Quartz countertops are the hardest available which makes them resistant to chipping, staining and scratching. This includes countertops manufactured by Silestone who pride themselves on quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. However, it is important to note that “resistant” does not mean damage cannot occur.
Silestone countertops are durable because they are created using natural quartz mixed with polymer resins to bind the stone. As one of the hardest stones available, quartz is less likely to break, scratch or chip than countertops made of other materials. Silestone uses 93 percent quartz in their countertops, one of the highest levels in countertop manufacturing. The countertops are also very dense so that liquids cannot be absorbed. Since the countertop is not porous,
Silestone uses 93 percent quartz in their countertops, one of the highest levels in countertop manufacturing. The countertops are also very dense so that liquids cannot be absorbed. Since the countertop is not porous, liquid cannot seep into the countertop leaving stains. Simply wipe stains with a wet cloth as soon as possible.
In order for your quartz countertops to remain chip, stain and scratch free, you still must take proper care of them. You should not use harsh chemicals to clean your countertops as this can dull the surface. Instead, use a mild soap, such as dish soap, and warm water to keep your countertops glistening.
Although we recommend using a cutting board on quartz countertops to avoid scratching, even using a knife directly on the counter occasionally should not cause scratches.