What do you get when you combine inorganic raw materials found in glass, porcelain materials, and natural quartz for four hours in extreme heat and pressure? A cutting edge surface material called Dekton.What is Dekton? A revolutionary new ultra-compact surface for interior and exterior use.
Who makes Dekton? Cosentino, a world leader in quartz, stone and recycled surfaces for architecture and design. Cosentino also makes Silestone natural quartz, ECO by Cosentino recycled surfaces, and Sensa granite. Properties of Dekton:
- UV resistant
- Exceptional strength and performance
- Impact resistant
- Scratch and abrasion resistant
- Usable in any climate, no adverse reaction to heat or freeze – thaw cycles
What makes Dekton different? Dekton is thin, but strong and has tactile qualities not found in typical surface slabs. Unique to Dekton is its minimal profile in three thicknesses: 0.8cm, 1.2cm and 2cm. Also unique to Dekton are finishes: matte, polished, slate, which mimics the dimensional surface of natural slate, and wood, which imitates the look and feel of the natural grain pattern of wood. But wait, Cosentino is working on making numerous textural finish options in Dekton such as oxidized metal, denim, rippled leather and more. When asked, we learned linen and burlap type finishes could also be an option.
Where To Use Dekton Countertops are the easiest application and we saw this material all over the Milan show. Flooring, as a large slab Dekton offers slip-resistant options for a clean zen-like floor which are used indoors or out. Architectural interior or exterior cladding. In this photo both the building exterior and the interior of the pool are clad in Dekton. Strength is a cool characteristic of Dekton and while in Milan, just imagine 10+ designers peppering the company with questions. Can we make stairs? Yes. Outdoor furniture? Yes. The possibilities are endless. Architects and designers take note – customization in finish and color will be possible. Dekton will rock your world.
Disclosure: The point of view expressed above is my own. Our trip to Venice and Milan with BlogTour Milan was possible by the generous sponsorship provided by the National Kitchen and Bath Association(NKBA), BLANCO America, Gessi Company, Clever Storage by Kesseboehmer, Dekton by Cosentino, and Modenus.