Silestone is a Spanish provider of high-quality quartz countertops. They come in a variety of colors, edges, and other features.
Like other quartz countertops, Silestone offers stain-resistant and heat-protection features. It is a durable rock that lasts for years without issue.
The average composition of quartz stones is 93% quartz and 7% resin. However, Silestone make-up is 90% quartz and 10% resins. It does not change the look and feel of the stone.
Still, the added resins make the stone harder than competitors stones. On the Mohs Hardness Scale, Silestone rates a 10 compared to a 7 for Caesarstone.
Yet, Caesarstone runs about $60 to $80 per square foot. Silestone prices range between $50 to $70 per square feet.
Finally, Silestone offers a 10 to 15-year warranty on their products depending on the dealer and stone you choose. Fortunately, most consumers never need to use this warranty.
Now that you have a good idea of why many consumers choose Silestone quartz counters, we want to go through some of our favorite stones in the line.
Eleven Silestone Quartz stones to use for your kitchen countertop
Here are a few of our top Silestone Quartz that we offer at Granite Selection. Note: all their stones have three levels of thickness: ½ inch, ¾ inch, and 1-¼ inch thick. The flooring sizes vary between the 12×12 inches to the 24×24 inches.
All Silestone quartz stones are NSF Certified® and Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified®.
Calypso– Part of the Nebula series, Calypso stones come in a deep gray or black. The matte finish hides fingerprints and other smudge marks. The sophisticated counter come in Jumbo format slabs, so you see fewer seams.
Pulsar– The standard slab design has options for beige, cream, and white. It has options for a suede or polished finish. The Pulsar has a repeatable pattern that many consumers want.
Lyra– The Nebula series stone can be either green or white. Lyra is one of the oldest offerings from Silestone.
Since the stone was an early product from the company, Silestone designed Lyra to be practical for a variety of households. They offer the countertop in suede or polish finish and both standard and jumbo slabs.
Olivia– The Olivia is part of the Influencer series and comes in a vibrant gray or green. The countertop is available in a jumbo format slab with a polished finish.
Helix– The Nebula series colors are white, beige, or cream. It has both suede and polished finishes. The countertop is available in standard slabs only.
The Helix is similar to the Lyra. Both are part of the same series. The difference is how the repeating patterns are spaced in the stone.
Arctic– The Ocean series stone gets it name from the blue and white colors that dominate the series. The Arctic, true to its name, comes in a tundra-like white. The polished finish stone is available in jumbo slabs.
Haiku– Part of the Zen series, the Haiku has beige, cream, and gold options. The Haiku comes in standard slabs with a polished finish. The stone gives a light and airy feel to your kitchen.
Cemento– The Mythology series quartz stone features a grey stone. As you might have guessed already, the name comes from the cement-like color. The quartz stone has both polished and suede finishes. It is only available in standard slabs.
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Grey Expo– As the name suggests, this Mythology series stone comes in Gray and Silver. You can choose between the polished or volcano finish. Silestone describes the quartz rock as a rustic stone with a smooth texture and appearance. The grey expo comes in both standard and jumbo slabs.
Carbono– The platinum series standard slabs come in black. The polished finish gives it a sleek look that makes any kitchen or bathroom sharper.
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Paul Batashev is the owner and CEO of Granite Selection. The company began in 2011 Pay Less for Granite and has been transforming homes since 2011 with its expertise as a kitchen countertop company and manufacturer of fine custom granite countertops.