Choosing the best countertop for your kitchen or bathroom can be a challenge. There are various options to think of, such as granite, marble, and quartz. Silestone is another excellent choice. It is made up of natural quartz crystals plus other materials, such as polyester resin that glues the quartz crystals together. Silestone also possesses antimicrobial and color agents. At Granite Unlimited Inc., we offer Silestone Quartz countertops for both kitchen and bathroom applications.
Silestone vs. Granite and Marble
Silestone appears similar to marble and granite, but it produces a greater shine than those two materials due to its quartz crystals. You can get silestone in different sizes, styles, color palettes, and surface finishes. Silestone is less permeable than granite and harder than marble.
Some of the key benefits of silestone quartz countertops include:
Resists Spills and Stains
Since silestone is a non-porous surface, it is highly resistant to staining from liquids such as coffee, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, and other common products that can stain surfaces. The material’s stain-resistant properties also help keep it free from infiltration by bacteria.
The superb durability of silestone quartz makes it scratch resistant. This quality can help preserve the brand-new quality of your countertop for several years after its installation.
Silestone countertops possess excellent resistance against cracking from common impacts that occur when cookware is dropped on surfaces.
Easy to Clean
Since silestone quartz is non-porous, it is also a low-maintenance material. You can clean up spills with a non-abrasive cleaner and soft cloth. Silestone quartz does not require resealing as do some other countertop materials.
Adds an Elegant Touch
Silestone quartz countertops add a unique elegance to kitchen spaces. These countertops are often offered in various textures and patterns to create the desired appearance.
It is important to use the services of an experienced professional silestone quartz installer. Although this material is durable, it may be damaged if the installation work is not done properly.