Cosentino Launches the Silestone® Le Chic Collection – NKBA


Cosentino Launches the Silestone® Le Chic Collection

The Spain-based global surfacing giant has added another sustainably produced line to its renowned Silestone® portfolio.

By Dianne M. Pogoda

Cosentino, a leading global manufacturer of innovative mineral hybrid and engineered architectural surfaces, has added to its portfolio with the newest collection under its Silestone® brand.

“Le Chic” is a unique collection characterized by finely crafted veined patterns typical of natural stone, evoking timeless Parisian and Victorian aesthetics in classic cream and rich hues. Among the designs are silver, gold, copper and gray veining, two-toned marbling backgrounds, gradient and pearlized effects. Le Chic revisits classic shades through a modern interpretation, and its new, distinctive colors portray a sense of refined allure with a nostalgic flavor.

Image courtesy of Cosentino.

Part of Le Chic’s innovation lies in its environmentally friendly production. Cosentino is committed to safe and sustainable methods and materials, aiming for a carbon-neutral manufacturing process.

“Sustainability is deeply embedded in our DNA, it’s how we do business,” said Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino Americas and EVP of Global Corporate Sales for Spain-based Grupo Cosentino. “Our sustainability strategy is based on several pillars, including efficient production, decarbonization, the circular economy — using recycled water and materials — and our innovative HybriQ+ Technology®.”

In 2020, Cosentino started producing Silestone® surfaces with its proprietary HybriQ+ Technology®, supporting the company’s mission for a clean, renewable, safe surface offering. Because it is available in varied thicknesses and large formats, Silestone® can be used for kitchen and bath countertops, backsplashes, shower walls, custom sinks, shower bases, wall cladding, fireplace mantles, furniture and much more. HybriQ+ Technology uses 99 percent reused water and 100 percent renewable electric energy in the manufacturing process, and its composition has a minimum of 20 percent recycled materials, like glass, and less than 40 percent crystalline silica — much healthier for people and the planet.

In 2022, Cosentino implemented 197 energy-efficiency measures and reduced its Carbon Footprint (Scopes 1-2-3) by 6.1 percent, achieving a 12.8 percent accumulated reduction since 2018. It is part of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international non-profit organization that helps companies, governments and other entities assess and report their impact on the environment.

Image courtesy of Cosentino.

“We developed an Energy Transition Plan as part of our Carbon Footprint Reduction Plan to accelerate the energy transition and emissions reduction,” noted Cosentino, who is also a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s 2023 national Board of Directors. “We have one of the largest self-consumption solar installations in Europe, capable of generating 15 percent of our annual electricity consumption.”

The company is based in Almería, Spain, with North American headquarters in Coral Gables, FL. Among its portfolio of brands are Silestone® Dekton® and Sensa®. The company was founded in 1979 as a producer of marble for architecture and construction, and now serves more than 110 countries with its eight production facilities worldwide. It maintains 41 distribution centers in the U.S. and seven in Canada, and operates 11 City Center super-showrooms throughout North America.

For more info on Cosentino and Le Chic, go here.