Remodeling your home and want to ensure you’re getting the best bang for your buck? You’ll definitely want to consider using one of the most resilient, nonporous stones there is, Silestone.

What Is Silestone?

Silestone is a surfacing material that is comprised of a combination of quartz, one of the toughest and most durable minerals in the world, and other raw materials. The blending of multiple heavy-duty materials results in one tough material.

What Are The Advantages Of Using Silestone?

Stain Resistance

Not even your kids can mess this one up! Silestone is considered to be an extremely non-porous material, which means it does not stain easily. Liquids like coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, or vinegar spill onto the surface of the stone and simply sit on top of it rather than seep into the stone.

Acid Resistance

Silestone is comprised of some of the most durable materials in the world, so when acids touch its surface, they do not phase it. Silestone being acid and stain resistant make it an exceptional surfacing material, especially for the kitchen.

Impact Resistance

The impact needed to damage Silestone is attributed to the hardness of quartz, the polyester resin elasticity and the vibro-compression system used during Silestone's production. This helps in ensuring safety when handling hard objects around its surface.

Scratch Resistance

On the Mohs hardness scale, Quartz rates a 7. To put that into perspective, a diamond is a 10 on the same scale. Because of this hardness, it is extremely resistant to scratches.

Where Is Silestone Best Used?

Any tough environment. Since silestone is so durable, it can be used for a kitchen countertop, in your bathroom, as a flooring or even a wall siding.

Now, we have tackled the basics of the surfacing material called Silestone. We have explained what it is, the benefits associated with it and where it is best used. We hope that in doing so, we have assisted you in the search for the perfect material for your client’s next project!

Feel like there is still more to be learned about Silestone? To find out more about the pros and cons of Silestone, click here!!

Still looking for more? We’ve also covered Granite, Marble, Quartz, Onyx, Soapstone, Serpentine, and Quartzite, Slate, Limestone, Caesarstone and Travertine.


If you are in search of natural stone for your next project, contact us at Firenze International and we would love to help you and your clients!


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