Silestone vs Granite

Silestone vs Granite

Selecting the perfect worktop can be difficult and time-consuming. The large selection of worktop materials and colours can make it challenging to pick the right one for your project. Your ideal kitchen worktop should have a unique style, durability and require low maintenance.

Quartz worktops will provide you with maintenance advantages that nature itself is not able to, while granite requires higher maintenance. Neither quartz nor granite will disappoint in terms of overall look and style.


Silestone worktops are fabricated from 94% natural quartz, one of the hardest minerals found in the Earth, and small amounts of glass or metallic flecks are added to create variety, resulting in beautiful worktops.

Other advantage of quartz is that it is a 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. Aside from the durability that quartz provides, the material is available in hundreds of different colours. The design of a quartz worktop not only brings character to your kitchen but offers performance advantages that exceed other traditional materials.


Granite is a natural stone and it is very durable for any room in the house. It is great for kitchens and bathrooms.

Due to its natural makeup, Granite is a porous material unlike Silestone. Granite does not provide wide colour options compared to Silestone and this is because the colours come from the ground and cannot be modified.

Slab sizes will vary depending on the quarry and colour, unlike Silestone which will always come in set sizes given by Cosentino. Granite is a strong material and is difficult to scratch and is able to resist temperature changes.

Due to its natural state, each piece is different, therefore, often times kitchens need to be planned around the slab that is chosen. Maintenance after each use is suggested to prevent staining with granite. We do strongly advise to clean spills as soon as it occurs. To clean granite, use warm water and soap to help keep its shine.

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