Silestone Lyra quartz by Cosentino: material of the week
Silestone Lyra is a Spanish quartz stone, material of the week.
Silestone Lyra quartz
Stone name: Silestone Lyra
Main colour: White
Average slab size: 3040×1380. Also available in Jumbo Size measuring 3250x1570mm
Tiles: Available. Please ask for lead times.
Applications: Interior. Please ask one of our team members.
Classification: Engineered quartz/Technical quartz.
Composition: 85-95% quartz and minerals, 5%-15% pigments and additives.
Bending strenght: 29-70 MPa.
Compression strenght: 112-248 MPa.
History: Silestone colors total over 60 in the Uk and Lyra is a new colour from Silestone’s Nebula collection launched in 2013.
Silestone is a brand name of the Cosentino Group, a Spanish multinational corporation with over 25 years experience within the sector.
Cosentino is a family-owned business and the biggest quartz manufacturer in the world with a distribution base in over 50 countries.
Image of Silestone Lyra sheet applied for wall cladding in a bathroon. (Image@Silestone.com)
Silestone Lyra is a natural quartz surface for interior applications with a special treatment offering different finishes and sheet sizes as well as quartz tiles to match tops.
Silestone Lyra tiles are available in the following sizes (subject to availability):
- Silestone Lyra tiles 300x300mm
- Silestone Lyra tiles 400x400mm
- Silestone Lyra tiles 600x300mm
- Silestone Lyra tiles 600x400mm
- Silestone Lyra tiles 600x600mm
This shower tray in Silestone Lyra gives us a good idea as to how the tiles would look. Image@Cosentinonews
Although technical quartz isn’t a new product it continues to add fans due to its versatility (design, colours and finishes) and low maintenance.
Silestone Lyra comes in Suede (matt) and Volcano (bush hammered) finishes.
Suede is a slightly textured matt finished version of Silestone Lyra which increases anti-slip resistance of the material.
Silestone Lyra Suede offers a soft touch and an exotic feel which normally compliments the look of industrial designs for both residential and commercial applications.
Image of a Silestone Volcano finish surface by Silestone
Both Silestone Suede and Silestone Volcano finishes require more care and attention than a Silestone polished finish due to the fact that dirt and grease are easier to get in between its textured pattern.
For the end user it means being more thorough when cleaning on a daily basis. This makes it generally more suitable to professionals rather than families.
Silestone Lyra worktops installed by MKW Surfaces featuring an undermount sink and drainer grooves.
Silestone Lyra offers more subtle shades than its counterpart “Lagoon”.
Silestone Lyra worktops on a white kitchen in London installed by MKW Surfaces
Silestone Lyra Integrity Sinks are available to match any worktops
Silestone Lyra is a popular choice for vanity tops. Image by An Interior Motive Designs
Below is a staircase made in Silestone Lyra by Robert Nebolon Architects
Quartz tends to be more expensive than some granites and marbles for flooring applications but represents value for money in the long term as it doesn’t need the resealing or re-polishing required by natural stone.
Silestone Lyra table top designed by Meg Tawes Kitchens
Another popular application for this material is on Kitchen islands as the one below by Home Art Homes Architects
Silestone Lyra is a great finishing material for classic kitchens such as the one above, designed by James Town