In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 19, March 2013: Installing the Caesarstone countertops.
For the countertops and backsplashes in the bathrooms and kitchen of Dwell Home Venice we selected Caesarstone in Organic White 4600 with a polished finish.
Caesarstone is comprised of natural quartz aggregates combined with pigments and polymer resins. After the raw materials are blended together, they are poured into a mold which forms a slab that is 120x57 inches. The slab is compacted by a vacuum and vibration process at a pressure of 100 tons and then cured in a kiln which is heated to 194ºF for 45 minutes. The final stage is polishing which delivers a remarkably strong, durable and beautiful product.