Silestone Countertops in Whitby
Younique Kitchens and Baths is one of the most prominent Silestone countertop suppliers in Whitby. Silestone countertops are renowned for their striking appearance and lasting toughness, making them a favourite with Whitby homeowners.
Features Of Silestone Quartz
Silestone combines natural quartz with raw binding agents that help make Silestone extraordinarily strong and damage-resistant. Together with its patented Microban non-porous surface that adds an extra layer of anti-microbial protection, Silestone quartz is a resilient and low maintenance material ideal for countertops, backsplashes and flooring.
How to Take Care of Silestone Countertops
The non-porous surface of a Silestone countertop makes it extremely easy to care for. Simply use a soft cloth, warm water and mild soap to clean a Silestone countertop and try to clean spills as quickly as possible.
When placing hot cookware like pots and pans on a Silestone countertop, always use a hot pad or trivet with a solid pattern.
Silestone countertops do not need to be sealed, waxed or polished.
For more information on caring for a Silestone countertop, visit Silestone’s maintenance page.
Luxurious Silestone Countertops For Kitchen & Bathroom
With daring colours, patterns and finishes, Silestone countertops will add luxury, elegance and style to your Whitby home’s kitchen and bathrooms.
Is There a Difference Between Cambria, Silestone & Corian Quartz?
Cambria, Silestone and Corian quartz all feature similar benefits that come with a quartz countertop such as durability, style and easy maintenance, but there are some differences between them. Some of those differences include:
- Cambria focuses on sustainability and quality and as a result, tends to be higher in price. The quartz is mined in the United States and both water and scrap material are recycled in the manufacturing of their quartz products.
- Silestone is made with more quartz and less resin than other options and is available in over 100 colour choices and three different finishes – polished, suede and volcano. Silestone also adds an extra layer of bacteriostatic protection with their Microban surfaces.
- Corian quartz is made by DuPont and contains approximately 66% natural stone and 33% polymers. The result is a cost-effective material with a look identical to stone and a reputation for strength and a longer lifespan.
What does Silestone cost per square foot?
There are several factors that influence the cost of Silestone per square foot including colour, pattern, finish and thickness.
Which is better Silestone or Caesarstone?
Both Silestone and Caesarstone are engineered quartz and both are known for their long-lasting, resilient and beautifully designed countertops and backsplashes.
Silestone does have more colour and pattern options and tends to look more like quartz whereas Caesarstone can be said to look more like marble or travertine.
Ultimately, the ‘better’ choice depends on your own personal taste and vision for your kitchen or bathroom.
Is Silestone a good countertop?
Silestone is an excellent choice of countertop. Silestone countertops combine style with rugged durability for a family-friendly, low maintenance countertop.
Is Silestone more expensive than granite?
Prices for Silestone and granite vary depending on where you purchase them and the quality of the stone. Generally speaking, Silestone can be slightly more expensive than granite although there are certain types of granite countertops that will cost more than Silestone countertops of the same size and dimensions.
Does Silestone scratch easily?
While Silestone is scratch-resistant and does not scratch easily, it’s still recommended to use a cutting board when cutting on a Silestone countertop and not to leave sharp objects on it.
Does Silestone fade in sunlight?
Silestone does fade in direct sunlight like all quartz countertops and is not recommended for outdoor installations. Natural light that falls through windows should not cause a Silestone countertop to fade.