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Caesarstone Worktops for Kitchens
Caesarstone quartz has all the qualities that are needed for a kitchen that is both hugely practical and strikingly beautiful. Caesarstone worktops are created with perfectly polished looks and lifelong durability. They also make kitchen cleanliness and hygiene easy. For kitchen worktops of enduring quality, the Caesarstone quartz range is an irresistible choice.
Why use Caesarstone quartz for kitchens?
Quartz is one the hardest of all natural materials, ranking ahead of diamonds. For kitchen worktops, quartz is blended with resins and pigments.
Technically, the quality of quartz worktops is determined by the proportion of quartz mineral used. Visually, the lustre and consistency of finished slabs distinguishes the finest quartz worktops from lower quality alternatives.
Caesarstone worktops are right at the top of the quartz quality scale. The raw material mix uses up to 93% quartz, before being moulded, cured and polished. Each slab is then quality tested for colour, hue and consistency.
The process guarantees that every Caesarstone countertop looks exceptional now and for many years to come. Renowned for durability, Caesarstone is so hard and impervious it will withstand the hustle and bustle of the busiest family kitchen by staying:
- Heat resistant and cold resistant
- Easy to clean
Unlike granite worktops, Caesarstone does not need sealing. It can be easily wiped down with standard kitchen cleaners and antibacterial solutions to provide a completely safe food preparation surface.
Caesarstone has also received multiple ISO certifications, as well as the respected Good Housekeeping Seal from Good Housekeeping Research Institute.
Which Caesarstone colours are available?
When it comes to colours you have three different ranges to choose from:
- Caesarstone Classico – from clean and light to dark statements
- Caesarstone Supernatural – softer natural shades and marbling
- Caesarstone Metropolitan – distinctly modern with an urban, industrial feel
In all we showcase 49 different colours, with new choices being added to the range all the time. The colours fall into four principal ranges:
Offering cool, sophisticated style, a Black Quartz surface makes a bold statement – Caesarstone jet black is a great example. Black surfaces are ideal for contrasting against brighter coloured fixtures and fittings.
Bright, neutral and pure, a White Quartz surface such as Caesarstone snow is ideal for adding a calming, relaxing vibe to a space.
Warm and comforting, cream coloured surfaces bring an air of tranquillity to the spaces in which they are installed. If you want to add a relaxing, smooth quality to a space, a Caesarstone Cream Quartz surface is ideal.
A calming, intimate colour, a Caesarstone Brown Quartz surface brings warmth without intensity. Brown fittings make for an ideal space for meditation and relaxation.
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What Caesarstone finishes are there?
As well as a far-reaching range of colours, Caesartone worktops are available in five different finishes, none of which require sealing or any care other than wiping down with a kitchen cleaner.
- Natural – slightly textured with a satin sheen
- Polished – smooth, high-gloss with a natural brilliance
- Honed – smooth to the touch and soft on the eye
- Concrete – lightly textured with a soft, grainy quality and low light reflection
- Rough – a rich, rugged look with a compelling tactile effect
What Caesarstone edge can I choose on my worktop?
Customers and designers can create exactly the effect they seek with a range of different worktop edges that we fabricate. Options include:
- Square Edge – sharp, modern and simple
- Eased Edge – like a square edge, but slightly rounded
- Bullnose Edge – fully rounded, with a softer look
- Ogee Edge – a traditional look with concave and convex curves
- Bevel Edge – cut at approximately 450 to the surface
See more detail about Caesarstone worktop edges here.
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How do you look after Caesarstone worktops?
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 away 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. These sorts of stains can usually be dealt with using a cleanser containing oxalic acid and a non-abrasive sponge.
Why use County Stone?
We are kitchen worktop specialists and are experts in supplying and fitting Caesarstone countertops to the exact specification of every client’s individual kitchen. Once you’ve decided on Caesarstone for your kitchen, our highly experienced team will create a precise template for your worktop, including fitting for all angles, curves and recesses.
You can rely on County Stone to:
Expert guidance on designs and finishes
Our team are Caesarstone experts, and we know exactly how to get the best results from a Caesarstone installation. We can talk you through all the options available in detail from colours to finishes, shapes and thickness. We work with you to ensure you get the look and functionality you require.
As a family business we take customer service very seriously and that includes making the ordering process as straightforward as possible. A visit to our showroom will give you the opportunity to talk through your ideas for your kitchen with our friendly and very knowledgeable team. We will show you samples, talk through your options and give you a quotation on costs and timing for whatever you choose.
Delivery and Fitting
Our fitting team have many years of experience in working with Caesarstone and other worktop stones. They begin by visiting you to measure up and produce a highly accurately template for the worktop, including any recesses, nooks and crannies that need to be considered. The template is handed over to our workshop cutting team who use diamond-tipped equipment to cut the precise shapes required. Our fitters will return with the finished worktop, put it precisely in place and leave your home perfectly clean with no mess left behind.
Our experience ensures your worktop is perfect
We started our kitchen worktops business over 20 years ago, working with the best stone materials available. Many members of our team have stayed with our family firm from day one, and they share our pride in going the extra mile to make sure all our customers are delighted with our work. Our service continues after installation by being available to help with any advice about your worktop. Our customer service and the quality of our worktops and installation continue to earn us many 5-star reviews from highly satisfied clients.
What customers say about County Stone
Paul and his team were excellent from start to finish. Pricing was competitive, great service, polite workmen and the finished product is better than we could have hoped for. Would highly recommend.
Amy and Scott Harrower
Great choice of stock at reasonable prices. Highly recommend them.
Great team from start to finish, from templating to installation, very helpful. Thank you.
Professional service from enquiry to installation. Excellent customer service on a personal level. Nothing was too much trouble. Kitchen designs always liable to change and none of these was ever a problem to integrate right up to installation.
Caesarstone Worktop FAQs
See FAQs on Caesarstone, including:
- Is Caesarstone quartz?
- How is Caesarstone made?
- Is Caesarstone durable?
- Is Caesarstone heat resistant?
- Is Caesarstone scratch and stain-resistant?
- Do Caesarstone worktops need sealing?
- Are Caesarstone worktops easy to install?
- Where to buy Caesarstone worktops?
- How to clean a Caesarstone countertop
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.