Meet the Silestone Eternal Series
Inspired by natural stone, the Silestone Eternal Series is the latest release from the well known Spanish worktop manufacturer, Cosentino.
Silestone has long been a mainstay for Cosentino, proving a popular worksurface the world over. In this, their latest release, Cosentino have introduced true exclusivity. that is to say, the slab you buy will be one of a kind. Each slab has a slight variation in the veining so no two slabs are alike, whereas previously, slabs have been close to identical across each range. This is down the unique way in which the slabs are produced and is a whole other blog on it’s own (which will be written up one day).
What is Silestone?
Silestone is a man made product using around 50% quartz quarried in the Spanish mountains, 25% silica and around 25% resin to bond everything together. The materials are combined and baked under high pressure to create a non porous, impact resistant work surface that is unaffected by food acid or cutting knives. Having said that, Silestone is not indestructible. Unlike Dekton, the resin in Silestone is prone to scorching if hot pans are left on the surface. So whilst Silestone is a stain resistant, hard wearing extremely durable surface, a little care does need to be taken when handling items straight from the oven.
Everyone loves the appearance of natural stone. Forged in fire deep in the earth, granite and marble evoke emotions in ways man made products rarely match. Granite has a slight drawback; it is covered in millions of tiny fractures and these cracks and crevices can harbour bacteria. Because of this, Granite worktops regularly require sealing to help fill the tiny fractures and prevent bacteria growing.
Silestone, on the other hand, kills germs. Thrown into the mixture of Quartz, Silica and resin is an antimicrobial agent which permeates throughout the slab. Germs and bacteria which attempt to spread on the worktop are greatly hindered by the killing agents inoculated into the surface.
Silestone. Stunning and lethal… if you’re a germ.