Sensa granite countertops from Cosentino
My search for the perfect granite countertop supplier was a little bit different. Sensa granite countertops from Cosentino. Sure, I was still looking for outrageous value and the highest quality, but I knew that this one piece had to be the absolute best. Why?
Close your eyes and think about your kitchen. What did you see first? Whatever it was, I bet it included a large slab of the countertop. From every angle, countertops are what we see first in nearly every kitchen. The space we spend the most time in our bathroom is typically the counter as well, from hygiene to grooming, that workspace is a big part of our lives. That’s why Cosentino was one of the wholesale choices for Explore Granite & Quartz LLC and ExploreKitchens.com
“Inspiring people through innovative spaces” is a heck of a catchphrase to live up to, but from what I’ve seen so far, they’re surpassing it. With Cosentino Silestone in Sterling, VA, Explore provides three lines for your new countertops, a natural granite called Sensa, a manufactured quartz countertop line called Silestone, and a manufactured stone line called Dekton.
While many products are nearly impossible to discern from natural stone, there is still a warmth and beauty that only nature can supply to each unique piece of real natural stone. With Sensa, Cosentino has gathered only the best in granite slabs to create unique countertop product that is only found with this manufacturer.
Granite comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns and the wholesaler, Cosentino in Sterling, VA has selected seven distinct shades for its line, providing infinite variety, as each natural stone has its own lines and beauty. The process of heat and pressure that create these stones deep in the earth, craft unique masterpieces that can never be fully duplicated.
This means that your countertops will, by very nature, be one of a kind, giving your kitchen a look and feel that is beyond anything else. In addition to the seven individual shades, Sensa is manufactured in three distinct textures.
This slightly pebbled texture creates a matte glow that gives these countertops a rich, old warm charm. The effect is similar to a well-worn leather. The suede finish is the perfect complement to today’s modern rustic styles.
Suede finished granite is a slightly more refined texture, with a semigloss sheen. Not as bright as polished granite, but with the smooth texture you’re most familiar with in granite countertops. Suede walks the line between formal and informal styles. It works well with more traditional kitchens and can be used in modern designs as well.
Polished granite creates a high-end, luxe sheen popular in upscale kitchens. It gives a clean, professional feel and is great for reflecting light. While all of Cosentino’s selections are simple to clean and maintain, Polished will give the most satisfaction to those who enjoy a sparkling clean kitchen.
Incomparable stain resistance
Even among granite’s biggest fans, staining is a challenge they don’t enjoy. With Cosentino, you’re in good hands. Their unique finishing methods create a natural stone with an unnatural resistance to stains that is one of its best features.
Every piece of Cosentino Sensa is specially treated with a proprietary sealing process that prevents stains from setting in. This makes Sensa one of the most rugged and user friendly of all luxury granites.
Care and cleaning
While other granites require specialized cleaners and treatment to maintain warranty coverage, Cosentino’s Sensa is a truly “wash and wear” product that can be cleaned simply with regular soap and water. No more panicking over wine spills if you’re out of granite cleaner. Sensa granite comes with a fifteen-year warranty
Quartz is one of the most beautiful and versatile stones on our planet when it comes to color and style. That’s why when Silestone is manufactured, 94% of all raw materials are natural quartz. For versatility in a stone product, Silestone cannot be beaten with over 70 varieties of color and texture. This stuff is tough as nails too!
You might think of highly polished countertops as fragile, and some can be, but Silestone isn’t one of them.
Cosentino has gone to great lengths to create one of the world’s most resilient quartz countertops.
- Stain-resistant with a low porosity composition that makes it impervious to liquid absorption and making it highly stain resistant.
- Quartz is one of the earth’s hardest minerals, making Silestone resistant to chemicals and acids.
- The manufacturing process creates a consistent material without voids or natural faults that stone and other solid surface products have, making Silestone impact resistant.
- Silestone also features high scratch resistance given the high percentage of quartz in its makeup.
With Cosentino’s propriety N Boost technology, Silestone is sealed and locked in place at the molecular level. This gives it not only long-lasting durability and shine but brighter and truer colors and more contrast in patterns for a beauty that is incomparable in quartz countertop products.
Dekton manufactured stone
One of the biggest drawbacks to stone countertop products is the thickness. In most cases, thicknesses below one inch are hard to apply over large surfaces without the risk of fracturing the stone. With Dekton, gorgeous stone colors and textures can now be applied across large surfaces with thicknesses as thin as 4 millimeters, or about a quarter of an inch.
Durability beyond comparison for your new kitchen countertops in #northernva
As with Cosentino’s other lines, Dekton is made for spaces that people actually live in. Life brings bumps, scrapes, and impacts, so Dekton has been supplied with a wide range of protections for everyday life.
- Highly UV resistant. Many manufactured stone products fade over time, especially if placed in direct sunlight. Colors will fade and lines can even appear where light and shadow stand on surfaces. Not with Dekton.
- High stain and scratch resistance. Coffee wine and rust could all destroy the look of many manufactured stone products, but are easily cleaned from Dekton due to its low porosity. While cutting tools can be used on the surface, they recommend cutting boards, to protect your knives. (their words, not mine)
- Fire and heat, abrasion, and even freezing and thawing don’t break down this product, making it ideal for applications other stones cannot be used for.
Cosentino is a class act and we’re glad to be offering them a place as our exclusive granite and quartz countertop supplier. They say you can judge a person by the company it keeps and I think this is also true of companies. That’s why #CindyCrawford, internationally known supermodel, and design aficionado chose to represent Cosentino once again at their 2019 launch.
From top to bottom, I think you’ll find there is not a better choice to crown your cabinets and vanities with than stone products from Cosentino, that’s why Explore Kitchens – Granite Countertops will be offering their line and the products they provide.
Sensa granite countertops from Cosentino? Explore First.
Owner/Operator, Explore Kitchens and Explore Granite & Quartz