What is silestone?

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At New York Quartz, we work with a range of suppliers and stones to find the perfect countertop for your kitchen or bathroom renovation. But silestone is one of our less well-known products. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at what silestone is, and whether it’s the right choice for you.

What is silestone?

Silestone is mostly quartz. But it’s combined with other natural materials to create a super-hard surface that will stand the test of time.

Because it’s created from a mixture of materials, you have total control over what your silestone looks like. You can choose from a full range of colors, as well as textures – including plain, veined, fine and coarse grain.

Pros and cons of silestone countertops

As we’ve already seen, silestone is incredibly versatile. So you will be able to find a countertop with the right color and feel for your bathroom or kitchen renovation.

It’s also very hard, so it can stand up to everyday use. And unlike many natural stone types, it’s non-porous. So you don’t have to worry about special cleaning materials, or spills and stains on the countertop. Silestone is even resistant to bacteria.

Be aware that quartz is a very heavy natural stone. So although silestone is made up of a mix of materials, it will also weigh a lot. You’ll need a reputable supplier and fitting team to install your new countertop safely.

Finally, silestone is likely to be more affordable than pure natural stones. So if you want a beautifully designed kitchen or bathroom without the pricetag, it’s worth considering silestone.