Smooth Stone

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This article is about the block called smooth stone. For the regular stone, see Stone. For other kinds of stone, see Rock.
Smooth Stone
Smooth Stone JE2 BE2.png



Yes (64)


Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


Smooth stone is a variant of stone made by smelting regular stone.



Smooth stone requires a pickaxe to be mined, in which case it drops itself. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Smooth Stone
Hardness 2
Breaking time[A]
Default 10
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Netherite 0.35
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Chest loot[edit]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Smooth Stone Village Mason's chest 1 20.8%
Bedrock Edition
Smooth Stone Village Mason's chest 1 20.8%

Natural generation[edit]

Smooth stone generates inside some houses in plains, savanna, and snowy tundra villages in the Butcher's house in the form of slabs and blocks.


Smooth stone can be smelted from stone.

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Stone +
Any fuel



Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blast Furnace Iron Ingot +
Furnace +
Smooth Stone

Smooth Stone Slab Smooth Stone


Ingredients Cutting recipe
Smooth Stone


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.stone1.00.8

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Smooth Stonesmooth_stoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.smooth_stone

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Smooth Stonesmooth_stone438Block &


Java Edition Beta
1.3Smooth Stone JE1 BE1.png Added smooth stone.
There are actually four[verify] smooth stone blocks, which are visually identical. They were technically a double slab, and would drop two "seamless" single stone slabs [1] when broken.
Its inclusion within the game was likely accidental, as this version also added sandstone, cobblestone and petrified oak slabs to the game; as such, the four[verify] remaining data values were left undefined, and probably defaulted to using the smooth stone slab texture due to it being the default texture for its block ID, but applying it to all sides instead.
These are currently obtainable only through inventory editing.
1.7Pistons were added. They could be used to build block data value change machines, which would change the ID of the block by landing a type of flowing water on a redstone torch on top of the block that its ID you would want to change. Placing 2 slabs on top of each other and changing its ID would sometimes result in an actual smooth stone appear. Therefore, these could be possible to create in survival gameplay.
Breaking the smooth stone would drop 2 smooth stone slabs, which had a slightly different texture than the original smooth stone slabs. If hovered over the slabs with the mouse cursor in the inventory, whilst not holding other objects, it would try to load the name of the slabs, which resulted in crashing the game. Patched in 1.2.4[verify]
1.8Pre-releaseWith the addition of brick slabs and stone brick slabs, two of the smooth stone blocks have been effectively replaced with the double slabs of these, effectively removing them in the game and leaving only two remaining visually-identical smooth stone blocks.
Java Edition
1.4.612w49aWith the addition of nether brick slabs, the nether brick double slab replaces one of the two remaining smooth stone blocks, leaving only one smooth stone block behind.
1.513w02aWith the addition of quartz slabs, the final smooth stone block has been completely replaced, removing smooth stone from the game.
January 22, 2013Jeb says that smooth stone will be reintroduced as data value 8 of the double slab block, also hinting at the introduction of smooth sandstone.
January 22, 2013Jeb says that smooth stone may become legitimately obtainable as a block in the future.
13w04aDouble slab blocks have been intentionally changed such that double slabs with metadata 8-15 look identical to those with 0-7, except that they use the top texture on all sides instead. As a result, smooth stone has been reintroduced to the game with metadata value 8.
It now drops two regular smooth stone slabs (then known simply as stone slabs) when broken.
1.1317w47aSmooth stone has now been given its current name; previously it would have been referred to simply as "Stone Slab".
Smooth stone has been added to the creative inventory.
Smooth stone now drops itself when mined with a pickaxe, rather than two smooth stone slabs.
1.1418w43aSmooth stone can now be obtained by smelting stone.
Smooth Stone JE2 BE2.png The texture of smooth stone has been changed.
Smooth stone is now used to craft smooth stone slabs (the slab types simply known as "stone slabs" before this version). They are no longer crafted from normal stone, as that recipe now yields new proper stone slabs which actually look like stone.
18w50aSmooth stone can now be used to craft a blast furnace.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta Stone JE1 BE1.png Added smooth stone.
Smooth stone can be obtained by smelting stone.
Smooth stone can be used to craft smooth stone slabs.
1.10.0beta stone now generates in the new villages.
Smooth stone can now used to craft blast furnaces.
Smooth Stone JE2 BE2.png The texture of smooth stone has been changed.
1.11.0beta stone can now be found in village mason chests.
Legacy Console Edition
1.88 Smooth Stone JE1 BE1.png Added smooth stone.
1.90 Smooth Stone JE2 BE2.png The texture of smooth stone has been changed.

"Seamless" stone slab[edit]

Java Edition Beta
1.3Seamless Stone Slab JE1.png Added seamless stone single slabs, which visually differ from regular smooth stone slabs by using the top texture on the sides. They existed as numerical metadata values of the usual slab block, with values 4, 5, 6 and 7.[more information needed] All four[verify] of these appeared identical, but would not stack.
1.7Seamless Stone Slab JE2 BE1.png The texture application of the single slab has changed to use the bottom half of the texture, like with all slabs and many other blocks after this update.
1.8Pre-releaseWith the addition of brick slabs and stone brick slabs, two of the seamless slab types have been replaced with these, resulting in only 6 and 7 being seamless single slabs.
Java Edition Stone Slab Top JE1 BE1.png Seamless stone slabs can now be placed on the top half of blocks.
1.4.612w49aWith the addition of nether brick slabs, the only remaining seamless single slab has metadata value 7.
1.513w02aThe last remaining seamless stone slab has been replaced with the quartz slab, completely removing this block from the game.


Issues relating to "Smooth Stone" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.




  1. the slab they were effectively a double version of; see below section