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Worktops and Surfaces

Why Choose Silestone Quartz.........?
Silestone is a compound made up of 94% natural quartz, which make it extraordinarily hard and resilient. This is the one and only worktop made of quartz with anti-bacterial protection, giving it hygienic properties that are not to be found anywhere else on the market. It is an excellent surface for kitchen worktops bathrooms, floors and wall cladding using the minimum number of joints.
In addition, Silestone comes in a variety of different shades of quartz colours, offering a number of decorative possibilities from a mere kitchen top to a project for a complete set of furniture. Silestone is an investment for the future. Silestone is forever.
Why Choose Finch's for Silestone Quartz.........?
Finch's Stone and marble ltd are an approved and prefered fabracitor with the ability to supply all cosentino's products including silestone quartz, sensa granite and the eco quartz range.We are pleased to have met and exceeded cosentino's rigirous manufacturing guidelines and expectations to enable us to manufacture and install all of cosentinos products into your home with a 10 year warranty included from the manufacturer.



Silestone Quartz Kitchen Worktop Advantages......

 


NATURAL BEAUTY



Silestone has an elegance and beauty that can only be compared with the most stunning natural stones such as quartz or diamonds. The natural quartz of Silestonehas a density all its own: it has a gloss, a sparkling gleam and a unique touch.

 

RESISTANCE TO STAINS

Silestone is a non-porous quartz surfacethat is highly resistant to staining from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, make-up and many other everyday products.


RESISTANCE TO SCRATCHING

Quartz has a hardness of 7 in the Mohs hardness scale (diamond is number 10). Therefore, whereas with the majority of other worktops, such as those made of graniteor melamine, which can get scratched, with Silestone no mark is left. Silestone is highly resistant but should not be treated with reckless force, care needs to be taken with knife blades.

COLOUR

Silestone is now available in over 60 colours, ensuring that there is a Silestone colour to suit most styles and textures.



VERSATILITY

Silestone can be used in any interior surface, including kitchen and bathroom worktops, stairs, panels, bath tubs and bath surrounds, floors, walls, bar counters, tables and desks, etc


RESISTANCE TO KNOCKS

The high level of resistance of Silestone quartz worktopsto knocks, far surpasses that of other products with similar applications (granite, solid surfaces, etc. This resistance provides peace of mind in the kitchen when handling very hard objects (saucepans, trays, etc).

Such resistance is achieved thanks to its composition: quartz (hardness) and polyester resin (elasticity), and the vibro-compression system used in its production process. Silestone is highly resistant but should not be treated with reckless force, care needs to be taken with very heavy objects and worktop edges.

Product Information for Silestone Kitchen Worktops & Surfaces.........


Finishes Available in Silestone Kitchen & Bathroom Surfaces...........
silestone ploished finish surfaces

Polished Finish Texture

A Beautiful, polished finish is by far the most popular silstone surface we fabricate, available in more than 60 colours
(the full Silestone range).For quartz colours available with the polished finish, see the Silestone colour selection page.
The polished Silestone surface is durable and by far the simplest of our range to care for and maintain. These surfaces require nothing more than a little soap and water.

Leather Finish Texture

A stylish, textured finish available in a wide range of Silestone colours – giving our stone the softest touch. The leather finish is available in 30 different colours. For quartz colours available with the leather finish, see the Silestone colour selection page.Please be aware that the Silestone Leather Series has a luxurious finish that may require extra care & attention with one easy application of leather plus.

Volcano Finished Texture

Volcano by Silestone is the new Silestone quartz surfaces texture. A texture that is both rustic and soft at the same time. Volcano is the product of R+D-related work to find an attractive surface that responds to market demands.Volcano extends the range for fans of rugged materials.The product has been treated to make it easy to maintain on a daily basis, and is easy to wash with soap and water.
Stunning Silestone Integrity Sinks........



The Silestone® sink is made from the same material as the worktops, and has all the same properties (low porosity, resistance, durability, protection and hygiene).
The design has been optimised with all the advantages you expect from Silestone®, utmost hygiene, high scratch resistance, beauty and durability. Resulting in a uniformity never seen before in kitchen worktops. Integrity by Silestone® is currently available in a single bowl format, called the ONE model it measures 41x51x15.5 cm. This is the optimum size that will achieve all the uniformity you need.

Silestone Integrity Sinks in 21 Colours.......
The new‘Integrity’ sink is the first sink to be made from one piece of Silestone with no weak areas or joints. The sink integrates perfectly with the worktop and has all the benefits of Silestone, including hygienic properties and a high resistance to scratch, stain and heat.At launch, ‘Integrity’ will be available as a single bowl format measuring 41x51x15.5cm.
Customers will have achoice of 21 popular Silestone colours Including:-
Stellar Negro,Negro Tebas, Grey Amazon,Gedatsu, Marron Jupiter, Gris Expo, Aluminio Nube, Tigris Sand,Yellow Nile,Kensho,Yukon,Blanco Capri,Haiku, Blanco Norte,Blanco Rivers, Tao, Unsui, Magenta Energy, Verde Fun, Rojo Vital andBlanco Zeus Extreme.

 

silestone worktop colours
cleaning silestone worktops

Heat Resistance: Always use pan stands and trivets to protect Silestone surfaces from hot pans, pots and dishes. Silestone kitchen worktops can take a moderate amount of heat but a pan that is taken directly off the hob and placed onto the Silestone surface may cause damage. The damage is inflicted by the sudden, rapid change in temperature of the surface that will cause the Silestone to heat up so quickly that it overheats and scortches the surface, leaving it a few shades lighter and possibly with a rougher texture. Once this change occurs it is very difficult or impossible to reverse or disguise the effect.

Scratch Resistance:Silestone is very hard but its not indestructable.It is possible , with great force and a sharp instrument to scratch Silestone, after all if it can be cut into worktop sizes, by diamond blades(used in the fabrication process by Finch's) then it can be scratched. Under normal working conditions in a kitchen this will not be a problem. Do not cut directly on the Silestone surface unless you want to ruin your good knives and possibly damage your new Silestone worktops. Always cut and chop on a wooden, glass or plastic cutting board to avoid any damage. Like any solid surface, high impact blows can harm Silestone. If the worst should happen and a worktop is chipped, with certain colours, Silestone worktops can be repaired by trained professionals from finch's.

Stain Resistance: Silestone is highly stain resistant and is non -porous. All colours will never show any moisture. A few colours may show some "signs" of staining if exposed to certain applications over a long period of time. These marks are not "stains" as we know them as they have not  penetrated into the surface but sit on the surface. For example, a pool of olive oil or beetroot juice left on the counter for days may show a dark spot when the liquid is wiped away.Cleaning this mark should only require hot soapy water but if the mark is not removed then use a non scratch sponge like scotchbrite  ( the same thing used to clean pans - sponge with a slight rougher bottom layer that is green plastic. not a metal scourer) . and Cif cream cleaner to gently rub and remove the stain. Strongly coloured foodstuffs such as blackcurrant, beetroot etc should be avoided if possible or cleaned off the surface as soon as possible with warm water. Acidic foodstuffs such as citrus juices, vinegars, tomato sauce will not affect the the silestone surface. Clean the spills up as soon as they occur to prevent any possible marking. 

Daily (Regular) Cleaning: In normal use, clean the Silestone surface regularly with clean hot, soapy water  or a mild, Ph neutral detergent, anti bacterial spray, soft cloth or clean dishcloth & sponge. Rinse off the surface then dry and polish with a soft cloth(tea towel) or sponge. Over time with normal kitchen use. It is normal for the Silestone surfaces to be given a through clean using  the special liquid polish and cleaner "Q Action"  available from us. This is a specially formulated , deep clean solution in a handy trigger spray, specially formulated by Silestone to keep all their products in showroom condition  .

Detergents & Cleaners: Never use bleach and other chlorine based cleaners, acids, photographic development liquid, alkalis (caustic soda) and concentrated disinfectants on the stone surfaces. If any of these substances come into contact with the stone, clean them off immediately, otherwise surface damage may occur. Avoid use of abrasive cleaning materials: scouring powders/pads course steel wool and metal brushes.

Anti Stain Treatments:
Silestone does not need to be treated with any special "anti stain" treatments. As the surface is non porous this material is the best possible solution for your new kitchen surfaces. 



 
 
 
 
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