Silestone Worktops for Kitchens
Silestone is a leading name in top quality quartz worktops. Silestone quartz is highly durable, and comes in an exciting range of colours, textures and designs. It is also exceptionally hygienic. In fact, it is bacteriostatic, which means its unique formulation prevents bacteria from spreading. To underline the quality, Silestone worktops come with an unrivalled 25-year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Why use Silestone quartz for kitchens?
Quartz is one of the hardest materials on the planet, so it is no surprise that Silestone quartz is exceptionally hard-wearing. It is also very easy to maintain and can be cut, finished and fitted to make any kitchen enormously practical and just as beautiful.
Designers frequently choose Silestone because of the wide range of colours and finishes on offer. Whatever the look clients are seeking, Silestone is more than likely to provide exactly the right solution.
Silestone countertops are not just an aesthetic delight. They are also immensely practical. Silestone’s innovative approach involves a remarkably hard-wearing mixture which is up to 94% quartz, combined with resins, pigments and silver ions which stop the build-up of bacteria.
A busy kitchen is the hub of many modern households, and a worktop needs to be able to withstand all the spillages and clatter thrown at it. Silestone quartz is very difficult to scratch, mark or stain and almost impossible to crack. It can also cope with brief exposure to scorching temperatures and is easy to wipe clean.
See more about Silestone Quartz in this article from our Inspiration pages.
Which Silestone colours are available?
Customers can choose from over 50 different colours of Silestone quartz, principally in variations of white, black, grey and cream with evocative names such as Silestone Iconic Black, Silestone Calacatta Gold and Silestone Arabesque.
Silestone White Quartz creates the clean and light look that works so well for kitchens. Silestone Black Quartz adds drama and refinement, while Grey Quartz is a superb choice for versatile matching to monochrome or coloured units. For warmth, there is a range of creams and brown quartz.
You can explore the full range of Silestone colours by scrolling down the page, and for a taste of what they look like in clients’ homes, see our case studies below.
What Silestone textures can I order?
Silestone’s innovative approach to quartz worktops comes through in the textures, or finishes, they offer.
What Silestone edges can I choose for my worktop?
The edges of a worktop give a particular look to every kitchen and also help to make them easier to live with. The choices we fabricate for Silestone Quartz worktops are:
- Straight Bevelled Edge – a clean edge with a small bevel to soften the look
- Eased Edge – like a square edge, but slightly rounded
- Bullnose Edge – fully rounded, with a softer look
- Demi Bullnose Edge – rounded through 90o to the base of the worktop
- Dove Chest – an elegant curved edge for a traditional look
- Mitred Edge – an angled cut allows the edge to meet a supporting frame
See more detail about Silestone worktop edges here.
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How do you look after Silestone worktops?
If you follow a few basic steps, you’ll be well on the way to keeping your quartz worktops in top condition for years to come.
- Avoid accumulation of dust and crumbs on the quartz surface
- Wipe away spills immediately with a soft, wet microfibre cloth or e-cloth
- Use a second dry microfibre cloth or e-cloth to buff the quartz surface dry
- For dried-in stains use a purpose-made cleaner such as Oxy-Klenza™.
Why use County Stone?
Over 20 years of worktop expertise
Our team have been advising clients on kitchen worktops for over 20 years. Silestone is one of our favourite materials and we can advise on all the options for using it to make your kitchen beautiful and practical. We provide detailed advice on which Silestone colours will work best for you, which finishes and which thickness.
A simple way to order
Ordering a kitchen worktop can be complicated but not at County Stone. We will give you a warm welcome at our showroom to talk about your kitchen plans and show you a range of samples, and we are also easy to contact by phone. We will tell you about the ins and outs of different options and provide you with a fully costed quotation.
Professional Delivery and Fitting
Our team of expert fitters will visit you to accurately measure and template your worktop. It is a process which needs perfect attention to detail, and we take pride in the spot-on accuracy of our templates. The craftsmen in our workshop cutting team will then cut the Silestone to the exact template and finish it ready for fitting. The fitting team will bring the worktop to your home and install it in a matter of 3-4 hours. They will also leave your kitchen perfectly clean and tidy.
We are committed to outstanding Customer Service
From our long experience as a family business, we know that excellent customer service is a top priority. We are proud of our reputation and of the many 5-star reviews we have received from delighted clients. Every member of our team is very knowledgeable, but we are also friendly and approachable. We continue to be of help after installation and offer our services to fix any accidental damage your worktop has experienced from, for example, a dropped cast-iron pan.
What customers say about County Stone
Paul Dore from County Stone was excellent from start to finish. Competitive pricing, good honest advice, courteous and professional workmen. We were extremely impressed by the service and would highly recommend Paul and his team
Fantastic services from very professional staff. Worktop is amazing. Thank you County Stone, would highly recommend.
Brilliant service with great communication throughout. The quality of the product and the workmanship is superb
Really positive experience. Great service, really helpful with samples and very responsive even during the COVID nightmare. Final install carried out without any issues and we are really pleased with the final result. Would highly recommend.
Silestone Quartz FAQs
What is Silestone Quartz?
Silestone is a compound made up of 90% natural quartz, which make it extraordinarily hard and resilient. It is an excellent surface for kitchen worktops as well as bathrooms, floors and wall cladding using the minimum number of joints.
How much does Silestone cost?
The price of Silestone varies according size, thickness and the colour chosen.
Is Silestone Quartz Stain Resistant?
Silestone is a non-porous surface and highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup and many other everyday products.
How can I know if my Silestone is original?
Check that the back of your worktop is marked with the Silestone logo and that the colour is the chosen one.
What temperatures can Silestone Quartz withstand?
Although Silestone can withstand high temperatures for short periods of time, its performance varies with respect to different factors like thickness, color, location, etc. It is not recommended that the product be exposed to sustained contact with a heat source, nor should hot saucepans, frying pans, deep-fat fryers, etc be placed on it. The use of a hot pad or trivet is always recommended.
What is the Silestone 25 Year Warranty?
Silestone is the only brand that offers a certified warranty, in writing. Only a global leader, one which is the largest producer of quartz surfaces, could once again draw ahead of the pack and offer a genuine 25-year warranty for Silestone. See the full warranty here.