If you’re in the market for a new worktop for your kitchen or bathroom, you’ll be all too aware of how important it is for you to choose the right surface. Worktops can last for years on end, but they can require a significant financial outlay to purchase and install them, so you need to be sure you’ve got the perfect worktop. Silestone worktops are synonymous with kitchen and bathroom surfaces, but is their reputation deserved? Let’s find out.Silestone started life in 1990, and has gone from strength to strength in the ensuing 27 years. In 2004, TIME magazine featured Silestone, calling it one of the technological innovations of the century. After receiving such an accolade you might think Cosentino, the creator of Silestone, would rest on their laurels, but they continued to develop the brand, ensuring it stayed at the forefront of the industry.Silestone is made from 94% natural quartz, a durable and non-porous material that boasts a higher resistance to spills and stains than other surfaces. Additionally, quartz allows for a wider variety of finishes than other surfaces, thanks to the makeup of the compound.
Silestone quartz provides a number of benefits, simultaneously through the way it is made up and also thanks to the improvements and additions it receives during the transformation from raw material to kitchen-ready worktop. Durability – the sheer strength and resilience of quartz is something to be marvelled at. It’s one of the toughest naturally-occurring materials around, and Silestone’s manufacturing process benefits from that, creating worktops that are extremely resistant to stains, marks, scratches and chips. Other surfaces need regular sealing to keep them protected – not Silestone. Ease of maintenance – As Silestone is impervious to spills and stains, thanks to its nonporous nature, any spillages can simply be wiped clean – no need to don the rubber gloves and bring out various cleaning products to refresh the surface.Finishes – Quartz’s natural makeup means that it takes on more colours and hues than other natural stones – over 90 variations are available to choose from. This means that there’s a variety of finishes available to suit interiors and colour schemes of all kinds.Silestone combines durability and aesthetic quality to the fullest. There’s no compromise with Silestone – you’re getting the best in every aspect, and that’s why it’s such excellent value for money and such a popular choice around the world.Touchstone Worktops are proud to provide Silestone quartz worktops for customers in domestic and commercial markets alike. If you’d like to know more about what we do, please feel free to get in touch with us today and we’ll be more than happy to help.