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 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.
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 Miele, Blanco, Poggenpohl and Silestone for kitchens. For bathrooms, sponsorship was provided by V+A Baths and Mr Steam as well as Jenn Air, Du Verre and Barber Wilsons.