365 Objects Of Design, In the kitchen, Volume II

Objects of Design #28: Silestone White Worktops

28th March 2013
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white zeus extreme silestone worktop

white zeus extreme silestone worktop

We’ve already seen how white is such a strong trend at the moment, not just for kitchen cupboards and appliances but also for counters. At last weeks Architectural Digest Show in New York, the Cosentino Group  revealed their brightest white worktops yet.


silestone’s quartz white cocina blanco zeus worktop

Silestone is a product made from natural quartz which is resistant to stains and scratches, making it a great choice for a kitchen worktop. It comes in masses of colours, some of them designed to look like natural stone and others, like this new extreme Zeus white, which will give a really modern look to a kitchen.


silestone is stain and scratch resistant

The subject of kitchen worktops is a vexed one. I had wood for many years but it became very stained when we forgot to use mats and put a hot pan straight onto the surface resulting in black burn marks. It was also damp around the sink as you do really have to work hard at resealing it. On the other hand it’s warm and nice to touch.

Granite is too cold and hard for me, so that was out too. I do like the look of white marble but my bank manager wasn’t overly keen and in the end we went for stainless steel. It’s quite a severe look but on the basis, that that’s what they have in restaurant kitchens we thought it would be the toughest and most hard-wearing. So far so good, but next time I might think about Silestone.

Does anyone have any experience of this material?


With thanks to the sponsors of the Modenus Blog Tour along with MieleBlancoPoggenpohl and Silestone for kitchens. For bathrooms, sponsorship was provided by V+A Baths  and Mr Steam as well as Jenn AirDu Verre and Barber Wilsons

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  • Jenny 28th March 2013 at 3:37 pm

    The Silestone worktop for my new kitchen is arriving next week – very excited! I’ve gone for white with some grey graining. I’ll let you know how it settles in! Thanks for all your advice by the way – my house is finally coming together and your site has been a real inspiration. Jx

    • Kate 28th March 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you so much! Can’t wait to hear how you find it.

  • Julie 28th March 2013 at 11:24 am

    Some friends of ours have recently had a silestone work surface fitted in their new kitchen, so while I only have “second hand” experience, I can say it does look fabulous and they are very pleased with it!

    • Kate 28th March 2013 at 11:28 am

      That’s good to know, thank you for taking the time to comment on this.

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