Kitchen Benchtops and Surfaces

 

 

Ultimate Peace of Mind

All Caesarstone quartz surfaces are covered by a 10 Year
Limited Warranty for ultimate peace of mind.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Caesarstone® range is designed to be low maintenance, meaning very little is required to keep them looking fresh and new. For everyday cleaning, simply wipe the surface with warm and soapy water using a damp cloth. As Caesarstone® is virtually non-porous, it doesn’t require consistent polishing or sealing. Once installed, this durable design will stand up nicely to maximum usage. And thanks to the sturdy natural finish, our Caesarstone® kitchen benchtops are stain, scratch, heat, mould and mildew resistant. With this in mind, it stands to reason why it’s the ideal surface for your kitchen stone benchtop.

If you’re after a sturdy, practical and scratch-resistant surface that will stand the test of time, Caesarstone® kitchen benchtops are the ideal choice. Available in an array of colours and designs, it’s non-porous, meaning there’s no need to blow your budget on sealing your kitchen benchtops. One of the most popular materials on the market and the best surface for your kitchen benchtop, this style is low-maintenance, extremely durable, and easy to clean.

While it’s heat-resistant to a certain extent, like all stone materials, Caesarstone® can be damaged by sudden and rapid surface temperature changes. If your hand cannot tolerate the level of heat, it should be placed on another surface for a few moments so your kitchen bench remains in premium condition. If you have boiling pots, hot oven trays or electrical cooking appliances, we recommend placing them on a wooden chopping board or a cork mat to avoid the risk of damage.

This non-porous kitchen benchtop style is extremely popular as it requires little to no maintenance. For wiping up spills, we recommend cleaning the surface with warm soapy water and a clean, damp cloth. Alternatively, you can use our Caesarstone® Spray Cleaner — designed to remove all contaminants, so your surface is clean and germ-free.

While the cost will vary depending on the size of your space, the style, and colour you select, we offer a 10-year guaranteed warranty on your kitchen bench — so you can rest assured you’ll be investing in a high-quality surface that’s scratch resistant while offering a sleek, modern and smooth finish.

We have showrooms located in each state with large floor to ceiling panels of the entire colour range. Our displays allow you to bring in samples of cabinetry, tiles and other materials and make accurate colour and design matches so that you are confident you are achieving the look you want.  Click here for showroom locations and operating hours.

Caesarstone® should only be fabricated by a professional stonemason who is experienced in working with our product and is familiar with the Caesarstone® fabrication process to ensure that the 10 Year Limited Warranty is not voided.

Caesarstone® is heat resistant, however like all stone materials; Caesarstone® can be damaged by sudden and rapid surface temperature changes.  

For use in fireplace applications Caesarstone needs to be treated more like a decorative feature and should never be used in the firebox or hearth of the fireplace, you should always consult with the manufacturer of the fireplace to ensure that the maximum heat does not exceed Caesarstone’s recommendations.

Yes. Caesarstone® is ideal for kitchen splashbacks offering continuity of bench top colour. It is a perfect solution for preparation and wet zones.

Yes. Caesarstone® quartz surfaces are virtually non-porous and are perfectly suited for kitchen areas, or wherever food is prepared, as they greatly reduce the potential for bacterial growth. Caesarstone® surfaces are free of mold and bacteria. Endorsed by the Public Health and Safety Company (NSF) in accordance with international NSF 51 sanitary standards, Caesarstone® surfaces are industry approved for installation in hospitals, restaurants, hotels and more.

Whilst Caesarstone® surfaces are suitable to use with an induction cooktop, it is important to refer to the manufacturer's guidelines for correct installation of your induction cooktop in regards to ventilation near or around the perimeter of the cooktop
to provide airflow to fans within the cooktop unit.

A Caesarstone benchtop should be installed on kitchen cabinets with sturdy legs or plinth support, which when they are all fixed together must be all of the same level (not twisted), flat and firmly installed to ensure there is no movement once the Caesarstone benchtop is installed.

It is very important that all cabinets are constructed to fully support the weight of the Caesarstone benchtop, and for this reason it is essential that the cabinets have full perimeter rail support which must not bend or sag under the weight of the Caesarstone benchtop regardless of cabinet width.

When fitting cooktops or sinks which will sit within cutouts in a Caesarstone benchtop, the strength and stiffness integrity of the perimeter rails must not be compromised.

We always recommend support or brackets for any overhang that is greater than 300mm with a 20mm thick slab and legs, columns or panels for any overhang greater than 500mm. These recommendations are made on what would be considered normal use of a kitchen benchtop and likely weight loading.

With additional engineering and weight bearing support taking the full weight of the Caesarstone surfaces, anything is possible and should be discussed with your designer.

See table below for further guidance -

No. Whilst some customers have opted to use Caesarstone® as flooring, this type of application is not covered by the Caesarstone® 10 Year Limited Warranty.

Yes. Virtually non–porous, waterproof and mould and mildew resistance makes Caesarstone® ideal for bathroom applications. Large slabs provide a sleek and modern aesthetic, minimizing joins and therefore maintenance. See our Bathroom Applications page for more information on using Caesarstone® in the bathroom.

Many edge profiles are possible through to laminated double thickness edge and mitred apron options, which can be fabricated by a stonemason using exclusive Caesarstone® colour matched glues.

Our minimum suggested edge detail is a 3-4mm radius on any profile. A better option is a 6mm radius. The larger the radius the more resistant it will be to accidental impacts from heavy objects.

Sharp non- radiused edge profiles should never be used.

While all Caesarstone® surfaces can be used in BBQ settings, only Caesarstone® Outdoor surfaces offer exceptional UV-resistance and are warranted for use in outdoor settings.

When using any Caesarstone® surfaces around a BBQ area, it is vital to adhere to the installation instructions of the BBQ manufacturer and your licensed gas fitter to ensure the design meets local building regulations. It is important the surfaces are not exposed to excessive heat or flame.

Outdoor surfaces are protected by the Caesarstone® Outdoor 10-Year Limited Warranty. If surfaces not explicitly intended for outdoor use are used in an outdoor environment, the Caesarstone® 10 Year Limited Warranty for that product no longer applies.

Caesarstone® Outdoor Collection surfaces are designed specifically for outdoor and alfresco use offering exceptional UV and weather protection. Caesarstone® Outdoor products are protected by the Caesarstone® Outdoor 10-Year Limited Warranty.

To protect and prolong the life of your outdoor surfaces we recommend covering them when not in use, cleaning any stains or residue as soon as possible and avoid leaving any metal utensils on the surfaces as they may cause rust or other unsightly stains.

We do not recommend the use of any other Caesarstone® products externally as they have not been approved for prolonged UV ray exposure. Whilst some customers have opted to install these Caesarstone® products in outdoor applications, external applications of these products are not covered by our 10 Year Limited Warranty.

Cracking is generally not covered under the Caesarstone® 10 Year Limited Warranty as it typically occurs due to a fabrication or installation error, or as the result of mechanical stress and does not represent a fault in the Caesarstone® product itself.

If a crack does occur, please refer it to the kitchen company or stonemason who installed your bench top as they will be able to provide further assistance.

External factors which can contribute to cracking include:

  • Inadequate underbench support
  • Incorrect placement of cutouts and joins
  • Lack of consideration for thermal expansion, thermal shock or excessive heat
  • A severe impact

In the unlikely event that you damage your Caesarstone® please take note of the batch numbers of authenticity located on the underside of your material and contact us on 1300 119 119 to schedule a service call or contact us online.

Depending on the damage one of our experienced technical representatives will be able to advise you of your options and possible solutions.

While Caesarstone® is a very robust surface to begin with - stronger than both marble and granite in fact - there are simple measures you can take to ensure chipping doesn't occur.

  • Sharp non-radiused edge profiles should never be used. Caesarstone® recommends a minimum radius of at least 3-4mm on any edge profile. The larger the radius, the more resistant the edge will have to impact.
  • If the benchtop incorporates an undermount sink then the top edge of Caesarstone sink cut out must be a minimum radius of 6mm to minimise risk of chipping should a heavy pot hit this edge.
  • Ensure cupboards and drawers are installed correctly and don't make contact with the Caesarstone® surface when opening and closing.
  • Take care to not drop heavy items onto a Caesarstone benchtop.

Caesarstone® can be easily repaired. Please visit our Repair a Chip page for a referral to your nearest recommended service provider.

To ensure the authenticity of your Caesarstone® surfaces, simply access the underside of your bench top and look for the genuine Caesarstone® batch branding.

When buying Caesarstone®, it is important to ask for the product by name and not accept any substitutes.

All Caesarstone® slabs are branded on the underside of each slab, the 4 digit number denotes the colour code. Please refer to our Colour Range for reference.

Caesarstone is made from natural quartz and therefore some variation in colour and aggregate may occur. The colours in our brochures and sample chips provided only represent part of a slab and should only be used as an indication of actual product design. We always recommend making a final colour selection by viewing displays of larger panels in your nearest Caesarstone showroom or kitchen retail showroom to appreciate the movement of the design over a large surface.

The Caesarstone® collection comprises of four design collections at varying price points offering products for all budgets and design styles.

The range includes Standard, Deluxe, Supernatural and Supernatural Ultra.

As Caesarstone® is strictly a wholesaler, we unfortunately do not provide pricing or quotes, but would be happy to assist by putting you in contact with your local kitchen company or stonemason to obtain a formal quote. 

As Caesarstone® is strictly a wholesaler we cannot provide a quote for your project. We highly recommend contacting your nearest kitchen retailer or stonemason instead to obtain a formal quote. To locate a kitchen company nearest you, simply use our convenient Find a Display tool.