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You are most probably reading this because you are either in the process of choosing between Quartz Stone and an alternative, or you have already decided but you are now trying to choose a type of Quartz. For whatever reason, Silestone Quartz is on your list.
Silestone can offer such a beautiful look to any home, especially within the kitchen for worktops as well as a range of advantages however it does have its downfalls as well.
Is Silestone all that it is cracked up to be? Read on to find out and discover whether it is for you and your kitchen.
Pros of Silestone
When it comes to choosing out the material for your kitchen worktop you need to be sure that you will be able to find the perfect colour and style that you are looking for and this can often be the deciding factor, because after all the appearance of your kitchen worktop is one of the main priorities. Silestone is great for having a huge range and selection of colours to choose from which guarantees you to find the perfect one for you.
Silestone is perfect for anyone who wants the look of Granite as it has been designed to have the look of Granite, which can only be a good thing. Granite is such a beautiful looking stone that you can achieve without the price tag attached.
If you are looking for a kitchen worktop that will last for many years to come without worrying about replacing it any time soon, the Silestone is the stone for you. Silestone Quartz can last for many years to come as long as you maintain and care for it properly.
If you do not have a huge budget for your kitchen worktop the Silestone is further the perfect choice for you as it is very affordable. However, while the price of a worktop can be a game changer for many customers it may not be necessarily something that dictates what you can buy as long as it has other benefits to make the investment worthwhile.
Lastly, Silestone is brilliant for the upkeep and perfect to keep clean. To clean your worktop, you will never have to do anything special other than use soap and water, which will keep everything looking sparkly and gleaming every day.
Cons of Silestone
While Silestone is great for offering a big range of colours to choose from, it does lack in the finishing department. Silestone is not known for being particularly great in offering a huge range of finishes and edging, so if this is something that is important to you and the style you are after, then Silestone may not be the stone for you after all. It is best to have a look at what finishes and edging are available before you go any further in the decision making process if this is important to the style you are after.
While Silestone has a large percentage of Quartz, it has one of the lowest percentages in all of the types of Quartz available. Silestone has been man made to have just 90% Quartz, which may be a decision maker for some people.
In terms of warranties, most types of Quartz kitchen worktops tend to have lifetime warranties given with the purchase. However, with Silestone you will usually only get around 10 years warranty to cover you, which may not be the type of warranty you are after. Many customers like to have a lengthy warranty just in case, which you certainly do not have with Silestone with every supplier.