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Pioneering the Crystalline Silica-Free Revolution

02/05/2024
Caesarstone

The end of an era in engineered stone brings with it the exciting prospect of brand-new surfaces for the home, ones that are sustainable and free of crystalline silica.

Leading the way in sustainable mineral surfaces, we are proud to announce the launch of a revolutionary new surface – Mineral™ Crystalline Silica-Free – a collection of 33 mineral surfaces created from a unique mix of minerals and containing a minimum of 80% recycled materials (such as glass). These surfaces contain no crystalline silica. The game-changer is the fact that this Mineral™ range looks and performs exactly like the surfaces it is replacing – offering exceptional resistance to heat, stains and scratches – and is the only surface of its kind to carry a lifetime warranty.

As a pioneer and leader of the global benchtop industry for more than 35 years, at Caesarstone® we are once again at the forefront of technological innovation with the early release of 20 new Mineral™ Crystalline Silica-Free surfaces in the first half of this year (2024), and the remainder to follow in the second half. 

With Caesarstone Mineral™ Crystalline Silica-Free, we retained all the most popular colours and designs of our original engineered stone collection, such as the marble-inspired Calacatta Nuvo™, Empira White™ and Statuario Maximus™. Concrete designs such as Fresh Concrete™ and Raw Concrete™ will also be among the first batch of designs to be released. In fact, there is no visible difference between the surfaces in this new Crystalline Silica-Free range and our original engineered stone collection – the only difference is the complete absence of crystalline silica.

Modern minimalistic industrial style kitchen featuring caesarstone marble inspired grey benchtop and island and wooden cabinetry.
Kitchen designed by Studio Minosa featuring Caesarstone Mineral Crystalline Silica-free Statuario Maximus™.

The new Mineral™ Crystalline Silica-Free collection will be produced in Grande size slabs – 3240 x 1640 x 20mm – to maximise the expanse of joint-free surface achievable.

Each Mineral™ Crystalline Silica-Free surface is produced with the utmost attention to sustainable practices.  The surfaces, which will never require sealing, are both non-porous and non-toxic, with extensive independent testing certifying the absence of crystalline silica and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Caesarstone benchtops are guaranteed to be safe to use in the home, including when the product is being installed.  These benchtops also pose no risk during the fabrication process, provided the necessary safety measures are adhered to.