The material that revolutionised architecture around the world
Silestone® is the world leader in quartz surfaces for the home and for public areas, with great success in Spain and growing use in the United States and other international markets. This material was developed in 1990, and within fifteen years it was replacing traditional ceramic tiles.
Silestone® is made using the very latest technology, in an industrial process which uses 93% quartz, in addition to glass, reflectors and polyester resin. These components are compacted under high pressure and at a constant temperature, resulting in a material of exceptional quality. In early 2005, as the result of a long research process the new antibacterial Silestone® product was launched.
Antibacterial Silestone® is made by applying during the manufacturing process an active component developed in conjunction with Microban International Ltd, which helps to fight the growth and/or spread of bacteria that may come into contact with the surface. Microban is also effective against the growth of mould which leads to stains, odours and damages the product.
Keeping the same Silestone® colours and appearance, this new worktop is one of the safest, and most resilient and hygienic in the world.
Due to its characteristics, it has also become the preferred material for use in laboratories, restaurants, hospitals, etc., where maximum hygiene is required.
The prestigious American magazine, Time, chose the Silestone® quartz worktop with antibacterial protection as one of the technological innovations which will mark the daily lives of people during the 21st century.