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CaesarStone makes a fantastic engineered quartz countertop that can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and commercial applications. The wide color variety is what draws me to the product; they have options that range from traditional to contemporary. Many of the color options have a natural and unique look to them, without pretending to imitate another material. CaesarStone also offers a plethora of edge details. The cost ranges from about $70-$120 per square foot; the edge detail definitely has a significant impact on the cost.

CaesarStone quartz surfaces, available in a variety of colors with many edge options. Manufactured by CaesarStone USA.

Since it is engineered, there are many qualities that are ‘designed into’ the product. It is stain, scratch and heat-resistant and also has a more consistent color than natural stone countertops. It can also be ordered in large slabs, so you can avoid unsightly seams. CaesarStone requires no maintenance since it does not need to be sealed or resealed, and comes with a 10 year warranty, ensuring peace of mind for your clients.

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From an environmental perspective, CaesarStone is equally attractive. The company is ISO 14001 certified for Environmental Management Systems – a certification that verifies the prevention of environmental pollution and waste reduction in the manufacturing processes and facilities. This means far less raw material is wasted, especially compared to granite, for example. Though the quartz is mined in Italy, CaesarStone is manufactured in over 200 locations throughout the US.

The end product is inert, non-toxic, and qualifies as a low-VOC material under LEED credit 4.1. One thing to be aware of is the potentially hazardous dust that is created when the product is cut. However, this can be avoided by cutting the material in a properly ventilated shop wearing proper personal protection. All in all, I specify it for its durability, aesthetic versatility, and consistency.

Posted March 18th, 2008 by Stephanie Horowtiz


  • Rnardella

    Me too.
    House is only 3 months old.
    How can they sell a product that is not kitchen friendly.
    I am going to fight this with c Australia, my kitchen is not a show piece it’s to cook in, why should I be afraid to drain
    Pasta In the sink for fear of hit water splashing on it. Or oil splattering from a frypan On the stove.

  • Smek 30

    Hi I just have had my bench top in one week and I put a jug that I poured hot water in from the kettle into with noodles. I though the jug was so thick a pirex that nothing would happen. Now I have a great big ring I can;t get rid of . I wish I had read this blog before putting and paying for my ceaser stone! Not impressed at all !!

  • MEGA-ANNOYED

    We installed Quantum Quartz Everest about 4 months ago as part of our kitchen reno. We are fastidious about chopping boards, spills etc but soon after, detected a light hair-line scratch in an un-used corner which I am thinking may have been there on installation. Now, depending on the light, my bench appears dis-coloured in certain areas, and it’s driving me insane as it looks dirty (even though it’s not!) I have resorted to using some gumption but really don’t feel comfortable doing so. I don’t know how I’m supposed to maintain the appearance of this bench as wiping with soapy water is a joke!! The cream cleanser is not much use either, and I don’t understand why I am constantly having to use this when I actually have not spilled anything in the first place! This is not a product for people who use their kitchens and like things to stay looking nice!!! I am sooo disappointed with this product it makes me feel ill!!!

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