What Is Silestone?
Silestone is a composite compound made up of 94% natural quartz and other materials, which makes an extraordinarily hard and resilient stone surface. These attributes create an ideal material for kitchen countertops, bathrooms, flooring, and wall cladding. Silestone is as beautiful as natural stone but it offers many more colours and textures. Silestone is an impervious surface and Silestone worktops are insusceptible to staining caused by coffee, wine, vinegar, makeup, and other strong substances.
Silestone quartz surfaces are also available in a myriad of colours, ensuring that you have the perfect combination of hues for your interiors. It comes in three textures of polished, suede, and volcano. There is also the new Silestone Raw finish which mimics natural materials with ease and charm. Some of the most popular Silestone colours in London are Silestone Calacatta Gold and Silestone Blanco Zeus.
Kitchen Designs with Silestone:
Today, kitchens are more than a space for cooking. They are the central hub for most homes. They can serve as an entertainment area, social gathering and for working too. With the availability of modern materials such as Silestone, the design options are almost as varied as your imagination can be. A Silestone kitchen can be configured in almost any style, layout, and colour combination. Silestone worktops are available in slabs with dimensions 3040x1380mm and Jumbo slabs with dimensions 3200x1590mm which will practically avoid the need of any joint. In addition, all colours and designs are available in thicknesses in 12mm, 20mm and 30mm which make it an extremely versatile product.
Here are a few examples of kitchen design using Silestone worktops.
The Modern Kitchen:
Modern kitchens are designed using a simple approach that focuses on visual continuity. They usually have minimal details and include frameless cabinets and sleek hardware. There is an abundance of straight lines and little to no clutter. They are designed to be utilitarian and maximise space usage.
The Vintage Kitchen:
Vintage kitchens are stylised with the use of fabric, wood, and light-toned furniture. They also feature intricate cabinets, tables, and glass. The furniture, appliances, and utensils including sinks and faucets are designed to invoke memories of a time gone by. During the last few years, there is an increasing trend to mix white marble-like materials with coloured kitchen cabinets. Not only that they contrast in a beautiful fashion, but they also provide a timeless and elegant look to any kitchen. Some of the popular cabinet colours are blue, sage green and grey.
The Industrial Kitchen:
Industrial kitchens are designed to reflect the simple life. The colours and elements are combined to embody a lofty, urban setting but with the intention of providing its owners a relaxing space after a long day at work. Industrial kitchens must be both functional and practical which is where Silestone sets apart from traditional decoration materials such as concrete or cement and there many issues when in contact with water.
The American Kitchen:
American kitchens typically have open plans that combine at least one, but sometimes two common areas with the kitchen. This has several benefits in terms of functionality and style, especially in small homes or apartments where space is at a premium.
Many American kitchens are designed around an island which serves a dual purpose for both, preparing and serving food. Kitchen islands can be of different shapes and sizes but usually form the central theme.
The Scandinavian Kitchen:
The Scandinavian style kitchens incorporate white colours and lots of natural light. Walls tend to have neutral tones and the design is minimalist and clutter free.