Dekton is a new material for work surfaces developed by Cosentino (known for composite brand Silestone). The range of colours on offer is gradually expanding, and besides the uniform colours, it currently also includes a number of gorgeous natural stone and concrete look-a-likes.
The Dekton production process uses techniques and materials from the ceramics, glass and composite production industries. With the application of high pressure and high temperatures, an ultra-compact mass is produced.
Dekton is available in a matt, brushed surface (satin), as well as with an X-gloss high-gloss finishing (polished). Each surface gives your kitchen a unique look, but they share a number of very practical and hygienic characteristics.
Dekton’s colour is generally very consistent. But, because it consists of natural raw materials, any differences in colour and structure compared to the colour samples can never be ruled out.
Although the characteristics vary slightly depending on the colour and finish, in general, Dekton has excellent scratch and heat resistance. So you can safely put your hot pan on the work surface.
The stain resistance of Dekton is also excellent. And should a persistent stain occur, it is usually easy to remove with proper maintenance. In comparison to granite and quartz, Dekton is susceptible to damage from impact or point loads. Care should therefore be taken with pointed and/or heavy objects that could drop onto the surface.
The production process and the natural ingredients of Dekton can cause small ‘high contrast’ contaminations (e.g. dark dots in a light material). This does not affect the quality of the material.
Want to know more about the characteristics of Dekton and how this product relates to other materials? Then view our special page about material properties.