A remodeling project can be exciting as you choose the various aspects of the room you plan to remodel. However, when it comes to countertops, there are so many options available, it can become confusing. One option for counters is Silestone, one of the best quartz countertops available. These tips can help you decide if Silestone is right for your family.
If you are undergoing a kitchen remodel, you want to choose countertops that are bacteria resistant yet look beautiful. A kitchen remodel can give you a more than 90 percent return on your investment when you sell your home and you may find you are cook at home more often if you install Silestone counters. Although marble and granite are still very popular options for kitchen counters, Silestone, which is created from quartz, are growing in popularity. This is because they require less maintenance, are more stain-resistant and resist cracking more than granite or marble.
What Are Silestone Counters?
Silestone counters are manufactured countertops which means crushed quartz is mixed with polymers and pigments before being put through a vibro-compression system. This creates a counter that is extremely strong, much stronger than other stone counters.
Impact Damage and Scratches
Many natural stones are susceptible to cracks from impacts with heavy objects, like cast-iron pans. The polymers that are added to Silestone provide an elasticity to other counters, making them less likely to crack if a heavy object is dropped or if a hot pan is placed on the surface without protection. In addition. Silestone is resistant to scratches. In fact, Silestone has been rated almost as hard as a diamond on the Mohs scale. Diamonds are ranked at a hardness of 10 while Silestone is ranked at a hardness of 7 making it more scratch resistant than other types of natural stone.
One of the most important features you want in a kitchen countertop is stain resistance, especially if you have children. Silestone is non-porous, unlike granite or marble which can be porous if it is not sealed properly. Silestone never needs sealing making it virtually maintenance free. In addition, Silestone is stain resistant, even with acidic materials like vinegar, coffee, wine or fruit juices.
If you are considering stone countertops for your kitchen remodel, contact us today by filling out the simple online form or giving us a call to schedule a no-obligation appointment with one of our customer service agents.