Whilst a growing number of householders in Humberside, Cheshire, Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area are now opting to use Caesarstone for their kitchen and bathroom worktops, sales of granite worktops continue to remain strong in these regions.
Since both substances are extremely tough, resilient, and easy to keep clean, the choice between granite and Caesarstone worktops ultimately has to be one of personal preference. Yet there are still some fundamental reasons for choosing one type of stone worktop over the other.
The main difference between bathroom or kitchen granite worktops and those made from Caesarstone is the way in which each is rendered suitable for domestic and professional use.
Whilst granite worktops are cut down and shaped from solid granite slabs, Caesarstone worktops are the result of amalgamating small pieces of quartz to form worktop panels. It is this difference in production methods that ultimately distinguishes Caesarstone worktops from granite worktops.
The producers of granite worktops are limited by the nature of the slabs they use in the manufacturing process, whether these restrictions are in the form of colour, pattern, random flaws or structural discrepancies.
Producers of Caesarstone worktops, however, are able to exert greater control over the finished product by introducing uniform colours and patterns and ensuring that each worktop panel is equally structurally sound.
Caesarstone worktops could therefore be said to be the ‘safer’ choice, whilst those who prefer a more random, if perhaps less reliable, type of worktop might be more attracted to granite.