CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces: Fastest Growing Choice For Stylish, Durable, Kitchen & Bathroom Countertops

SUN VALLEY, Calif. (March 27, 2006) — Although relatively new to the American market, quartz surfaces have been used in upscale homes worldwide for more than 15 years. Thanks to companies such as CaesarStone, the original manufacturer of quartz surfaces, the product is now available nationwide and is fast becoming a “must-have” in new and remodeled homes across the country. A recent market research report published by the Freedonia Group predicted that the demand for countertops would increase 2.3 percent every year until exceeding $12 billion by the year 2007. Quartz surfaces, such as those by CaesarStone, are experiencing amazing growth in both value and volume terms, driven by the style, luxury and durability provided.

However, many consumers are not familiar with the benefits CaesarStone quartz surfaces provide over other materials such as granite, laminates, tile, natural marble, concrete or solid surfaces. Made of up to 93 percent natural quartz and 7 percent polyresin, CaesarStone quartz countertops provide a multitude of benefits, such as:

Heat and Cold Resistant
Unlike laminates and solid surfaces, CaesarStone quartz surfaces are extremely heat and cold resistant because they are made of up to 93 percent natural quartz. This gives it unmatched burn and scorch resistance.Mold and Mildew Resistant
Don’t risk your family’s health. Since CaesarStone quartz surfaces are non-porous, they’re resistant to dangerous mold, mildew and bacteria. This is the same reason that quartz surfaces are often the choice of restaurants and hospitals. In addition, CaesarStone quartz surfaces are approved by the National Sanitation Federation and are Kosher-certified by Rabbi Uri Desberg of the Technological Science Team in Israel.

Stain Resistant
Let them spill wine, coffee or Kool-Aid. Unlike granite, the non-porous nature of CaesarStone quartz surfaces also makes it highly resistant to food acids and stains - from tea and lemon juice to shoe polish and makeup. 

Chip and Scratch Resistant
No need to baby your CaesarStone quartz countertop. Naturally hard and scratch resistant, quartz ranks a 7.0 on Moh's Hardness Scale, which is used to measure the scratch-resistance of a material. Only diamonds (ranking a 10), topaz, and sapphire are harder than quartz. And when was the last time you saw a diamond countertop?

Maintenance Free
Wouldn’t you like to forget about it? Once a CaesarStone quartz surface is installed it is virtually maintenance-free. Because it’s non-porous, the surface never requires sealing, polishing or sanding to keep its glimmering finish and resistance to stains. In addition, users can save money on unnecessary harsh detergents that can be harmful to countertops and unprotected skin. Granite, marble, limestone and other stones, on the other hand, must be sealed on installation and resealed regularly.

Color Consistency
The color you see is what you get. Unlike non-engineered surfaces like granite or marble, a CaesarStone quartz surface’s color is consistent from slab to slab. This means that the color a homeowner, architect or designer chooses will be the same color that is eventually installed in the home. In addition to being consistent, quartz can be manufactured in a variety of colors. For example, CaesarStone currently offers 40 colors, six of which can be honed, and keeps up with the latest trends by introducing new colors every year.

About CaesarStone
CaesarStone is the original quartz surface manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, CA;, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Miami, FL and New York City. CaesarStone produces premium quartz surfaces, complementing any design application, from traditional to contemporary, for both home and commercial applications. Price range is from $70 to $120 per square foot installed. CaesarStone products are available through kitchen and bath retailers, fabricators, architects, designers, builders and distributors nationwide.

Offering a Lifetime Warranty as of February 15, 2008, their products are stain, scratch and heat resistant. CaesarStone has earned the respected Good Housekeeping Seal from Good Housekeeping Research Institute in addition to ISO 14001 (environmental management system), ISO 9002 (quality management standard) and NSF (public health and safety) certification.

For more information about CaesarStone and its products, please visit the company's website at www.CaesarStoneUS.com, or call toll-free 877-9QUARTZ (877-978-2789).