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Imagine a kitchen that perfectly reflects your style. A space that inspires culinary creativity and warm gatherings. But before you dive into the rest of the design, there's a crucial decision to make: your worktop material. It's the foundation of your kitchen, facing daily wear and tear while setting the stage for everything from meal prep to after-dinner conversations.

Choosing the right worktop material is an investment. You want something that looks stunning, endures the test of time, and complements your lifestyle. Two excellent options to choose from at Caesarstone are quartz and mineral. Both of them boast exceptional beauty and functionality, but understanding the subtle differences between them is key to making the perfect choice for your dream kitchen.

Understanding both worktop materials

Although both quartz and mineral worktops can work perfectly in any kitchen, it’s important to understand what each kitchen worktop is made from and the differences between the two.

What is a quartz kitchen worktop?

5212 Taj Royal

5212 Taj Royale – Quartz Worktop

A quartz worktop is an engineered stone or composite stone that uses predominantly quartz as a base material along with other natural minerals, resins and pigments.

At Caesarstone, our quartz worktops are exceptionally versatile, delivering timeless beauty through a range of patterns, finishes and colours. We have been using our pioneering innovative approach to design since 1987 which combines durability with beautifully unique designs, producing the preferred worktop material for homeowners as well as architects, designers and fabricators.

What is a mineral kitchen worktop?

5143 White Attica

5143 White Attica – Mineral Worktop

In comparison, a mineral worktop is an engineered surface that combines minerals, resins and recycled materials to create durable, sustainable and beautiful kitchen worktops.

All of our mineral worktops are made from a blend of natural materials such as quartz and feldspar, as well as innovative materials and for some designs, an increased recycled material content. Characterised by their low crystalline silica content, our mineral kitchen worktops offer improved performance compared to natural stone, and they also promote sustainability through their recycled content.


What are the key differences between quartz and mineral?

The main difference between quartz and mineral worktops is the level of silica content. Both types of our worktops use the same natural materials but Caesarstone mineral worktops use 40% less crystalline silica when compared to Caesarstone quartz worktops.

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Both quartz and mineral worktops are incredibly resistant to scratches, heat, and stains, ensuring a long-lasting and beautiful surface for your kitchen. Our quartz and mineral are much more durable when compared to, for example, natural stone worktops such as marble and granite, making the perfect choice for any busy kitchen.

Care & maintenance

Thanks to their durability and non-porous nature, both our quartz and mineral worktops are easy to care for and simple to maintain.

For daily cleaning, we recommend simply using a splash of warm soapy water to wipe away any spills and splashes. As with any worktop, to keep your chosen worktop scratch-free, always use a chopping board and clear away any sharp objects to stop them from marking the worktop.

Read more tips on care and maintenance for both our mineral and quartz worktops here.

Caesarstone lifetime warranty

Due to our diligent manufacturing process and excellence when it comes to quality control, you can enjoy your Caesarstone worktop for many years to come. To give you peace of mind, no matter if you’ve purchased a quartz or mineral worktop from us, we can confidently offer a lifetime warranty across our residential indoor products.

You can register your quartz worktop or mineral worktop warranty online within 3 months of purchase here.

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Choosing the right surface for your kitchen

Part of choosing the perfect worktop for your kitchen is not only the material but also the colour palette and theme of your space.

For example, if you wish to embrace the warmth of nature with earthy tones in your kitchen, we recommend our 5212 Taj Royale quartz worktop or 1002 Wyndigo mineral worktop. The natural hues of browns, greys, and greens create a calming and inviting atmosphere, perfect for a kitchen that feels grounded and connected to the outdoors.

In comparison, for an air of sophistication, there’s nothing like our marble inspired designs which evoke a sense of timeless elegance. Both our 5121 Layalite quartz worktop and 5113 Solenna mineral worktops capture the essence of white marble but with the added benefit of superior durability and easier maintenance.

No matter if you choose a Caesarstone quartz or mineral worktop, you’ll be receiving a surface that is durable, versatile and ideal for any kitchen space. To help you decide on the perfect kitchen worktop for your space, request a sample from Caesarstone to visualise it in your home.

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