Caesarstone

Caesarstone is a luxury, engineered quartz that is the perfect surface for kitchen countertops, splash backs, bathroom vanities, flooring, furniture and wall cladding. Our designer collections offer a range of colours and textural elements to suit any interior space and style. The engineered stone itself offers exceptional durability, quality and a solid product warranty, making it the ultimate surface material.

Caesarstone: Bianco Drift Traditional

Caesarstone: Calacatta Nuvo Country Kitchen

Caesarstone: Clamshell Beach

Caesarstone: Frosty Carrina Classic Modern

Caesarstone: Piatra Grey Industrial

Test PerformedTest StandardResultsRemarks
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Water AbsorptionASTM C 970.02%
Bulk Specific GravityASTM C 972.411 gr/cm3
Flexural StrengthASTM C 8806,500-10,771 psiStronger than most natural stones
Thermal Expansion1ASTM D 6969.80E-06 in/in°F3000 series
DURABILITY
Abrasion Resistance1ASTM C 501216-696Abrasion wear index by Taber Abraser
Freeze-Thaw ResistanceASTM C 1026No defects15 freeze-thaw cycles
Mohs Hardness7Quartz = 7 on Mohs scale
STAIN AND CHEMICAL RESISTANCE AND CLEANABILITY
Stain Resistance1,2ANSI Z 124.632-48 Pass (maximum pass criterion is 64)16-hour exposure to: black crayon, black liquid shoe polish, blue washable ink, gentian violet solution, beet juice, grape juice, lipstick, hair dye, idodine solution, and wet tea solution.
Wear and CleanabilityANSI Z 124.6PassWear: Passes 10,000 scrub cycles. Cleanability: Loss of light reflectance after 25 cycles is 1%-3% (pass criterion is <5%).
Chemical ResistanceANSI Z 124.6Pass16-hour exposure to: naphtha, ethyl alcohol, amyl acetate, ammonia 10%, citric acid 10%, urea 6%, toluene, ethyl acetate, acetone, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide 3%, lye 1%-2%, sodium hypochlorite, trisodium, phosphate 5%, and pine oil.
THERMAL RESISTANCE
Boiling Water ResistanceNEMA LD 3-3.5Pass – no effectWhile short term contact with hot materials up to temperature tested will not harm quartz surfacing, hot cookware should not be placed directly on the surface; use insulated hot pads or trivets.
High Temperature ResistanceNEMA LD 3-3.6Pass – no effectNo effect (no change in colour or surface finish) when tested at 356°F (180°C) for 20 minutes.
SAFETY
Cigarette TestANSI Z 124.6No ignition or glowResistant to ignition or glow by cigarettes.
Static Coefficient of Friction as received under wet and dry conditionsASTM C 1028Dry 0.84
Wet 0.51
3000 series
Static Coefficient of Friction as renovated under wet and dry conditionsASTM C 1028Dry 0.86
Wet 0.55
3000 series
Surface BurningASTM E 84Flame spread = 5 Smoke developed = 25Class 1 per International Code Council (ICC) and Class A per National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA).
RadiationANSI/N42.14 1999226Ra = 1.4-6.8
232Th = 1.4-3.7
40K = <3-30.3 (Bq/kg dry weight)
The level of radioactivity is relatively low in comparison to similar building materials. Quartz surfacing meets European standards stated in Radiation Protection No. 112 – “Radiological Protection Principals Concerning the Natural Radioactivity of Building Materials”.
CERTIFICATIONS & APPROVALS
KosherCertified by the Zomet Institute, IsraelSlabs are kosher due to low porosity.
GREENGUARDCertified for “Indoor Air Quality” and “Children and Schools”Quartz surfacing is a low-emitting material.
New York City Materials and Equipment AcceptanceMEA 202-08-MApproved by City of New York
ANSI/NSF Standard 51Food equipment materialsListed by NSFSafe to use in food preparation areas.
Notes: Results are for polished quartz surfacing except where indicated.
1. Performance varies with size of quartz particles.
2. Some models require scrubbing to remove certain stains.
  • Scratch resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Chip & crack resistant
  • Heat & burn resistant
  • Mould & mildew resistant
  • Life time product warranty – residential applications
  • Colour consistency
  • Flexural strength
  • Non-absorbent & nonporous
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As passionate as we are about design, we are equally committed to providing the best quality and service. Caesarstone has received worldwide recognition for our commitment to quality, safety and environmental standards. Each and every one of our surfaces are carefully inspected to ensure it meets the highest level of international quality standards. We provide every client with a comprehensive Lifetime Warranty and professional customer support.

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.