Caesarstone vs Silestone Quartz – Pros & Cons

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Caesarstone and Silestone are world leading brands in the production of quartz slabs. When it comes to choosing one or the other, there are two main factors to consider- the colour and price. If you find a colour that you particularly like in one’s range, you should definitely choose it, because the performance characteristics are similar to both brands.

1. Quartz percentage comparison
Caesarstone is made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resins, while Silestone is made of 94% quartz and 6% resins. This small difference in quartz percentage does not have a huge impact on the performances differences, as both are very durable.

2. Colour and pattern selection
Silestone has a wider colour range, but its colours are free of details or with very few details. On the other hand, Caesarstone has a wider pattern selection, with some types that have a very rich granulation.

3. Warranty
Silestone offers a longer warranty on all of its products that last for 25 years once you register it. Caesarstone offers a 15- year warranty. Since quartz surfaces are very low maintenance and long-lasting, that doesn’t have to be a huge impact on the decision.

4. Price
Generally speaking, Silestone quartz is a bit more affordable then Caesarstone, but that doesn’t have to be the case always. The prices depend on the colour you choose- some colours are rarer and will be more expensive. You can always get a free quote with us; you will just need to provide us with the dimensions of your kitchen or bathroom and the colour you opt for.

5. Maintenance
Both are cleaned the same way- with just water and soap. They don’t need sealing, unlike other stones such as granite or marble.

6. They are highly resistant to staining
Quartz is known for its non-porous surface that is impermeable to water and liquids. This means that quartz surfaces will be very hard to stain, even with most persistent liquids such as wine or coffee.

7. They can be used for various elements of your home
Both can be used for a range of purposes- kitchen and bathroom countertops, floors, wall cladding…The only restriction is that is recommended for indoor use only- the resins are UV unstable and if they are exposed to direct sunlight, that will lead to discolouration.

8. Durability
Quartz is one of the hardest materials found in nature- it is ranked 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Quartz surfaces will handle high pressure and impact without breaking or cracking.

You won’t go wrong by selecting either a Caesarstone or Silestone quartz. If you find a colour that you like and it fits your budget, you should choose it, no matter if its Caesarstone or Silestone. In fact, that is the main difference between these two brands- the colour options and choices.

For more information about Silestone and Caesarstone quartz prices, feel free to contact us.