Dekton Worktops – When only the best will do
A Dekton worktop is as tough as they come. Pretty much indestructible, it’s highly resistant to heat, scratches, UV light and chemicals. The only disadvantage to this material is that it can edge chip on high impact or break under excessive load-bearing conditions. Aside from that, if it’s an ultra-hard worktop you’re after, then this is the go-to. A Dekton kitchen worktop is in the premium price bracket but it is easy on everything else. Day to day maintenance won’t be a chore
What is Dekton worktop?
Dekton by Cosentino is an ultra-compact surface quartz worktop. Manufactured by this global leader in natural quartz and stone architectural surfaces for over 25 years. Dekton is a blend of porcelain, quartz stone and glass. Dekton is available in large sizes, so it’s ideal for worktops, floors and cladding.
How is Dekton worktop made?
Dekton cermic worktops by Cosentino is a blend of materials compressed under high pressure. Once pressed, the decoration is printed onto the surface and then baked at 1200degrees so they fuse in a process called particle sintering technology (PST). This is an acceleration of the natural metamorphic changes of stone to create a slab material that is extremely dense. Dekton is available in 60+ colours and 3 textures (polished, suede and volcano).
Is Dekton environmentally friendly?
Dekton Trilium worktop is Cosentino’s new range manufactured using waste material from its production processes contributing to its environmental sustainability
Dekton worktops pros and cons:
What are the advantages of a Dekton worktop?
Stain Resistance: Dektons ultra-compact surface has superb stain resistance
Acid Resistance: Dekton is impervious to acid.
Heat Resistance: Hot pans are no match for Dekton and can be directly placed onto its surface.
UV Resistance: Ultra-resistant to UV sunlight, Dekton is the perfect choice for outdoor kitchen applications.
Scratch Resistance: Excellent durability against scratches. Cosentino recommends using cutting boards to protect your utensil blades.
Dekton Worktop Colours: Available in 60+ colours and 3 different surface finishes, there’s no limit to how you can use this material to match a scheme.
Dekton Worktop Thickness: Available in 8mm, 12mm, 20mm and 30mm thicknesses and sizes up to 1440 x 3200mm
What are the disadvantages of a Dekton worktop?
Not fully repairable: Despite being extremely hard, edges, bevels and corners can chip due to the brittle nature of the material. Surfaces can break if too much load-bearing is applied. Repairs are not invisible
Expensive: Dekton is more expensive than other surfaces.
DEKTON VS SILESTONE
Expensive // Cheaper
Ultra compact surface // Solid surface
25 year warranty // 25 year warranty
Non-repairable// Non repairable
Easy care // Needs some care
High resistance to scratching // High resistance to scratching
60+ colours // 90+ colours
Superb resistance to heat // Sensitive to heat
Excellent resistanceence to acid // Not sensitive to acid
Not UV sensitive // UV sensitive
Resistant to mould and bacteria // Resistant to mould and bacteria
Dekton – How to clean
Cosentino recommends Specialist cleaner Q- Action. Alternatively, soap and water are perfectly fine. Easily remove stains with a cream cleanser.
Can a Dekton worktop be repaired?
No. Dekton is extremely hard and resistant to surface knocks. Exposed areas are vulnerable to high impact.
Are Dekton worktops heat resistant?
Yes. Dekton above 8mm thickness designed to withstand all kitchen utensil temperatures without the use of trivets. Cosentino advises against contact with direct flame sources.
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