DEKTON Hot New Surface / Countertop Material

Cosentino's Newest Countertop Material / #KBIS2014 #BLOGTOURVEGAS

DEKTON STRATO Tech Collection

Dekton may be what I would consider the next big thing in countertops.  It is something new, has a great new look, texture, color and it is indoor/outdoor rated.  Dekton is available in 12 white, grey, black and natural stone hues and in three polished matte and slate finishes.  It is made in large format slabs measuring 56" x 126" slabs in three thicknesses - 1.2cm, 2cm and 3cm - this will allow for the ability to fabricate large surfaces with fewer seams. In the future, the collection will expand to include an impressive range of innovative aesthetics including wood, rust, concrete and oxidized metal as well as a variety of textures such as rippled, leather, denim, slate, brushed and coated.  This will open up entirely new doors as far as where it can and will be used.

I had an opportunity to see and touch it in person during my time with #BlogTourVegas at #KBIS2014.  It has a beautiful feel to it, the colors are fabulously natural and the ability to have/add texture and/or route out a pattern in it is spectacular.  
The #BlogTourVegas Group Admiring DEKTON during #KBIS2014

The fact that is is fade resistant and qualifies for outdoor use is quite an impressive feat and one to be looked at in terms of innovation in the surface material industry.  Dekton's superior technical characteristics provide unique UV resistance for color stability outdoors and exceptional strength and performance.  

Facade DEKTON STRATO Tech Collection

The product is highly resistant to impact, scratches and abrasion for use in high-traffic areas and has very low water absorption.  It also provides thermal shock resistance against heat, frost and thawing, enabling the product to be used outside in any climate.  Dekton will open a whole new array of possibilities for outdoor spaces that were once not considered due to extreme climate changes.  

Exterior Cladding with DEKTON Sirocco Natural Collection

Ok so what is it made of?  Here is the scoop for those of you who need the 411 on how it is made - Dekton is made from a mixture of inorganic raw materials found in glass, porcelain tile and natural quartz.
DEKTON Factory Almeria, Spain

The process by which it is made combines technologies from these three industries, resulting in a proprietary new advancement called Particle Sintering Technology (PST), developed exclusively by Cosentino's R&D team.  PST is essentially an accelerated version of metamorphism or the "change in form" that rocks and stone undergo in nature when subject to heat and pressure over thousands of years.  To manufacture Dekton, Cosentino has reduced this process to four hours with extreme heat and pressure resulting in an entirely new category of material - the ultra-compact surface.

The DEKTON Press
The press used in the ultra-compaction process has a capacity of 25,000 tons, six times more than what has been regarded as the world's largest press up to now.

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