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
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.
Cosentino has built a reliable network of dedicated distributors
who deliver Silestone and provide services throughout North America,
including all metropolitan areas in the United States, several
regions in Canada and now expanding into Mexico and Puerto Rico.
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
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.
SilestoneŽ has four times the flexural strength of granite, making
it less susceptible to chipping and cracking during transportation
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 leads its category in innovative ideas for a product
that already is known for its ingenious physical properties and
customer benefits. Silestone offers the most colors in natural
quartz; the most innovative sink installation methods, such as
integrated, flush- and bevel-mounted; and the latest, newest products
such as the exclusive SilestoneŽ Leather™ with MicrobanŽ.
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.