Technical and Performance Data Betta Stone products
Performance of Betta Stone under Independent Laboratory Testing
Impact Test cm
Evidence of cracking < 0.01 4kg/100cm/sq
Evidence of Crazing < 0.01 4kg/100cm/sq
Porosity - Excellent
Beetroot juice < 0.01 24 hours
Red wine < 0.01 24 hours
Citrus juice None 24 hours
Water < 0.01 24 hours
Scratch None 1.5kg/100cm/sq
UV protection 6-7 out 7 Atlas Ci4000 Weathermeter at 63 degC/ (ISO 105-B02-1994 MOD)
30% relative humidity at 420nm.
Scrub Abrasion < 0.01 3000cycles/140mm
Heat resistance No physical damage Metal pot heated to 200 Deg/c with cooking oil
Flammability Test AS/NZS 1530.3-1999. Face tested
Ignitability Index 6 Range 0-20 Part 3: Simultaneous Determination
Spread of Flame Index 3 Range 0-10 of Ignitability, Flame propagation
Heat Evolved Index 3 Range 0-10 Heat release
Smoke Developed Index 7 Range 0-10 Smoke
Betta Stone benchtop dimensions are from 2,000 mm to 3,000 mm x 1,500 mm x 20mm thickness
Betta Stone benchtop dimensions are 2000 mm to 3000 mm x 1500 mm x 10 mm thickness.
The 1500 mm width purposely developed to give greater flexibility in design.
20 mm 180-190 kg 40-42 kg/m2
8-10mm 90-100 kg 28-31 kg/m2
Patterns will vary depending on each slab, which is a unique characteristic of recycled glass bench tops as each piece is handcrafted individually. It is advised that potential users of Betta Stone to view whole slab where possible. The composition of recycled glass particles used in the products may sometimes produce minor irregularities such as crazing in the grains, blotches, spots, coloured particles.
Betta Stone Pty Ltd is the manufacturer of Betta Stone products and the Installation and Fabrication is carried out by Independent Fabricators.
Please refer to product information for care and SDS from Betta Stone website:www.bettastone.com.au
All Betta Stone product carry 10 year Warranty.
Daily care and maintenance
General routine cleaning, use small quantity of non-bleach, non-abrasive cleaners with luke warm water and a damp cloth or sponge. Spills including fruits, vegetables, food colourings and curries, should be wiped up instantly followed by cleaning with a mild detergent and water. Betta Stone is durable, highly stain resistant and UV protected.
Chopping boards must be used for cutting and ensuring not to drop or move heavy or any sharp objects on the surface will help to maintain long lasting durability of Bettastone. The durable surface of Bettastone has been designed to withstand normal daily use. Whilst it is resistant to scratches, cuts and chipping, do not cut directly on the Bettastone surface.
Heat damage prevention
Protective trivets and heat pads must be used underneath cookware such as skillets, saucepans, pots or dishes when removing hot items directly from any heat source (oven, cooktop or microwave) and placing onto the Betta Stone surface. Test for heat resistance is if it is too hot to touch with hands than it is too hot for the bench top.
Chemical damage prevention
There are some harsh chemicals and solvents that can cause damage to Betta Stone. Paint remover, paint and stain strippers, nail polish removers, concentrated bleach (such as undiluted Domestos) etc.
Difficult spills and stains for gloss surfaces, if regular cleaning procedures do not remove stubborn or dried spills/stains, use a non-abrasive cleaning pad such as a household sponge, along with a glass and surface cleaner or “cream jiff”.
Please note: many cream cleansers have been found to contain abrasives that may damage the polished surface of Betta Stone and are not endorsed for use.
The Betta Stone surface must be wet with water and a small amount of “Jif Cream Cleanser” applied with a damp soft cloth. Use only light pressure and clean with a circular motion. Maintain the area wet with small of quantity of water to allow the fine cleaning particles to gently remove the stain. For all surface finishes, red wine and other harsh stains can be removed with a diluted bleach solution (a 50:50 mix of “Domestos Regular cleaner” and water). Do not allow the bleach to remain on the surface for longer than one minute.
For further assistance on daily care please call Betta Stone on 03 93593973.