Silestone is a by-product of quartz and is manufactured by Cosentino.Inc. Quartz is the most common mineral form base on earth, making it available in abundance and also inexpensive. Silestone countertops are manufactured by mixing 95 % of quartz with a binding ingredient called polymer resins. It is processed to be dense and strong and is the toughest countertop surface on the market. With hectic lifestyles today, this makes Silestone countertops an alluring option versus other stone countertops. To give an insight on its toughness, Quartz ranks at 7.00 on Moh’s hardness scale which is a scale that test the graze ability of a mineral. The only things that rank higher than quartz are diamonds, sapphires and topaz making quartz a worry free countertop alternative.
There are endless color choices ranging from very light white to silver, medium to dark grays, light to dark gold’s, soft greens to olive green, and a variety of blues. Minimum effort is required to maintain Silestone countertops. To care, clean with a household cleaner like Rejuvenate Countertops-R-New, regularly. Avoid using scouring pads or steel wool that can cause chipping or damage to the surface. Instead, opt for a microfiber mitten like the one featured here. Always use potholders to place hot pans on, since silestone is natural and exposure to heat will cause cracks and even thermal shock. Another precautionary measure is to always clean spills immediately to avoid potential staining. If stains or cracks already cover your silestone countertop, Countertops-R-New™ Kitchen & Bathroom Countertop Renewer Kit will completely rejuvenate the look and feel of the silestone surface with smoothing and filling of scratches as well as easy removal of stains.