Q: What is Caesarstone?
A: Caesarstone is the original quartz surface, manufactured by a company with the same name. Made from up to 93% quartz aggregate, Caesarstone is the top luxury surface for residential and commercial interiors.
Q: How big is a Caesarstone slab?
A: Each Caesarstone slab is 3.05m x 1.44m in size.
Q: What makes Caesarstone the best countertop surface?
A: With the widest variety of colours and designs, Caesarstone is not only beautiful to look at, but it is exceptionally durable too. Quartz is one of the hardest minerals known to man, proven to be even more resilient than marble, granite and other stones. Our advanced technology makes Caesarstone surfaces resistant to stains, scratches and cracks, and very easy to clean. The lifetime warranty is the cherry on top.
Q: Can I customise my Caesarstone surface?
A: Caesarstone slabs come in a standard size (3.05m x 1.44m), but a variety of edge profiles, shapes or designs can be created when the cutting and installation takes place. Your kitchen designer or fabricator should be able to offer you advice about which options will work best for your design project, ahead of the actual installation. To prevent wastage and achieve the most economical cut from the slab, we recommend keeping the width of your island countertops at 80cm – this will give you the most use out of each slab.
Q: Where can I put Caesarstone surfaces?
A: Caesarstone surfaces are virtually non-porous, so they are ideal for areas that need to be hygiene sensitive. Kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, shower cladding, stairways, wall panels and backsplashes are just some of the areas Caesarstone surfaces are applied. As Caesarstone surface resin is not UV stable, we do not recommend outdoor installations.
Q: How do I clean my Caesarstone countertops?
A: Caesarstone surfaces are far more durable than granite, marble and limestone, without any of the maintenance or sealing that is required with natural stone. Cleaning Caesarstone is simple and only requires dishwashing liquid and a soft cloth. For stubborn marks we recommend using the Caesarstone cream cleanser or the liquid Chemico and a non-scratch pad.
Q: Can I put hot pots directly onto Caesarstone countertops?
A: It is not advisable to put hot pots directly onto Caesarstone countertops, as the isolated heat can cause thermal shock, burn marks or cracks. We recommend using a trivet for all items straight out of the oven or off the hob to ensure your Caesarstone remains in perfect condition for a lifetime.
Q: What should I ask my kitchen designer or fabricator before installing Caesarstone?
A: Ask your kitchen designer or fabricator to give you all the information about different edge profile options suitable for different design styles. A helpful principle to keep in mind is the more rounded the edge of your countertop, the safer it will be from accidental chips. Ensure that they have the correct grouting colour to match your preferred Caesarstone surface and that they are able to make the joins as seamless as possible. Ask your fabricator to explain the best care and maintenance practices for your surfaces and then be sure to explain them to your household too.
Q: How can I check if I have genuine Caesarstone surfaces?
A: Many people have confused our brand name as the generic term for quartz surfaces. This is why we recommend that if you’ve asked for Caesarstone you check to ensure you are getting Caesarstone. Real Caesarstone slabs have ‘CAESARSTONE’ and serial numbers printed diagonally across the back, but imitation products will not have this feature.
Q: How do I buy Caesarstone?
A: Caesarstone is sold exclusively in South Africa by a national distributor called International Slab Sales (Pty) Ltd. Because Caesarstone requires customised cutting and installation, quotations on material and installation can be acquired by contacting one of the fabricators on the View and Buy page. Fabricators require drawings and an idea of which Caesarstone colours, profiles and applications you are interested in for them to provide you with an accurate quote.
Q: Where can I find my local dealer?
A: Visit the View and Buy page for a list of fabricators in your area.
Q: Are Caesarstone surfaces environmentally friendly?
A: Caesarstone has safeguarding of the environment as its highest priority. That’s why we are proud to have achieved the stringent American Greenguard certification proving our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. We also set the benchmark when it comes to using recycled materials in our products, with a range of surfaces, some of which incorporate up to 42% reclaimed quartz.
Q: Why should I register my slab’s warranty when nothing is wrong yet?
A: Registering your slabs will ensure that, should you need to claim against the warranty, your Caesarstone surfaces will be attended to more quickly. Your details will be logged into the system and you’ll receive a starter cleaning kit to help look after your new surfaces. Registering your Caesarstone slabs will also give you peace of mind that you have installed genuine Caesarstone in your home.