When it comes to the worktop materials on the market today, Caesarstone is among the most popular, and it’s not hard to see why! Caesarstone worktops are easy to maintain, durable, and versatile, not to mention beautiful.
If you’re still struggling to find the right stone choice for your bespoke kitchen worktop project, our guide to Caesarstone may be able to help you decide if this material is right for you and your home.
What is Caesarstone?
Caesarstone is one of the top brands of quartz surfaces on the market. Caesarstone blends up to 93% quartz with a mixture of pigments and polymers which means you can choose a finish that will complement and enhance your existing home decor and personal taste.
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How is Caesarstone made?
Caesarstone is manufactured using a highly automated process to ensure optimum quality.
First, the chosen quartz, pigments and polymers are mixed, before the mixture is poured into a mould and formed into slabs. The slabs are then compressed under very high pressure and vibrated to remove all the air.
Once a compressed surface has been created, the slabs are cured at around 90°C for 45 minutes. Next, the slabs of Caesarstone are calibrated and polished, before undergoing quality testing.
Is Caesarstone durable?
Yes, Caesarstone worktops are very resilient and hard-wearing. However, it’s important to remember that these bespoke worktops, like almost all materials, are not indestructible. With this in mind, you should always try to avoid using abrasive sponges, chemicals and cleaners that can damage the sheen of the surface, and avoid using sharp objects without a chopping board.
Is Caesarstone scratch resistant?
This material is more than capable of meeting the demands of everyday wear and tear making it the perfect choice for a bespoke kitchen worktop.
Caesarstone quartz is also heat resistant. However, to maintain a flawless finish, it is not recommended to put hot pots, pans or oven trays directly onto your worktop, as the surface may be damaged by a sudden change in temperature.
How to clean a Caesarstone countertop
When it comes to cleaning your Caesarstone worktop, less is more. Because the surface is resilient, non-porous and stain-resistant, you don’t need to scrub at cracks and stains as you might do with other types of worktop. Instead, use the below guidance to keep your worktop looking beautiful for years to come:
- Simply wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth, a mild detergent or a good quality kitchen cleaning spray. Then dry with a soft cloth, using circular movements for a flawless shine.
- If you need to remove marks and stains, such as coffee, watermarks or fingerprints, a non-abrasive household cleaner should do the trick. Simply apply to a damp cloth or sponge, wipe clean and dry with a cloth.
- In a kitchen environment, it’s only natural that your worktops will sometimes be exposed to stubborn stains, including oil, seasoning, red wine, vinegar, food colouring, and more! These sorts of stains can usually be dealt with using a soft cleanser and a non-abrasive sponge.
Where can I get a Caesarstone worktop?
Here at Eaton Stonemasons, we supply a wide range of high-quality Caesarstone worktops in a variety of colours and textures. From black quartz and brown quartz, through to white quartz or grey quartz, there’s sure to be a Caesarstone worktop that will suit your requirements!
For more information on our Caesarstone worktop options, or to discuss your project with a member of our team, please phone 01929 550653, email email@example.com or complete an online enquiry form. Alternatively, you can ask your kitchen fitter to directly contact us.
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