Caesarstone and Silestone are world leading brands when it comes to the production of high-quality quartz surfaces. However, when it comes to choosing one or the other, there are two main aspects to take into account. One is the colour, and the other is the price. Both brands have similar characteristics, and if you find a colour that you really like and it fits your budget- you should definitely choose it.
1. Shade selection
Caesarstone and Silestone have very different palettes. While Silestone has mostly colours that are completely solid or they are with just a few details, Caesarstone has colours that are very rich in detail. You should consider which type of kitchen you are going for- if you are going for a minimalist type then choose Silestone, and if you want to add accent, choose Caesarstone.
This doesn’t have to be a huge factor in your decision, because quartz is a long-lasting product by itself. Silestone offers a 25-year warranty on all its products, while Caesarstone offers 15 year warranty.
The prices for both brands are varying from colour to colour. In general, Silestone is more affordable then Caesarstone, but it all depends on the colour. The rarer the colour is, the more expensive it will be. You can plan your expenses ahead as we do give free quotes. All you need to do is to provide us with the dimensions of your kitchen and the colour you opt for.
4. Composition comparison
Silestone is made of 94% natural quartz and 6% resins, while Caesarstone is made 93% of natural quartz and 7% resin. The small difference in the quartz percentage doesn’t have a huge impact on the mechanical features of both.
Quartz is one of the hardest materials found in nature, so are quartz kitchen surfaces. Both brands have a high percentage of natural quartz, meaning they will handle high pressure without breaking or cracking.
6. Easy to maintain
When it comes to cleaning, there are no differences between the two. Both you can clean with just soap and water. Resin, one of the components of quartz slabs, acts as a sealant and makes a waterproof surface. Because of it, quartz surfaces do not require sealing.
7. They can be used for various purposes
You can use both not just for kitchen surfaces, but also for bathroom, tiles, wall cladding. The only downside of both is that they are not recommended for outdoor use. Resins are UV unstable and can react when exposed to direct sunlight.
The main difference between the two brands is the colour selection. If you find a colour that you really like and it fits your budget, you should definitely choose it, whether it is Caesarstone or Silestone.
Need more information about the prices of Caesarstone and Silestone kitchen surfaces? Please, contact us, and we will tell you all you need to know.