Heard of Silestone®? Silestone is a robust compound that is made up of 94% natural quartz. The presence of quartz in such a proportion makes it extraordinarily hard and resilient. It is, therefore an excellent surface for kitchen worktops, bathrooms, floors and wall cladding, which is made using the minimum number of joints. It is said to be natural Quartz that is created for kitchens and bathrooms decoration from a treatment that offers beauty and a wide range of colours, extraordinary textures and outstanding properties.
Silestone has a non-porous surface, which is highly resistant to stains such as coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup and many other everyday products which might leave a long time stain on your beautiful worktop. Also, it is available in more than 90 colours. With 3 different textures to combine, polished, suede and volcano, there are endless possibilities for you to give your kitchen a lasting look.
When it’s about a kitchen, there are many different types of worktop materials that can give your kitchen a perfect look, but so far the best in the market are Silestone and granite. These are the worktop materials that are often placed in two of the most important rooms in your home, the kitchen and bathroom.
Any other worktop material would cost you more in the longer run. Since these important surfaces are used on a daily basis, what you buy should be the best. It is important to understand the differences between the two so you can make the right choice for your worktop.
Silestone Kitchen Sealing
Sealing Silestone worktops is not necessarily needed as this material is already non-porous. Silestone can resist stains caused by spills for years without ever needing to have a protective coating over it.
Cleaning them is an easy task. Wiping these worktops with a damp sponge is sufficient to remove dirt and food residues from either of them. A mild spray cleaner or a solution of washing-up liquid and hot water can also be used to clean them.
Silestone has a distinct advantage for your kitchen, as bacteria are less likely to accumulate on the surface. This is because the composition of Silestone makes it difficult for bacteria to grow on this material. In addition, Silestone also includes a unique bacteriostatic protection system which is designed to resist bacteria; granite does not possess this property.
Silestone is heat resistant, but can be sensitive to extreme immediate changes in direct surface temperature. With Silestone, worktops you should always take care to use trivets or a Franke ‘Rollamat’ whenever placing hot pants or roasting tins on the surface.
Silestone worktops are scratch-resistant. This makes it a good choice for kitchen worktops.
Silestone Kitchen Trends
The current trend is for Silestone Marengo above the others. This is likely due to the number of choices that are available, along with the fact that Silestone produces a beautiful colour palette with antibacterial properties.