How Much Do Silestone Countertops Cost?

Typical Range:

$1,540 - $4,800

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated February 19, 2021

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Silestone Cost

A Silestone quartz countertop costs $3,500 on average to install, or between $1,540 and $4,800, depending on the stone quality and counter size. Silestone slabs are $50 to $100 per square foot, while labor is $10 to $40 per square foot.

Factors that may increase the cost include the thickness of the slab, the edgework and the corner details. A Silestone countertop is about 0.75 inch thick and usually needs a plywood support underneath. A thickness of about 1.25 inches doesn’t generally need support, but it may increase the cost of the material by $5 per square foot. Edgework can affect the cost of your countertop as well, adding $15 to $30 per linear foot.

Average Silestone Price

Average Cost$3,500
High Cost$4,800
Low Cost$1,540

Silestone Pricing Per Square Foot

Silestone countertops cost $50 to $100 per square foot for 0.75 inch thick pieces with basic edges. Going with a 1.25-inch slab increases the price by $5 for each square foot. Decorative edges add $15 to $30 per linear foot.

A standard edge is a squared edge with rounded corners. Bullnose edges have a curved top while the popular ogee edge has an “s” curl to it. Each supplier may offer different edges, so ask to see a catalog and discuss the price points for the edge you want.

Other edges include:

  • Demi-bullnose: Rounded top, flat bottom

  • Bevel: Similar to the demi-bullnose but with a flatter edge on top

  • Waterfall: A softer version of the standard edge

  • Dupont: Features a sharp drop-off that rounds out

These are the edges normally available on 0.75 inch thick Silestone. With thicker slabs, you can get more intricate designs, such as the “Triple Pencil”, which features three small rounded edges.

Silestone Slab Cost

Expect to pay $55 to $105 per square foot for 1.25-inch thick Silestone slab countertops. Slabs with decorative edges are up to $30 per linear foot more. The cost goes up by $200 or more if you want rounded outside corners and seamed joints at the inside corners.

A squared corner takes less work and are standard on basic Silestone slabs. But, because squared corners may cause injuries -- especially in children -- rounded outside corners are sometimes worth the extra investment.

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Silestone Price List

Silestone prices are set by the square foot with 30 square feet of material costing $1,500 to $3,000. This is similar to the price of countertop materials of all kinds, including granite, Cambria and concrete. Silestone comes in different grades that indicate the smoothness and grittiness of the material as well as its pattern and color.

Before making a Silestone countertop order, ask your installer for samples of the different grades you’re thinking about getting. Big box stores often have plenty of samples for about $10 each. Samples allow you to see how the different colors and patterns will look in your kitchen and under certain lighting conditions.

Silestone Prices by Design
DesignPrice Per Square Foot
Nightmist
Rosa Grey
$50
Absolute Green
Bamboo
$55
Grey Expo
Stellar Snow
Stellar Night
Tigris Sand
$65
Sienna Ridge
Chrome
Black Dragon
Sierra Madre
$75
Lagoon
Lyra
Helix
$80
Blanco Orion
Daria
$90
Eternal Noir
White Diamond
$100
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Silestone Countertop Installation Pricing

Silestone countertop installation costs fall in the $10 to $30 per square foot range. Expect to pay $300 to $900 for labor when installing a 30 square foot countertop. Sinks and backsplashes cost extra. Add $395 for the price of a sink install plus $250 for the cutout. A tile backsplash costs $1,000 on average when designed and installed by a professional.

Silestone vs. Granite or Cambria Price

Silestone countertops are $3,500 on average to install, which is around the same price as the cost of granite countertop installs. You can expect to pay $2,000 to $4,500, or $3,250 on average, when installing granite instead. Cambria is similarly priced at $1,800 to $3,000 for 30 square feet of countertops.

DIY Silestone Installation vs. Hiring a Professional

As with all countertop installs, it’s best to find a countertop contractor to handle your project. Professionals can better move and place the Silestone slab without it breaking. They can also get the corners, edging and sink cutout just right without wasting materials. Hiring a professional can end up saving you money in the long run for those reasons, especially if you don’t have direct experience installing countertops.

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FAQs

What is Silestone?

Silestone is a man-made material created by Cosentino using 94% natural quartz and 6% resin plus pigment and other binding agents. That combo allows the natural beauty of quartz to shine through the rich pigments.

Quartz is one of the hardest materials, only surpassed by topaz and diamond. The quartz content in Silestone is what gives it its remarkable strength, while the pigment is what makes Silestone available in a variety of colors.

What are the pros and cons of Silestone?

As a countertop material, Silestone offers many benefits over the other stone types, such as:

  • Offers the beauty of natural quartz with a wider color and pattern selection

  • Resistant to stains, scratches, acid etching and impacts

  • Wipes clean with plain soap and water

  • Never needs sealing or other maintenance

Despite those benefits, Silestone countertops are not for everyone because:

  • It doesn’t look like true natural stone

  • The materials are often more expensive upfront

  • Its heavier build needs more support underneath

What’s the difference between Silestone vs. marble?

The biggest difference between Silestone and marble is in how these materials look. Natural marble only comes in white with grey, black and gold accents. Silestone, on the other hand, features many different colors. In fact, Cosentino offers 136 colors and patterns, ranging from pure whites to vivid colors to the darkest blacks. It’s even possible to find grades featuring vivid hues like magenta, sky blue and orange.

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