Silestone is a made from quartz, one of the hardest minerals in existence. Silestone is normally found in kitchens and bathrooms. Silestone is a popular choice for home owners as it is very aesthetically pleasing and has extreme durability. The quartz makes silestone a highly scratch-resistant and low maintenance flooring option. These characteristics also make a very versatile tile that can be used in a variety of places including the kitchen and bathroom. Silestone is a smooth surface that becomes very slippery when wet. The use of silestone in rooms where there is a high probability of liquids ending up on the floor, (i.e. entryways, kitchen and bathrooms etc...) creates a serious safety concern.