Laminate countertops have gained a lot of attention in the home-improvement / interior-design niche due to their amazing affordability and ease-of-use. They are interpreted as a trendy, kitchen-designing choice and are finding an increasing application in the domestic and commercial space. Some of the prominent benefits of using a laminate countertop are:
Silestone is increasingly becoming the most favored, indoor-surfacing option for applications such as kitchen/bathroom countertops. Apart from its amazing resilience to common surfacing issues like cracking and scratching, Silestone is also an affordable countertop option. However, besides these evident benefits, there is one more admirable quality about silestone—it scores amazingly high in terms of being an eco-friendly material.
Green Certifications Prove Silestone as a Green Choice
Silestone Countertops are constructed from two main ingredients, quartz and a polymer. The raw material blend consists of nearly 90% quartz and less than 10% polymer, known as engineered stone. Although it is not entirely naturally occurring, Silestone is a viable alternative to a natural stone granite countertop.
As quartz is one of the hardest known natural minerals, the overall durability of Silestone is on par with granite and is seldom questioned. Some other features include:
The kitchen countertop is one of the most heavily used surfaces in the house. Even if you are extremely careful about the daily cleaning and care of a countertop, the sheer extent of daily usage requires that the countertop offers greater durability than any other household surface. The countertop surface should be able to complement the style elements in the kitchen and maintenance should be fairly undemanding. This makes natural stone countertops, particularly granite countertops, a top choice for these benefits.
As the major work surface in the kitchen, countertops are sold in a wide range of shapes, materials and sizes. A kitchen countertop can be described as the kitchen’s workbench as it provides the basis for most kitchen-based activities. Everything from sorting-out kitchen supplies to operating kitchen appliances and preparation of meals is carried on the countertop.