The quartz-based surface is very compact and non-porous, a feature that makes the material resistant and unchangeable to the most common stains (wine, lemon, coffee, vinegar, soda, oil, liqueurs, toothpastes and all the products of common use in the kitchen) by combining functionality and beauty, giving life to an ideal product.
Thanks to the high hardness of quartz and its firmness (6/7 Mohs scale), Silestone turns out to be one of the hardest materials available on the market. This feature makes it difficult to scratch the surface through the use of tools above the top (knives, palette knives, etc.).
Being a non porous material of high hardness, it does not require, in addition to the normal cleaning, any extra maintenance. This feature solves all the annoying care and maintenance issues that usually occur on other products. For example waxing, polishing and plastering for marble and granite; annoying bulges on laminates due to water infiltration; repairing of scratches on surfaces and steels, etc…
The quartz counter tops are now using Microban antibacterial protection that prevents the deposit and growth-reproduction of potentially harmful bacteria such as Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Aspergillus and others that can contaminate the food.