Information Regarding Dekton Ultra-Compact Surfaces
If you have been researching surface materials for your home or commercial space, you may have come across the material known as Dekton. This article will discuss some information in which you may be interested. As we look at this material we will explore some facts about Dekton ultra-compact surfaces and consider its uses and color availability.
What Is Dekton?
This question is one of the first things people ask upon learning about the existence of this material. And the answer to that question is technical in nature. The
official Dekton website has the following definition:
Dekton employs exclusive Sinterized Particle Technology, a high tech process which represents an accelerated version of the metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years.
You can see why the company that makes Dekton has determined that this material has formed "a whole new and original product category". Since it is created using raw materials through an engineering process that influences the material's speed of metamorphosis, it makes sense. This new product category adds another aspect to the consideration of
Natural Stone vs. Engineered Stone
But how does this surface that can be manufactured compare to other natural and engineered materials? To understand the answer to that question, we need to consider the properties of Dekton surfaces.
Properties of Dekton
The properties of the Dekton material are very appealing to many that prefer to have a durable, easy-to-care-for surface that can be used in many applications. The properties of Dekton include:
- Non Porous
- Easy to Clean
- Extremely Hard
- Heat Resistant
- Stain Resistant
- Color Stability
- Scratch Resistant
- High UV Resistance
- Thermal Shock Proof
- Hydrolysis Resistant
- Resistant to Abrasion
- Dimensional Stability
- High Mechanical Resistance
Those characteristics boil down to some basic benefits that are easy to understand. First, Dekton surfaces are easy to care for because they are non-porous.
Second, the material is so hard that it is resistant to many factors that can harm other materials. Things like scratching, abrasions, and heat do not have an impact on Dekton and this contributes to its durability. In fact its hardness is such that fabricators have to use specific
bridge saw blades for cutting Dekton.
Finally, in addition to the qualities listed above, Dekton is also highly UV resistant and withstands temperature change. This means that it can be installed outdoors and various climates.
The versatility is high too. Dekton is used for multiple applications. Let's consider some of them now.
Uses for Dekton
Because of its strength and its resistance to various environmental factors, Dekton is used in a range of applications including:
- Counter Tops
That list is impressive and it highlights the versatility of the Dekton material. Let's take a look at why each of those are on the list.
Dekton can be used for siding applications in three basic ways. First, it can be used as a single siding system for interior and exterior simple paneling system. Second, it can be used in a mixed paneling system using adhesives and mechanical reinforcements. Lastly, it can be used by dry veneer using a metal substructure.
To see the benefit of using Dekton as a material for façade, consider the following quote from the Dekton website:
Modern construction has come to understand that a façade, as part of an overall building envelope, is not only a visual statement, but also an important influencer in the protection of a wall’s structural components, the energy efficiency of the building and the health of its occupants.
Having a durable material for the façade of the building envelope is key to getting results.
Flooring can be found in all sorts of places. Indoors and out Dekton can be used for hard surfaces serving as hallways, stairs, pool decks, and outdoor patios. The various sizes of panels available means design versatility and the durability of the material enables long life.
Dekton is a material that is perfect for the kitchen. It's heat resistance, hardness, and non-porous surface make it a great fit in the home's hub. Whether it is used as an indoor countertop, outdoor covering, or as a bathroom countertop Dekton is made for all these uses.
Dekton Color Selection
When it comes to interior design styles, color is important. There are many
popular design styles used by decorators and no matter which one you are selecting, color will play an important role.
Dekton Ultra-Compact surfaces are not only functional, they are also available in a variety of colors. An array of collections are available with a range of patterns, allowing you to match virtually any design style you choose. You can see the full list of collections at:
So, if you are looking for a material that is versatile, durable, and adaptable, then you might want to take a look at Dekton by Cosentino.