All engineered stone products are manufactured the same way. They contain approx 94% quartz. They only difference between them is their cost and color palettes.
Quartz surfaces are manufactured through a highly automated, yet strictly monitored process:
Feeding & mixing: Raw materials are inspected, then fed into mixers
and blended together.
Molding: This mixture is then poured into a mold in the form of a slab 306x144cm/120x57".
Pressing: The slab is then compacted by a special vacuum
and vibration process.
Curing: These are moved to the curing kiln and heated to 90oC for
30 minutes - giving CaesarStone genuine stone properties.
Polishing: Slabs are then gauged, calibrated and polished.
Below is a brief description of each engineered surfaces that are available. You can view the colors by clicking on each name.
CaesarStone is the original engineered stone producer. They offer 51 different colors.
The only producer of quartz surfacing in the United States. They are the first to offer slabs with up to 4 different colors in them. Their color selection contains 27 colors.
Silestone is the largest producer of engineered stones. They offer 49 different colors.