Of all the qualities of Caesarstone worktops cited by satisfied householders in Cheshire, Leeds, the wider Yorkshire area and Humberside, resistance to high temperatures is one which continually receives high levels of praise.
It is a fact that Caesarstone quartz worktops can withstand heat up to 150 degrees centigrade. This is a higher resistance than is shown by many other stone surfaces – including granite worktops – and goes some way to explaining the success of Caesarstone as a material for both kitchen and bathroom worktops.
The heat generated from an oven, or from the steam off a saucepan or running bath tap, has been shown to warp lesser worktop materials – most notably, of course, wood. Yet, Caesarstone has been shown to remain intact for years under the constant bombardment of such extreme conditions.
It has also been shown to be far less likely to scorch than many other types of worktops when coming into contact with a hot or burning substance.
Where householders do have to be careful, however, is in subjecting Caesarstone worktops to sudden, extreme changes of temperature – as can be the case when a cooking pot is placed straight onto the worktop immediately after being in a hot oven.
It is always recommended in such instances that a heat-resistant mat is placed over the worktop to avoid the possibility of the stone suddenly cracking.
This is a precaution, however, which is advised for all stone surfaces, including bathroom and kitchen granite worktops, as well as those made from Compac Quartz and Compac Marmol.