Planning a kitchen renovation? Ditch the regular choices of kitchen countertop materials and opt for the latest Dekton worktop surfaces offered by Cosentino. With its ability to seamlessly adapt to any space, Dekton worktops will be a great welcoming addition to your home or office.
Choosing the right materials for a kitchen worktop requires a lot of planning and consideration. While some homeowners prefer to stick to traditional worktop materials such as granite, marble, limestone, etc, others prefer to keep an eye on new options in the market. If you belong to the latter category, you may be happy to note that the world’s leading quartz brand Cosentino, also offers a new type of sintered stone worktop surfaces called Dekton.
Made from a blend of different raw materials, Dekton worktops are made from a combination of natural quartz, porcelain and glass variants. With this intent, Dekton offers the highest quality worktop surfaces for kitchens. The DNA and structure of Dekton enable it to be adapted seamlessly onto other surfaces like wall tiles, floor tiles, external cladding and more.
What makes Dekton different from other man-made materials such as quartz, is the superior aesthetics and its unique performance features. Not only that you can use these surfaces in interior designs, but you can also apply them outdoors. In addition, Dekton is highly heat resistant (it can withstand up to 300C as opposed to 150C with quartz stone) and it can withstand freezing temperatures. To top it all off, Dekton worktops offer realistic finishes ranging from marble-like effect and concrete-effect worktops. Additionally, this is a very versatile material. The brand offers thicknesses of 4 mm, 8 mm, 12 mm, 20 mm and 30 mm which means it can be applied practically anywhere.
Available in a wide range of colours such as varying shades of whites, greys and blacks, Dekton worktops are also available in a variety of matt, gloss and smooth finishes. And that is not all. Dekton worktops also offer a slew of benefits over other countertop materials like quartz, marble and granite, including increased water resistance, heat resistance, impact resistance and UV protection. Let’s take a closer look at these benefits.
Dekton countertops find their use in many indoor applications like countertop surfaces, wall tiles, floor tiles and so on. However, Dekton surfaces can be used for outdoor applications as well unlike other materials, which are not suitable for outdoor use. The DNA, structure and unique properties of Dekton make it highly resistant to wear and tear experienced by surfaces, making it a great material for a wide variety of outdoor applications.
Unlike other countertop materials, Dekton surfaces are highly resistant to UV rays of the sun. This makes them retain their colour for longer periods without fading. Hence, Dekton surfaces can be used indoors and outdoors under direct sunlight without any issues.
Dekton worktops are highly resistant to scratches by domestic utensils. However, that said and done, it is considered wise to use chopping boards when cutting vegetables and other foods.
When compared to granite, Dekton is more resistant to abrasions. This makes it a great addition for commercial applications and some areas of the house, including facades and flooring. In contrast to other materials, which will start showing the signs of wear and tear over a period, Dekton comes with a finish, which will help it retain its nearly forever look without the need for resealing or polishing.
Dekton countertops come with low porosity, meaning they are highly resilient to the stains that are common in domestic and commercial kitchens. Dekton is also resistant to stains caused by chemical agents. You can easily clean the stains caused by everyday items like coffee, wine, ink and rust with the help of a damp cloth.
Dekton worktops are highly resistant to high temperatures caused by heat and fire. They can easily handle hot utensils, pans and pots placed directly on them without being damaged in the process.