During fabrication, Dekton pressing process is carried out in a 25,000 kg press. This type of fabrication transforms the natural stone material into an Ultra Compact sheet. This level of compaction contributes signiﬁcantly to the material's low porosity, making it a long-life product which has many benfits both in commercial and residential properties.
STRENGTH Becuase of Dekton’s strength, architects are able to select this material for walkways and driveways. It can be installed in thinner material that covers greater areas which cater up to 12 inch unsupported overhangs on islands and breakfast bars.
NON-POROUS Dekton is non-porous and does sealing is not required. Due to its nature and treatment during fabrication, Dekton prevents liquids from penetrating the surface. This new type of surface is "low maintenance" which is easier to clean compared to other surfaces.
COLOR STABILITY The manufacturing process used to make As Dekton has full control of the colour pigmentation, it is posisble to have better colour cosistency for slabs which result in long lasting colour ranges that will not fade over time.
There are many features and advantages when it comes to Dekton surfaces. UV RESISTANCE Dekton is resistant to ultra violet (UV) light. This means that the sufrace will not degrade or begin to fade over time which makes it suitable for indoor and outdoor application.
SCRATCH RESISTANCE Dekton is the most scratch resistant surface on the market and is more abrasion than Granite. Dekton is a great candidate for kitchen worktops and countertops.
STAIN RESISTANCE Along with Cosentino's other ranges, Dekton also features Anti Stain Technology. Dekton is completely Stain Proof so stubborn stains such as wine and coffee can be removed. Dekton is also resilient to splashes of household chemicals including bleach and drain cleaners.
HEAT RESISTANCE Due to the nature of the material, Dekton is able to withstand high temperatures without burning or cracking. Hot Pots and Appliances can be placed directly on the surface leaving no burn marks on the surface.
ABRASION RESISTANCE Dekton is even more resistant to abrasion than granite. This makes it the ideal surface for commercial applications such as high traffic flooring areas.
COLD RESISTANCE It’s natural resistance to ice and thawing makes it ideal in low temperature environments.
As the size of Dekton slabs are 320cm x 144cm, it opens up the possibilities for large kitchen worktops, bathrooms countertops, facades, cladding, large floor tiles and much more. Dekton is available in various formats which reduce the weight per square metred. There are three different thickness that are selectable all of which depend on the application that is required. Thickness ranges from 0.8cm to 3cm.
Dekton is designed in three dimensions ensuring that all decorative aspects of the surface are consistent and continue into the interior of the material. Because the decoration continues throughout the material, it is possible for architects to create complex designs and has more applications where the material can be used in.
Dekton's compounds and features allow it to be a prime candiate for many applications. Due to is continious decoration across the entire area of the slabs allow surfaces and spaces to be designed without any interruptions in the design. Color and textures continue to ﬂow in all directions. Due to the size and thickness, designers are able to create flawless peices of cladding, worktops, countertops, breakfast bars, islands, hotel and shop flooring and steps, internal and external cladding. There is no limitation of where Dekton cannot be applied.
Dekton is a new surface materail that can be present in all types of environments, spaces, interiors and externals and is not limited to a set scale. Dekton is a new platform where architects can create their ideas without compromising product quality. From artistic creations, kitchen worktops, flooring, cladding and more. Dekton has no flaw and is resistant to majority of man made and natural elements which makes it a suitable canditate for all types of projects.