Silestone, Corian and Other Worktops
Different bespoke kitchen worktops have different characteristics. I’d like to walk you through why we provide the surfaces we do and look at the differences between Corian and Quartz Worktops, for example, in the hopes that this can help you choose the right surface for your own worktop projects. I strongly suggest you to visit Worktops to learn more about this.
The world of worktops is a confusing place, and it’s our goal to not only make solid surfaces like Silestone, Corian, and the more recently introduced Quartz worktops more accessible, but also to illustrate the differences to kitchen buyers who aren’t sure which choice is best for them.
Let’s start with Cosentino’s Silestone, which is manufactured and distributed in Spain. The surface is perhaps the most well-known quartz worktop, and the distributors’ ongoing and successful marketing campaign has helped it win its place as the top-ranked surface in its class. It’s a quartz surface or engineered stone, like its contemporaries Caesarstone and Compac, made up of over 90% quartz crystals mixed with polyester resin, colour pigments, and, for its Stellar range finishes, mirror fragments.
To manufacture raw slabs ready for sale to fabricators, these materials are compacted at high pressure and at a constant temperature. Silestone is often thought of as a one-of-a-kind bespoke surface style, but it is made using the same method as other quartz surfaces and is differentiated from them by the addition of Microban, an anti-bacterial compound. The colour palette, which is popular with specifiers and homeowners, provides a wide range of colours and finishes that appeal to buyers. Silestone has a strong reputation among fabricators and customers, but in my opinion, it is no safer than any other surface we offer.