CAESARSTONE COUNTERTOPS

Caesarstone countertops are one of the most popular brands of engineered stone made mostly of quartz. Its manufacture happens in Kibbutz Sdot Yam, in the Halfa District of Israel. The manufacturer ships to more than 42 countries including the US.

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Cost of Caesarstone Countertops

The manufacturing process is quite extensive, which is why engineered stone costs about as much as natural stone per square foot. Expect to pay upwards of $80 per square foot for your new countertops, including installation. Sinks, backsplashes, and plumbing are added costs. This is comparable to other types of stone surfaces, including granite.

Caesarstone countertops are a smart option for heavy kitchen users with an eye for beauty, durability, and minimal maintenance. The hardness and safety factors are major pluses when it comes to choosing the best quartz countertops. However, most complaints about Caesarstone countertops is due to installation problems, rather than the stone slab itself. It is important to have expert installers do the job to ensure your lifetime enjoyment of your new countertops. Here is what some satisfied users are saying about their Caesarstone countertops.

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In terms of esthetics, it is hard to beat Caesarstone. Because it is an engineered stone, it is possible to produce custom colored and textured slabs that are sure to fit any home or office design or theme. Of course, if the client is looking for something more “natural,” then Caesarstone may not be the best option. However, it is much easier to match slabs with Caesarstone than with natural stone, which may be a major consideration when choosing floor, countertop and wall covering materials.

Uses of Caesarstone

Quartz is a naturally occurring mineral that rates a 7 in the Mohs hardness scale, which is what makes Caesarstone particularly durable and scratch resistant. A comparative study shows that it is four times stronger than and twice as resistant as granite. Caesarstone has approximately 94% quartz, compared to the 10%-50% in granite and none at all in marble. The remaining 6% or so of Caesarstone is made up of resin which serves as a binder and reduces the brittleness of the quartz, and dyes to give the quartz color.

One of the most important aspects of engineered stone is the elimination of flaws found in natural stone. Natural stone often have small, almost invisible imperfections and striations that can suddenly crack open some random day. There are no such surprises waiting for homeowners that choose Caesarstone.

Safety

Porosity is the enemy of any solid work surface because it leads to unsightly stains and the chance of bacterial growth. Engineered quartz countertops are virtually immune to the ravaging effects of spilled coffee, wine, lemon juice, oils, and all the typical materials that can ruin the look and finish of your countertops and work surfaces.

Durability

Quartz is a naturally occurring mineral that rates a 7 in the Mohs hardness scale, which is what makes Caesarstone particularly durable and scratch resistant. A comparative study shows that it is four times stronger than and twice as resistant as granite. Caesarstone has approximately 94% quartz, compared to the 10%-50% in granite and none at all in marble. The remaining 6% or so of Caesarstone is made up of resin which serves as a binder and reduces the brittleness of the quartz, and dyes to give the quartz color.
One of the most important aspects of engineered stone is the elimination of flaws found in natural stone. Natural stone often have small, almost invisible imperfections and striations that can suddenly crack open some random day. There are no such surprises waiting for homeowners that choose Caesarstone.

Cleaning

There is no need to seal Caesarstone surfaces because it is non-porous, so that is one maintenance chore eliminated. Cleaning Caesarstone countertops for everyday use is easy. A clean, dry rag is often enough to wipe up spills without leaving residue behind. For stubborn stains, you can use a mild household cleaner with a touch of bleach and a no-scratch ScotchBrite or similar pad. Soak the area with the detergent solution for 10 minutes and scrub vigorously to remove the build up or stubborn stains. Some users recommend the use of an acetone and Barkeepers Friend solution for soap scum buildup.

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Value Added To The Home

One of the greatest advantages of engineered stone like Caeserstone is that it makes use of waste materials i.e. quartz rocks instead of quarrying new blocks of stone. It makes use of available materials, which is good for the pocket as well as the environment. This is sure to appeal to homebuyers and so is the 10-year limited warranty for residential use. Quartz countertops in general will make any house easier to sell, although it may not always lead to an increase in the actual selling price.  At any rate, Caesarstone countertops can last for years with reasonable care and maintenance, so it pays back the investment through long-term use and functionality.

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