Granite VS Silestone

Silestone Quartz

Silestone is a leading quartz stone brand known all around the world for having high-quality and long-lasting products. Quartz is also known as an engineered stone that is fabricated from natural quartz. It is one of the strongest and hardest minerals on this planet making it a great countertop material to have in the home. Little amounts of metallic flecks or glass are added into this material to create variety which results in a large selection of gorgeous kitchen countertops. Silestone is a countertop material that is nonporous meaning that it will not let bacteria or other microorganisms to grow. Silestone quartz also stands strong against scratches and stains. These great qualities make it easy to clean countertop material that does not require a whole lot of attention and maintenance. Your quartz countertops do not have to be sealed which is another great quality brought on by this flawless countertop material. 

Since quartz is extremely abundant and very popular around the world, there are many color options that will most certainly catch your eye. The options are endless when you choose Silestone. Whether you are interested in dark colors or more natural tones, you can find exactly what your heart desires. The large assortment of quartz counters also includes blue, brown, gold, and white colors. If you are wanting to build your kitchens character and improve the functionality of your space then Silestone is the way to go!

Granite Stone 

Granite is a natural stone countertop material that gets a whole lot of attention from homeowners, contractors, builders, and interior designers across the world. Just like quartz, granite is also resilient. This natural stone is cut while in its natural state & then it is polished and used in residential as well as commercial properties around the world. The maintenance required for this stone is different when compared to Silestone. With granite, it is suggested that one cleans the surface of this countertop after each use. This will help to prevent future stains. Cleaning and maintaining granite is very simple. You can use warm water mixed with mild soap to wipe off your countertops. This is great for keeping them shining like new.

The strength of granite is unlike anything we have seen before. In fact, granite is so strong that it makes it quite difficult to scratch its surface. Since granite is a natural stone countertop it will not provide as much variety of color options. Each countertop color is unique and extremely different from the rest. For this reason, the kitchen remodeling needs to be planned around the granite countertop. Granite also stands strong against high temperatures. However, we think it is best to use placemats instead of placing hot pans directly on your counters.

A Chart To Compare Quartz And Granite

  Silestone Granite Stone
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3 D Decoration ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Abrasion Resistance ● ● ● ● ● ●
Resists Chemicals ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Different Finishes ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Resists Fires

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Flexural Strength ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Impact Resistant ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Low-Maintenance ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Porosity Is Low ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Material Work-ability ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
Resists Scratches ● ● ● ● ● ●
(UV Resistance) : Excellent: ● ● ● ● ● High:● ● ● ● Low:● ● ● Really Low: ● ● Lowest:

 
We hope this article was helpful to you. There is nothing like seeing the different countertop materials first hand and feeling the quality and texture of them all. We encourage you to visit our showroom and get a tour of the many different options that we have for you. For more information please reach out to us today. (651) 483-1576

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