WHAT IS SILESTONE?

 

Silestone is a compound made of natural quartz, which makes it extraordinarily hard and resilient. This is the one and only countertop made of quartz with bacteriostatic protection, giving it hygienic properties that are not to be found anywhere else on the market. It is an excellent surface for kitchen countertops, bathrooms, floors and wall cladding using the minimum number of joints.

In addition, it comes in a variety of different shades of color, offering a number of decorative possibilities from a single kitchen countertop to projects throughout the home. Silestone is an investment for the future. Silestone is forever.

THE NATURE OF QUARTZ

 

Reinventive Product Design



The genius of Silestone® Quartz is its ability to reinvent itself.



For the Cosentino Company, the directives are clear:

* Stay at the forefront in product innovation.
* Refine every design offering for sophistication and functionality.
* Do so in a way that stays relevant and valuable to stakeholders and users.



The ideal solution is found in Cosentino's flagship brand, Silestone Quartz. Silestone is a sophisticated product that, by definition, is multi-dimensional in functionality and can reinvent itself to constantly stay "on trend" with styles to meet people's changing interests and attitudes.



Unique Textures



To the touch, Silestone has proven to possess the dynamism needed to revolutionize texture. Launched in its original polished finish, Silestone reinvented itself, yet again, in 2006 with an exclusive new look and feel in Silestone Leather™. Silestone Leather was inspired by the matte, smooth texture of natural leather and fulfills the demand for a honed stone appearance, while always featuring the unparalleled durability that is legendary to Silestone.



Color and Depth



First introduced 20 years ago in 12 original colors, Silestone has evolved its color palette over and over leading to more than 50 color selections. Each color is carefully designed and formulated to please the eye while simultaneously matching the most current trends in fashion and style.



In addition to the myriad hues, Silestone offers a wide array of options based on depth of color and dimension. This design flexibility ranges from a single-mixing color process that results in a more homogeneous look, to Cosentino's three-dimensional color process for added depth and finally to the most exclusive, innovative five-dimensional color process that provides a higher index of refraction for yet more richness of color.



Composition and Pattern



Silestone colors vary not only in hue, from the most subtle neutral shades, to the rather brilliant and dynamic tones; Silestone has also reinvented its spectrum of patterns. From its solid, homogeneous patterns to its color selections filled with movement with varying size quartz gemstone particulates and other enhancement materials.



And the possibilities to add different components are virtually endless. Such as, the enhancements of glass and mirror featured in the Stellar Series, the large grains of quarried quartz in the Mountain Series and the sanded mirrors in the Cielo Series... always arriving at a new and unique quartz design that is fashion-forward.



Versatility



The look, the touch, the feel, are - the basic ingredients in a sophisticated formula of development and design. Cut, Silestone offers virtually unlimited possibilities in terms of applications. Ideally suited for kitchen countertops, Silestone is also excellent for bathroom vanity tops, table tops, floors and even shelving. On a vertical line, Silestone makes for excellent backsplash designs, shower walls and other wall cladding, giving the end-user the power to continue reinventing their spaces with Silestone Quartz.

Silestone Bacteriostatic Quartz Countertops

 

Silestone Bacteriostatic Quartz Countertops
Nowadays, the term "hygiene" is closely related to the concepts of "health" and "cleaning", since it is considered to be a key element in disease prevention and a person's quality of life.

Hygiene-in-the-kitchen has traditionally been thought of as a set of actions related to care with food, good work practices, and the cleanliness of people, surfaces and utensils.

If kitchen surfaces are not properly cared for they can become a source of contamination for the food and utensils that come into contact with them. Moisture and warm temperatures are key factors for reproducing bacteria and can turn any surface, such as countertops, into a source of contamination.

To avoid contamination, it is important that surfaces be made from materials that are resistant, smooth and impermeable, and kept clean and dry.

Because of the compression system used in its production process, Silestone has a low level of fluid absorption. This makes it extremely hygienic for use in industrial cooking facilities..