Silestone Quartz Engineered Stone
Silestone Quartz Engineered Stone
Silestone engineered surfaces mimic the look of marble and natural stone. It is a quartz-based material that is resistant to heat and stains. This is accomplished through Silestone's patented N-Boost Technology. It is a nano-based surface that eliminates micro-porosity. This means that the surface is very hard and will not trap water or germs. N-Boost increases the stain resistance of the countertop. It also increases the shine.
Decorators can find it challenging to source surfaces that accurately render the look of marble and natural stone for their clients. They find it difficult to find materials with nuances like highlighting and veining. Silestone's collection makes that available for your kitchen or bathroom project. The veining is subtle enough to where it has a little of an imperfect look. This gives it a striking resemblance to natural stone.
These quartz surfaces come with polished and suede finishes. The suede finish is more of a muted, matte look. It is silky and beautiful, reminiscent of soapstone. To the touch, the suede finish is soft and smooth, almost like rose pedals.
Silestone offers high-performance designer surfaces that create authentic spaces. It is a favorite among professionals.
Quartz Surface Nano Technology
Silestone was created to revolutionize the world of kitchens and baths. The company has been hard at work to revolutionize its own products. Cosentino is the manufacturer of this and many other engineered quartz stone surfaces. They carry innovation within their own DNA by going beyond. They are constantly finding new ways of creating better products. They have been developing products with the newest technologies.
Silestone is a world-known brand due to its quality, beauty, and functionality. When considering which of these properties to improve, they decided on all of them. They went to work on the color, shine and above all, it's easy cleaning.
The research and development team had to get to the essence of the quartz surface. By essence, the got down to the molecular level.
During the production process of quartz surfaces, the mechanical polish is essential. It is the step that brings its distinctive shine. But producing that shine has a price for the material. At a microscopic level, the polishing abrasion creates micropores in the surface. Although we cannot see them with the naked eye, those pores make liquids adhere to it. Cleaning them becomes much more difficult. Especially, if the liquids are there for a long period of time after drying.
Silestone has a very good performance against stains. It is easy to clean and has always been an essential part of the material. However, Cosentino has taken it a step further.
They have created an advanced chemical process that uses nanotechnology to modify the surface at a molecular level. This technology is called N-Boost.
It is like a harvest. Nanostructures are "grown" or created to protect the surface. It is not an additive, nor a protective layer. It is a treatment that merges structures with the quartz surface material at a molecular level.
There are many other quartz manufacturers. Most of them place a sealer or wax layer to get this result. As time goes on, the layer wears off and stains start to appear on the material. Silestone achieves an unalterable reaction on the surface. The material properties change for good and will never lose them.
Its greatest advantage is that, through this process, liquids completely avoid entering the surface. This is a significant change that you will notice immediately when cleaning your kitchen. Liquids are completely repelled. It is the reason that the surface never gets stained. Liquids can stay for hours and hours, even days. With Silestone the cleaning is effortless. Not even the slightest hue of tannins is left after red wine dries on the surface.
This applies to all sorts of liquids, like oils, rust stains, lime. The technology makes countertop maintenance simple.
They have taken the existing anti-stain properties of quartz surfaces to a whole new level.
Having a surface without micropores offered even more benefits. By applying this technology, Cosentino has learned that as well as repelling liquids, colors and shines are enhanced. This makes sense because light is a wave. It reflects. The more uniform and polished the surface is, the better light is reflected. Silestone's N-Boost does not have grooves or porosities. The means light is reflected more directly. It gives greater shine and, consequently, a brighter color. The aesthetic properties of the material are improved.
Selecting Silestone for your countertop project is excellent for a couple of reasons. It makes your kitchen or bath a beautiful place. It also makes it easy to clean. With N-Boost technology, maintaining your surfaces is even easier.