A Complete Guide to Caesarstone
Caesarstone is among the most popular materials for worktops on the market today, and it’s not hard to see why. Caesarstone worktops are easy to maintain, durable, and versatile, not to mention fabulous to look at.
Here’s our guide to Caesarstone as a material for worktops.
Is Caesarstone quartz?
Caesarstone blends up to 93% quartz with a mixture of pigments and polymers. This means you can choose a Caesarstone finish that will complement and enhance your existing décor and personal taste.
How is Caesarstone made?
Caesarstone is manufactured using a highly automated process to ensure optimum quality.
First, the quartz, pigments and polymers are selected and mixed together, before the resulting mixture is poured into a mould and formed into slabs. The slabs are then compressed under very high pressure and vibrated in a vacuum to remove all the air.
Once a compressed surface has been created, the slabs are cured at 90 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes. Next, the slabs of Caesarstone are gauged, calibrated and polished, before undergoing quality testing.
Is Caesarstone durable?
Yes, Caesarstone is very resilient and hard-wearing.
However, it’s important to remember that these worktops are not indestructible. With this in mind, you should always try to avoid abrasive sponges, chemicals and cleaners that can damage the sheen of the surface, and avoid using sharp objects without a chopping board.
Is Caesarstone heat resistant?
Caesarstone quartz is 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.
Is Caesarstone scratch and stain-resistant?
Caesarstone quartz surfaces are incredibly hard-wearing. This material is more than capable of meeting the demands of everyday wear and tear.
Do Caesarstone worktops need sealing?
Unlike other types of worktop, Caeserstone surfaces don’t need to be sealed, treated or polished. In fact, very little maintenance is required, aside from regular cleaning.
Are Caesarstone worktops easy to install?
Caesarstone worktops are extremely adaptable and can be cut to fit almost any size or shape.
Where to buy Caesarstone worktops?
Here at County Stone, 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 and grey quartz, there’s sure to be a Caesarstone worktop that will suit your requirements.
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, 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 or a paper towel, 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 or gentle household bleach should do the trick. Simply apply to a damp cloth or sponge, wipe clean and dry with a cloth or paper towel.
- In a kitchen environment, it’s only natural that your worktops will sometimes be exposed to stubborn stains, including oil, turmeric powder, red wine, vinegar, food colouring, and more. These sorts of stains can usually be dealt with using a cleanser containing oxalic acid and a non-abrasive sponge.
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