Ariel by Silestone Quartz
Thickness:12mm 20mm 30mm
Ariel Quartz Material Description
Ariel is a cream, marble look, white quartz material that comes in a polished & suede & volcano texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Silestone company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Ariel 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 cream, marble look, white Ariel 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 speckled Ariel 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 Ariel?
The slabs of Ariel 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 Ariel so unique?
Product colour description:
Pale colours, like the shade of cream on Ariel by Silestone instantly fill a given interior with youth, minimalism and brightness. If you possess a relatively darker kitchen, cream must be your go-to kitchen worktop colour. Cream worktops are an ideal addition to darker cabinets like black, green, dark brown, or dark grey flooring. However, a pairing with lighter shades also creates a gorgeous scheme, bestowing warmth and cosiness to the given interior.
The marble look pattern contains veins streaming and pulsating down the length of Ariel by Silestone. They animate this surface, granting it energy, depth and chromatic richness. Organic, marble effect colours pair well with a cabinet of virtually any colour. But above all, they are stand-out centrepieces on kitchen islands, where the organic patterns cascade down the edge, flowing onto the adjoining side panels. This natural theme is universally applicable to similar or contrasting colours.
In today’s world of interior design, the colour white is incredibly fashionable, and a priority choice of many people. This Silestone Ariel kitchen worktop product certainly follows that trend, adopting a white hue that befits almost every kitchen cabinet. The contrasting darker shades and homogenous lighter shades become resonant with the white worktop in the foreground. White is a universal, neutral colour, but likewise a safe & timeless option. Whether the interior is full of disparity or scarce in diversity, white always prevails. Dark blue + white composition would be our suggestion!
Material structure & composition:
Majority of our stone products, as Ariel above, are speckled in nature. This means their composition comprises of small-to-medium contrasting veins and threads that spread across the slab surface in a usually regular manner. Like on a leaf, further mimicking the natural inspiration. This structure is a part of our marble-look, natural colour range – fantastic for almost any interior, modern and traditional alike.
Material recommended for:
- Kitchen worktops & full splashbacks,
- Modern and traditional interiors,
- General cladding.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
The cream, marble look, white Ariel by Silestone can be supplied in a ‘polished’ texture. This means a scintillating gloss that beautifully reflects the light and highlights the true colours & pigments embedded within the product. The polished texture is one of the most popular surface finishes, mostly present among quartz worktops and granite worktops, although ceramic suppliers also adopt this finish for their stone slabs. These surfaces are easy to clean and prevent all liquid absorption.
The cream, marble look, white Ariel 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.
The cream, marble look, white Ariel worktop material by Silestone comes in the ‘volcano’ finish, which, in essence, replicates the matte, lightly pocked texture of an orange peel. It’s a spellbinding finish that adds vibrance to the patterns embedded within the worktop, as they aren’t suffocating under the sheet of cliché gloss. The volcano treatment also brings out the depth of the colour as the pigments, grains and other patterns give off a dynamic 3D effect.
Silestone, Cosentino is a renowned international supplier of Quartz slabs, namely the speckled Ariel. 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.