Silestone® Sunlit Days carbon-neutral technology has garnered the line a win in the Hard Surfacing, Tiles & Stone Category in 2021 Architizer A+ Product Awards. It was even a finalist in the Sustainable Design category.
The win gives credit to Cosentino, the company behind the innovative quartz surface, but the product is a win for consumers and the environment, too. Silestone® Sunlit Days is the newest release by the company, which is a well-established leader in the quartz and engineered stone industry.
The technology behind the product is called HybriQ+® by Silestone®, which has drawn attention for both material composition and manufacturing processes. The resulting material, Silestone® Sunlit Days, is a hybrid formulation of mineral raw materials, such as quartz and recycled ingredients. Notably, the collection is the first ever to achieve carbon-neutral status.
Looking past the line’s natural and minimum 20% recycled materials, the process for manufacturing Silestone® Sunlit Days focuses on sustainability. The multi-purpose product is made in a factory that recycles 99% of the water used during production.
The company also produces 100% renewable electric energy to fulfill energy requirements. According to a statement by the company, “The new manufacturing process also has zero water discharge, ensuring that local water sources are not polluted by chemicals.”
“The introduction of the Sunlit Days Collection embodies a new dawn of Silestone®,” said Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America and EVP of Global Sales. “It celebrates a pivotal change for the global design world, demonstrating that change for the betterment of our planet is possible when we embolden ourselves to reimagine our manufacturing process and make the commitments necessary to reach carbon neutrality.”
In addition to the industry-leading sustainability practices, the newest lineup reflects nature in the color options. The Sunlit Days collection is Mediterranean-inspired, offering shades titled Faro White, Cincel Gray, Arcilla Red, Cala Blue and Posidonia Green. Another product line by the company, called Ethereal, offers marble-inspired options. All products can be used for countertops, backsplashes or wall cladding in high-use areas.
Images via Cosentino