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The Silestone Countertop

Jun 7, 2008
Silestone Countertops in the Kitchen

Anyone who has ever shopped for kitchen countertops can tell you how many different choices there are. This trend continues to grow as technology advances and more materials are able to be used for this purpose. This article will take a look at Silestone countertops specifically.

What is it?

Although they are gaining in popularity, many people do not know exactly what Silestone countertops are. Basically, they are made of quartz, which is one of the hardest materials known to man. You can probably see already the advantages of such a countertop.

Advantages

There are many advantages to installing Silestone countertops. Due to the hardness of the material, obviously, the most notable would be the durability. The quartz composition of these countertops make them naturally resistant to most scratches.

Most other countertops are always at risk of scratching or gouging when something is dropped on them or dragged across them. This is not the case with Silestone countertops. In most cases, you will not even need to use a cutting board. Unless someone is intentionally trying to damage this type of countertop, it should be able to stand up to just about anything.

Silestone countertops also have the advantage of not needing to be sealed. This is not the case with many other natural countertop materials. When you consider this, and the ease with which they can be cleaned, you will see that maintenance is very simple for these countertops.

They are very resistant to staining, which makes most spills quite easy to clean up. Your average household cleaning products should be able to do the trick. Difficult hardened spills can even be scraped off because of the scratch resistant quality they have. Their durable nature also makes them quite able to withstand heat. Unless they are exposed to prolonged periods of heat, you should be able to set almost any hot item on them without worrying.

Another unique feature offered by Silestone countertops is Microban protection. This is an additive that constantly fights the growth of germs and other organisms that could be harmful to you and your family.

Silestone countertops are available in a variety of colors and finishes. Whether you're looking for something in a stone look, or something more brightly colored, you should be able to find what you're looking for.

Due to their recent increase in popularity, most home improvement stores now carry this type of countertop. Silestone countertops make a durable and attractive addition to almost any kitchen.
About the Author
Charlie Reese enjoys fixing countertops and teaching others about them. Charlie also likes to get astrology and free psychic advice.
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