Starting at $59 sq ft installed!
A Unique Combination of Features for a Cleaner, Safer Countertop
Through superior strength, incredible beauty and an unparalleled distribution network, Silestone® is rapidly becoming the choice for discerning consumers.
Silestone® offers a sophisticated elegance and timeless beauty. The natural quartz in Silestone delivers distinctive depth, brilliant clarity, glimmering radiance and a cool, solid feel unique to natural stone.
Silestone® can be used in virtually any indoor surfacing application in kitchens, bathrooms and floors, including: countertops, island tops, vanities, tub and shower surrounds, backsplashes, walls, wet bars, tabletops, desktops, fireplace surrounds and more.
The quartz in Silestone® makes it naturally scratch-resistant. Only three other natural minerals – diamond, sapphire and topaz – are harder than quartz. Quartz is a seven 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 solid surfaces, it won’t leave a mark on Silestone®. Although Silestone® is durable, it is not scratch-proof; it could be damaged with excessive force or pressure.
Silestone® is non-porous and therefore it is 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.
Unlike solid surfaces and laminates, Silestone® is scorch-resistant. It will withstand limited exposure to heat without burning or scorching. The fire of a lit match will not mar Silestone®. However, as advised by crock pot and electric skillet manufacturers, do not place these items directly on any countertop. Always use trivets when placing hot items on any natural stone or quartz surface to avoid thermal shock.
Silestone® has four times the flexural strength of granite, making it less susceptible to chipping and cracking during transportation and installation.
Because it is non-porous, Silestone® does not need to be sealed. Granite, marble and limestone, on the other hand, must be sealed on installation and resealed regularly to prevent staining. Silestone® is a maintenance-free star compared to solid surfaces that may require rigorous maintenance to clean up tough stains, scratches and scorch marks.
Colors and Edges
Silestone® is available in a wide array of dazzling colors, from conservative neutral hues, to daring bright colors, ensuring that there is a Silestone® color to suit most any style or taste. Silestone® delivers a uniformity and consistency that allows for virtually unlimited edge designs.
Experience and Professionalism
Silestone® is available through a mature network of dedicated distributors and fabricators backed by the experience of Cosentino with more than 70 years in the natural stone industry. Plus, Certified Silestone® Installers are trained through a unique curriculum that includes expert, hands-on training.
Silestone® natural quartz surfaces result from a tightly controlled process to ensure reliable performance, color consistency and ultimate durability every time. Cosentino backs its Silestone® slabs with a limited 15-year manufacturer’s warranty.