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A Brief Overview about Silestone
What is Silestone?
Silestone is the answer consumers seek for their surfacing needs. Silestone is a high quality, surfacing product that can be used for countertops, flooring, vanity tops, tub surrounds, tabletops, and much more. Silestone offers a unique mix of strength and elegance in all surfacing applications.
Silestone is the leader in engineered stone and quartz surfacing materials.
What is the Difference between Engineered Stone and Quartz Surfacing?
Engineered stone is a surfacing material that results from a patented-state-of-the art technology that combines natural materials with binders and pigments through a unique manufacturing process.
Quartz Surfacing is a type of engineered stone material that is composed mainly of quartz—one of nature’s hardest elements; surpassed in strength only by diamonds, sapphires and topaz.
Silestone is quartz surfacing. It is composed 93% of natural quartz, which gives Silestone unique properties sought by today’s consumers. Silestone looks and feels like granite or limestone, but it is much more durable than other natural stones.
What makes Silestone Unique?
Silestone is a superior material of strength and elegance manufactured by Cosentino, and is ideal for both residential and commercial use.
Backed with 70 years experience in the stone industry, Silestone’s manufacturer, Cosentino, is a leader in natural and engineered stone. Cosentino uses the finest quartz to create Silestone’s unique colors and textures.
For over 12 years, Silestone has been installed in homes and commercial projects throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. Introduced regionally in the United States in 1998, Silestone has built a large network of certified distributors, fabricators and retailers throughout the nation.
Silestone provides strength and elegance in surfacing materials. Informed consumers have found out about the advantages Silestone offers over other products. Silestone is highly stain-resistant. Never needs sealing. It is highly scratch-resistant, virtually maintenance-free, and easy to clean. Silestone comes with a limited manufacturer’s ten-year warranty. And is available in a wide array of colors to suit a myriad of tastes.
The manufacturing process of Silestone vacuums and compacts raw materials, thereby resulting in non-porous slabs that virtually repel stains.
Quartz is one of nature’s hardest materials, and is only scratched by other elements that are as hard, or harder than it. Silestone’s composition of 93% natural quartz makes it resistant to everyday use. Therefore, objects that would normally scratch other surfaces have no effect on Silestone.
Silestone can withstand reasonable exposure to heat without the fear of burning or scorching. Cosentino still recommends that trivets be used when hot items are to be placed on the Silestone surface. Like other natural stones, Silestone may suffer thermal shock, or cracks, when exposed to extreme changes in temperature.
Silestone is virtually maintenance-free. It keeps its beautiful natural look over the years with minimum care and cleaning.