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Material of the week Silestone Lyra Quartz by Cosentino: Material of The Week

Silestone Lyra Quartz by Cosentino: Material of The Week

Thu, Dec, 2013 Jesus Alberto Mouzo

Silestone Lyra is a Spanish quartz stone, material of the week.

silestone lyra quartz close up

Silestone Lyra quartz


Stone name:  Silestone Lyra quartz by Cosentino

Texture: Veined

Main colour: White

Average slab size: 3040x1380. 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.

Absorption: 0,04%-0.20%

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.

silestone lyra quartz cladding bathroom

Image of Silestone Lyra sheet applied for wall cladding in a bathroom. (

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 quartz by Cosentino comes in tiles that are available in the following sizes:

  • Silestone Lyra tiles 300x300mm
  • Silestone Lyra tiles 400x400mm
  • Silestone Lyra tiles 600x300mm
  • Silestone Lyra tiles 600x400mm
  • Silestone Lyra tiles 600x600mm

silestone lyra quartz kitchen island

This Silestone Lyra kitchen shows how gorgeous this material is. 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.

silestone lyra suede vanity top

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 london

Silestone worktops installed by MKW Surfaces featuring a recessed sink and drainer.

Silestone Lyra offers more subtle shades than its counterpart "Lagoon".

silestone lyra quartz island

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

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.

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