Silestone Marengo is a natural quartz stone with a grey background and dark specks peppered throughout.
The impact as a kitchen worktop is dramatic, and the stone works brilliantly with stainless steel appliances and pops of colour. Silestone Marengo worktops are also naturally antimicrobial, which means they’ll remain as hygienic as they look. The non-porous surface means they’re stain and odour-resistant, too, and because they’re made from 94% quartz, they’re hard-wearing, scratch-resistant and durable. This makes Silestone Marengo worktops very easy to maintain, as you just need to wipe the surface down with soap and water.
Silestone Marengo has a dark grey background that’s lifted by a heavy peppering of dark and light grey specks. When used for kitchen worktops, Silestone Marengo gives a dramatic, cosy, homely feel to the room.
There are a few features that make Silestone Marengo the perfect material for kitchen worktops. It’s hygienic because it has natural antimicrobial properties, meaning that germs are repelled. That’s because it’s a non-porous material, which has the added benefit of preventing odours from hanging around.
It’s also made from one of the toughest materials in the world – natural quartz – which makes it very durable. Silestone will comfortably endure day-to-day culinary tasks, and it’s so strong you’ll often find this material in industry or school settings.
This durability also means it’s scratch resistant, so if you were to drop a knife you know that your Silestone Marengo worktop won’t get damaged. This does mean that you need to use a chopping board though, because it could blunt your knives over time.
Silestone worktops are also built to tolerate heat. You could drop a lit match on the worktop and it won’t be blemished, for example. But you still need to use trivets instead of placing things like a crock-pot on the side, because extreme thermal shock can cause cracks.
Another great feature of Silestone Marengo worktops is that they’re very easy to care for. If you happen to spot a stain, you can just soak the area and then use a soft Scotch Brite® pad to wipe it away. You only need soap and water for a general clean. The only thing you need to be careful of is spills, because things like fruit juice, grease or coffee could blemish the worktop if they aren’t cleaned up immediately.
When customising your Silestone Marengo worktop, you’ll be able to choose the type of finish you prefer. If you’d like something super shiny and sleek, it can be polished so that it gleams. Alternatively, you can go for the suede finish to get more of a natural stone look to your kitchen.
You can also choose from a variety of edge styles to complete the look. If you’d like a more traditional edge, the dove chest option will bring a classic shape to your Silestone Marengo worktop. If you want a modern shape, the mitred edge or straight bevelled edge is striking when paired with this grey colour. For something more simple, you could have a rounded square or bullnose edge. It’s not possible to opt for a straight edge because this tends to cause chips in Silestone worktops.
You can use Silestone Marengo for more things than just kitchen worktops, too. It’s a great option for an integrated sink, or for flooring or wall panels in the kitchen. It also translates well to bathroom use and can be used as floor or wall tiles in there.
Silestone’s range of quartz stones includes alternatives with the same kind of dark, dramatic look as Marengo. Options include Arden Blue, Merope, Negro Tebas 18, Corktown and Cemento Spa.
Why use County Stone?
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.