Granite Worktops

Frequently Asked Questions

Caersarstone

  1. How durable is CaesarStone?
    CaesarStone is resistant to all kinds of cracks, chips, scratches or stains. However, like most materials excessive force and / or pressure may lead to damage.
     
  2. Does CaesarStone with stand heat?
    CaesarStone is more heat resistant than other stone surfaces including most granite, marble and limestone; and is not affected by temperatures lower than 150°C (300°F). However, like all stone material, CaesarStone can be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes. Therefore, we suggest that hot pots and pans never be directly placed on the surface. We also recommend a hot pad or trivet be placed on the surface under cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens.
     
  3. How stain resistant is CaesarStone?
    CaesarStone's Quartz Surface is non-porous due to the physical properties of the quartz components of the surfaces. Quartz in itself is an inert, non-absorbent mineral and therefore makes CaesarStone’s surfaces resist most stains caused by fruit juices, liquid food coloring, coffee, tea, wine, grapes and soft drinks. It is important to note that CaesarStone’s maximum stain-resistance qualities make sealers and waxes unnecessary.
     
  4. How do I maintain CaesarStone's natural beauty?
    Simply wipe with warm water and soap using a damp cloth or paper towel. Grease, grime, hairspray, or messy makeup spills easily disappear! Normal cleaning with a damp cloth will keep your CaesarStone polished surface looking like new and to avoid dulling the surface, make sure to use a non-abrasive cleaner.
     
  5. Can CaesarStone be used in food preparation areas?
    CaesarStone quartz surfaces are nonporous 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 due to the use of quartz as a key ingredient. 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.

Compac

  1. How durable is Compac?
    COMPAC The Surfaces Company is a highly scratch resistant surface; however avoid abuse of the surface by refraining from using sharp objects such as sharp knives or screw drivers directly onto the surface.
     
  2. Does Compac resist heat?
    COMPAC The Surfaces Company is more heat resistant than other stone surfaces including most granite, marble and limestone; and is not affected by temperatures lower than 150°C (300°F). However, like all stone material, Quartz COMPAC can be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes. Therefore, we suggest that hot pots and pans never be directly placed on the surface. We also recommend a hot pad or trivet be placed on the surface under cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens.
     
  3. How do I maintain the natural beauty of Compac?

    Quartz COMPAC surfaces blend modern sophistication and timeless luxury with unbeatable strength and durability. The ever-lasting finish requires only simple and routine care to maintain its good looks. To clean Quartz COMPAC, we recommend using warm water and a mild detergent or quality spray and wipe type cleaner in order to enjoy enduring beauty and unmatched performance for years to come.

    Virtually maintenance-free, Quartz COMPAC’s hard, non-porous surfaces require no sealing to renew the luster and are simple to clean. In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent is enough to keep your Quartz COMPAC countertop looking like new. If necessary, use a non-abrasive soft soap along with a non-scratch or delicate scrub pad. Afterwards, thoroughly rinse with clean water to remove residue.

Silestone

  1. How durable is Silestone?
    Quartz has a hardness of 7 in the Mohs hardness scale (diamond is number 10). Therefore, whereas with the majority of other worktops, such as those made of granite or melamine, which can get scratched, with Silestone no mark is left. Silestone is highly resistant but should not be treated with reckless force, care needs to be taken with knife blades.

    The high level of resistance of Silestone quartz worktops to knocks, far surpasses that of other products with similar applications (granite, solid surfaces, etc. This resistance provides peace of mind in the kitchen when handling very hard objects (saucepans, trays, etc).
     

  2. Does Silestone resist stains?
    Silestone is a non-porous quartz surface that is highly resistant to staining from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, make-up and many other everyday products.
     
  3. How do I maintain the beauty of my Silestone worktops?
    Silestone has an elegance and beauty that can only be compared with the most stunning natural stones such as quartz or diamonds. The natural quartz of Silestone has a density all its own: it has a gloss, a sparkling gleam and a unique touch. To maintain this beatuy simply wipe clean with a cloth and warm soapy water.
     
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