What is Silestone Quartz?

What is Silestone Quartz?
Bianco Calacatta Silestone Quartz Kitchen Island and Countertops

What is Silestone Quartz?

Silestone is a brand of Quartz Countertops used in various residential and commercial applications, most commonly being Kitchen Countertops and Bathroom Countertops.  Silestone is a branch of the Cosentino Brand based out of Almeria, Spain.  Silestone has been making Quartz Countertops since 1990 and is the most well-known brand under the Cosentino name.  Silestone can be used in Kitchens, Bathrooms, as Fireplace Surrounds, and more.  

In addition, every Professionally Installed Silestone Quartz Countertop Project also carries a 25 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects. You can Buy Silestone Quartz Countertops with Confidence, knowing The Company Fully Stands Behind its Product.

Silestone Quartz is:

  • Durable
  • Dependable
  • Beautiful
  • Food Safe
  • Stain Resistant
  • Scratch Resistant
  • 25 Year Warranty

 

How is Silestone Made & Manufactured?

Gris Expo Silestone Quartz Kitchen Island and Countertops What is SIlestone Quartz
Gris Expo Silestone Quartz Kitchen Island and Countertops

Silestone Quartz Slabs are manufactured in Almeria, Spain at their Flagship Processing & Manufacturing Center.  Silestone Quartz is made using Bretonstone Technology, a process in which many different quartz manufacturers employ to create the finest quartz slabs known to man.

As part of Silestone’s effort to be a more Eco-Friendly Manufacturer of Quartz Countertops, Silestone changed its manufacturing process.  As of 2021, Silestone Quartz Slabs are made using 99% Recycled Water, 100% Renewable Energy via their own Solar Farm, as well as incorporating 20% recycled resources like recycled glass into their slab composition. In addition, Silestone has also developed a new Hybriq Manufacturing Process, detailed below.

 

NEW! HYBRIQ Manufacturing Process

What is Silestone Quartz New Hybriq Manufacturing Process
As mentioned above, Silestone is now using 100% Renewable Energy via their SOlar Farm, and 99% Recycled Water to Manufacture their Quartz Slabs

Silestone is always looking for ways to innovate and push the quartz industry forward, and their newest designs are a living testament to that.  Silestone Quartz has changed the composition of their Countertops ever so slightly, with the same noteworthy properties of their existing quartz countertops, but with less Silica in each Slab! 

Starting September 2021, All of Silestone Quartz’s Designs will be transitioned into Hybriq Q10 or Q50. This means that certain designs will have a maximum of 10% silica in composition, or a maximum of 50% silica.   Their Newest Designs from the Ethereal and Sunlit Days Collections are being produced with this Technology now.

 

How Much Does Silestone Quartz Cost?

Eternal Marfil Silestone Quartz Kitchen Countertops and Island What is Silestone Quartz
Eternal Marfil Silestone Quartz Kitchen Countertops and Island

Quartz Countertops range in price and Everyone always wants to know, is Silestone Quartz expensive? Calculating the Cost of Quartz Countertops is hard to do on your own.  Pricing is different from Fabricator to Fabricator depending on the level of work the company can produce.  More skilled Fabricators may charge more for their work or may offer more intricate cutting options, like a mitered edge or waterfall panels.  On Average, you can expect to see Silestone Quartz prices between $80-150/sf.  Locking down an exact price varies on a couple of factors:

  1. How large your Kitchen or Bathroom is
  2. The Material you choose
  3. The Edgework 
  4. Any Construction needs you may have
  5. Sinks & Faucets
  6. Sink & Faucet Installation
  7. Plumbing Connections
  8. Electrical Needs & More

 

Who Sells Silestone Quartz Countertops?

NEW! Ethereal Glow Silestone Quartz Waterfall Island, Full Height Backsplash and Countertops What is Silestone Quartz
NEW! Ethereal Glow Silestone Quartz Waterfall Island, Full Height Backsplash and Countertops

So now that you know a little more about Silestone, and you know that you want Quartz Countertops, the big question is, where can you find it, and who sells it?

Silestone Quartz is sold via Select Certified Kitchen & Bathroom Companies that Silestone works with, to ensure their material is always produced and installed in a manner consistent with their quality standards.  To be a Certified Silestone Partner, you need to go through Fabrication & Installation Training with Silestone.  International Granite and Stone is proud to be one of the leading Silestone Quartz Premier Partners in the Tampa Bay Area. Silestone Quartz is sold is also sold in the Home Depot & Lowe’s. 

As mentioned above, Silestone Quartz can also be found at the Home Depot and Lowes,  however, their Selection is limitedThey only retail a few Silestone  Designs Silestone Premier Partners, like International Granite and Stone, have access to every single Silestone Quartz Color or Design on the Market.

To view ALL the Silestone Quartz Designs and Colors we Sell as a Premier Partner, Click Here.

 

Which Silestone Quartz Looks like Marble?

Pearl Jasmine SIlestone Quartz What is Silestone Quartz
Pearl Jasmine Silestone Quartz Bathroom Countertops

Traditionally if you wanted a white countertop, you had to use Marble.  However, Marble Countertops are Expensive and need frequent maintenance to keep pristine. Quartz Countertops are the next best thing, with Silestone Quartz that looks like Marble. A lot of people like Quartz Countertop designs that look like Marble because you can get the Marble “look”, but with all the benefits of Silestone Quartz Countertops. 

When you choose a Silestone Quartz Countertop that looks like Marble,  you get the look you desire, but none of the drawbacks of actual Marble.  Have peace of mind knowing your Marble-looking Silestone Quartz Countertops will never stain or degrade over time as Natural Marble Countertops will.  

1. Eternal Calacatta Gold Quartz

Et Calacatta Gold Silestone Quartz Eternal Calacatta Gold What is Silestone Quartz Waterfall Island and Kitchen Countertops
Eternal Calacatta Gold Silestone Quartz Waterfall Island and Kitchen Countertops

By Far Silestone’s most popular design of 2021, Et. Calacatta Gold Quartz is a dynamic marbled pattern with subtle veining with streaks of coppery gold throughout.  This is Design is the perfect opportunity to add some movement to your kitchen without it being too over the top.

We recommend Silestone Eternal Calacatta Gold Quartz for anyone looking for a more classic marble look, but with a slight twist. Goes great with rustic or luxe kitchen designs.

2. Classic Calacatta Quartz

Classic Calacatta Silestone Quartz Kitchen Island and Countertops
Classic Calacatta Silestone Quartz Kitchen Island and Countertops

Silestone Classic Calacatta Quartz is another great Marble Alternative and is very popular.  With Similar Veining and Patterning to the Silestone’s Calacatta Gold Quartz, Classic Calacatta’s gray veining adds a pop of depth and dimension to any space you use this design in.  

3. Bianco Calacatta Quartz

Bianco Calacatta Silestone Quartz Kitchen Countertops and Full Height Backsplash What is SIlestone Quartz
Bianco Calacatta Silestone Quartz Kitchen Countertops and Full Height Backsplash

Bianco Calacatta Quartz has long been a favorite for people looking for white marble-looking stone. This design features a crisp white background and bold medium-gray marbled veining.  This design is very similar to the latter SIlestone Color, with more impactful, bold veining.

This design is nice because you can get the look and feel of Marble, but with a brighter white base for a truly showstopping look.

4. Eternal Statuario Quartz

Eternal Statuario Silestone Quartz Kitchen Countertops and Full Height Backsplash Et Statuario What is Silestone Quartz
Eternal Statuario Silestone Quartz Kitchen Countertops and Full Height Backsplash

Et Statuario Quartz captures the classic look of Marble, with a more continuous and consistent feel to the design. 

Eternal Statuario Silestone Quartz has a white base, with very light and subtle marble striations throughout the design.  It’s the perfect color for an All-White Kitchen or Bathroom, looking to brighten and lighten the space with minimal patterning.

5. Ethereal Haze Quartz

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NEW! Ethereal Haze Quartz is a really nice marbled design, with gray veining and some brown crinkling throughout the design.  We love Ethereal Haze Silestone Quartz because it’s a natural-looking, marbled design, but also packs a punch in the design department.

  

Other Questions People Ask About Silestone Quartz:

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  • Will Silestone Stain?

    • Silestone® is low maintenance and has is highly resistant to stains and scratches, as well as having a low liquid absorption rate. Silestone’s nearly indestructible surface is stain, scorch, and scratch-resistant. With a very low absorption rate, Silestone is perfect for spaces where liquid exists.
  • Is Silestone Quartz Heat Resistant?

    • Yes, Quartz Countertops can withstand normal amounts of heat, although we do recommend the use of trivets just as a general precaution.  We advise erring on the side of protecting the stone to the fullest as to protect your investment, and keep your countertops looking pristine for life.
  • Can Silestone be Used Outside?

    • No, Silestone Can Not be Used Outside, due to the inherent nature of Quartz and how the material is made.   Exposure to Direct UV Rays over time can cause your Silestone Quartz to yellow and become discolored and will void your warranty.

 

Are You Ready for Silestone Quartz?

Now that you’ve learned what is Silestone, how it stacks up to the competition, and have gotten a taste of the selection: are you ready for your own?

We know it can be tough doing kitchen renovations, let alone building from the ground up. We can help you make those decisions a little easier. Our work speaks for itself, just look at all the beautiful countertops we have done here. Over 18 years of satisfied customers can vouch for our work.

If you need advice or to get quotes to see what options are available to you, give us a call. We offer FREE in-home consultations, which help you design your interior, get the perfect fit, and the best color scheme.

 

 

 

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