When shopping for quartz countertops several name brand manufacturers will come up. We are going to take a look at Silestone Quartz Countertops and some of the advantages to their countertop line.
Quartz is a manufactured countertop. Although quartz is a natural stone, when talking countertops "Quartz" is used as a synonym for quartz manufactured stone countertops. A manufactured or fabricated quartz countertop is made from natural quartz, one of the hardest minerals found in the Earth, and small amounts of glass or metallic flecks are added to create variety, resulting in beautiful countertops. Other advantage of quartz is that it is a non-porous material, its texture does not allow bacteria to grow and resists against stains, protecting your family and making kitchen clean-up easy. For this reason, quartz countertops never need to be sealed.
Silestone is the trademark for Quartz Countertops that are part of the Cosentino Group. A Spanish, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for the world of design and architecture. The company has it's roots in marble quarrying in the early 1940s but started manufacturing Silestone in 1990. Cosentino has 7 production factories, 12 natural stone quarries and 13 processing centres around the world. Silestone is manufactured at the groups main industrial park and headquarters in Spain.
Polished Texture Silestone Quartz Countertop
Silestone quartz countertops come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns. One of the best features of quartz is the wide design range that it will work within. Silestone is available in more than 90 colors, ensuring the perfect match for any design or project. The three textures available, polished, suede and volcano, allow for endless possibilities.
Suede Texture Silestone Quartz Countertop
Silestone offers patterns that match the look and veining of natural stone. You can choose a course or fine grain pattern that has a consistent, regular look to the design, or select one of many options in a solid color.
Volcano Texture Silestone Quartz Countertop
With all the options available in a Silestone Quartz Countertop, you can mix and match to fit any kitchen or bath decor.
- Selection - Large choice of colors, textures and patterns.
- Maintenance - Easy to clean and does not require sealing.
- Durability - As hard or harder than stone. Resists scratching.
- Warranty - Silestone offers a 25 year warranty on their countertops.
- Cost - More expensive than other options so may not be the best choice unless you are planning to stay in your home.
- Heat - Hot pots and pans should be placed on a pot holder.