Is Caesarstone more hygienic than granite?

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It is sometimes asserted that Caesarstone worktops are superior to granite worktops when it comes to hygiene.

Let’s look at the facts.

Caesarstone worktops – like other high-grade quartz worktops including those made from Compac Quartz – are produced by compacting small pieces of quartz together very tightly and then introducing a small amount of ultra-tough resin to create a protective coating.

The end results are kitchen and bathroom worktops which are virtually impossible to crack or scratch, and which are also extremely difficult to penetrate or soak through.

A quick surface wipe with soapy water is usually all that is required to keep Caesarstone worktops clear of any potential staining agents or contaminates.

Granite, however, is also an extremely tough and resilient substance – although unlike quartz worktops, those made from granite are produced using stone slabs rather than stone particles.

It is sometimes argued that the absence of a binding agent such as resin means that both bathroom and kitchen granite worktops are more prone to staining and other infiltration.

However, this possibility is instantly eliminated by sealing granite worktops as soon as they have been installed.

Householders in Leeds, the wider Yorkshire area, Cheshire and Humberside often cite the relative convenience of Caesarstone worktops when it comes to how little time and effort is needed to keep the surfaces spotlessly clean.

It could therefore be argued that it is the absence of any need for sealing which makes Caesarstone a popular choice as a hygienic material for kitchen and bathroom worktops.