Silestone Negro Stellar Quartz Kitchen Worktops in Smallfield, Surrey
The strong monochrome contrast of white units with a black quartz worktop attracts many customers. Black quartz worktops give the kitchen a clean, dynamic look, and allow for other colours to then come in to dress the kitchen.
Mrs B of Smallfield, Surrey, chose Silestone Negro Stellar quartz worktops for her kitchen. The classic black mirror quartz is made by many manufacturers; for quartz worktops we haven’t found anything to beat the Silestone option.
Mirror quartz is vastly preferable to plain black quartz in terms of maintenance and general livable-with-ness; if you want a plain black we would recommend natural stone, like the Zimbabwe Black that we hold in stock. Remember, when it comes to avoiding dust and finger marks, the more pattern the better.
THE FINER DETAILS
The kitchen. Ceiling downlighters and white units with plinth-level lighting make a long kitchen with a small window feel bright along its length.
At the heart of the kitchen the Rangemaster Classic Deluxe in Regal Blue with Brass trim is an imposing and attactive free standing cooker.
In the bright kitchen the Negro Stellar quartz splashback is an impressive backdrop behind the range, without being overpowering.
Chrome Finish Tap
Although quartz is not as polished as granite, it still reflects well. Here the chrome finish, single-lever tap complements the bright mirror sparkles of the Silestone Negro Stellar worktop.
The window sill has also been made in quartz. Stone sills, with upstands, are a great way to make the window area easy to clean. In this case the sill height is slightly below the standard upstand – see next detail image.
Windowsill and Upstand
Detail of windowsill layout, showing how the upstand has been run into the window reveal. This kind of work would generally be done by our fitters on site; please discuss your requirements with the template on his visit.
The washing machine and tumble drier are side by side to the right of the sink run. The long 1200mm quartz ‘bridge’ is supported by a central panel, although 30mm Silestone could probably be fine without, given a batten at the back. Granite worktops normally need a little more support than quartz.