Silestone Quartz Countertops for the Kitchen and Bathroom
Latitude welcomes Silestone to its collection with its unrivaled durability and innovation.
Silestone is naturally beautiful, durable quartz. Silestone is the world’s leading natural quartz surface — a superior stone for myriad interior surfacing applications because of its ideal combination of beauty and practicality.
With the recent additions of Leather Texture Silestone , new River Series colours and Microbanantimicrobial product protection built right in, it is no wonder that we deem Silestone to be a product with extreme value. Silestone is Pure Brilliance.
Beauty that’s more than surface deep. See it.
A new standard in luxury is achieved with Silestone Leather Texture with Microban. This natural quartz countertop offers a distinctive texture that evokes a taste for the exotic. It is the ultimate combination of beauty and practicality, delighting the eye with its unique texture while being the first and only countertop to have Microban protection built right-in.
A bold new look. A lifetime of enjoyment. No other countertop so richly engages the senses while performing the legendary Silestone strength. Scratch-resistant, stain-resistant natural quartz reliably delivered throughout the nation by a network of dedicated distributors and certified installers; backed by Cosentino and its 70 years experience in the natural stone industry.
Flowing with beauty, endurance and innovation. Feel it. Touch it.
The River Series boasts a new vein of style and distinction. Inspired by the great rivers of the world, it is subtle and soothing, yet incomparably tough. The Silestone River Series brings a new dimension of pattern, palette and fluidity to your space through its rich tones. With unique non-directional veining and the luxurious texture of Leather that begs to be touched, it is a natural enhancement to any kitchen or bath environment. And with Microban protectionbuilt in the River Series is as practical as it is beautiful.
The Galactic Series is Silestone´s premier natural quartz color line featuring a wide array of unique color hues and patterns achieved with the latest technology for manufacturing quartz. This six-color collection is characterized and inspired by the natural movement of stones and galactic rocks, with color hues ranging from brown, grey, black and crème.
Silestone Nebula has been created for world where different shapes, cutting-edge innovation and futuristic materials are brought together to allow everyone to enjoy the future of design in their own homes.
SPRING 2011 SERIES
The Spring 2011 Series is an extension of Silestone´s color pallet by adding unique designer-inspired colors to the existing color offering. From the boldness of a bright red to the elegance of white platinum and the sophistication of a dark hue, the Spring 2011 Series offers the beauty and unrivaled performance of Silestone Natural Quartz.
The Silestone Platinum Series is the newest and most advanced innovation in the quartz surfacing market. The Platinum Series offers four unique colors with distinctive metallic-like accents that integrate the performance of Silestone´s bacteriostatic properties and the chic look of stainless steel. The Platinum Series colors include Chrome, Zirconium, Carbono and Steel. This series is ideal for consumers and designers looking to incorporate the latest design trends with the functionality of a surface that is scratch, stain and scorch resistant.
The Volcano Series introduces an entirely new tactile and aesthetic experience for kitchen and bath design projects while offering all the benefits of Silestone natural Quartz.
The unique texture of the new Volcano Series creates a contemporary matte look and feel. Using a new technology to apply a lightly indented effect to the quartz surface, Volcano makes a stylish design statement. At launch, the collection will be available in five colors. Nuit Bleu, a new cool smoky charcoal color with hints of natural stone, will launch with the collection. The other colors are four Silestone bestsellers: Haiku, a light cream; White Zeus, pure white; Kensho, a soft ash grey; and Grey Expo, a natural grey hue.
Influenced by European design trends, the subtle molten-rock texture of the surface creates depth and inspires new possibilities for stunning residential and commercial applications. Incredibly versatile, Volcano can be used for kitchen countertops, vanity tops, wall paneling, custom-made furniture, and more.
Silestone offers a sophisticated elegance and timeless beauty. The natural quartz in Silestone delivers distinctive depth, brilliant clarity, glimmering radiance and a cool, solid feel unique to natural stone.
Silestone can be used in virtually any indoor surfacing application in kitchens, bathrooms and floors, including: countertops, island tops, vanities, tub and shower surrounds, backsplashes, walls, wet bars, tabletops, desktops, fireplace surrounds and more.
The quartz in Silestone makes it naturally scratch-resistant. Only three other natural minerals — diamond, sapphire and topaz — are harder than quartz. Quartz is a seven on Mohs Hardness Scale (diamond is a 10).
So, while a careless slip of the knife will scratch most other countertops such as laminates and solid surfaces, it won’t leave a mark on Silestone. Although Silestone is durable, it is not scratch-proof; it could be damaged with excessive force or pressure.
Silestone is non-porous and therefore it is highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup, and many other common household products. Unlike granite, Silestone does not need to be sealed to keep its lustrous shine.
Unlike solid surfaces and laminates, Silestone is scorch-resistant. It will withstand limited exposure to heat without burning or scorching. The fire of a lit match will not mar Silestone. However, as advised by crock pot and electric skillet manufacturers, do not place these items directly on any countertop. Always use trivets when placing hot items on any natural stone or quartz surface to avoid thermal shock.
Silestone has four times the flexural strength of granite, making it less susceptible to chipping and cracking during transportation and installation.
Because it is non-porous, Silestone does not need to be sealed. Granite, marble and limestone, on the other hand, must be sealed on installation and resealed regularly to prevent staining. Silestone is a maintenance-free star compared to solid surfaces that may require rigorous maintenance to clean up tough stains, scratches and scorch marks.
Colors and edges
Silestone is available in a wide array of dazzling colors, from conservative neutral hues, to daring bright colors, ensuring that there is a Silestone color to suit most any style or taste. Silestone delivers a uniformity and consistency that allows for virtually unlimited edge designs.
Silestone leads its category in innovative ideas for a product that already is known for its ingenious physical properties and customer benefits. Silestone offers the most colors in natural quartz; the most innovative sink installation methods, such as integrated, flush- and bevel-mounted; and the latest, newest products such as the exclusive Silestone Leather Texture with Microban.
Silestone natural quartz surfaces result from a tightly controlled process to ensure reliable performance, color consistency and ultimate durability every time. Cosentino backs its Silestone slabs with a limited 15-year manufacturer’s warranty.