Silestone is 94% natural quartz, one of the most resistant and attractive natural materials. Silestone is consequently highly resistant to scratching. Silestone is a non-porous surface which makes it highly resistant to staining as well.
Most importantly, Silestone is the only quartz surface containing MICROBAN, the internationally patented antibacterial protection, which continuously inhabits the growth of micro organisms, and harmful bacteria that may be present on the surface of kitchen countertops such as: E-Coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Staphylococcus and the MRSA Superbug.
MICROBAN is evenly distributed throughout the Silestone material, including the surface, and will not wash or wear out, and is guaranteed to last the lifetime of the Silestone product.
Independent laboratory tests proved that over 24 hour period Silestone surfaces containing MICROBAN protection reduced the bacteria on the surface to near zero, while on a controlled surface without microban protection, the bacteria increased a staggering one million times!
The natural beauty of Silestone, together with its unbeatable physical and technical features, make it the obvious material for use in a wide range of commercial and domestic applications, such as: bar and food services; reception counters; kitchen countertops; bathroom vanities; bath surrounds; wall cladding and floor tiles.