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WHAT ARE CAESARSTONE SLABS?
CaesarStone countertops are made from compound boards manufactured by Caesarstone, the pioneer in quartz surface manufacturer. The company was founded in 1987, and it was quick to see the potential of engineered quartz surfaces for the residential and commercial market. It invested in the research and development for manufacturing the product and training the personnel to carry it through production.
All CaesarStone quartz surfaces contain 93% quartz, which is the mineral that makes granite hard and durable. The quartz is compacted with polymer resins and pigments using intense pressure, vibration, and vacuum to produce the highly resistant, durable, and non-porous slabs used in Cesarstone countertops. These are available in the widest range of colors and structures in the industry, designed to meet the needs of its most exacting and meticulous customers. Aside from countertops, Caesarstone quartz surfaces are used for wall paneling and other finishes for commercial buildings.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF CAESARSTONE AS COUNTERTOP MATERIAL?
CaesarStone countertops are ideal for kitchen use, which is why they have become so popular. Are having a hard time matching colors using natural stone? Consider using CaesarStone countertops, instead. There is no problem matching colors and patterns with CaesarStone, because there is always something in the catalog that is just perfect for your needs.
CaesarStone countertops are known for their incredible durability. The quartz is hard by nature, making the product heat- and scratch-resistant. The quartz makes it extremely difficult to break, crack or chip the surface. Of course, taking a sledgehammer would do the job, but not with normal use.
The addition of the polymer resin in the compound makes Caesarstone non-porous and resistant to staining This is a welcome relief for many homeowners that would rather not have to deal with removing watermarks, oil stains, and scorch marks from hot pans from their work area. In addition, because it is non-porous, it does not need sealing. When it comes to kitchen tops that handle a lot of use and abuse, it is imminently important that the material can stand up to the test.
Another excellent quality of CaesarStone countertops is that they are much more hygienic than natural stone. Being non-porous, it keeps bacteria, molds, and mildew from lodging and breeding where you prepare your food. This ensures that the food you prepare is free from harmful toxins, keeping your family safe.
CaesarStone countertops are incredibly easy to keep clean and looking just like new. All it needs is a regular wipe down with mild soap and a clean cloth. You do not need to buy special products to keep your kitchen countertop spic and span. This is clearly an advantage when you would rather spend more time actually cooking than cleaning up, and you don’t want to worry about spilling anything on your countertop.
There are cheaper alternatives to quartz surfaces for your countertop needs, but expect to get what you pay for. Laminates are easy on the pocket, and installation is a breeze, but classy and elegant they are not. Caesarstone countertops may require some investment on your part initially, but given that you will not have to replace it for many years and would not have to spend a small fortune on special cleaning products, sealing, or repairing damage to maintain it, it all evens out in the end. Plus, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you’re your home looks elegant and classy.
Is it better than natural stone?
Comparing Caesarstone with natural stone is like comparing apple and oranges. Both are equally good, but some people prefer one to the other. The best thing about natural stone is that it is unique. No two slabs of stone will be completely the same. The look and feel of natural stone such as granite and marble are incomparable. Polished marble, in particular, works very well as a pastry slab, because it is cool and ultra smooth.
On the other hand, you are limited in your choices with natural stone. If you have a firm idea of how you you’re your home to look, you want to be able to choose a color and pattern that will work with your scheme. With natural stone, you have to choose from what is currently available from the suppliers, and there is no guarantee you will find something that would be perfect for your needs. With Caesarstone quartz surfaces, there is something for everyone.
Another big problem with natural stone is that it is porous. That makes them vulnerable to stains, and must be sealed to protect the integrity of the stone slab. Marble is particularly vulnerable, especially to acids. Caesarstone countertops are resistant to staining, and do not react to acids, so they do not need to be sealed.
What it boils down to is your preference. Caesarstone quartz surfaces are superior to natural stone in many practical ways, but if you like to stick to your guns, then by all means, go for it. Just keep in mind that natural stone requires a little more maintenance, and you have to love giving it TLC.
How about other engineered quartz surfaces?
There are quite a few other brands of quartz surfaces available in the market, and a few of them are on par with Caesarstone countertops, like Corian countertops. However, Caesarstone is the original quartz surface manufacturer, and continues to be a leader in the market today. That says a lot about the quality of the product.