It can sometimes be slightly amusing for seasoned worktop suppliers to read or hear of Caesarstone worktops being described as ‘the new generation’ of kitchen and bathroom worktops, when these worktops have been successfully installed in homes in Humberside, Cheshire, Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area over many years now.
Of course, compared with granite worktops, Ceasarstone worktops are relatively very ‘new’, as are other modern stone worktops such as those made from Compac Quartz and Compac Marmol. However, this is only owing to the fact that the production techniques used to produce Caesarstone worktops have only been in operation over the past few decades, since the raw materials used to produce both Caesarstone and granite worktops have, in fact, been around for millennia.
Caesarstone is made from quartz – a mineral which was created naturally during the early stages of the earth’s formation. Granite, likewise, was formed during this same distant period as a result of the cooling of molten rock and lava.
Whilst granite, however, has always been mined in slabs and subsequently adapted for a particular kitchen or bathroom area, quartz is always excavated in small pieces, which must be compacted together and sealed using a special resin and a powerful compression machine.
It is the use of this special technique to produce Caesarstone worktops which makes them relatively newer than granite worktops.
The end result for the consumer, however, can be difficult to decide on. Most people agree that both Caesarstone and granite worktops look stunning and most home experts concur that each type of worktop functions in an equally outstanding fashion.