The cost for Silestone products will depend on many factors. On average, the range of prices for a Silestone countertop is from $50 to $100 per square foot. A 2-cm thick slab will naturally cost less than one that is 3 cm thick. However, other costs may also apply, such as the need for a piece of plywood to increase the height for a thin slab, as well as other installation costs. In most cases, it is better to go for the thicker slab, if only for the look of it, as the difference in cost may be as little as $5.
The choice in materials for your countertop depends on what you want. Many homeowners prefer natural stone despite its drawbacks. Silestone costs about the same or even less than granite and marble per square foot, so cost is not the deciding factor. The only thing working against Silestone (which also happens to be the reason it is such an excellent product functionally) is that it is manufactured, so it does not have that look and feel of natural stone. For some homeowners, that is not acceptable.
However, for the more practical homeowner who wants low maintenance countertops but is not willing to sacrifice quality, Silestone is the best option. Its durability, resilience and hygienic properties put it on the top drawer for kitchen and bathroom countertops. The savings alone on maintenance, repairs, and resealing is enough to justify the investment.
The choice is really up to you. After all, you are the one who will be using it on a regular basis, so you have to love it. Keep an open mind and weigh the pros and cons of the available materials. Remember that just because Silestone countertops are manufactured does not mean they are not esthetically pleasing. Before you rush into judgment, take the time to look over the choices that Silestone has to offer. You might be surprised.