If you are in search of suggestions and inspirations for flooring kitchen and bathroom countertops, today's post will present you with an incredible solution.
This solution takes the name Silestone. Do you know or have you heard of it? Silestone is the trade name given to a synthetic stone produced with 94% quartz, the other 6% are pigments and polyester resin. The manufacturing process of Silestone, known as Vacuum Vibration System, makes the material extremely hard and resistant, much more than granite and marble, for example.
Silestone is suitable for kitchen and bathroom countertops, but can also be used to coat floors and walls.
Here are six reasons to choose Silistone as a flooring and decorate your home with this 'stone':
Resistance and durability
The strength and durability of Silestone impress. The stone has degree of hardness number 7 according to the Scale of Mohs. In order to have an idea of the strength of the material, the diamond, considered the hardest stone in the world, has a hardness of 10 degrees. While granite and marble, the most used options for coating today, have a hardness of 6 and 3, respectively .
That is, the Silestone does not scratch, does not break and does not crack. A stone made to last a lifetime. You mean you do not have to be careful with the stone? Almost. Silestone can suffer damage from high temperatures, so it is not advisable to put hot pans directly on it. It is important to use a support to avoid this contact.
Against stains, dirt and bacteria
Silestone is completely waterproof. And what does it mean? It does not absorb liquids, making it totally stain-proof and messy, including the white Silistone. Imagine being able to live quietly with coffee, wine, tomato sauce and grape juice, on the bench without having a mini infarct each time these substances come into contact with the stone? Perfect, is not it?
And precisely because it is not porous Silestone also becomes the most hygienic stone option that exists, since its smooth surface does not allow the proliferation of fungi and bacteria.
And since one thing leads to another, you already know, right? As Silestone is impermeable, does not stain and does not allow the proliferation of bacteria, the cleaning of the stone becomes very simple and easy to make. Just a soft sponge with neutral soap to make it clean and scented.
Despite being produced with natural raw material - quartz - Silestone is still a synthetic stone. And because it is produced artificially, it offers a wide variety of colors, reaching about 70 different shades.
Besides the colors, it is also possible to choose the finish. Some versions of Silestone have small shiny quartz beads that give it the name of Silestone Stellar, since they resemble stars shining in the sky. Another option is the smooth and matte finish, especially indicated for those who want a clean final result and without many details.
For any style
With all this variety of colors, Silestone fits in the most different proposals of decoration. You may have a red kitchen and a yellow bathroom, for example, colors unthinkable for materials like granite and marble.
Silestone is especially welcome in modern designs, cleans and minimalist decor. This is because the stone has no veins or grains exhibiting a smooth and uniform surface that does not compromise the main decoration at all, let alone draw attention to all the time.
But what about the price of all this?
Seeing so many advantages, you must be wondering how much you need to shell out to bring this wonder home. In fact, it is not cheap, especially when compared to granite, for example.
The average price of Silestone is around $ 1,200 a square foot. However, think about the benefits and returns you will get from investing in a rock like this. Put everything on the scale and weigh the pros and cons of Silestone for your project.
Silestone: 60 photos of projects in decoration
Did you like the idea of using Silestone in your home? You will like it even more when you see the images of environments decorated with the stone. There are 60 beautiful and creative suggestions on how to use Silestone in the most different styles of decoration. Check below:
Picture 1 - Silestone black stellar to complete the modern proposal and clean of decoration.
Picture 2 - A white stone of Silestone to compose the workbench of this kitchen and, best, without spots.
Picture 3 - The black Silestone makes the union between the kitchen and the service area.
Picture 4 - Gray and red kitchen bet on the contrast between the Silestone countertop and the marble wall.
Picture 5 - Silestone's clean and uniform look does not compromise the decoration, nor does it visually pollute the environment
Picture 6 - To make the kitchen even more uniform, the white Silestone was used throughout the workbench and also as wall cladding.
Picture 7 - But it is not only smooth surfaces that Silestone lives, try a textured version of the stone for rustic environments, for example
Picture 8 - For this bathroom, the solution was a completely flat and uniform bench; visual results obtained with the use of black silestone
Image 9 - Complete the proposal and use the Silestone at the American counter
Picture 10 - Silestone also allows the production of custom sculpted vats to make your bathroom even more personalized
Picture 11 - Black, Black, Black! Such a look you can only get with Silestone.
Picture 12 - Similar to granite, this version of Silestone has small granulations on its surface.
Image 13 - For that lovely ladder of living bet on a white Silestone.
Picture 14 - The gray so present in the industrial style decoration is one among the many color options of the Silestone.
Picture 15 - Marble effect in Silestone: to impress!
Picture 16 - In this bathroom, the Silestone was used on the floor and the bench; to harmonize with the slight granulations of the stone, tablets of the same color on the wall.
Picture 17 - The thickness of the Silestone is another thing that you can customize according to your project: the measurements vary between 12, 20 and 30 mm.
Image 18 - On the counter and on the counter, the black Silestone stone, already on the wall, stands out the marble.
Picture 19 - Bathroom cubicle produced with Gray Silestone: perfect harmony with the rest of the decor.
Picture 20 - In the bathroom, the white Silestone can also be used without fear.
Picture 21 - Clean and uniform: this white Silestone countertop fits perfectly with the blue and white floor and wall cladding.
Picture 22 - Clean and uniform: this white Silestone countertop fits perfectly with the blue and white floor and wall cladding.
Picture 23 - Clean and uniform: this white Silestone countertop fits perfectly with the blue and white floor and wall coating.
Picture 24 - The classic white joinery kitchen featured a beautiful and bright version of gray Silestone.
Picture 25 - Carved Cuba of brown Silestone; only in the texture that the stone resembles the marble.
Picture 26 - And the coktoop? You can install it without worrying about the Silestone countertop.
Image 27 - Silestone's variety of colors allows you to match the color of the furniture to the color of the stand.
Image 28 - It is not only in the format that this bench attracts attention; the stellar red Silestone stone is pure luxury for the kitchen
Picture 29 - In the room, the Silestone was used to cover the place of the artificial fireplace.
Picture 30 - White in this kitchen: cupboard, counter and wall, all in the same tone.
Picture 31 - It is possible to combine a more rustic proposal - like that of the closet - with the modernity of Silestone.
Picture 32 - Silestone wine tone to give that special touch of color to the bathroom.
Picture 33 - For this blue kitchen, the option was the Gray Silestone.
Image 34 - Do not even think that white is all the same, especially when it comes to Silestone; there are several shades of color to choose from.
Picture 35 - Nothing like a totally black stone to leave the elegant and sophisticated environment.
Image 36 - For those who prefer to invest in a colorful Silestone, but without drawing too much attention can opt for blue.
Picture 37 - Clean, straight lines and neutral tones: a typical modern and minimalist kitchen valued by the white Silestone countertop.
Picture 38 - A white ladder beyond elegant.
Picture 39 - It seems that the workbench is an integral part of the furniture, but no! She's from Silestone.
Picture 40 - For the bathroom of light and neutral tones, a white bench of Silestone.
Picture 41 - If the budget is short, but you do not want to give up using the material, bet on a smaller bench, like that of the image.
Picture 42 - Contrast full of freshness between the white of the bench of Silestone and the celestial blue of the cabinet.
Picture 43 - Combination between white and gray for a modern kitchen; count on the help of Silestone bench to enhance the effect of these colors
Picture 44 - The small gourmet balcony of this apartment has gained an enriching detail: the bench of Silestone.
Picture 45 - What is the decoration of your house? Industrial, classic, modern? Whatever the Silestone fits.
Image 46 - Now if the proposal is to draw attention, how about a bench and some niches of yellow stellar Silestone?
Picture 47 - And to break the use of the dark tones, the Silestone countertop cream.
Picture 48 - Outside: this white Silestone counter extends across the bathroom wall
Image 49 - An almost metallic gray: the versatility of Silestone in all colors.
Image 50 - An almost metallic gray: the versatility of Silestone in all colors.
Picture 51 - White Silestone on the counter appreciates the dark tone of the closet.
Picture 52 - Stellar Rose for a doll bathroom.
Picture 53 - Black is always black! So the advice is: in doubt, bet on a silestone countertop in this color.
Picture 54 - Aluminum and Silestone share the same space in the purest harmony.
Picture 55 - For this bar, the choice was for an elegant bench of black Silestone.
Image 56 - The unique and contrasting beauty between Silestone and wood.
Image 57 - Kitchen with Gray Silestone Countertop
Image 58 - White on one side, gray on the other: use Silestone in two colors if your design allows.
Image 59 - For outdoor areas, the Silestone countertop is also an excellent choice
Image 60 - Vibrant, dynamic and cheerful: this is how a kitchen is lined with orange Silestone.