How much do Silestone countertops cost?
Ashburn, VA

How much do Silestone countertops cost?

Ashburn, VA

How much do Silestone countertops cost?

$60 – $140average cost per square foot installed
$1,800 – $5,600average total cost installed (30 – 40 SF)

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$60 – $140 average cost per square foot installed

$1,800 – $5,600 average total cost installed (30 – 40 SF)


Get free estimates for your project or view our cost guide below:
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Silestone countertops cost

Silestone countertops cost $60 to $140 per square foot installed or $1,800 to $5,600 total for an average sized kitchen. Silestone prices are $50 to $100 per square foot for the material alone, depending on the size, thickness, pricing group, and finishes.

Cost of Silestone countertops
Kitchen size Countertops square footage Average cost installed
Small kitchen (70 – 99 SF) 20 – 30 $1,200 – $4,200
Average kitchen (100 – 200 SF) 30 – 40 $1,800 – $5,600
Large kitchen (200+ SF) 40 – 60+ $2,400 – $8,400+

Silestone slabs are categorized into 6 design pricing groups, as shown in the table below.

Silestone price
Group Design Installed price per square foot
Group 1
  • Blanco City
  • Blanco Matrix
  • Grey Expo
  • Lena
  • Marengo
  • Miami Vena
  • Noka
  • Tebas
  • Black
$60 – $80
Group 2
  • Cemento Spa
  • Cygnus
  • White North
  • White Storm
  • Bamboo
  • Capri Limestone
  • Coral Clay
  • Helix
  • Ironbark
  • Pulsar
  • Royal Reef
  • Unsui
$65 – $85
Group 3
  • Alpina White
  • Ariel
  • Blanco Maple
  • Tigris Sand
  • Yukon
  • Desert Silver
  • Kimbler Mist
  • Mountain Mist
  • Pacifica
  • Sienna Ridge
  • Silken Pearl
$70 – $90
Group 4
  • Blanco Orion
  • Blanco Zeus
  • Calypso
  • Charcoal Soapstone
  • Copper Mist
  • Iconic Black
  • Kensho
  • Lagoon
  • Lusso
  • Lyra
  • Pearl Jasmine
  • Stellar Night
  • Stellar Snow
$75 – $95
Group 5
  • Eternal Bella
  • Eternal D'or
  • Eternal Emperador
  • Eternal Marfil
  • Eternal Serena
  • Ocean Jasper
  • Ocean Storm
  • Pietra
$80 – $100
Group 6
  • Bianco Calacatta
  • Classic Calacatta
  • Eternal Calacatta Gold
  • Eternal Marquina
  • Eternal Noir
  • Polaris
  • White Diamond
$90 – $140

Cost to install Silestone countertops

Silestone is versatile and can be used for kitchen and bathroom countertops, bar tops, or flooring.

Cost to install Silestone countertops
Surface Size (inches) Average cost installed
Small kitchen counter (each) 24 x 100 $1,000 – $2,300
Average kitchen counter (each) 24 x 160 $1,600 – $3,700
Kitchen island 36 x 78 $1,200 – $2,700
Small kitchen island 40 x 40 $670 – $1,600
Bathroom vanity top 20 x 36 $300 – $700
Bar top 16 x 36 $240 – $560
Bathroom tile flooring 60 x 96 $2,400 – $5,600 
Kitchen tile flooring 120 x 120 $6,000 – $14,000

Kitchen with Silestone countertops.
Kitchen with Silestone countertops.

Labor cost to fabricate Silestone countertops

Contractors charge $10 to $40 per square foot on average for labor to fabricate and install Silestone countertops, depending on the project complexity. Installation often involves multiple professionals.

  • Plumbers cost $45 to $150 per hour, with a minimum service call fee of $50 to $200 to disconnect and reconnect the plumbing fixtures.

  • Electrician rates are $50 to $130 per hour, with a minimum $100 to $200 service call fee to update or install new electrical wiring.

Silestone countertop installation costs
Item Average cost Average cost (30 – 40 SF)
Silestone slab materials $50 – $100 per square foot $1,500 – $4,000 
Silestone delivery $150 – $200+ each $300 – $400+ 
Labor to fabricate & install $10 – $40 per square foot $300 – $1,600
Removing existing counters $7 – $14 per square foot $200 – $560 
Sink or cooktop cut-out $100 – $300 each  $0 – $300+ 
Faucet or outlet cut-out $0 – $60 each  $0 – $60+ 
Slab edging & polishing $0 – $40 per linear foot $0 – $1,000 

Additional factors affecting the cost include:

  • Slab size, thickness, & design– Silestone slabs come in two sizes, three thicknesses, and six design pricing groups. Jumbo slabs (63" x 128") cost more than standard slabs (55" x 120"), and the price increases with thickness.

  • PolishingPolished texture is the standard Silestone finish. Suede and volcano textures cost 10%+ more and offer a more matte, rustic finish.

  • Underlayment & reinforcement – Silestone is heavy and often requires cabinet reinforcement, an underlayment, or both, which increases costs.

    • Slabs less than 1.25 inches (or 3cm) thick typically need a supportive plywood subtop to prevent cracking. Overhangs 6+ inches also typically require cabinet reinforcement braces.

    • Some cabinets require support brackets to handle the slab's weight and may need added support lengthier overhangs.

    • Slabs thicker than 1.25 inches may also need an underlayment in areas where there is no cabinet for the slab to rest on, like over a dishwasher.

  • Leveling – Older homes or homes with uneven flooring often need the cabinets leveled. Installers add shims to level the surface for the countertop, which increases labor.

  • BacksplashContinuing the Silestone slab material up into the backsplash costs $70 to $200 per square foot. Most backsplashes extend 4" to 6" up the wall.

  • Fixtures

  • Warranty – Some companies offer extended protection plans for $300 to $400+.

Silestone edge options

Silestone is available with six different edges, with some specialists offering variations within these categories. Rounded edges are typically the standard, while more decorative edges cost extra.

  • Basic eased ­– Square edge that maintains the surface's thickness

  • Straight beveled – Square edge like the basic eased edge but with a slanted top

  • Bullnose ­– Maintains the surface's thickness but with a rounded finish

  • Ogee ­– Traditional style with flowing S-shaped curve

  • Mitered – Joins two angled pieces seamlessly to give the illusion of a thicker slab

  • Demi-bullnose / half-bullnose – Rounded edge along the top with a flat bottom

Cost of Silestone vs. quartz and other materials

At $60 to $140 per square foot with installation, Silestone's average cost falls within the $50 to $200 per square foot installed cost of quartz countertops. In comparison, the average cost of stone countertops is $50 to $150 per square foot installed.

Cost of Silestone vs. quartz and other materials
Countertop material Average installed cost per square foot Details
Silestone countertop cost $60 – $140
  • 90%+ quartz content
  • Non-porous, does not require sealing
  • Built-in bacteria resistance
  • Scratch and stain resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • May damage from extreme direct heat or sudden temperature changes
Calacatta quartz countertop cost $60 – $100
  • Looks and feels like natural Calacatta and Carrara marble
  • Non-porous; does not need sealing
  • Durable
  • Stain and scratch resistant
Cambria quartz countertop cost $60 – $125
  • Engineered stone, made in the U.S.
  • Non-porous; does not require sealing
  • Durable
  • For indoor use only
  • May damage with extreme temperature shifts
Quartzite countertops cost $65 – $150
  • Marble look at a lower cost
  • Porous; may harbor bacteria
  • High heat and fade resistance
  • Prone to stains, chips, and cracks
  • Limited color options
Caesarstone countertop cost $50 – $100
  • 90%-93% quartz content
  • Non-porous; does not require sealing
  • Durable; high impact resistance
  • Chemical, heat, scratch, and stain resistant
  • May damage with extreme temperature shifts
  • Lifetime residential warranty
Granite countertop cost $80 – $150
  • 100% natural stone; every slab unique
  • Chemical and scratch resistant
  • High heat resistance
  • Porous; needs sealing to prevent staining and bacteria growth
Marble countertop cost $40 – $150
  • 100% natural stone
  • High end, luxury, and timeless aesthetic
  • Prone to stains and scratches
  • May damage from acidic substances or harsh cleaners
  • Requires frequent maintenance
Slate countertop cost $50 – $100
  • Non-porous; does not require sealing
  • DurableHeat, stain, and scratch resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Subdued color palette
  • Brittle and sharp corners the may need rounding off to prevent injury

Pros and cons of Silestone countertops

Silestone countertops are non-porous, durable, easy to clean surfaces with a luxurious aesthetic and built-in anti-microbial protection. Still, their high price, heavier weight, and vulnerability to harsh chemicals and UV rays may not make them the best fit for every countertop renovation.

Silestone countertops pros and cons
Pros Cons
  • High-end look
  • 65+ color options
  • No sealing needed; stain and scratch resistant
  • DurableBacteria resistant; NSF and GREENGAURD certified
  • Low maintenance 
  • 25-year transferrable warranty
  • Expensive initial investment
  • Very heavy; may require additional installation support
  • Visible seams
  • May dull over time
  • Less natural looking than other stone options
  • Sensitive to harsh chemicals
  • Indoor use only

Silestone FAQs

What is Silestone?

Silestone is a hybrid engineered stone countertop produced in Spain by the Cosentio Group, a Spanish family-owned business known for their production and distribution of high-end, sustainable surfaces. Silestone is made of quartz, other raw minerals, recycled materials, resins, and binding agents.

Is Silestone the same as quartz?

Silestone is a line of quartz countertops made of 90%+ quartz and other raw materials combined with resins, adhesives, and pigment. Most quartz countertops are 93% to 95% quartz.

Can you put hot pans on Silestone?

Direct heat can damage or crack a Silestone surface. Always use a trivet, potholder, or heat proof mat when placing hot pans on Silestone.

Can Silestone be refinished, polished, and repaired?

Silestone can be repaired or refinished in some cases. Hiring a professional is best as repairing and blending the repaired section with the rest of the surface requires training and skill.

  • Countertop repair costs $100 to $1,000, depending on the damage.

  • Refinishing Silestone costs $5 to $20 per square foot and typically involves removing dull spots with diamond tooling.

Can Silestone be used outdoors?

Silestone is not recommended for outdoor use as it is susceptible to UV and weather damage.

How much does Silestone weigh?

Silestone weighs 5 to 15+ pounds per square foot, depending on the slab thickness and color family. Most Silestone countertops are ¾" or 1 ¼" thick.

Silestone weight
Slab thickness Weight (pounds per square foot)
7/16" (1.2 cm) 5.4 – 6.2
3/4" (2 cm) 8.8 – 10.1
1 ¼" (3 cm) 13.2 – 15.2

Where to buy Silestone countertops?

You can buy Silestone countertops online or from local Cosentino-certified kitchen and bathroom countertop retailers. Big box home improvement stores like The Home Depot and Lowe's also sell prefab and customer Silestone countertops, though their design selection is often more limited than specialty shops.

Getting estimates from Silestone countertop installers

Before hiring a Silestone countertop company, be sure to:

  • Get 3+ itemized estimates to compare.

  • Look for Cosentino-certified countertop installation company.

  • Check their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Hire a licensed, bonded, and insured company that has been in business for 5+ years.

  • Ask for references with contact information.

  • Ask for a portfolio of past similar countertop installations.

  • Get a detailed contract and warranty in writing before the work begins.

  • Never pay in full before the project is complete. Follow a payment plan instead.

Questions to ask

Ask these questions to find the best contractor for your Silestone countertop installation:

  • What experience do you have with Silestone countertop fabrication and installation?

  • Can I view the available slabs?

  • Am I able to choose which part of the slab to use for my countertop?

  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

  • What does the estimate include?

  • What additional costs might come up during the install?

  • How long will the installation take?

  • Do you do the installation yourself?

  • Does this project require a permit, and do you handle the permitting process?

  • Do you also handle plumbing?

  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?

  • Do you require a deposit? If so, how much is it?

  • Do you submit the manufacturer's warranty registration for me?

  • Do you offer a warranty on the labor?