Thicknesses: 1.2cm, 2cm, 3cm
Finishes: Polished, Suede
Colour: White with grey veining
Price band: Platinum (£500/m2+)
Silestone Eternal Calacatta Gold works brilliantly as a quartz kitchen worktop with a timeless sense of light, airy style.
A white background is lifted with subtle yet broad grey veining, giving it the natural look of fine marble in the clean tones you find only in the highest grade of quartz. Its durability and performance matches its looks, and in the hands of County Stone craftsmen, it can be cut and shaped to fit your kitchen with ultimate precision, however many curves and recesses are required. This is a perfect choice for a kitchen with enduring appeal.
Silestone Eternal Calacatta Gold is a hugely sought-after choice for designers and homeowners who want to create strikingly elegant kitchens. The pale background creates a sense of light, airy space, with flowing pale markings adding the feel and rhythm of the natural world.
A choice of two subtly different finishes gives options on the look and feel of your worktop. Silestone’s polished finish is flawlessly smooth with a glimmering radiance. Suede is a remarkable textured surface that softens the look of a worktop, and adds a unique tactile quality.
You can also order Eternal Calacatta Gold with a wide choice of edges which create different looks and have different practical advantages. Sharp edges should generally be avoided because they are more prone to chipping, so bevelled or mitred edges are popular choices. A fully rounded bullnose softens the lines in a kitchen, and a traditional dove chest edge adds some old-world elegance.
The appearance of your worktop will be exceptional, and so will the performance. Sometimes people worry about light worktops in their hard-working kitchens, but with this pale quartz there is no need to do so. Silestone’s unique manufacturing process results in all their stones, including Eternal Calacatta Gold, being virtually completely non-porous. It has exceptional resistance to staining from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar and many other everyday products – even make-up. Silestone is also exceptionally hard, very difficult to scratch and can withstand most kitchen objects if they are accidentally dropped (although you must take care with heavy, cast-iron pans).
To maintain Eternal Calacatta Gold, simply follow a few basic steps.
Silestone is part of the Cosentino group who have been creating beautiful stones for over 30 years, during which time they have won the acclaim of design journals, architects and industry bodies. The quality of Silestone quartz is such that it comes with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty. While naturally formed granite is also a compelling choice for kitchen worktops, it is impossible to find granite which emulates the impeccably clean finish of Silestone Quartz.
Like other Silestone products, Eternal Calacatta Gold can be used for more than kitchen worktops. Other kitchen uses include integrated sinks, wall panels and flooring. In the bathroom it can create stunning floors, sinks and walls, and large slabs can also be used for external cladding. The durability of the stone means it will cope extremely well with heavy usage inside buildings, as well as with the rigours of external weather in all seasons.
Silestone is made using exclusive technology which blends quartz, minerals and a minimum of 20% of recycled materials including glass. The manufacturing process also utilises renewable energy and recycled water. The eco-friendly credentials add a further dimension to the appeal of Silestone.
If you wish to compare similar colours, Silestone comes in a range of off-white, pale and neutral shades such as Pearl Jasmine, Eternal Statuario, White Arabesque, Snowy Ibiza, Ariel and Bianca Orion.
At County Stone, we have been sourcing, cutting and fitting top quality kitchen worktops for over 20 years. We are a family business and we take particular pride in our reputation for complete customer satisfaction. We have perfected an approach which has earned us a growing number of 5-star reviews. The areas we cover are throughout East and West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and into London.
We start by talking you through the stone options for your worktop, either by phone, video or best of all, face-to-face at our showroom. We are completely independent, and you can rest assured that our advice is based on what our experience tells us will best achieve the results you have in mind. Uniquely for kitchen companies in the Sussex area, we will show you the stock of stones we keep at our workshop, giving you the opportunity to see the actual stone for your worktop.
We provide fast quotations for your preferred options. While we are fully aware that we work in a competitive world, we ask our clients to be wary of low cost companies and individuals who do not have the experience of working with high grade granite, quartz and other stones.
Once we have your agreement, we will visit your kitchen and measure up for a detailed and precise template for your worktop. Our workshop team cuts the slabs to size, including any recesses and awkward shapes. We prepare the cut stone with any fine details and polishing. The fitting team returns with your prepared worktop, and fits it accurately in place, ensuring that it is absolutely level and that there are no gaps at the edges or between sections. We make sure you are pleased with the result, and tidy up and leave your kitchen clean, tidy and ready for action.
You can book an appointment at our showroom, and we also provide virtual tours and video consultations. Either face-to-face or by video we will show samples of different stone slabs, and provide quotations for any worktop you choose.