What On Earth Is Caesarstone?
Caesarstone is part of the quartz family, so you know you will be getting a low-maintenance, durable, natural-looking stone.
But do you know the difference between Caesarstone and other forms of quartz? It is a fairly recent revelation in stonemasonry. And it might just unlock the finish you want for a kitchen, bathroom or statement piece.
Join us as we uncover what makes Caesarstone unique.
The story of Caesarstone
In the mid-1980s, the Caesarstone company – an Israeli business – crafted a new surfacing product. It had the physical properties of quartz (one of the strongest stones on earth), yet the appearance of marble. By binding at least 93% quartz with other resins and pigments, Caesarstone could be made in a heat press, on demand, for luxury stone fittings. It was the first of its kind.
Several manufacturing plants were set up to use only the best quartz from Brazil, Turkey and India. More than 30 years since its inception, Caesarstone quartz is flourishing. And there are plenty of reasons to use it in your own project…
Caesarstone is similar to other materials such as Cambria and Silestone. It is scratch, stain, crack, heat and burn resistant – not to mention full of anti-porous properties to guard against mould, bacteria and mildew. You also won’t have to get a professional out to come and reseal your stone further down the line.
The main difference of Caesarstone is small but noticeable. If we take Silestone as an example, Caesarstone contains 3% more quartz. This adds even more longevity to your investment – it’ll survive more wear and tear.
If you are looking for a natural-looking surface with a beautiful finish, Caesarstone should be your first consideration.
It may not have as wide a selection of colours as other quartz stones. However, what you lose in colour, you’ll gain in the final finish. With more options for edge profiling and finishing, you can create a feeling of understated elegance more easily than with Compac or Cimstone.
Caesarstone is slightly more expensive than most other types of quartz. But for every penny spent, you earn more in quality. Because of the high quartz content, careful resin bindings and rigorous manufacturing process, Caesarstone’s strength and low-maintenance makes it a cost-effective investment in the long run – saving time and money later down the line.
You can also ensure you get a fair price by choosing stonemasons who have a great supplier relationship.
Choosing the right stone for you
Deciding on the right stone for your home or commercial premises can be tricky. But at RC Coppin, we’ll make sure you get the most suitable stone, within budget and on schedule. For decades, we’ve maintained a relationship with the Caesarstone company. Our ties to them have strengthened as the popularity of this stone has increased, so we can give the best cut at a price you’ll love.
If you have questions regarding any of our natural stones, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!