Caesarstone is engineered from a compound of a minimum of 93% natural quartz crystals in a special vacuum, heat and pressure process and by adding polymer acrylic resins, resulting in a solid, incredibly hard, dense, non-porous homogenous slab, with four times the flexural strength and double the impact resistance of granite. The process of manufacturing Caesarstone worktops, enhance the natural stone by strengthening it, making it more flexible, resilient and durable and even improving the colour and appearance. The over-all effect of the re-engineered slab is a lustrous 3-dimensional crystal-like appearance of which the colour and pattern consistently follows throughout the entire thickness of the worktop and coordinates the colours between different slabs far better than would ever be possible with quarried stone, where one is dependent on whatever comes out of the earth.
The superior qualities of Caesarstone make them eminently suitable for stylish worktops in kitchens or bathrooms, vanity tops, countertops, interior furniture, staircases, benches, or shower walls. However, the benefits do not end there. Through a special process Caesarstone can be shaped into basins, sinks, shower trays, etc making it a designer’s dream.
Quartz is the fourth hardest mineral found in nature, with a score 7 on the Mohs scale, which is topped only by, diamonds at a score of 10, Corundum at 9 and Topaz at 8. On the same scale Marble scores between 3 and 5, knife steel scores 5.5, making your Caesarstone worktop much harder than your knives!
The quality of Caesarstone worktops is backed by two levels of protection, a 10 year warranty against product defects and also a 10 year limited “installed” warranty.
Is Caesarstone available in different thicknesses and slab dimensions?
Different applications and designs require different sizes, have different weight limitations and permit a different number of joints. For that reason, Caesarstone is manufactured in slab thicknesses of 13 mm, 20 mm and 30 mm, with slab sizes of 144 cm X 306 cm. The slab weight is 32.5 kg/m2 ; 50 kg/m2and 75 kg/m2 respectively. For particularly large surfaces, Jumbo slabs are also available in 20 cm and 30 cm thickness in sizes of 164 cm X 334 cm.
Because of the superior strength and durability of Caesarstone, it is possible to use thinner slabs to save weight where that is a problem, or use larger slabs to minimise joints and give a larger uninterrupted work surfaces where that is required. On particularly large surfaces, Jumbo slabs can be used. Various techniques are employed to further support and strengthen Caesarstone worktops, countertops or vertical applications stretching over long spans, and undermounting sinks and basins, without detracting from the classiness of Caesarstone.
Is Caesarstone only available as sheets?
Because Caesarstone is incredibly hardwearing and can be formed and shaped, it is moulded into integrated single or double basins, sinks, accessories, end details, upstands, downturns, splashbacks, fixtures, fittings, decorations, wainscots, staircases, etc. almost perfectly matching the colour and patterns of your worktops.
How many different colours are available for Caesarstone worktops?
The Caesarstone colour range is constantly adapted to give better choices and versatility and with currently more than 40 colours, including some pretty exotic and vivacious colours, which, in combination with other materials, allow for an almost unlimited working palette.
For easy reference, Worktops.net have also divided the colours into price bands.
Because Caesarstone is essentially made from natural minerals, slight variations of colour and pattern will be discerned from one sheet to the next. Rather than detract from the beauty of the worktops, this adds that additional natural aesthetic appeal. After about six months, Caesarstone will have developed a most pleasing patina, with the colours generally becoming deeper, slightly darker and shinier, further enhancing the appearance and lustre of the surfaces.