Silestone® by Consentino is the world’s leading quartz worktop. Silestone® is a quartz surface that is made up of 94% natural quartz, which makes it extremely hard and resilient. The slab comes in a variety of colours, finishes, sizes and thicknesses which are ideal for kitchen and bathroom worktops. From traditional to contemporary, Silestone has a great range that caters for all designs.
All joints are finished with a small ariss to the top edge and are carefully sealed with silicone to allow for expansion and to prevent water seeping through or bacteria growing in cavities.
Tolerance in quartz worktops is ±2mm
Heavily Veined / Particulated Colours
These colours are highly unlikely to have contineous flow of the pattern when 2 sheets or 2 pieces of the same sheet are seamed together. The change of pattern will show up on the seam area
Due to thermal expansion Quartz can expand up to 1mm per meter
Overhangs & Support
Any overhang extending more than 300mm should be supported and carcasses should be 600mm spacing
Due to the weight of quartz worktops, it is essential that your units are level and securely fixed.
Cutouts for Hobs, Sinks, etc
Sink cutouts are placed a minimum 50mm from the worktop front edge
A minimum of 120mm is required between two hob cut outs.
A minimum of 100mm is required between hob and sink cut outs.
A minimum of 70mm is required between two sink cut outs.
If a waste disposal unit is fitted to an undermounted sink after installation, additional support will be required, otherwise your warranty may be invalidated.
Stainless Steel Sinks
Carefully select your preferred method of undermounting stainless steel sinks to ensure sufficient support.
When the plumbing is done to the sink, it is important that the plumber reseals it with silicone, otherwise water may seep through the gap and your warranty may be invalidated
Upstands less than 100mm high are extremely fragile and are not recommended.
Upstands are not normally cut from the same slab as the worksurfaces and therefore an exact colour match is not possible.
Because quartz upstands are straight and rigid, gaps will be visible if there are any imperfections or variations on the wall profile. To cover these gaps between the wall and the upstands, it is recommended that plastering or tiling be completed after the worktop installation.
Our quartz worktops are fabricated by a high-tech process from at least 94% natural quartz, blended with polymer resin, making it extraordinarily hard and resilient, with unequalled hygienic properties and exceptional beauty and luxury.
Worktops.net offer a Care and Maintenance Kit which has been developed to offer the customer everything they need to keep their worktops looking good for years to come
Quartz worktops are highly scratch resistant but not scratch proof and the surface must be protected by chopping or cutting boards. Dark colours will show scratches.
Quartz worktops are incredibly hard and non-porous and will not absorb liquids, but it is still possible that grease, wine, coffee, nicotine, fruit juices and other strongly coloured substances can stain the surface if not properly protected or if the spills are not cleaned up immediately. Care and Maintenance kits are available from Worktops.net
Quartz worktops is naturally hygienic as it is non-porous
For installation of worktops weighing above 120kg, you will need to supply additional labour at no cost to Bluestone. Every additional 75kg requires an extra person to assist with lifting.
Quartz is one of the hardest minerals in the world. This makes our products very durable, with a high level of resistance to external aggressions
Easy to Clean
With a non-porous surface that prevents dirt and stains from penetrating the material.
Bacteria and mould have nowhere to take root. When it looks clean, it really is clean
Proven to be remarkably durable, a versatile material that is easy to live with in both domestic and commercial environments