Designers understand that countertops are one of the most important parts of any home or restaurant kitchen. These surfaces must be both beautiful and functional to ensure the food prep area is clean, organized and presentable. When it comes to choosing the optimal countertop material for your clients, it is never too much to ask for both beauty and outstanding performance.
Countertops are available in a variety of materials with varying degrees of quality—but for those wanting long-lasting, low-maintenance countertops, quartz is ideal. Of course, not all quartz is the same. It’s important to understand durability, applicable warranties, safety, and health certifications.
When choosing a countertop, you must consider whether or not the material can withstand daily wear and tear from the typical home or restaurant use. Products with lifetime warranties not only give peace of mind, but also demonstrate the manufacturer’s confidence in their product. Choose a material that is resistant to mold and bacteria, easy to clean and environmentally certified. Finally, consider style and design. Premium quartz is versatile and goes with everything, from traditional designs to a modern aesthetic.
Some may be tempted by lower costs, but lower costs often mean lower quality and sloppy manufacturing. Premium quartz is made by combining approximately 90 percent ground quartz with around 8-10 percent high-grade resin, polymers and pigments. This forms a high-performance surface. Caesarstone blends up to 93 percent quartz, so you’re getting the best of the best.
Low-quality quartz is easy to spot. Some manufacturers use more than 10 percent resin, causing resin pooling and severely affecting the look. Also, some manufacturers use inadequate raw or low-quality materials. There can be inefficient compaction, which can result in stains and ineffectual resistance and durability. Quartz manufactured in some countries does not meet U.S. health and safety regulations. Many quartz produced today is likely to not have earned Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) certification of the products and may even be repurposed.
Caesarstone is committed to providing high-quality premium quartz built to perform. Caesarstone quartz countertops come with a lifetime warranty and remain looking new with minimal daily maintenance. They are nonporous, which makes them resistant to stains and prevents growth of bacteria and mold. They meet strict safety and environmental regulations, including certification for use in restaurants and schools. Because Caesarstone provides all these features, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing the highest quality standards have been met.
Caesarstone combines beauty with outstanding performance, delivering a durable, low-maintenance premium quartz. Learn more about our manufacturing process here, and browse our gallery to see our beautiful options.