Engineered Stone Benchtops
Functional, practical and beautiful
Engineered stone bench tops are the perfect choice for today’s modern kitchen providing stain, scratch and heat resistance, a comprehensive warranty and a range of colours to suit any interior design or architectural demand.
Made from around 95% quartz (one of nature’s hardest minerals) and high quality polymer resins and pigments, engineered stone is compacted under intense vibration, vacuum and pressure into dense, non-porous slabs. These slabs are then post cured, gauged to precise thicknesses, and polished to an enduring shine. The result is a surface that retains the cool, tactile qualities of natural stone while offering design freedom with almost unlimited application possibilities
Caesarstone® was the original inventor and the first company in the world to use natural quartz as a work surface to enable more varied, longer lasting and practical solutions than natural stone.
Stronger than granite and marble
Engineered stone, retains its beauty without sealants or waxes and is almost maintenance-free. Ideal for any interior space, it has four times the flexural strength and double the impact resistance of granite while impressively outperforming marble.
Because of its outstanding durability, engineered stone is simple to fabricate and install, saving time and money. It can be installed in thinner sections to save weight or in larger forms to reduce the amount of joints on a surface.
Colours and textures for every application
Available in wide variety of colours, engineered stone offers a unique range of quartz surfaces with the finest texture options designed to meet the needs of professional architects and designers. The colour collection ranges from fine-grained salt and pepper motifs to coarse-grained colour blends with variegated textures.
An engineered stone bench top is more than a thing of beauty. It’s a functional and practical work space for the everyday cook as well as the masterchef. The surface remains cool in all weather, it’s hygienic and easy to clean, it doesn’t scratch easily nor absorb dirt or stains and it will look great for years to come. What else could you ask for?
Common brands of engineered stone include Caesarstone®, Essastone®, HanStone®, Quantum Quartz®, Silestone® and Smartstone®.