Silestone is a man-made material and is part of a group of surfaces that are commonly referred to as ‘engineered stone’ surfaces. Silestone contains around 93% of naturally occurring quartz along with resin bonding and other natural stone materials. It can be compared to granite in a number of different areas including its durability and cost. Whilst a granite countertop will require more specialist care and attention, a Silestone worktop doesn’t have the same demands. A few of the benefits include:
- No re-sealing – Granite is a porous rock which means that water and other liquids can seep into the surface and cause stains or damage if you aren’t careful. Whilst granite will require regular re-sealing once every few years, Silestone isn’t porous and doesn’t require any maintenance.
- Cleaning – Although Silestone and granite are very similar when it comes to cleaning, more care should be taken when cleaning a granite surface. This is because some chemicals will cause the sealant to break down and mean it could be more prone to staining.
Marble & Granite have plenty of Silestone countertops available in Harrow, Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK. So, if you want to find out more about the company or any of their products just visit www.marbleandgranite.co.uk.