Choosing the right materials for your kitchen worktops or bathroom surfaces can be a challenge, that’s why we have put together guides for each of the materials we supply with the benefits surrounding each to help you to make an informed decision.
What is Silestone?
Silestone is both a brand supplied by Cosentino as well as being a compound comprising 90% natural quartz which is extremely hard wearing and adds a contemporary finish to your room. Some of the features which make it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms are as follows.
Being both scorch and heat resistant is a huge benefit to having this material as your kitchen surface. Unlike some laminate finishes which can peel if exposed to high temperatures your worktop will remain unharmed. It must be noted however that adding any hot item to a cold substance causes thermal shock which can cause damage, depending upon the temperature extremes, so we would still advise that you use a trivet when handling hot pans in your kitchen.
Easy to maintain
Without needing to be sealed, this material is not porous and therefore doesn’t allow water or air to penetrate, making it ideal for bath and shower rooms. Simply wipe down the surface with soapy warm water and you will find most stains and spots disappear with little effort. If you do feel a solvent or chemical cleaner is required on heavier stains please spot test on an inconspicuous area before treating your surface.
Stylish finishes available
Impala stone keep a wide range of colours available so that you can find the exact finish for your room. From Alpina-White to the contemporary Eternal Bianco Calacatta style you can see the full range here: http://www.impalastone.com/materials/silestone
Great aftercare service
Never satisfied to just take a brand’s word for being high quality, Silestone even offer a genuine 25-year warranty which they certify in writing, on all flat surface uses of their products (floors, walls, countertops etc). Any three-dimensional uses are warranted for 2 years (basins for example). You can activate a warranty here.
We hope you found this a helpful overview. If you need advice or guidance when choosing a material for your home or development project contact us today and we’ll be happy to help.