Here at Spencer Granite, we do more than install granite countertops in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Our dedicated team of experienced experts works with several types of natural stone. However, we also enjoy (and recommend) Caesarstone quartz. As the most popular brand of quartz countertops, Caesarstone has dominated the market since its beginning in 1987.
In this article, we’re taking a look at some of the most frequently asked questions concerning Caesarstone, and quartz countertops in general.
Is Caesarstone Quartz considered a natural stone?
No. Caesarstone utilizes advanced technologies to engineer high-quality surfaces consisting of up to 90% quartz, binders, and pigments. However, several of the innovative designs mimic patterns of popular natural stone, such as granite.
Is the engineering process bad for the environment?
While there are mixed feelings about mining for natural stones, Caesarstone is proud to be the first quartz surfacing company to receive ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and the NSF certifications. Respectively, environmental protection, quality management standards, and public health safety certifications.
For more information on the innovative path to environmental commitment, visit the Caesarstone website here.
What features does Caesarstone provide that granite countertops won’t?
Being an engineered product, Caesarstone quartz provides several desirable benefits that customers won’t receive with natural stone. Below, we’ve highlighted just a few of these features:
- Non-porous, non-absorbent surface
- Stain resistance
- Crack resistance
- Resistant to many household cleaners and chemicals
- Mold and mildew resistance
- Low maintenance
- Increased options for customization
What type of maintenance is required?
As the ultimate combination of nature and technology, Caesarstone has simplified lives by eliminating sealants and waxes. Virtually maintenance-free, this type of quartz countertop requires routine cleaning by simply wiping the surface with a damp cloth and mild detergent as needed. Not only is this better for you, but the elimination of harsh chemicals supports a healthier environment in your home.
What environment is this type of quartz best used?
One of the most significant benefits of engineering quartz is its uniformed versatility. Whether your home is contemporary or classic, there is a design perfect for any room in your home. In fact, Caesarstone is so durable and versatile it’s used for kitchen countertops, vanities, general interior design elements, as well as flooring.
At Spencer Granite, we offer a variety of Caesarstone quartz products, among other premium brands. If you’re considering quartz countertops in your home or business, contact our team for more information (603) 402-9221.