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CAESARSTONE QUARTZ: GETTING TO KNOW THE WORLD’S BEST SURFACE

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When diving into each kitchen renovation, everyone wants a durable countertop that comes with aesthetically pleasing designs. There is no doubt that picking out a countertop material that can withstand the test of time and does not require much maintenance is a rather difficult task to achieve. That’s why we recommend caesarstone for this application.


There are a number of good reasons why you should choose caesarstone counters when you are trying to purchase the new countertop for your home or replace your current kitchen countertops. In fact, caesarstone countertops come with a quality you will not see in other similar products. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about caesarstone countertops and why you should use this material for your next kitchen and bathroom countertops. Keep on reading to find out if this stone will work for you or not before you make a purchase.


WHY CAESARSTONE COUNTERTOPS ARE LOVED BY BOTH FABRICATORS & HOMEOWNERS?


The reason why homeowners seem to hold caesarstone countertops close to their heart when choosing the best countertops is simply because caesarstone produces quality quartz countertops that come with luxurious, non-porous and low maintenance surfaces, in which what the stones are famed for. The ease-of-maintenance of caesarstone quartz surfaces make it an excellent option for high-traffic areas such as the kitchen and bathroom countertops without having to worry about maintenance. Moreover, one of the first manufacturers of quartz for countertops, Caesarstone has gained the reputation of one of the best quartz producers worldwide. Over the years, the reputational company has built trust with their customers, which could possibly contribute to one of the biggest reasons why both homeowners and fabricators love choosing caesarstone. 


“More people want a contemporary aesthetic in the kitchen and the clean look of quartz goes with that.” - Bill Millholland, Case’s Executive Vice President.


The marble-inspired surface design series by caesarstone emphasizes the exquisite appearance of natural stone by displaying bold colours, intricate veins and complex textures that are widely preferred by many satisfied customers. These surfaces are extremely suitable for heavily used areas such as kitchen and bathroom countertops as well as backsplashes and tub/shower surrounds. 


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White Attica is a beautiful combination of dense, dark and mild grey veins that flow effortlessly across a clean, flawless white base. It is the newest colour in the series, which is heavily influenced by the highest quality and natural marble of historic architecture, blending durability with beauty, tradition with style. This caesarstone colour seamlessly combines contemporary and timeless design elements that compliments any style interior with little to no effort.




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Statuario Maximus possesses strong and bold thick veining that sweeps across a soft white base, adding a touch of elegance and luxury to any living space. The marble-inspired design is further enhanced by delicate background veins that contribute to the versatility of the colour scheme.  Its versatility enables to completely transform dull rooms into stylish spaces and also compliments a various range of décor design, from traditional to urban modern.

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Calacatta Nuvo is a sophisticated blend of wide, elegant, cascading grey veins on an opaque creamy white base influenced by the rich beauty of natural italian calacatta marble. This everyday masterpiece is a stunning and remarkable upgrade to any interior space, transforming it from normal to phenomenal.

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Statuario Nuvo has a delicately threaded creamy white base with its signature dark veins, for added depth and and texture, on both the surface and subsurface levels. The inspiration of its design drives from the opulence and luminosity of the roman empire’s statuario marble. Similar to its inspiration, this caesarstone colour has a warming effect on any space, whether it be a dark or a neutral colour scheme. 

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WHAT ARE THE OTHER TOP QUALITIES OF CAESARSTONE COUNTERTOPS?
The quartz countertops are relatively new to the scene and are known as engineered stone countertops, but they have gained a loyal following because of their many great qualities such as their captivating features, durability and the fact they do not have some of the weaknesses of natural stone. Here is a list on what makes caesarstone countertops special.

UNIQUE STYLE
The caesarstone countertops offer a unique style for homeowners that want to coordinate with their design scheme. It ultimately brings sophistication and uniqueness into the home in such a way that no other countertop options can ever achieved. In addition to that, caesarstone comes in a wide range of colour and shape options, meaning homeowners are given their utmost freedom to choose the style and colour that compliments the design they have in mind.

HIGH DURABILITY
The caesarstone countertops are non-porous and have high resistance to mold, mildew as well as stain. Furthermore, they are designed to withstand significant impacts as opposed to other countertop options. Due to its natural materials and top quality engineering, homeowners do not have to be concerned about chips and cracks when using caesarstone countertops. It is not only designed to enhance the overall appearance of your kitchen, but also to keep your home alive and welcoming.

LOW MAINTENANCE
Perhaps, one of the greatest benefits of using a caesarstone countertop material is that waxes and sealants will be far from your concern as it requires just little maintenance when compared to other countertop materials in the market. Additionally, this material has a non-porous surface so all it takes to keep it looking good as new is to simply wipe away any spillage or stain using just water and a damp paper towel, cloth or sponge.

COST-EFFICIENT
Speaking of money saving, investing in caesarstone countertop materials will be one of the wisest and cost-efficient investments you will make. Although the upfront costs are higher than the lower quality countertops, their high quality and low maintenance features make them an excellent value, which means homeowners can save a lot of money while enjoying their new sophisticated countertops. Moreover, it will also give homeowners a peace of mind knowing that their countertops will not be damaged easily and go through years without needing to seal, resurface or replace.


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HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN CAESARSTONE COUNTERTOPS?

While there are several beautiful surface materials that might fit into your vision, they will most likely require extra care. Who has time for that? With caesarstone quartz surfaces, homeowners can now prepare dinner, entertain guests and live their everyday lives without feeling overwhelmed in maintaining their new countertops. Here are some tips on how to clean your caesarstone surface and keeping your new kitchen countertop looking good as new at all times.

BE GENTLE ON THE SURFACES
It’s not necessary for you to scrub away at cracks and stains as caesarstone surfaces are hard, non-porous and stain resistant. In order to maintain its luster, simply wipe the surface with a damp cloth and lukewarm water, add a mild detergent or use a quality spray in your everyday cleaning routine. Once you have completed this step, dry the surface with a soft cloth or paper towel thoroughly. For homeowners who want consistent shine, you are recommended to wipe countertops in a broad circular motion. Unlike marble and granite countertops, caesarstone surfaces are not required to get sealed regularly to protect them from stains, mold and mildew.

USE NON-ABRASIVE HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS
Give your surface a more thorough clean with a non-abrasive household cleaner, a smooth cleansing cream or gentle household bleach to remove fingerprints, coffee rings or water marks. Make sure to apply cleaner to damp cloth or sponge, wipe in a broad circular motion for consistent shine and dry the surface with a paper towel. If you’re looking to use environmentally-safe cleaners, you can use a combination of 50/50 vinegar and water.

GET RID OF STUBBORN STAINS
The spillage of oil is not a major issue on your caesarstone, this also includes vinegar, soy sauce, curry, turmeric powder, red wine, food colouring, makeup, ink, permanent markers and metal marks from keys. To wipe away stubborn stains, simply add a cleanser with oxalic acid to a non-abrasive sponge, rinse and wipe dry. For tougher stains, use household alcohol and soft cloth. For lighter-coloured surfaces, a small amount of household bleach will work just fine.

If you have trouble getting rid of oil such as olive oil, canola oil or even machine oils, try using a mild degreaser. For dry or sticky substances, gently scrape off with a plastic putty knife and wipe clean. If you happen to spill some nail polish on your new countertop, use a small amount of nail polish remover right away, clean the surface thoroughly and dry like normal. For blood, candle wax, glue from adhesives, hard water deposits, apply a mild degreaser on the affected surface and let it sit for some time, then wipe with a clean damp cloth and remember to dry the area afterwards.

BE SMART AND ALWAYS TAKE PRECAUTIONS
Though caesarstone surfaces are extremely strong and durable, this does not necessarily mean they are indestructible. Homeowners are highly advised not to use abrasive sponges and avoid using the following directly on the surface:

Dangerous chemicals and cleaners: It is advised to keep harsh chemicals and cleaners such as oven/grill cleaners, toilet cleaners and dishwasher polishing agents away as it can irritate the surface and damage the sheen of your countertop. Some chemicals that should be avoided include trichloroethane or methylene chlorides such as paint removers or strippers.

High heat: While caesarstone quartz is known for being heat resistant, it is not recommended by experts that you should place extremely hot (above 300°F) pots, pans and oven trays directly on the surface. Homeowners must ensure that a hot pad or trivet is placed underneath as the surfaces can be severely damaged.

Sharp objects: While food preparation can be done directly on caesarstone surfaces, it is important for homeowners to use cutting boards at all times when using sharp objects and knives.



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