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Desert Silver

Desert Silver Quartz from Silestone is part of the Eternal series. This light gray quartz countertop has subtle patters of wisps of white intermixed with white lines giving it a marble-like appearance. Desert Silver will make gorgeous neutral quartz countertops.


Desert Silver Quartz Countertops Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Desert Silver Quartz

Desert Silver Quartz countertops and slabs are a man made material manufactured from crushed stone and resin. Engineered Desert Silver quartz blends pulverized quartz or other natural stone aggregates like granite and marble with a polymer resin mix. The percentage varies by manufacturer but is usually around 90 percent ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) with eight to 10 percent resins, polymers, and pigments.

What Are The Advantages Of Desert Silver Quartz Countertops

The biggest advantage of Desert Silver quartz countertops is the low maintenance. Because Desert Silver quartz countertops are a manufactured material, they do not require sealing and are very resistant to staining. Also, being man made, allows for the color and pattern to be very consistent. Although some people prefer the random patterns and color changes that natural stone offers, many want the more uniform scheme that Desert Silver quartz provides. This also allows for easier matching of seams or later additions where the color consistency of Desert Silver quartz would be a benefit.

How Do I Maintain My Desert Silver Quartz Countertops

Desert Silver Quartz is a manufactured product made of crushed quartz and resin. Because of this, Desert Silver quartz countertops are non-porous and don’t require a sealer. For cleanliness, a non-porous surface means that it will not harbor bacteria or viruses. Cleaning Desert Silver quartz countertops is easy and can be done with mild dish detergent and water. Use glass or surface cleaner, along with a nonabrasive sponge, to remove stains. Avoid using harsh abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on your Desert Silver quartz countertops to keep them shiny and prevent dulling. Desert Silver Quartz is a hard surface, but not hard enough to withstand the effects of sharp objects like knives. Make sure to use a cutting board to avoid scratches on your Desert Silver quartz countertops.

How Heat Resistant Are Desert Silver Quartz Countertops

Typically, granite has higher heat resistance than Desert Silver quartz, granite at around 450 degrees and quartz up to 150 degrees. Desert Silver Quartz countertops should not be in contact with hot objects for long periods as it could stain or discolor the surface. Desert Silver Quartz countertops are heat and scorch resistant but you should take care to not set hot cookware directly on the surface. Always use a hot pad to protect your Desert Silver quartz from scorching.

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