Silestone® is a registered trade name of Cosentino and contains around 90% natural quartz. It is mainly used for kitchen benchtops, bathroom vanities, showers, bathtub surrounds, walls, tabletops and fireplace surrounds.
Silestone comes in a wide variety of hues, styles, textures and colours and is advertised as being stain and impact resistant. Silestone has a shimmering quality and contains an anti-bacterial product called Microban®.
TechniStone® surfaces are made from a combination of 93% quartz and granite, mixed with a blend of resin and coloured pigments. The material is claimed to be durable, non porous, scratch and chemical resistant, and comes in a variety of colours, finishes and thicknesses.
TechniStone is often used for kitchens benchtops, bathroom vanities and outdoor pavers.
Smartstone is made up of 93% granite and mixed with resins and pigments. It is reported to be resistant to heat, scratching, chips, oils, liquids. It comes with a 15 year warranty and is a popular choice for indoor applications such as kitchen benchtops, splash backs, bathroom vanities and wall panelling.
HanStone® is made up of up to 93% quartz. It has a gloss finish, comes in 40 colours and is more consistent in colour and texture than natural granite. It is promoted as being non-porous, resistant to staining, scratching and heat.
HanStone comes in a range of blacks, greys, whites and browns, closely resembling the look of natural granite. It comes with a factory seal however spills must be wiped away immediately, especially dark liquids.