Made of crushed quartz minerals and polyester resin subjected to intense heat and pressure, quartz is considered a stone. In fact, it has all of the properties of the highest performing natural stone – heat resistance, chemical resistance, scratch resistance, stain resistance, low maintenance and durability – with the added benefit of hidden seams and a limitless array of colours and patterns produced with a predictability not possible with natural stone, and at a fraction of the price. For anyone tempted to underestimate this engineered stone, note that quartz manufactured to resemble marble can actually succeed in seducing the eye and rivaling the natural marble stone in beauty – not bad for a factory-made stone.
Silestone is the only brand that offers a certified warranty, in writing. Only a global leader, one which is the largest producer of quartz surfaces, could once again draw ahead of the pack and offer a genuine 25-year warranty for Silestone.