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.
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.
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.