Granite is a commonly used material for worktops. Like quartz it is also very resilient. Granite is a natural rock that is cut in its natural state and is then polished for use in homes. Maintenance after each use is suggested to prevent staining. To clean granite, use warm water and soap to help keep its shine. It is difficult to scratch and is able to resist temperature changes. Because it is natural stone, granite doesn’t provide as wide of a range of colour options and each piece is different.
Silestone is a compound made up of 90% natural quartz, which makes it extraordinarily hard and resilient. It is an excellent surface for kitchen worktops being heat, scratch and stain resistance. Quartz is one of the hardest minerals found and with small amounts of glass or metallic flecks added this creates variety, resulting in beautiful worktops. Quartz is non-porous material, its texture does not allow bacteria to grow and resists against stains, protecting your family and making kitchen clean-up easy. For this reason, quartz worktops never need to be sealed.
Dekton is an ultracompact surface that consists of a sophisticated blend of the raw materials used to produce the very latest in glass and porcelain as well as the highest quality quartz work surfaces. Dekton employs exclusive Sinterized Particle Technology, a high tech process which represents an accelerated version of the metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years.