What is Silestone?
Silestone is a compound made up of 94% natural quartz, which make it extraordinarily hard and resilient. This is the one and only worktop made of quartz with anti-bacterial protection, giving it hygienic properties that are not to be found anywhere else on the market. It is an excellent surface for kitchen worktops.
In addition, it comes in a variety of different shades of quartz colour, offering a number of decorative possibilities. Silestone is an investment for the future. Silestone is forever.
Silestone Quartz Wortops Advantages
There are many advantages to using Silestone: since it is a surface that is manufactured from natural quartz, it is a surface highly resistant to stains and scratches, and has a low level of fluid absorption. Silestone comes in over 60 quartz colours for worktops, three textures and several different formats, which make it extremely versatile, and can even be used in large pieces without requiring any joins. Silestone is perfect for use in a great many applications in the kitchen and bathroom.
Silestone has an elegance and beauty that can only be compared with the most stunning natural stones such as quartz or diamonds. The natural quartz of Silestone has a density all its own: it has a gloss, a sparkling gleam and a unique touch.
Resistance to stains
Silestone is a non-porous quartz surface that is highly resistant to staining from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, make-up and many other everyday products.
Resistance to scratching
Quartz has a hardness of 7 in the Mohs hardness scale (diamond is number 10). Therefore, whereas with the majority of other worktops, such as those made of granite or melamine, which can get scratched, with Silestone no mark is left. Silestone is highly resistant but should not be treated with reckless force, care needs to be taken with knife blades.
Silestone is now available in over 60 colours, ensuring that there is a Silestone colour to suit most styles and textures.
Silestone can be used in any interior surface, including kitchen and bathroom worktops, stairs, panels, bath tubs and bath surrounds, floors, walls, bar counters, tables and desks, etc
Resistance to knocks
The high level of resistance of Silestone quartz worktops to knocks, far surpasses that of other products with similar applications (granite, solid surfaces, etc. This resistance provides peace of mind in the kitchen when handling very hard objects (saucepans, trays, etc).
Such resistance is achieved thanks to its composition: quartz (hardness) and polyester resin (elasticity), and the vibro-compression system used in its production process. Silestone is highly resistant but should not be treated with reckless force, care needs to be taken with very heavy objects and worktop edges.
Solid Wood Worktops
Touch a solid wood worksurface and you can feel the beauty with your fingertips. Solid wood worksurfaces are an investment in timeless quality and natural beauty.
Solid Wood worksurfaces are crafted from the finest quality hardwoods, so you can always be confident about their performance and durability.
With an extensive choice of species, you have unrivalled design freedom.
Leading Laminate Worksurfaces Axiom, Omega and Prima
Axiom® by Formica Group is a stunning range of worktops, upstands and splashbacks that feature unique designs, partnered with premium surface finishes. Axiom® worktops and accessories allow your dream kitchen to become a reality.
All decors in the Axiom® range are available as worktops (profiled on one edge), as breakfast bars (profiled on two edges) and as matching upstands. Selected decors are also available as matching splashbacks and in addition, there are nine complementary splashbacks.
Choose from one of 60 designs in the Axiom by Formica Group range and let your dream kitchen come to life. Granite, wood, stone, plain and subtle patterned designs are available in a range of stunning colours.
The uniquely innovative omega collection has been created using the latest
technology. High definition printing and surface texturing are complimented by
crisp Q3 edge profiles to mirror the true natural beauty of stone, granite
New ready-made, pre-shaped and pre-finished components have been
specifically designed to compliment curved doors. Use these to create truly
breathtaking islands, tables and breakfast bars.
Classically elegant prima range incorporates exclusive, high definition
life-sized prints to replicate natural granite, crystal, wood and metallic
Choose from over 50 designs and standard, gloss, metallic or Riverwash
textures to create a luxuriously indulgent kitchen experience. The new Radiance
collection offers a uniquely textured gloss surface for that extra special
Prima laminated work surfaces are also available in three lengths to offer
the most cost-effective solution for every installation.
Encore Solid Worksurfaces
The encore range combines everyday affordability with design driven solid
surface worktops that are sleek, streamlined and virtually seamless.
Robustly constructed from high quality, easy clean materials, encore worktops
and breakfast bars come with square or curved radius corners.
Coordinating upstands, splashbacks and hob panels can also be supplied along
with acrylic, stainless steel and granite sinks for a beautifully coordinated