel doors are quite heavy, multiple people will be
needed for installation

What should I know before installing your product?

Our steel products are handcrafted, not made by machine, so there may be minor variances in each product. Steel doors and windows are quite heavy, and they are also more expensive than aluminium or timber doors and windows.

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