Natural Products: Silestone

Quartz is a manmade material, using Quartzite crystals in combination with resin binders and dyes to create solid sections of non-porous engineered stone.

The standard characteristic look of Quartz worktops is to have a textured pattern with visible chips. More recently, trends have shifted towards more natural looking marbled textures. While these materials have been engineered and are thus subject to rigorous quality control, the resulting worktop designs are typically heterogeneous, and will vary between slabs.

In this page, we will explore some of the most important considerations when deciding on a Silestone Quartz worktop.


Properties of Quartz Worktops

 

Drainer Grooves

When draining grooves are machined into a Quartz worktop, these will typically not be as finely polished as the main surface. This can mean they appear comparatively duller.

Directional Luminance

The crushed Quartzite used in Quartz worktops may in some lighting appear to have a granular texture. This can change based on viewing angle, and may make pieces from the same batch appear mismatched if at different angles.

Colour

Colours within Quartz worktops are quality controlled, although frequency may differ. Some Quartz styles may have both a foreground and background veining. Colours may differ when viewed in person to as they appear on a screen. Plain colours are prone to occasional contamination of patches.

Slab Size Limitations

Typical slab sizes for Silestone are 3.04m x 1.38m. Select colours are also available in Jumbo formats of 3.25m x 1.59m. Worktops which exceed these dimensions may need a straight join, or hob/sink slips.

Corners & Material Cost

Designs which include non-right angled corners may incur additional material cost, due to the wastage of material. Where worktops with irregular shaping need to be produced, the cost is calculated based on the long edge.

pictured: Charcoal Soapstone

 


Colour Galleries

Veined styles – please see the section on Veined worktops for guidance

Amazon

  • Amazon Slab
  • Amazon Straight Join
  • Amazon L Join
  • Amazon Installation

Amazon

Ariel

  • Bianco Calacatta S Join

Ariel

Bianco Calacatta

Bianco Calacatta

Bianco Orion

Bianco Orion

Bianco River

Bianco River

Charcoal Soapstone

Charcoal Soapstone

Coral Clay

This material benefits from Silestone N-boost, which improves stain prevention.

Coral Clay

Desert Silver

Desert Silver

Et Calacatta Gold

This material benefits from Silestone N-boost, which improves stain prevention.

Eternal Calacatta Gold

Et Emperador

Eternal Emperador

Et Marfil

This material benefits from Silestone N-boost, which improves stain prevention.

Eternal Marfil

Et Marquina

This material benefits from Silestone N-boost, which improves stain prevention.

Eternal Marquina

Et Noir

This material benefits from Silestone N-boost, which improves stain prevention.

Eternal Noir

Et Serena

This material benefits from Silestone N-boost, which improves stain prevention.

Eternal Serena

Et Statuario

This material benefits from Silestone N-boost, which improves stain prevention.

Eternal Statuario

Ironbark

Ironbark

Lagoon

Lagoon

Lusso

Lusso

Lyra

Lyra

Merope

Merope

Pearl Jasmine

Pearl Jasmine

Silken Pearl

Silken Pearl

Snowy Ibiza

Snowy Ibiza

Tigris Sand

Tigris Sand

White Arabesque

White Arabesque