My search brought me to Caesarstone, a company founded in 1987 and a pioneer in the natural quartz surfaces market.
I decided to pay a visit to their showroom in London to find out more. It was amazing to see and feel the large slabs of quartz surfaces up close. There were a variety of colours, styles and textures on offer.
I chose quartz because it’s hard wearing and non porous, making it stain and scratch resistant.
There’s no need to wax or seal the surface once installed, which is great.
The fact that it’s easy to clean, looks stylish and has a luxurious feel made my choice easy. After perusing the vast collection, I was drawn to Caesarstone’s Frozen Terra design ( the rectangular sample above).
I didn’t want a surface that was too shiny, and so Frozen Terra’s matt surface appealed greatly.
It had a smooth concrete look that would compliment the concrete basins (square sample) that I was planning to use. Not only does Frozen Terra liken to concrete, but it also had a Terrazo look, with its irregularly distributed flecks of translucent aggregate and fine black basalt.
Here you can see a table and sample piece in Frozen Terra, compared to other quartz stones. Isn’t it beautiful?
In fact, Frozen Terra recently won the highly coveted Wallpaper* Design award.
I’m proud to say I’m now the proud owner of an award winning piece of quartz.
A plan of the vanity unit was drawn up by my builder Sam of Mead Architecture and Design, before it was sent to the fabricators.
It now looks amazing on the vanity unit and I can’t wait to reveal it to you soon.
If any of you are looking to get a stone surface for your kitchen or bathroom refurbishment, I highly recommend a visit to Caesarstone’s showroom. Otherwise you could also order samples by post.
If you haven’t read about the floor tiles I’m using for the bathroom, then do pop over to have a peek.
I will be doing weekly updates until the final reveal.
( The Frozen Terra were gifted by Ceasarstone).