A five metre long island, topped with Caesarstones stunning Mink (4350) from the Classico Collection is the focal point of this beautifully understated new kitchen in West Yorkshire. Designed by Andrew Holdsworth from Holdsworth Design Practice Ltd, Alston, Caesarstones Mink quartz, which is made from 93% natural materials, is the perfect partner for the schemes timelessly stylish ivory Shaker cabinetry.
Set within a spacious, open-plan kitchen and dining area, the island is an eye-catching, yet hugely versatile space that can accommodate cooking, eating, entertaining and much more. There is also a practical sink station, so when it came to choosing a hard-working, multi-tasking work surface, it had to be a do-it-all quartz.
Clive Ingledew at Leeds-based surface specialists Stone Connection (UK) Ltd, wasted no time in recommending Caesarstone. Says, Clive,
Todays work surfaces increasingly need to cope with a variety of uses and it is essential they are able to withstand the wear and tear of daily family life. Caesarstones quartz surfaces look fantastic, but theyre also very durable and importantly, theyre also largely resistant to stains and scratches. Plus, unlike marble, quartz is non-porous. We find it very easy to work with and of course, once its in-situ, theres no need for finishing or sealing sealing which is the downside of alternative natural stone surfaces.
The homeowner agrees, saying,
We loved the idea of a central island that could be used for just about anything and everything. But whilst we wanted its appearance to have the wow-factor, we also knew it had to be made from top quality materials that would stand the test of time. The cabinetry is simple, yet beautifully made and the Caesarstone surface is guaranteed for 15 years.
Weve had a couple of informal brunches and suppers, more than a few coffee cup rings have been left behind and the kids have even done some craft projects complete with glitter and gloop but so far, the surface has been fantastic. And its a doddle to clean no specialist materials are needed, just soap, water and perhaps a standard kitchen spray. It looks as good as new in seconds and theres zero fuss.
Mink, say the homeowners, was chosen for its neutral tones that would, they felt, complement both the kitchens painted cabinets and natural wood of the dining furniture. It is certainly a versatile and enduring choice. And together with other colours from the Classico Collection such as Shitake and Oyster, Mink is one of Caesarstones most popular shades.
Caesarstones Mink: At a glance
Mink (4350) is from Caesarstones best-selling Classico Collection
It is available in three thicknesses 13mm, 20mm and 30mm
Standard slab dimensions measure 3060mm x 1440mm
Caesarstone Classico Collection colours are all made from 93% natural materials.
Caesarstone offers 4 times the flexural strength of granite and can be formed and moulded.
They are non-porous, largely stain and scratch resistant and are guaranteed for 15 years.
The Classico Collection offers 32 colours; further colour and texture options are available from the new Supernatural Collection, which recreates the beauty and tactility of marble.
Caesarstone is not just for kitchens it can also be used for bathroom and other interior applications.
Caesarstone was the first quartz surface manufacturer to comply with ISO 14001 the international quality standard for environmental preservation.
Caesarstone surfaces are also accredited to the American Greenguard Environmental Institutes standard.
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