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Silestone Desert Silver Countertops

Silestone Desert Silver Countertop Color

Coming out of the ultra-popular Silestone Eternal Color Series, the lighter, almost-white color of this countertop color option has an ice-like surface patterned with fine and clear veins that translates into a cool setting. The patterns presents a balanced and uniform translucent design that is similar to classic marble. It seems to be very popular because it combines rather easily with almost any other type of material or architectural element.

HybriQ Technology
The Desert Silver color by Silestone is a hybrid surface of quartz and recycled materials that can bring color and texture to your space through its innovative technology that minimizes maintenance and is highly resistant to stains and scratches.

Finish: Available in Polished or Suede
Thickness: 1.2cm / 2cm / or 3cm
Format: Standard Slab (55″ by 120″) / Jumbo Slab (63″ by 125″)
Flammability: EN 13501-1 Fire Reaction A2fl,s1 / A2,s2,d0
Abrasion / Wear Resistance: EN-14617-4 Resistance to Abrasion less than or equal to 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 more than or equal to 40.0 F4 Mpa
Hardness: Mohs 6
Certificates & Standards: Greenguard Gold, LGA QualiTest GmbH, NSF/ANSI 51
LEED: May contribute toward LEED credits.

Silestone Desert Silver Hi-Res Detail

Silestone Desert Silver Slab

Silestone Desert Silver Kitchen Gallery

As a testament to its popularity, there are tons of Silestone Desert Silver examples to preview.

Silestone Desert Silver Countertop Options

Price & Cost of Silestone Desert Silver

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 Desert Silver 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 Desert Silver 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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How do Silestone Desert Silver Countertops Perform?

Stain Resistance

Silestone Desert Silver 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 Desert Silver countertops are not warranted against thermal shock.

Impact Resistance

Silestone Desert Silver 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 Desert Silver 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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