Designing your dream home starts with the
selection of the right materials, and that's where Silestone
natural quartz comes in. Silestone is the world's leading
quartz surface, combining strength and beauty to create a
superior choice for nearly any surface in your home or office.
Ideal for kitchen countertops, bathroom
vanity tops, shower wall cladding, flooring, table tops, and
so much more, Silestone offers a unique mix of strength and
elegance with no maintenance required.
Silestone offers benefits that outperform
other surfaces, such as scratch and scorch resistance that
can't be matched by plastic or solid surfaces, and resistance
to stains that can't be matched by even sealed granite of
marble. And with over 45 colors available in the U.S., and
virtually unlimited edge designs to choose from, Silestone
offers something for everyone to love.
Through superior strength, incredible beauty
and an unparalleled distribution network, Silestone is rapidly
becoming the surfacing choice for discerning consumers. Here
are the top 10 reasons why:
Silestone has the sophisticated elegance and timeless beauty
of stone. The natural quartz in Silestone delivers a distinctive
depth, brilliant clarity, glimmering radiance and cool, solid
feel unique to natural stones.
Silestone can be used in virtually any indoor surfacing application,
including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, tub and
shower surrounds, backsplashes, floors, walls, wet bars, tabletops,
desktops, fireplace surrounds, and more.
Cosentino has built a reliable network of dedicated distributors
who deliver Silestone and service customers throughout North
America, including all metropolitan areas in the United States,
several regions in Canada, and now even is expanding into
Mexico and Puerto Rico.
In North America, Silestone is available
through approximately 3,500 retailers including all EXPO Design
Center® stores, Home Depot® locations, as well as
a variety of kitchen and bath retailers, cabinet shops, tile/flooring
outlets, designers’ showrooms, architectural firms,
builders, and more.
Only three other natural minerals — diamond, sapphire
and topaz – are harder than quartz, making Silestone
naturally scratch-resistant. Quartz is a seven in strength
on Mohs Hardness Scale (diamond is a 10). So, while a careless
slip of the knife will scratch most other countertops such
as laminates and some granites, it won’t leave a mark
on Silestone. Silestone is not scratch-proof, however, and
can therefore be damaged with excessive force or pressure.
Silestone’s polished surface is non-porous and thus
highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, lemon juice,
olive oil, vinegar, makeup, and many other common household
products. Unlike granite, Silestone does not need to be sealed
to keep its lustrous shine.
Heat- And Scorch-Resistance
Unlike solid surfaces and laminates, Silestone is heat- and
scorch-resistant. It will withstand limited exposure to heat
without burning or scorching. The fire of a lit match will
not mar the Silestone countertop. However, as advised by crockpot
and electric skillet manufacturers, do not place these items
directly on any countertop. Always use of trivets when placing
hot items on a Silestone surface to avoid thermal shock.
Silestone has four times the flexural strength of granite,
making it less susceptible to chipping and cracking than granite
during transportation and installation.
Because it is non-porous, Silestone’s polished surface
doesn’t need to be sealed. Granite, marble and limestone,
on the other hand, must be sealed on installation and resealed
regularly to prevent staining.
Cleaning Silestone is easy with soapy water
or a mild household cleaner such as Formula 409®, Fantastik®
No surface is indestructible, though. As
with any other stone or surface, strong chemicals and solvents
such as Drano®, Liquid Plummer®, oven cleaners and
floor strippers will damage the surface and must not be used
Silestone is available in over 45 dazzling colors, ensuring
that there is a Silestone color to suit most any style or
taste. Cosentino continues to grow its Silestone color palette
Because Silestone natural quartz delivers
more color consistency than any other natural stone, homeowners
can be confident when using samples to choose their Silestone
Silestone’s is a mature network of distributors and
fabricators backed up by Cosentino and its more than 70 years
in the natural stone industry. Furthermore, Silestone is fabricated
and installed by dedicated certified craftsmen who are trained
by Cosentino through a unique curriculum that includes expert
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