Back to Basics: Natural Stone and Wood
News, Top Trends
September 17, 2018
When you think of designing your kitchen, one of the key elements to set the decorative style is the selection of materials you will use for your custom countertop and backsplash.
New technologies and trends affect our decisions; we are directly influenced by them to go for one option or another. Trends are cyclic, they always come back, even when we thought they were part the past. The classic resurgence and the authentic classics therefore become one of the best alternatives to get back to traditional basics.
The same is happening with the trending materials for the countertop or the backsplash: the natural stone and woods have again become one of the most sought after options, not only for traditional style, but also for contemporary, rustic, industrial or Scandinavian style kitchens.
If you have decided to renovate your kitchen or are designing a new one and want to include the beauty and warmth from the natural stone and woods, keep in mind the material properties from Silestone and Dekton. These kinds of surfaces will visually add value to your custom countertop and backsplash.
Whether you select an option from the Wild Collection range from Dekton, your kitchen will benefit from the warmth and sophistication of the wood’s texture and finish in addition to take advantage of the particularities and characteristics of Dekton: a high resistance to fire and heat and to stains and scratches, essential elements of practical custom countertops and backsplashes. Discover the 4 Dekton colors that imitating wood: Aldem, Valterra, Makai or Borea, they will surprise you!
One of the essential particularities of the wood is its capacity of infusing warmth to your kitchen, feature that can also be obtained by using surfaces that imitae the same brown shades from Silestone; colors such us Crema Urban, Toffe from the Basiq serie, Haiku, Blanco Capri or Crema Minerva, among others. With Silestone’s surfaces, you can achieve the same effects while benefiting from the possibilities and performance that have made Silestone the reference for custom countertops and backsplashes.
The same applies with natural stone: the materials with marbled effect that imitate the finishes and textures of natural marble have become one of the most used alternatives in the kitchen.
The elegance and aesthetic quality of the natural stone are passed on technological materials like Dekton, through colors like Aura 15 and Entzo, which emulate the famous Italian marble Calacatta and Calacatta Gold and the variety of Silestone, Lyra, Pulsar and Lagoon, closest to Carrara marble.
Unlike worktops and backsplashes made of natural marble which need special maintenance, if you opt for Dekton or Silestone colors that imitate the marble effect and natural stone, you will enjoy a uniform and very neat surface, thanks to its characteristically low porosity; avoiding stains caused by acids, aggressive cleaning products or daily use, allowing for an unalterable custom countertop.
Furthermore, both materials are offer in large slabs format perfect to give a sensation of unity and continuity in your kitchen. You will reduce the number of joints and infuse this room where we spend more and more time with beauty and personality.
If you like options from Silestone imitating natural stone, you can count on a custom countertop and backsplash, available in three textures: polished, suede and volcano, allowing you to choose the one best fitted to your aesthetic preferences and your needs.
If you go for a Silestone custom countertop, keep in mind that you will be able to integrate a double or single sink using the same material by creating a trendy uniform room.
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