The technology behind Caesarstone worktops

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The aesthetic and functional marvels of Caesarstone worktops are referred to frequently among home design experts and satisfied householders alike – particularly in Leeds, Cheshire, Humberside and Yorkshire, where this type of worktop has seen a significant uptake.

Those who are themselves thinking of choosing Caesarstone kitchen or bathroom worktops will often ask what it is about Caesarstone that leads it to perform so effectively in terms of resilience, hygiene and aesthetic beauty.

Still, many more will simply ask “what is Caesarstone?”

The first point to make is that although Caesarstone functions in a similar way to granite, as a durable, resilient and reliable worktop material, it is not mined from the ground in slabs.

Caesarstone, on the contrary, is produced from many small pieces of pure quartz crystal – a substance so intrinsically hard that only precious stones such as diamonds surpass it in sheer resilience and durability.

As with other quality worktop materials, such as those made from Compac Quartz or Compac Marmol, the small pieces that form the bulk of the Caesarstone worktop are compacted together tightly using a special Breton machine.

During this process, a small proportion of epoxy resin is added to the mix, contributing approximately 7% of the total overall worktop volume.

This resin not only helps bind the quartz crystals together, it acts as a tough, impermeable seal around the worktop, providing an easy to clean, protective layer.

The production process also involves the skilful infusion of different dyes to add rich colours to the worktops.