Corktown Silestone Quartz Worktops

Corktown by Silestone Quartz

Blemished Blemished
Metallic Metallic effect
SileStone

Thickness:

12mm 20mm 30mm

Corktown Quartz Material Description

Corktown is a black, dark brown quartz material that comes in a suede texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Silestone company specialising in stone slab production.

Why Corktown is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?

To this day, quartz remains one of our best-selling stone worktops products. It is nearly infallible, defined by near-indestructible properties, easy cleaning & maintenance, but above all exceptional beauty. Quartz is modern, stylish, sleek and perfectly slots into any environment, as though it naturally belongs there.

The black, dark brown Corktown quartz worktops are incredibly sturdy and resistant to abrasion, cutting, staining and general wear and tear that impact other, weaker materials, like wood or laminate worktops. You may cut vegetables, fruit or meat directly on a quartz surface, forgoing the need for chopping boards. Even the sharpest of blades won’t scratch this durable stone.

The sleek quartz kitchen worktops are also completely waterproof. Since they are man-made products, they are imbued during the production process with special resins and agents that prevent all water absorption. Therefore, even if you leave a coffee, wine, grease or water spill over night, the worktop won’t soak any of it up, leaving the colour and pristine shine entirely unharmed.

Discolouration, chipping, and warping aren’t a threat to blemished & metallic effect Corktown kitchen quartz worktops. These are products blessed with incredible longevity and unmatched durability. In essence, these tops are a one-off purchase that lasts a lifetime.

What thicknesses are available for Corktown?

The slabs of Corktown by Silestone are available in 12mm or 20mm or 30mm thicknesses. This stone material depth is ideal for multiple applications. From big projects like kitchen worktops, paving, flooring & wall cladding to smaller installations of coffee tabletops, dining tables or windowsills. Surfaces of this depth are manufactured in bespoke fashion, tailor-made to complete even the most demanding projects.

Any stone surface available in 12mm (or under) is also ideal for wall, kitchen cabinet or even furniture cladding. These thin surfaces are equally as strong as their thicker counterparts, except their weight is severely reduced.

Consequently, they are superb products used to clad ceilings, walls, stairs as well as bathtubs, bathroom equipment, swimming pools or other waterproofed areas. Thanks to their low-weight attribute, they are likewise utilised to decorate furniture, or more commonly kitchen cabinets. These fragile elements benefit from the low mass as their delicate hinges and fittings don’t buckle under the weight. Meanwhile they are continuously protected from dirt, grime, or unintentional scratches, making them very desirable.

What makes Corktown so unique?

Product colour description:

Black materials, like Corktown by Silestone above, are extremely popular in the quartz and granite worktops industry. Primarily because this is a universal colour. Black brilliantly contrasts white & green cabinets or grey floors. It is a colour that emboldens your kitchen and manifests the strength inherent to this stone product. Black resembles depth, a crevice, a black hole. It’s a deceptive colour that seems plain, drab and intimidating in our minds, but when applied to a piece of furniture it inspires a sense of awe and wonder.

Dark Brown is the colour of tree bark and earth. These are hues that represent elements vital to our existence. Corktown by Silestone tries to emulate that mood and pervade it through the kitchen to create an ambience of nature and peacefulness. The earthy tones also bring out the friendly, inviting quality of the interior. Dark brown kitchen worktops go well with other raw elements like non-lacquered wooden cabinets, oak tables or grey/black slate floor panels / tiles.

Material structure & composition:

The thicker blemishes and occasional veins of Corktown spread throughout the surface in an irregular manner. The blemished surface creates a stunning, organic-looking composition reminiscent of polished marble. Finally, the worktop can brim with life which emanates from the depths of the intricate veins. This wild, untamed and unpredictable appearance will be ideal for lovers of natural stone elements, complementing other raw materials like wood, metal or glass.

Material recommended for:

  • Modern kitchens,
  • Kitchen islands,
  • Waterfall/mitred side panels.

The metallic effect, a feature of Corktown, has only been a recent invention, commonly applied to ceramic tops. The effect gives off a rough, rusty, worn look, ideal for interiors with an industrial feel, but not only. It complements traditional kitchens that utilise wood, stone and raw metal for decorative purposes. This worktop style is meant to stand out, as the breath-taking centrepiece of every interior.

Material recommended for:

  • Traditional & contemporary interiors,
  • Wall & floor cladding,
  • Vintage kitchens decorated with wood & stone.

What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?

The black, dark brown Corktown is available in ‘suede’ texture. It essentially means matted finish; the suede label is unique to Consentino products, especially that of Silestone. With a suede look, the surface will be deprived of that high gloss look and feel. Instead, the worktops or cladded walls will align more with the natural, raw sensation of authentic stone. Suede is a gorgeous texture that will highlight all pigments and complex composition features of the product above, gravitating your eyes towards it.

About Silestone

Silestone, Cosentino is a renowned international supplier of Quartz slabs, namely the blemished & metallic effect Corktown. They emerged on the market in 1990 and ever since have been distributing their products across the globe. Their UK warehouse is conveniently located only 5 miles from our Polish Granite showroom. As such, our customers are free to drive down and browse the full quartz worktops slabs at will.

Silestone’s prestige is unmatched on the UK market. Their precision, knowledge and technology allow for creation of quality, premium range quartz products. In terms of price range, Silestone’s materials certainly top the list, but it’s not for lack of reason. In recent years they made a progressive leap in development which led to fabrication of bacteriostatic kitchen surfaces. Hygienic, anti-porous, anti-bacterial and scratch resistant assets that revolutionised the quartz worktop market.

As of today, Silestone sell around 60 quartz worktop hues. Each contains a nuanced composition, texture or colour. You may pick anything from elegant non-uniform marble lookalike products, down to plain colours. Whichever product best complements your surroundings.

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