Features & Benefits...
Silestone® is a non-porous material; therefore it is virtually stain resistant. Stains that are normally permanent such as wine, juice, markers or ink are easily wiped away clean with soap and water or an over-the-counter liquid cleaner.
Silestone® is highly scratch resistant. Under normal household use, knives, keys, toys or any item that would normally cause damage to regular countertops will have no effect on Silestone.
Silestone® is heat resistant. It will withstand limited exposure to heat. Always use trivets when placing hot items directly on any surface.
WEAR RESISANT / EXTREMELY DURABLE-
Silestone® completes the look of any room and is ideal for high traffic areas. Silestone's highly resistant properties guarantee a that you will enjoy your countertops for many years to come.
Being non-porous, Silestone® does not require any use of sealants to protect its surface.
Silestone® is protected with a 10 year limited warranty against manufacturing defects, and a 1 year warranty on the installation. Please read the section on the Silestone® Warranty for further details.
· Kitchen Countertops
· Bar Tops
· Fireplace Surrounds
· Bathroom Vanities
· Tub Surrounds
· Custom Table Tops
Care & Cleaning...
Any pH balanced general-purpose household cleaner may be used to clean the polished Silestone® surface. To achieve best results, wipe or scrub the Silestone® with a general cleaner (e.g. dish soap, Windex ), and rinse with clean water.
SileStone's advanced technology makes its surface extremely resistant damaging chemicals. When necessary, you may use the following chemicals and products to remove stains and spills: Rubbing Alcohol, Ammonia, Acetone (nail polish remover), Vinegar, and Formula 409. Caution should be excercised in the handling and storage of any of the above chemicals/products. Manufacturer's instructions should be excercised when using and storing these products.
Adhered materials like gum, nail polish, paint, etc. When necessary you may scrape adhered materials with a sharp edge. Difficult spots may be treated with one of the cleaners listed above. Leave the cleaner sit for up to 10 minutes. Scrub and rinse thoroughly.
Caution must be used for the following:
· Products containing oils or powders may leave a residue.
· Repetitive use of abrasive scrubs/cleaners may dull Silestone's finish.
· Use of oven/grill cleaner may discolor Silestone and should be avoided.
· Repetitive exposure to extreme heat may damage Silestone's finish.
Apparent stains like coffee, food, cosmetics, etc.:
· Apply the appropiate cleaner with a paper towel and wipe. If necessary soak the area with paper towels for 3 to 10 minutes.
· Scrub the area
· Rinse thoroughly
· Dry thoroughly
The Microban Advantage...
Silestone® is the only countertop with built-in Microban® antimicrobial product protection to safely fight the growth of odor-causing bacteria 24/7 for the life of the product. As a result, Silestone® is easier to clean and stays cleaner in between cleanings.
Between normal cleanings, bacteria can exist on ANY countertop surface and under the right conditions, such as those commonly found in the kitchen, can double in number every 20 minutes. Microban provides continuous antimicrobial cleaning action that will keep the Silestone® countertop cleaner and give your customers added peace of mind. This is EXTRA protection and added value.
Microban International, Ltd. is the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, engineering durable antimicrobial solutions for consumer and industrial products around the world.
Microban® protection is the most recognized and trusted brand in antimicrobial product protection. The Microban® Technology can be found in over 450 consumer and industrial products such as: toothbrushes, humidifiers, cutting boards, socks, towels, air filters, bathtubs, caulk, water filters, and more.
Microban® technology is built-in antimicrobial protection that gives Silestone® an added level of protection against damaging microbes such as bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. Microban remains active throughout the life of Silestone® and provides continuous antimicrobial cleaning action.
Microban technology has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and has a long history of safe use. It is registered with the EPA for all applications in which it is used. Microban additives can be found in leading consumer, industrial and medical products around the world.
Microban does not change the look and appearance of Silestone®. The addition of Microban to Silestone® strengthens its performance even more providing consumers with peace of mind. Microban antimicrobial protection is built into the Silestone® manufacturing process for the life of the countertop—or any other SileStone application. Visit www.microban.com for more information
Microban Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What benefit do I get from SileStone® with Microban® antimicrobial protection?
A: Microban protection continuously fights the growth of microbes that can cause stains and odors. Microban protection makes your Silestone® countertops easier to clean and keeps them cleaner between cleanings.
Q: How is Microban protection effective?
A: Microban antimicrobial protection is effective against most common bacteria, yeasts, molds and fungi that cause stains and odors. Microban technology is not designed to protect users from disease-causing microorganisms.
Q: Is Microban protection safe?
A: Microban technology has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing. It is registered with the EPA for use in SileStone and has a long history of safe use.
Q: How long does Microban antimicrobial protection last in Silestone?
A: Microban protection is built-in during the manufacturing process becoming part of the molecular structure of SileStone and will not wash off or wear away.
Q: Can I get Microban put into SileStone if it is already installed in my home?
A: No. Microban can only be integrated into the product during the manufacturing process.
Q: Is there anything wrong with the Silestone currently on the market without Microban?
A: Absolutely not. SileStone is inherently the best countertop in the market. It is virtually non-porous therefore provides added built-in protection to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the surface keeping it even cleaner between cleanings.
Q: Do I still have to clean my SileStone countertop?
A: Yes. Microban inhibits growth of bacteria, but cannot replace the need for good and regular hygiene practices.
Q: Does any other countertop, vanity top or other quartz surface contain Microban?
A: No. Silestone® has an exclusive agreement with Microban International and is the ONLY quartz surface in the world to offer antimicrobial protection.
Cosentino USA offers a limited warranty to end users of Silestone® products. For a period of fifteen years from the date of installation, Cosentino USA warrants that Silestone® products will be free from manufacturing defects. This limited warranty does not apply to color variances, thermal shock, chemical abuse or defects caused by misuse. If a manufacturing defect does occur within the warranty period, Cosentino USA will at its option, repair or replace the defective Silestone® products at no cost to the end user, including labor charges. Except as specifically provided herein, Cosentino USA makes no express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Except as specifically provided herein, Cosentino USA shall not be liable either tort or contract for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect, consequential or incidental arising out of the manufacturing, fabrication, installation or use of Silestone® products.
Cutting Edge Countertops 1 Year Installation Warranty...
1. Cutting Edge warrants the owner of the installed Silestone®, for one year from the date of installation, that the Silestone® shall be free from defects in the workmanship if, BUT ONLY IF:
a: The Silestone® installation customer contract has been signed by Cutting Edge and the Owner:
b: The Owner does not hinder Cutting Edge from installing the Silestone® and other materials and performing the services in conformity with the contract; and
c: The Silestone® installation was not exposed to conditions more severe or otherwise exceeding those set forth in the contract specifications.
2. Cutting Edge's obligation under this warranty is limited to replacing or repairing, free of charge, F.O.B. point of fabrication, any defective stone IF, BUT ONLY IF:
a: The Owner notifies Cutting Edge by certified mail, return receipt requested, of such breach of warranty, within ninety (90) days after the discovery thereof, otherwise such claim is waived. (However, without limitation on the foregoing, any alleged defect discovered more than one year after installation is excluded from warranty):
b: No attempted alteration or repair of the Silestone® or its installation has been made without Cutting Edge's written consent;
c: The Silestone® is inspected by the Owner or representative on arrival at the project site for visible defects. And complaints relating thereof are filed in writing immediately with Cutting Edge before installation.
d: The Silestone® or installation thereof is not subjected to misuse, negligence, accident, or use contrary to Cutting Edge's written instructions.
3. Cutting Edge does not warrant the Silestone® or its installation to conform to any safety, building or other code of any state, municipality or other jurisdiction, unless the terms of such code are specifically incorporated into Cutting Edge's written contract with the owner. Except for this warranty by Cutting Edge, the Owner assumes all risk and liability for the use of such Silestone®, whether alone, or in combination with other building materials.
4. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, CUTTING EDGE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY FOR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, SAFETY PROBLEMS, OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM THE PURCHASE, OTHER ACQUISITION, USE OR LOSS OF THE SILESTONE®, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN.
5. No statement by Cutting Edge's employee or agent directly or indirectly admitting liability under this warranty shall be binding against Cutting Edge unless:
a: Made in writing:
b: Made by a representative of Cutting Edge authorized so to do.