Considering a new countertop material for your home, but don’t want to deal with high maintenance or less durable stones? Dekton might be the best option for you and your next project.
What Is Dekton?
Dekton is a new surfacing material in the marketplace that is a blend of quartz, glass, and porcelain. Lorenzo Marquez, Vice President of Marketing for Costenio, Dekton’s manufacturer, describes the breakout product as “a hybrid of the best materials in the market for surfacing.”
How Is Dekton Made?
How exactly is it made? We’re glad you asked. According to Costenio’s website, they utilize exclusive Sinterized Particle Technology, which is a high-tech process simulating “an accelerated version of the metamorphic change the natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years.” This technology employed to create Dekton is what makes its design truly revolutionary and stand out from the pack.
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High UV Resistance
Because of its high resistance to UV rays, Dekton will not fade or degrade over time due to exposure to sunlight. This makes the product great for both indoor and outdoor use.
High Scratch Resistance
Just because the product is new to the market, doesn’t mean Dekton cannot compete with other popular surfacing materials. In fact, it is currently regarded as the most scratch-resistant product in the marketplace. While this is true, c, it is still recommended to use a cutting board so as to preserve this sleek surface.
While many other products are simply resistant to stains, Dekton is completely stain-proof. Wine, coffee, and even markers stand no chance against this product and can be easily removed from the surface with your cleaner of choice.
Fire and Heat Resistance
Dekton can withstand high temperatures without burning, scorching, or cracking. This allows home chefs to place their scorching pots directly on the countertop without harming it.
While it is well known that granite is one of the most resistant materials to abrasion in the marketplace, Dekton is even more so. Its resistance to abrasion makes Dekton the ideal surfacing material for commercial applications and high traffic areas since it will not show wear and tear over time.
Ice and Thawing Resistance
Because Dekton has a low coefficient for thermal expansion, it is shock proof from both extreme heat and extreme cold, and because it is extremely resistant to ice and thawing, it is the perfect material for even the coldest environment like Omaha!
Where Is Dekton Best Used?
Because of its versatility and durability, Dekton can be used in a number of different settings including residential, commercial, indoors, outdoors, for countertops or flooring. No matter what your needs are, Dekton can deliver.
To view case studies related to its use, click here.
We have tackled the basics of the versatile surfacing material, Dekton. We have explained what it is, the benefits associated with it, and where it is best used. We hope that in doing so, we have assisted you in the search for the perfect material for your client’s next project!
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If you are in search of natural stone for your next project, contact us at Firenze International and we would love to help you and your clients!