Caesarstone® Versus Natural Stone: What Are the Differences?

When it comes to Caesarstone® versus natural stone, you may find it difficult to choose unless you understand the differences between the two elements. Both are popular materials today for benchtops, but one may appeal to you more than the other one. To help you with the decision-making process, we provide the following facts about these elements.

Definition of Caesarstone® and Its Characteristics

Caesarstone® is a man-made quartz product for benchtops. It bears the name of its manufacturer Caesarstone® that began near Caesarea, an ancient Roman City, in 1987. The company now has a subsidiary here in Australia. This manufacturer creates its product by combining up to 93-percent natural quartz with enhanced polymer resins and organic pigments.

With Caesarstone®, you receive a highly durable surface that is resistant to scratches, stains and chips without the need for sealing since it is not porous. Also, it requires minimum maintenance. Various colours and patterns are available in this product, and the manufacturing process yields consistent results to ensure that one slab matches the previous slab in the same colour and pattern. Colours range from white to jet black while patterns vary from plain or speckled to simulated agate or even petrified wood with many options in between these examples. As a result, you have continuity in your home installation from one benchtop to another. The cost of Caesarstone® is slightly less than natural stone not only at the time of installation but in ongoing maintenance.

How Natural Stone Differs From Caesarstone®

Natural stone is just stone from the ground cut into slabs for various applications in your home. Examples include marble and granite along with other types of stone. Most types of natural stone are only resistant to stains if they receive periodic sealing since they are porous. In addition, each type of stone has specific care and maintenance instructions. All of the slabs within a particular type of stone will vary since they form in the ground in various parts of the world instead of manufactured according to a specific recipe as with the Caesarstone®. For this reason, there is no continuity in design. While this may not be unacceptable to certain homeowners, others wish to know the outcome prior to installation. Natural stone costs more than Caesarstone® does at the time of installation and requires constant maintenance over the years to retain its ideal condition, and this adds to the overall price of having it in your house.

Champagne Finish Bathrooms & Kitchens will explain further details about Caesarstone® versus natural stone upon request, and guide you in the right direction for your home, lifestyle and budget. We provide high-quality kitchens and bathrooms that will impress all who view them.


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