Though Quartz is a very hard material, cutting on the surface can cause
marks. In addition, it is also heat resistance but it is not recommended to
place hot pots or pans on. The adhesive material that binds the quartz together
could turn color with too much heat.
Silestone is non-porous so it is impervious to stains. It is also an
extremely hard material and will have less likelihood of chipping, compared to
granite. In addition, unlike granite, periodic sealing is not required.
Granite versus Silestone Countertop Pros and Cons
Granite has advantages over Silestone as well. Unlike Silestone, or other
engineered quartz stone countertops, it is a natural product. It is simply
quarried, cut and polished prior to arriving at your home. Granite countertops
also come in many different colors and patterns. As with Silestone countertops,
Granite countertop can be cut to have square or beveled edges. It is also slightly
less expensive and is also relatively low maintenance. Yes, granite countertops
occasionally should have a sealer applied, however it is very simple to do.
The decision on granite vs. silestone is a tough one for the homeowner. Each
have their advantages. The best advice, visit a local countertop distributor and
look at the two products side by side.
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