What’s the Difference between Caesarstone’s Quartz and Mineral Surfaces?6 min read

After Caesarstone has been at the forefront of the stone industry since 1987, they are now introducing the next generation of stone, a Mineral Surface with reduced Crystalline Silica content.

The worktop material is a crucial decision to make the kitchen perfectly reflect your style. There are two excellent options to now choose from at Caesarstone, they are quartz and mineral.

Both materials boast exceptional beauty and functionality, but it’s important to understand their subtle differences. In this blog, we will look at each one in more detail, explain the differences and give you a few options to help you find the perfect worktops for your dream kitchen.

The Basics – Understanding Quartz and Mineral Surfaces

Both surfaces can work perfectly in any kitchen, but it’s important to understand what each worktop is made from and how they differ.

What is a quartz kitchen worktop?

Here’s some information about what a quartz worktop is.

Quartz consistently stands out for its blend of beauty, durability, and versatility. It’s an engineered stone or composite stone surface that predominantly uses quartz as the base material. It also consists of other natural minerals, resins and pigments and is one of the hardest minerals on Earth. Quartz is durable, non-porous and has a visually stunning surface.

The engineering process allows for a wide variety of patterns, finishes and colours, making quartz an incredibly versatile and popular choice for any design scheme.

Caesarstone has been at the forefront of quartz worktop innovation since 1987, delivering surfaces all over the world that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the space intended but also offer exceptional functionality.

What is a mineral kitchen worktop?

Here’s some information about what a mineral worktop is.

When it comes to selecting the ideal worktop for your kitchen, mineral surfaces stand out for their durability, sustainability and aesthetic appeal. It’s still an engineered surface that blends natural minerals, resins and recycled materials to create a robust and eco-friendly option but comes with a low crystalline silica content.

The blend of natural materials such as quartz and feldspar, alongside innovative resins and recycled content, make it a unique worktop. The blend not only enhances the durability of the worktop but is also environmentally friendly.

Caesarstone introduces the next generation of mineral surfaces. Quality is at the heart of their work bringing a surface that is developed through pioneering expertise and advanced technology.

The Main Difference

The primary distinction between quartz and mineral worktops lies in their silica content. While both worktops use that same natural material, Caesarstone mineral worktops are engineered to contain 40% less crystalline silica compared to Caesarstone quartz worktops.

Being made with a significant reduction in crystalline silica not only enhances the performance of the mineral material but also contributes to a safer and more environmentally friendly option for your kitchen surfaces and around the home. Despite this being the only difference, both quartz and mineral worktops from Caesarstone deliver exceptional durability, beauty and functionality.

Are there any other differences?

Durable Surface

Both quartz and mineral worktops offer exceptional resistance to scratches, heat and stains, ensuring a long-lasting and beautiful surface for your kitchen. The engineering process and how they are made to be durable surfaces make these worktops outperform natural stone options like marble and granite.

Mineral and quartz surfaces are an ideal choice for any busy kitchen environment.

  • Both surfaces are engineered to withstand daily wear and tear.
  • Each surface can endure high temperatures without being damaged.
  • Due to them both being non-porous, they are highly resistant to staining.

Simple Cleaning & Maintenance

Due to the nature of each product, both quartz and mineral worktops are exceptionally easy to care for and maintain.

Everyday cleaning – warm soap water is recommended to wipe away any spills and splashes. Just a simple routine like this can help maintain the surface’s shine and hygiene without the need for harsh chemicals.

Prevent scratches – always use a chopping board when prepping food and clear away any sharp objects after use. This practice helps to preserve the finish and extend its lifespan.

Caesarstone’s Lifetime Warranty

Caesarstone has a meticulous manufacturing process and stringent quality control standards to make the worktop provide lasting durability and beauty. Whether you have chosen a quartz or mineral surface from their collection, you can have confidence in the longevity and performance of your purchase.

Further ensuring your peace of mind, a lifetime warranty is provided on all Caesarstone’s residential indoor products. They have confidence in the quality of their worktops and dedication to customer satisfaction, making you trust that your worktop will remain a stunning and functional centrepiece in your home for many years.

Infusing the kitchen design with warm and earthy tones

Is warm and earthy tones your type of interior design? They create a calming and inviting atmosphere and the materials below are great choices from the Caesarstone collections.

5212 Taj Royale Quartz – Featuring browns and greys, evoking a sense of grounded elegance.

4023 Topus Concrete Quartz – A warm greige base, flushed with rugged patinas and pastel-pink undertones.

1002 Wyndigo Mineral – Blending natural browns, greys and subtle greens brings the essence of the outdoors into the kitchen.

1006 Agger Grey Mineral – This luxurious stone is a blend of warm smoky greys, tinged with veins and a rich textured surface.

Adding a touch of sophistication and timeless elegance

Are you looking to add a touch of sophistication and timeless elegance to your home? Marble-inspired designs are an excellent choice.

5121 Layalite Quartz – Layalite captures the classic beauty of white marble. It offers the elegance of natural stone with enhanced durability.

6131 Bianco Drift Quartz – A pale and glossy canvas containing delicate swirly splashes of light browns, mixed with misty greys that interlace together.

5113 Solenna Mineral – Solenna mimics the luxurious look of marble while providing superior durability and easier maintenance.

5310 Brillianza Mineral – A cool grey base containing a dynamic sequence of frosty white veins and an interplay of light and shadow movements, injected with power-peach mineral accents.


Caesarstone stands out as the perfect choice for a busy kitchen and with the option of choosing from quartz or mineral worktops, you can be confident in the enduring quality and aesthetic appeal they bring to your home.

Cawdor Stone Gallery are a division of the Cawdor Group, one of the UK’s leading natural stone providers. With over 30 years of experience, our highly qualified team have undertaken international projects of all sizes, providing high-quality materials and a comprehensive range of stone-related services to a range of projects. Contact us today for more info on our range of stone surfaces.