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Caesarstone Or Granite – Which One Should I Install for My Kitchen Benchtop?

Traditionally, Granite was considered as the premium choice and was used in temples, church altar and also in the homes as kitchen benchtops. Nonetheless, marble was also used as an alternative to Granite for the same type of installations. However, Granite was regarded as the finest, strong and most durable stone during earlier times before the invention of Caesarstone.

Before Caesarstone flooded the markets, Granite was the premium choice of customers for installing in their homes, offices and places of worship. Once Caesarstone was brought in, there are undoubtedly more choices with the customers for choosing the premium stone. Caesarstone has a massive range of engineered quartz benchtops for kitchen interiors.

Granite is nature's beauty whereas Caesarstone is man-madeWe all know how strong and durable Granite is, and it also looks beautiful on our kitchen benchtops. On the other hand, Caesarstone is engineered from ground quartz with particular organic compound, it’s in fact more scratch and stain tolerant compared to Granite. As Caesarstone is a manufactured product, it provides various colours, styles and designs that can’t be replicated in a natural stone benchtop.

When it comes to deciding which one you should get for your kitchen benchtops installations, you need to take into consideration various aspects such as the home interiors, budget, use patterns (practicality) etc. You may also take the guidance of your kitchen designer, who can give you the best advice from the usage point of view.

Durability: Durability wise both Granite and Caesarstone are awesome choices. Perhaps, Caesarstone is more impact resistant than Granite. However, Granite is also strong enough that is stain and scratch resistant.

Aesthetics: Granite, being the natural stone gives you the natural beauty that’s hard to beat. Nonetheless, Caesarstone has numerous range of styles and colours from which you can select. And the high end engineered stone looks elegant and gracious.

Practicality: You need to take care of both in the same way. For instance, if oil is spilled over, you need to immediately wipe it away in Caesarstone as well as in Granite. You should use separate cutting board to cut vegetables, fruits etc. and should avoid directly cutting on the surface of Granite and Caesarstone.

Budget: Both are expensive, but you will get various price ranges in both Granite and Caesarstone.

Personal Preference: A lot depends on your personality and your personal preference. For instance – if you are a person who admires natural beauty, perhaps, you may be more inclined to install a Granite benchtop. On the other hand, if you like specific design, style or shape etc. – you might like to go with Caesarstone benchtop.

One thing is clear – the choice is not so simple between the two stones, as both have got their own unique positive points. Granite is nature’s beauty whereas Caesarstone is man-made admiration. However, your kitchen designer might help you in deciding or you may have to depend on your personal intuition/ instinct to determine.

At the end of the day, whatever you decide, be it Granite or Caesarstone for your kitchen benchtop, your decision can’t go wrong, as both are stunningly beautiful that will make your kitchen benchtop stand out and make a style statement!