ew design materials have energized conversation among homeowners, architects, builders and designers quite like granite and quartz. But in recent years, a new contender has sparked interest–concrete. Industrial yet natural with a unique appearance, concrete countertops have gained popularity with the revitalization of industrial architecture. Taking a closer look, however, it appears concrete may not be all it’s made out to be.
Known for its heavy-duty character and ability to survive harsh environments, concrete (even sealed) reveals traces of unforgiving spills, such as coffee, red wine or freshly washed berries. Countertops crafted from concrete and other natural materials, such as marble and limestone, also scratch, chip and crack more easily than quartz.
But a new collection from Caesarstone delivers the best of both worlds. Enter, the Metropolitan Collection–a robust and sophisticated surface solution that combines the bold design of urban architectural materials with the durability of quartz. The result is a unique aesthetic that can stand up to the daily demands of a functional kitchen.
Inspired by natural processes of transformation seen in urban environments, each surface in the collection reflects the authentic textures created by the powers of time. From washes of airy whites to deeply layered hues–uniform to heavily patterned styles and smooth to rough textures–each surface offers a strong yet classic focal point to transform any space.
This timeless collection of distinctive surfaces enhances the popular industrial style by adding the functional benefits of quartz. Using an exclusive, innovative process, Caesarstone brings weathered patinas to quartz for the first time. The natural, imperfect and unique texture of these surfaces taps into homeowners’ desire for a genuine connection with the spaces where they live, work and play.
From the refined, urban aesthetic of Cloudburst Concrete to the geological texture and dramatic depth of Excava, these countertops capture the depth, movement, veining and color variations of a one-of-a-kind slab.
A palette to inspire your passions, the Metropolitan Collection is the newest chapter in Caesarstone’s story of design possibilities.