Silestone is the only quartz surface brand to include the Bacteriorstatic Protection system in its composition. The system uses the latest generation silver technology.
Bacteriorstatic Protection works by incorporating silver ions (AG=) into the entire Silestone matrix during production. When bacteria comes into contact with the Silestone surface, the matrix releases controlled amounts of silver ions that interact with the reproductive cells of the bacteria. The damage caused to the reproductive cells prevents growth and the bacteria dies, reducing the bacteria count on the surface.
The number of bacteria that grow on a Silestone surface after 24 hours of contact is reduced by more than 50% compared to an unprotected surface.