Both Silestone and Caesarstone are extremely popular brands of quartz countertops that have been designed to look a lot like granite. The good news is that each of these companies has built up an excellent reputation for quality and customer service and no matter which countertop you choose, you can be sure that you’re investing in something that will last virtually a lifetime with proper care.
Silestone and Caesarstone have been providing quartz solutions to their customers internationally for many years. In general, Silestone has a wider variety of colors to choose from, which can either be a plus point or a negative depending on the customer.
Some consumers want to keep things simple and choose their countertop color right in the showroom at first glance while others like to go through the choices carefully to select the perfect one to match their kitchen. In terms of finishing, edge profiling and edging selection, however, Caesarstone offers more variety.
Percentage of quartz
Silestone quartz countertops are manufactured with at least 90% quartz. On the other hand, Caesarstone has at least a 93% quartz content. When you’re looking at the quality and durability of both counters, however, this small difference in the amount of quartz really doesn’t make a substantial difference. If you prefer a Silestone design over a Caesarstone one, you certainly shouldn’t let this small difference influence your purchase in any way at all. Reviews of both countertops are the same.
The Silestone and Caesarstone warranties
Silestone offers a 10-year warranty on its product, but in some locations a 15-year warranty may also be available. Caesarstone offers a limited lifetime warranty on their counters. Most people never have to address any type of warranty issues though since quartz counters pretty much maintain themselves with proper use. When the warranty is needed, however, it’s certainly nice to know it’s there!
Comparing the prices
In general, you’ll be paying slightly more for a Caesarstone quartz countertop than you would be for a Silestone. That’s probably because Caesarstone is imported and the cost to ship it is included in the price. Some of the best prices on quartz can be found at Ikea. (1)
This is only a general statement since prices can vary significantly from one dealer or location to another. As well, you can find specials running on these countertops through a dealer occasionally, which can greatly change the pricing structure of your new counter.
You really can’t go wrong by choosing either a Silestone or a Caesarstone quartz countertop to add more depth and style to your kitchen. Both companies are top-of-the-line manufacturers that have built up a solid reputation for providing premium quality stone slabs and excellent follow-up customer service.