Uniform style, strength, and simple maintenance are only a sample of the reasons Silestone makes such an exceptional countertop surface. Natural stones may look great and provide a feeling of authenticity, but a lot of work goes into keeping such a fragile surface in pristine condition.
Engineered quartz is naturally non-porous, resistant to high heat damage, and easy to sanitize. Silestone is one of the leading manufacturers of this Eco-friendly and innovative countertop style.
What is Silestone?
Leading the production of engineered quartz surfaces is Silestone, known for being the only manufacturer to offer Bacteriostatic Protection. It is more durable, light, and versatile than any of the popular natural stones that are often featured in kitchens and bathrooms.
Production begins with a mixture of 94% natural quartz pieces that are formed into a slab using a durable binding agent. This creates the final product that is known for stain and scratch resistance, a wide array of color options, Bacteriostatic Protection, and multiple unique texture options.
Advantages of Silestone
Any product that is backed by a 10 year warranty is a smart investment, especially when the installation is intended for a very high-traffic area.
Accidents that could damage a less durable surface could happen on occasion, but Silestone countertops are resistant to chips and cracks from impact. Everyday spills that could leave dark marks or ugly stains are not a concern with Silestone because it is naturally non-absorbent.
There is no need to have professional maintenance to ensure that the seal is holding up because it does not require any additional protection throughout a lifetime of use.
Silestone Bacteriostatic Protection
Engineered stone is known for resisting contaminants, but Silestone has developed a way to prevent bacteria from propagation. By using solver ions in the manufacturing process, every surface is going to have added protection against potentially harmful contaminants.
Quartz Silestone Textures
Completing the selection of a Silestone engineered stone countertop allows the option of different textures. Suede is a finish that is uniquely soft to the touch and features a matte finish. The volcano texture has the same soft feel, but with a more rustic surface style. Polished texture is the smooth, radiant finish that is closest to the elegance and clarity of a natural stone countertop.
Maintenance and Care
Gentle soap and warm water are usually the best recommendation for any quartz-based surface, but the finish of a Silestone product is going to determine the best care practices.
The polished finish can be cleansed with a mild product, like Windex or Lysol. If there is a stubborn spill, allow the cleaner to sit for a few minutes before scrubbing gentle with a non-scratchy pad or cloth. Other finishes should not require any special treatment, but always be sure to avoid any harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach.
Call us at 908.782.7773 or fill out our contact form if you have any questions about the benefits or installation of engineered quartz countertops in your home.