Surface Design Trends Set in Stone
Silestone by Cosentino introduces new natural stone inspired colours.
Natural stone is a design trend that has withstood the test of time. Whether it’s framing a fireplace, installing countertops as a focal point in the kitchen, or cladding a bathroom wall surface, this design element undoubtedly elevates the aesthetic of the home and continues to be utilized by interior designers and consumers for beautiful design projects.
Silestone by Cosentino, a world leader in quartz surfacing, recently introduced five stunning new colour options inspired by exotic natural stones, that exemplify the feel of multidimensional granite, rare limestone, and natural marble. Perfect for any design project, these new colours – Kimbler Mist, Royal Reef, Pietra (part of the Smooth Motion Collection) and Ocean Jasper and Moonstone (part of the new Super Stellar Series) – offer technical performance benefits that natural stone cannot match. As with all Silestone’s natural quartz products, these surfaces are highly scratch, stain, and heat resistant, and non-porous – meaning they never need to be sealed.
Calgary designer Chris Salas of Cocina Interior Design agrees that when comparing natural stone to quartz surfaces, there are many benefits to using engineered stone. “We want the beauty of white Carrara marble but don’t want our clients to deal with the maintenance of sealing it and living lightly on the surface,” says Salas.
Thanks to the advanced design capabilities of quartz, these surfaces are available in larger format sizes. Designers can avoid visible seams on projects like waterfall edges and long countertops. “There is never a good place to have a seam on a beautiful stone slab,” added Salas. “With a controlled pattern, which you get with the natural stone looking quartz, you have more opportunity to work with the grain to achieve the right look.” Silestone offers exceptional flow of veining throughout their slabs – yet another popular design trend when it comes to achieving the natural stone look.
Silestone has a strong presence in Western Canada with Cosentino Centres in both Vancouver and Calgary, open to the design and architectural community and their clients. The product is backed by a 25-year limited manufacturer’s warranty and has over 60 colour options to choose from. For more information, visit: ca.silestone.com.