As one of the most popular brands of engineered stone in the world, Silestone has almost become synonymous with quartz countertops. In recent years, the name Silestone has been appearing in many MLS property descriptions because homebuyers are becoming more brand conscious. The Spanish company that manufactures Silestone, the Cosentino Group, has been boosting the profile of its flagship brand by choosing celebrity chefs to endorse quartz for the kitchen. Furthermore, the company selected supermodel Cindy Crawford to promote quartz countertops for bathrooms. However, there’s more to Silestone than endorsements by Cindy Crawford and celebrity chefs. Here are five reasons you should choose this quartz brand for your home.
Silestone is manufactured with more than 90 percent natural-quartz content, which makes it one of the most solid and durable construction materials in the market. Lesser-known brands fabricated in Asia tend to feature less than 90 percent quartz, which makes them not as durable and more prone to structure damage such as cracks and scratches.
2. Antibacterial Properties
Microban, one of the technologies applied in the fabrication of Silestone, was originally developed by the Cosentino group for commercial food preparation surfaces. This advanced coating greatly reduces the proliferation of bacteria on the surface of Silestone slabs, thus making them ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.
3. Low Porosity
Natural-stone surfaces such as marble tend to be very porous, which makes them more likely to absorb liquids. Silestone has a very low rate of surface porosity, which means it isn’t prone to staining and etching. You also won’t have to worry about applying sealant to Silestone countertops. All you need to do is wipe the counters down with a Silestone cleaner such as Granite Gold Quartz Brite® and your countertops will always look like new.
4. N-BOOST Technology
Quartz can be fabricated in various ways to alter its appearance. In the case of Silestone, the patented N-BOOST technology is what makes quartz surfaces look even better than natural stone. N-BOOST involves treating the quartz fragments and altering them at the molecular level so they look brighter and more aesthetically organized. The colors, patterns, and glossy appearance of Silestone make this quartz product a favorite material of luxury hotels.
5. A Variety of Colors & Patterns to Choose From
Choosing slabs from the extensive Silestone product catalog may be a little difficult because you’ll probably like all the colors and patterns. Moreover, you also have finishing options that aren’t limited to the shiny and polished look. In many cases, your choices aren’t limited to what the store has in stock since you can also order slabs to be delivered prior to installation.
Cleaning quartz and natural-stone surfaces such as granite, marble, and travertine is a simple process. If you’d like to learn how to clean natural stone and engineered stone such as Silestone, get in touch with Granite Gold® today at 1-800-475-STONE (7866).