The kitchen finish that’s spreading from benchtop to walls


Our love of concrete – for floors, walls and accessories – continues to grow with consumer feedback showing it is now a favourite finish for benchtops, and even splashbacks!

Leading supplier of quartz surfaces, Caesarstone, states its most popular designs for kitchen and bathroom include more concrete inspired finishes than ever before.  “Consumers are favouring the visual ‘flow’ created when using the same concrete finish on both splashbacks and benchtops,” said Caesarstone Australia’s Linda Hannah.

The modern industrial style kitchen shown (by Freedom Kitchens) features Excava, one of Caesarstone’s latest concrete finishes, on both the oversized island bench as well as the splashbacks.  The clever use of black framing for overhead open storage creates a visual grid to reinforce the industrial aesthetic.screenshot_8Excava, combining the beautifully raw features of rust and concrete in a low-reflective matte surface finish, evokes a sense of decaying stone, weathered by time and nature – the perfect fit for the industrial styling of this kitchen.

Excava’s unique patina includes a sublime, layered mix of taupes, rusts, copper and deep browns – and is juxtaposed with fitted benchtops in Caesarstone’s Pure White.   The benchtop profiles are in a 40mm Pencil Round format.

The same design elements have been carried through to the laundry and butler’s pantry with benchtops in Caesarstone Pure White and splashbacks in Excava.

Caesarstone quartz finishes meld the authentic look of concrete with the superior functional benefits of Caesarstone – it is scratch, heat, chip and stain resistant.

Caesarstone’s Excava is one of 10 concrete-inspired quartz surfaces available nationally. Go to for more details.screenshot_6