Silestone Quartz Worktops – 10 Pros & Cons
When you try to choose which is the best worktop for your kitchen or bathroom, there is a huge range of materials to chose from which can be extremely difficult. When you start comparing the properties such as waterproofing, stain resistance and much more, it can either become clear or difficult depending on what you are looking for.
To help with your decision making, here are 10 of our pros and cons.
#1 Large or Small Kitchen
Whether you have a large or small sized kitchen, Silestone is perfect for all sizes. Absolutely any space that is available there is something you can use Silestone with to create your dream room.
Depending on your taste this is either a good or bad thing. Silestone is only really modern in style and this is the best use of Silestone, which is not great if you are not into the contemporary style at all.
#3 Easy to Clean
Silestone is incredibly easy to clean and maintain, day-to-day. All you need to keep your Silestone worktop clean is a non-abrasive cleaning product, soft cloth and some water. This will be enough to keep your worktop gleaming.
Due to some chemical changes in Quartz, some people say that they notice cloudy blotches over their worktops after some time. This chemical change is often caused by heat or an abrasive cleaning product that has accidentally been used. If your worktop is exposed to high levels of acid, then it has been reported to damage the worktop surface, so you need to remember to clean your Silestone worktop straightaway.
#5 Variety of Colours
One thing you will notice quickly about Silestone is that it is available in a huge variety of colours. Whether you are looking for white, grey, pastels or even dark colours then you are sure to find something available to suit your taste and style.
#6 No Heat Resistance
Unfortunately, when it comes to choosing a kitchen worktop is it being heat resistant as you would be dealing with a lot of food prep and hot items. However, Silestone is not heat resistant at all so you cannot place any hot items onto the surface. If you do, then it may cause a ring to form around the pot and permanently change the colour.
Silestone is perfect for coping with high impacts, you are able to handle any heavy objects within the kitchen without the fear of dropping it and damaging the surface. With peace at mind, you will not need to panic over dropping many items.
#8 High Cost
When you compare Silestone to other high end stone worktops the cost of Silestone is quite high, so you need to be prepared to pay perhaps more than you considered.
#9 Not Easy to Repair
If you are unlucky enough to find yourself with a damaged Silestone worktop then it is not easily repaired. In order to repair your worktop you will need to replace the entire slab rather than repair that one particular area.
As Silestone is a non-porous material, you will reap the benefits from having a worktop that will never harbour any bacteria, being waterproof and stain resistant. You will never have to worry about spillages from red wine and coffee because as long as you clean it away quickly, it will not leave a mark behind.