Marble Alternatives; a case study for Silestone

March 31, 2016

The classically beautiful look of marble can be achieved with a hard surface option that is stain resistant, scratch resistant, impact resistant, is Bacteriostatic protected and comes with a 25year warrant...and we promise this isn't too good to be true.  Quartz countertops are man-made engineered stone countertops formed by combining 90% ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) with 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments.

Silestone quartz countertops are the only on the market that are made with anti-bacterial protection, giving it hygienic properties. They use a compression system in its production process so that it has a VERY (under .001%) low level of fluid absorption. This makes it extremely hygienic not only for use in your home but also for commercial kitchens and hotels.  This is one of the reasons why Infinite Home has chosen to be an Authorized Distributor of this fantastic brand.


With a wide variety of color options (over 60!) Silestone has many beautiful marble alternatives to achieve the look of black marble, white marble, creamy marble and Carrera marble.


Lyra SilestoneDoradus Silestone Pulsar Silestone


Although we can agree Silestone offers a beautiful product and is on the cutting edge of Quartz countertop manufacturing, there is still a place for Marble in the marketplace.  Clients who love the patina of stones such as marble and soapstone need to give themselves permission to not be perfect with them.  I have soapstone on a portion of my counter tops in our home and I love them.  They lend to the feel of an old French farmhouse that has been loved and used frequently.  At a glance I can see where I most often open a bottle of wine (there is a ring) and the lemon stain I made last week reminds me of a delicious dinner we shared with friends.  But perhaps on our next personal renovation I will be inclined to choose Silestone!