Caesarstone Quartz Bespoke
About Caesarstone Quartz Worktops
Quartz has been a leading choice for worktops for many years, favoured for the complex range of styles and finishes available, and it's hard-wearing durability.
Caesarstone specialise in Quartz worktops, tracing their roots back to 1987 as a pioneer of the market. Their continual development over the years has resulted in a stunning range of surface designs in unique finishes and textures.
Their fame as a manufacturer is linked to their frequent collaboration with designers on prestigious and artistic projects, which has lead to appearances at Milan Design week and Toronto’s Interior Design Show.
Features of Quartz
- Wide selection of attractive and modern styles to choose from
- Strong & Durable work surface
- Scratch resistant worktops
- Easy to clean & maintain
- Non-porous & hygienic
- Stain & heat resistant
- Crystalline quartz appearance
- Uniform in colour and thickness
Caesarstone has three design collections: Supernatural, Ultranatural and the newly-launched award-winning Metropolital collection. Caesarstone designs are available in Polished, Honed, Concrete and Rough.
Caesarstone can be produced in 20mm or 30mm thicknesses, and is exclusive to installations arranged through our managed installation service.
Caesarstone have been prominent developers of innovative Quartz surfaces since their formation in 1987. Quick to adopt to new trends in fashion and design; Caesarstone have in recent years gained prominence by working with artists and designers. Their wide range of styles spans four different finishes: Polished, Rough, Concrete and Honed.
Caesarstone ® is made from an amazing 93% quartz with the remaining 7% polymer binders and dyes
Caesarstone Worktop Technical Specifications
- Ideal for vanity tops, worksurfaces, cladding etc.
- Extremely hard, 7 on the ‘Moh’s Hardness scale’.
- The quartz used coupled with highperformance, stain resistant polymers results in a durable, non-porous, chemical resistant surface.
- Because it is non-porous, it does not require sealants or waxes. Concrete or rough effect finishes may require more regular maintenance and cleaning.
Tolerance in Caesarstone ® is ±2mm
Caesarstone ® joints are finished with a small ariss to the top edge, silicone sealant is applied to prevent water ingression.
Due to thermal expansion Caesarstone® can expand up to 1mm per metre. A gap of at least 3mm should be left at each end of the worktop when fitted and filled with decorators caulk. When Caesarstone® is joined to other materials (such as glass, steel or wood) an elastic type of adhesive, for example polyurethane is required for expansion.
Overhangs and supports
Any overhang extending more than 300mm must be supported.
Hob & Sink cutouts
- A minimum of 120mm is required between two hob cutout.
- A minimum of 100mm is required between hob and sink cutouts.
- A minimum of 50mm is required between two sink cutouts.
- Sink cutouts are placed a minimum of 50mm from the worktop front edge.
Internal profile edges on all edge detail other than bevel edge must have a radius of at least 60mm. Bevel edges don’t have this constraint as they are hand finished.
Upstands should ideally be 100mm high, as material less than this height is extremely fragile. Upstands are not normally cut from the same slab as the worksurfaces, therefore an exact colour match is not possible. Silestone® upstands are straight and rigid, gaps will be visible where there are variations in the wall profile.
Plastering or tiling should ideally be completed after the worksurface installation.
Caesarstone ® is scratch resistant but not scratch proof. Small scratches less than 25mm in length are considered within tolerance by the manufacturer and are considered acceptable.
Stainless Steel Sinks
Please specify the preferred undermounting of Stainless Steel Sinks. Silicone sealant may be rendered ineffective when plumbing the sink in, it is important that the sink is re-sealed by the plumber, or the 12 months guarantee will be invalid if the work is not carried out.
If a waste disposal unit is fitted to an undermounted sink after installation, additional support will be required, otherwise your warranty may be invalidated.
For installations you will need to supply additional labour on orders which have worktops weighing above 150kg. Every additional 75kg requires an extra person to assist with lifting. Size of ‘scant’ or ‘slab’, is a major factor in selecting the maximum usable length of a work surface. Approximately 3m x 1.3m is the largest work surface we are able to manufacture, this may be drastically reduced if you require a cutout.
Due to the weight of Caesarstone, please ensure that your units are level and securely fixed