What is Caesarstone?
You know the name, but what is Caesarstone? Caesarstone is a premium brand of engineered quartz for surfaces such as benchtops, paneling, and even flooring – it’s built to last a lifetime.
Read on to find out more about how you can use Caesarstone in your kitchen renovation.
What is Caesarstone? Caesarstone is a premium brand of engineered quartz used in residential and commercial buildings.
Perhaps the most well-known producer of reconstituted quartz surfaces in the world is Caesarstone. Caesarstone has a stellar reputation and is known for its beautiful appearance, quality and durability.
Manufacturing Caesarstone primarily involves combining quartz with organic pigments and polymer resins.
Next, it is further refined and compacted under intense vibration, vacuum and pressure to make dense, non-porous slabs. To finish, the slabs are post-cured, gauged and polished.
Caesarstone vs Granite, Marble and Laminate: What’s the Difference?
Marble is a natural stone that is softer and more delicate than granite or Caesarstone. Yet marble kitchen benchtops are the height of luxury.
However, it has a lower impact strength and flexural strength than Caesarstone and absorbs more water. It is more expensive than Caesarstone, granite and laminate.
Like Caesarstone, granite is engineered and is composed of granite, stone, quartz and recycled glass.
However, it has a lower impact strength and flexural strength than Caesarstone and absorbs more water. It is more expensive than Caesarstone but typically more affordable than marble.
Typically made from a synthetic, man-made substance and produced with either a single bonded layer or with multiple layers which makes it significantly more durable.
It is less expensive than Caesarstone. Compared to laminate, Caesarstone has the same amount of stain resistance but is more scratch, crack, cold, and heat resistant. It is also more resistant to cleaning agents and spills.
How is Caesarstone Used in Kitchen Renovations?
Caesarstone quartz surfaces are premium grade and can be used in many high traffic areas.
Caesarstone is particularly popular in Australian homes as kitchen countertops and benches. You can choose between a polished, natural or concrete, or rough concrete finish.
There is also an outdoor range of Caesarstone surfaces available suitable for outdoor kitchen and BBQ areas.
Caesarstone is also used throughout the kitchen and home including om splashbacks, vanity tops, wall cladding, furniture, flooring and interior design features.
What Are the Advantages of Using Caesarstone?
There are many advantages to using Caesarstone, including:
- Design: Caesarstone is a global brand with large supply chains. This means a wide range of textures, colours and collections are available to suit any design aesthetic.
- Durability: Quartz is one of the hardest minerals in nature and makes up to 90% of a Caesarstone surface. This makes Caesarstone non-porous as well as scratch and stain resistant. It is also heat, water and mould resistant. Caesarstone is not suitable for exterior use or areas exposed to high UV radiation. The exception to this is the Caesarstone Outdoor range.
- Aesthetics: As the quartz in Caesarstone is a natural stone, the product’s appearance has small variations and each product is pleasingly unique. Designs feature a base colour with authentic texture, speckles, or marble vein. Each surface will have a stamped identification number on its underside to ensure you have a genuine Caesarstone product.
- Cost: Caesarstone is less expensive than granite and marble, but is more expensive than Silestone.
How can I care for Caesarstone?
Caring for Caesarstone is simple:
- Clean daily with a mild detergent or warm soapy water. It will never need to be polished or sealed.
- Caesarstone produces its own line of cleaning products to remove specific spills or substances. For stuck-on residue (like food), you can scrape away the excess with a sharp blade.
- While Caesarstone is very tough, aggressive cleaners or strong chemicals can cause damage. Rinse with water immediately if it comes into contact.
- Caesarstone can react to rapid temperature changes. For example, direct contact with extreme heat from a saucepan can cause damage and best avoided. Chips can be repaired if they do occur.
Caesarstone has superior quality and beautiful surface materials. It is one of the leading choices for designers and homeowners.
Speak to the Kitchen Renovation Experts
Unsure if you want Caesarstone in your renovation? Contact our team at Mint Kitchens and let our team of award-winning experts help design your ultimate kitchen.
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