Silestone quartz worktops buying guide
If you’re thinking of buying Silestone quartz worktops, but are unsure about the exact details of what’s available to you, you’ve come to the right place. This buying guide will tell you everything you need to know regarding brand, aesthetics, sizes, accessories, colours and the overall benefits of choosing Silestone quartz. Before you know it, you’ll be able to confidently choose and purchase the perfect worktop for your kitchen.
Who are Cosentino and why are they important?
Cosentino are a family-owned brand that have been manufacturing luxury worktops at affordable prices over the last two decades. They pride themselves on the quality of their innovative products and styles and their Silestone range offers exquisite worktops tailored to your specific needs. When you buy Silestone from Cosentino, you’re buying from a globally trusted brand who are leaders in their sector.
What aesthetic features do Silestone quartz worktops have?
Quartz is a material that’s really in vogue right now, and for good reason. It has all the charm of natural granite, but with the added practicality and consistent colour of the 93% quartz and 7% polymer resin quartz blend. And, of course, without the price tag of granite. You’ll be delighted by the high quality texture that runs throughout the worktop, and will notice the lovely milky whiteness that is produced by the quartz crystals natural formation, as well as other grains that are produced during the manufacturing process, meaning your worktop will be bespoke to you. Natural stone-looking worktops are in vogue at the moment, so customers are snapping up quartz worktops in line with this trend. Silestone quartz worktops are available in Polished and Suede finishes, which are equivalent to gloss and matt.
What sizes are available with our Silestone quartz worktops?
One of the many great advantages of buying a Silestone quartz worktop is that it can be custom ordered to fit your specifications. Simply provide us with your design plans and measurements when you inquire and we’ll be able to calculate and quote accordingly. This way you can be sure that there’ll be no visible joins in your work surface and nor will there be any waste material left over. As well as quoting we can also template and install your worktops if you so require, though a delivery only option is of course available.
Silestone quartz worktops are available in 20mm and 30mm thicknesses. If you’ve spent time looking through contemporary designs you’ll have noticed that slimline is all in fashion at the moment, making 20mm thicknesses particularly popular with customers. However, if you’re searching for even thinner lines then there are seven granite colours available in an ultra-slimline 15mm: Spice Black, Tan Brown, Sa Bon Accord, Nero Absoluto, Blue Pearl, Emerald Pearl and Star Galaxy.
What accessories can you get with your Silestone quartz worktop?
By now you should be confident with your choice of granite and the fact that you can specify the size you require. There are other considerations to make next, such as the accessories and edges that will really make your kitchen worktop suited to your unique style.
In terms of edge details, there are a variety of choices that follow a number of different styles. For angular lines that complement thicker worktops and bolder lines, Double Bevel and Birds Beak would be excellent choices, as would Single Ovolo and Venetian if you wanted slightly more curves. For curvier, sweeping designs with flowing colours, Milano and Full Bullnose work really well. Imperial, Single Pencil and Double Pencil are a nice mix of both.
Other accessories include cutouts and return ends, which follow similar rules in terms of curves or edges. For cutouts the styles and functions that are available are: Unpolished, Polished, Square Polished, Recessed Hob and Belfast, although you must bear in mind that you need to allow at least 120mm between hob cutouts, 50mm from the cutout to the front edge and at least 70mm between sink cutouts. For return ends, angular designs include Part/Full Return, Double Notch and Triple Notch while those of a more curvaceous design are Double Radius, Single Radius and Curved.
There are also two options available for drainer grooves, either Recessed Drainer or 5 Grooved Drainer, depending on what you feel works best in your overall design.
What colours are available with Silestone quartz worktops?
Colour is perhaps the decision that takes people the longest to make, and rightly so as it can change the whole aesthetic and ambience of a kitchen design. To help you, below are outlined just a few of the most popular colours given the current design trends:
Straight away you’ll notice that there are two distinct styles that people are falling in love with. The first is for neutral and natural colours that look so fantastic with the stone effect that quartz gives. It can produce a really rustic look when paired with whites and greys. The other main trend is for bold colour statements that give a really vibrant and unique look to a kitchen. Whatever your decision, you can be sure that the Silestone range has something for you.
What are the benefits of choosing Silestone quartz worktops?
The choice of quartz for your worktops is always going to be a good one. Quartz is a real statement piece and can add genuine value to your house. The Silestone range is manufactured by Cosentino so you’re assured that it’s of the highest quality and will be reasonably priced. Their worktops are durable, non-porous and chemical resistant, measuring 7 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale. They are also very easy to maintain as the gloss and ultra-smooth finish will be maintained without polishing.
With Silestone quartz you can really let your imagination do the work when planning out your kitchen, and with the range of colours and accessories available, those concepts will be realised, making your kitchen the centrepiece of your home.
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