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Silestone Calypso Countertops Still Popular in 2023

Silestone Calypso Countertops

Silestone Calypso 3D Cube

The Silestone Calypso option is dark but the patterns and texture deliver a visual warmth. This countertop surface option looks as if the dark grey is concealing the light from within. The stone features a subtle veining of cream across a dark gray background giving off intense depth and texture. Though the countertop is categorized as a black material, the contrast provided by the veining makes the counter lean toward brown and offers an elegant and sophisticated look to help bring out the beauty of your interiors.

The Silestone Calypso color delivers intense depth for countertop surfaces. Rich, warm tones provides contrast to bright spaces to make them stylish and elegant. Silestone Calypso Countertops are suited for kitchen countertops, not outdoors. Coming out of Silestone’s Nebula Alpha Collection, the material and color are a great combination for bathroom vanity tops, table tops, floors and even shelving.

Finishes Available: Polished Quartz (vibrant and intense colors and reflections)
Thicknesses: 1.2 cm / 2.0 cm / 3.0 cm
Format: Jumbo Only (327 cm x 159 cm)
Flammability: EN 13501-1 Fire Reaction A2fl,s1 / A2,s2,d0
Abrasion Resistance: EN-14617-4 Resistance to Abrasion <= 29 A4 mm
Slip Resistance: EN-14231 Polish Wet: 8, Dry: 43; EN-14231 Suede Wet: 9, Dry 40
Water Absorption: EN-14617-1 less than or equal to 0.05% W4
Impact Resistance: EN-14617-9 Resistance to Impact 66 / 6.5 cm/J
Flexural Strength: EN-14617-2 Flexural Strength >= 40.0 F4 Mpa
Hardness: Mohs 6

Silestone Calypso in USE

Silestone Calypso Available for Sinks Too

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Silestone Calypso Countertop Options

Price & Cost of Silestone Calypso

What makes one color more expensive than another? The production cost and the manufacturer’s ability to obtain the desired color from raw materials. A good indicator is granulometry. The more discreet the grain (more uniform and smooth), the more resin content it contains and, therefore, the more expensive it is to produce.

Silestone Quartz Price Cost

Silestone Calypso Slab Sizes

There are 2 size options for Silestone Slabs:

Jumbo Slab is 63 inches by 128 inches

There are 3 thickness options for Silestone Quartz Slabs:

1.2 cm | 2.0 cm | 3.0 cm

The thicker the material you select, the more resistant it is to flexion and impacts.

Silestone Quartz Slabs

Silestone Calypso Countertop Edges


Silestone Edge - Bullnose

A completely rounded finish that maintains the surface’s thickness throughout your Silestone quartz kitchen countertop.

Basic Eased

Silestone Edge - Basic Eased

This edge type appears square with a slightly eased top edge while maintaining the countertop’s thickness.

Straight Beveled

Silestone Edge - Straight Beveled

Similar to the basic ease, this edge maintains the surface thickness and appears square with a slanted top edge.


Silestone Edge - Demi-Bullnose

An edge that is rounded along the top and flattens at the bottom for a straight edge while maintaining a consistent thickness. Also know as half-bullnose.


Silestone Edge - Ogee

This more traditional style of edge features a concave arch that transitions into a convex arch for your kitchen quartz countertop.


Silestone Edge - Mitered

Similar to the basic ease, this edge maintains the surface thickness and appears square with a slanted top edge.

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Silestone Quartz Warranty

Cosentino guarantees the registered owner of installed Silestone against any manufacturing defects for 25 years from date of purchase!

Silestone Warranty - 10 Year Commercial Warranty

Cosentino guarantees that the Silestone material will be free from manufacturing defect for 10 years from the date of installation.

How do Silestone CalYpso Countertops Perform?

Stain Resistance

Silestone Calypso countertops are highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, olive oil, make-up and many other everyday products when properly maintained. The Silestone coefficient of porosity is practically null and much lower than that of granite or marble. It is also more stain resistant than acrylics and laminates. However, be careful not to leave on liquids, such as, tea, coffee or red wine on the surface for more than 24 hours. Reason being, if liquids like these are exposed to the surface for such a long time this may penetrate the material, and may require a billable service call request. Remember that Silestone is stain resistant, not stain proof.

Silestone is not affected by common kitchen acids like lemon juice, tomato juice or vinegar (food acid). Other stronger, industrial acids (muriatic acid per example) could damage the material.

Silestone does not need any water repellent or gloss enhancer. Avoid these products as they can lead to important care and maintenance problems that void your warranty.

Heat Resistance

Silestone holds up better than a majority of other countertop or interior surface products, such as, laminate, wood and solid surface. It is recommended that you use a trivet because Silestone Calypso countertops are not warranted against thermal shock.

Impact Resistance

Silestone Calypso countertops resistance to impact is very high. It far exceeds that of other products with similar applications, such as, natural stone or solid surfaces. That being said, care not to hit the exposed ends, corners, cutouts and edge profile especially in the dishwasher and sink area.

Scratch Resistance

Silestone is highly scratch resistant because quartz is one of the hardest minerals in existence. The Mohs scale classifies it as the hardest 7 earth mineral behind topaz, corundum and diamond. It will not “micro-scratch” like acrylic products and is broadly more resistant than any laminated or stratified product. Even so, you should still use a cutting board and avoiding jagged knives, ceramic knives, choppers, unfinished dishware, and clay pots directly on the worktop. Scouring pads or abrasive sponges should be avoided as they can deteriorate the polished surface.

Microbial / Bacteriostatic Protection

Due to its low porosity, Silestone Calypso countertops are considered an antibacterial surface, which limits the proliferation of bacteria. Please note that Silestone is not an antimicrobial surface. By medical definition, only a substance that kills microorganisms like bacteria or mold, or stops them from growing and causing disease can be labeled as antimicrobial.

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