Essastone and Caesarstone are brands of engineered (or reconstituted) stone made from quartz. Both have similar physical properties, come in a wide range of finishes, and are brands we recommend. But which should you choose?

The Difference Between Essastone and Caesarstone

Like Samsung and Apple, Essastone and Caesarstone are two highly-regarded brands that produce similar products. We supply and install both brands because both are high-quality, and it enables us to provide greater choice for our customers.

Your decision comes down to personal choice – customers normally choose whichever brand has the specific colour or finish they require for their installation. The main differences between the brands are:

Colour Choice and Range

Essastone – We provide the full range of more than 25 Essastone colours, ranging from whites and creams (Carrara and Saint Moritz) to darker shades of grey, brown, and black (Dolomite Spur, Monte Cervino, and Nero Assoluto). Essastone is available in 4 finishes: Gloss, Matt, Weathered, and Igneous.

Caesarstone – The Caesarstone collection offers a wider and more diverse range featuring more than 75 shades. The range includes whites, creams, and blacks, but also some more adventurous shades, including Amethyst, Blue Agate, and Dumortierite.


Essastone – Essastone offers a 15-year limited warranty on its quartz products.

Caesarstone – Caesarstone offers a 10-year limited warranty on its quartz products.

These warranties cover defects in the manufacture of the slabs but do not cover installation work (covered by Medici’s 5-year warranty) or problems which result from misuse or neglect.


Both Essastone and Caesarstone offer great value for money. Each colour of stone has a different base price (calculated per sq. meter) – please call us if you would like prices for certain colours to compare.

How Can Essastone and Caesarstone Be Used?

Both stones can be used to create the perfect stone centrepiece in a wide variety of situations. Medici regularly uses these stones to create the following products:

  • Benchtops for kitchens and bathrooms
  • Splashbacks for kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms
  • Beautiful fireplaces
  • Cladding
  • Staircases
  • Unique pieces of furniture

Our teams are experts at working with stone, and our range is not limited to these products. Please contact us if you would like to discuss one of the above products in more detail or to inquire about a unique product not listed above.

What Do Essastone and Caesarstone Have In Common?

Both Essastone and Caesarstone have similar characteristics and advantages:

  • Hard to scratch
  • Impact resistant
  • Non-porous and waterproof
  • Hard to stain
  • Citrus acid resistant
  • Hygienic
  • Stylish

Whichever stone you choose, Medici will deliver a high-quality final product. With more than 30 years’ experience in the stone industry, we are the best choice for stone and granite in the Perth area. We offer a 10-day turnaround on most benchtops and provide a full range of services, including measuring and quoting, production, installation, and after-care. We also provide a 5-year warranty on our workmanship.

Ready to find out more? Contact us today for a free quote – we aim to respond to all quote requests within 24 hours. Not ready for a quote? Simply call us on (08) 9303 2697, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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