What is Essastone?

What is Essastone?

Essastone is a premium brand of engineered quartz. It can be used on surfaces such as splashbacks, benchtops, panelling and vanities.

It’s built to last a lifetime and achieves excellent performance standards. Read on to find out more about how you can use Essatone in your next renovation or build project.

Key Summary

What is Essastone? Essastone is a premium brand of engineered stone used around the globe and originating in Italy. 

It is made by a group of the world’s leading manufacturers of engineered stone in Europe and has a wide range of applications in domestic and commercial settings. Essastone contains natural quartz, pigments and resin coating.

what is essastone

What is Essastone?

Essastone contains up to 95% natural quartz and is a brand of reconstituted stone. It is available in 4 finishes: gloss, matt, weathered and igneous and more than 35 designs including marbles, whites, concretes and mineral effects.

Essastone vs Caesarstone, Granite, Marble and Laminate: What’s the Difference?


Perhaps the most well-known producer of reconstituted quartz surfaces in the world. Caesarstone, like Essastone, is a brand name of an engineered stone product, yet they produce different colour ranges and product collections.

Both are high-regarded, with Caeserstone having a wider range of shades.


Marble kitchen benchtops are the height of luxury. Marble is a natural stone that is softer and more delicate than granite or Essastone.

However, it has a lower impact strength and flexural strength than Essstone and absorbs more water. It is more expensive than Essastone, granite and laminate.


Granite is a type of natural stone which is quarried directly from the earth. Comprised of a combination of minerals such as quartz, mica, silica, feldspar and trace minerals, granite is durable, luxurious and available in a wide variety of colours and patterns, however, it will require regular sealing.

Granite is more expensive than Essastone 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 Essastione.

Essastone has similar stain resistance but is more scratch, crack, cold, and heat resistant than laminate. Laminate can be made to look like both timber and stone.

How is Essastone Used in Renovations?

Essastone surfaces are premium grade and can be used in many high traffic areas. They can be used in both horizontal and vertical applications around the home, including:


Essastone is popular as a benchtop and splashback surface due to its durability and colour palettes that skew towards whites, creams, greys, browns and blacks.


Being waterproof, Essastone can be used around the bathroom including vanities and internal wall cladding.


Like bathrooms, Essatone can be used in this wet area.

Other areas

Cladding, staircases and unique furniture are all options for Essastone products.

What Are the Advantages of Using Essastone?

There are many advantages to using Essastone, including:

  • Design: Essastone is a global brand with luxury roots. This means a wide range of textures, colours and collections are available to suit varying design aesthetics.
  • Durability: Quartz is one of the hardest minerals in nature and makes up 95% of an Essastone surface. This makes Essastione non-porous, scratch and stain-resistant and citric acid-resistant.
    It is also heat, water and mould resistant and backed by a 15 year limited warranty.
  • Aesthetics: As the quartz in Essastone is natural, it has a pleasing organic appearance, with each slab featuring small variations. Designs range from those with a veined marble look, understated or robust aggregates and industrial style concrete look.
  • Cost: Essastone is less expensive than granite and marble and sometimes more competitively priced than Caesarstone.

How can I care for Essastone?

Caring for Essastone is simple:

  • A sponge with warm water is fine for everyday maintenance.
  • Mild detergent or warm soapy water can be used for heavier marks. These should be cleaned as soon as possible to avoid stains from brightly coloured food or debris.
  • Non-gloss surfaces can be cleaned with mild cream cleansers, if required.
  • For stuck-on or sticky residue (like food), you can scrape away the excess with a sharp blade or plastic scraper, then clean again.
  • Essastone is acid and scratch resistant. However, avoid aggressive cleaners or strong chemicals such as concentrated bleach, drain or oven cleaners, paint strippers and oil-based soaps.
  • Scratches and burns can be repaired by a technician skilled in stone restoration.

Essastone has superior quality and beautiful surface materials. It is one of the leading choices for designers and homeowners.

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