Silestone has been a popular type of engineered stone for many years now and it remains a consistently popular material for kitchen benchtops. In this guide, we explore what Silestone is, and what makes it such a favoured option.
What Is Silestone?
Silestone is a compound material made primarily from natural quartz and pieces of granite. In addition to this, mirror chips are added to reflect light and brighten the surface, and polymer resins are used to hold all the pieces together.
Quartz is one of the world’s hardest natural materials, and this gives Silestone its resilient properties. Due to this, Silestone—one of the original quartz-based engineered stone products to take the market by storm—features in many kitchens across the world.
Here are some of the reasons why Silestone benchtops are an excellent addition to your kitchen.
1) A Wide Variety Of Colours
Silestone comes in a wide variety of colours, hues, designs and tones. If you want your benchtop to resemble marble, then this design is available. If you want white, black, speckled or mottled designs, then these are options too. There’s also a wide variety of tones available, including shades of grey, cream, beige, and brown. Basically, there is always something to appeal to your tastes.
2) Stain Resistant
Silestone isn’t porous and is therefore very resistant to stains. If you happen to spill your red wine, your coffee or your orange juice on it, the liquid will not seep into the material and can be wiped off easily.
3) Easy to maintain
A kitchen is an area that gets very busy. Spillages and mess will inevitably occur as you make dinner or dish out food. However, with a Silestone benchtop, cleaning is really simple. A soft damp cloth with soapy water will keep it looking fresh and new for a long time to come.
Unlike many porous materials on the market, you do not have to seal Silestone. This makes it a much easier option and also adds to its popularity.
Due to the high level of quartz in its makeup, Silestone is an incredibly durable material and can withstand a lot of wear and tear, making it ideal for kitchen benchtops. A Silestone benchtop will not scratch, chip or break easily.
If you have plans to renovate your kitchen and you would like to know more about Silestone benchtops, please get in touch with us. We would love to talk you through the wide variety of Silestone options available to you.