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How Do I Care for My Silestone Countertop? E-mail
ImageSilestone countertops combine both strength and beauty to provide a superior choice for any kitchen space. This material comes with sophisticated elegance and timeless beauty as the quartz minerals that can be found in its structure deliver brilliant clarity, depth and even a special glimmering radiance.

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Silestone countertops are incredibly versatile as they can be used in a wide range of outdoor and indoor applications. Even if they are not completely scratch-proof (excessive pressure on them is to be avoided as it can damage their surface), they can be used for almost any multifunctional space. Silestone is polished and non-porous and this is the main reason why it is so resistant to stains caused by various common household products. Being known for its strength (it has at least 3 times the strength of common granite), this material is less susceptible to chipping and cracking.

Even if it is almost maintenance free, Silestone countertops do require regular cleaning and care in order to maintain all the features listed above. For instance, a mild household cleaning product or soapy water is likely to keep the Silestone surface clean.  Also, you must make sure that you donít use floor or oven cleaners as these substances can easily damage its surface. When caring for your Silestone countertop, you should pay attention to the following tips in order to make the best out of your efforts:
  • First, you will have to avoid direct cutting and go for a cutting stone or board in order to avoid the major beating of your knives. Also, you will have to avoid direct heat because Silestone countertops are not scorch and burn proof. So, you will have to avoid any direct contact with extremely hot items.
  • Chipping can also occur even if a Silestone countertop has a hard nature. So, you will have to avoid heavy bowls hitting your countertops as this situation can break the surface of your Silestone countertop.
  • Also, you must not use harsh chemicals nearby. For instance, products such as oven cleaners, drain cleaners and any other strong solvents are likely to damage the surface and appearance of your Silestone countertop. So, you will have to exercise care when using such solvents nearby.



 
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