In the world of premium countertops, Dekton is the latest member to join the ranks of man-made materials such as quartz and solid surfaces. Engineered using the latest cutting-edge technology, this new material has created a buzz in the market with huge potential to be used across various industries. So, what exactly is Dekton? And what makes Dekton countertops so special?
What is Dekton?
Dekton is an ultracompact surface made from a blend of raw materials that are used to produce the highest quality quartz surfaces, glass and porcelain. Dekton is a product of Sinterized Particle Technology.
This exclusive high-tech process is equivalent to an accelerated version of a metamorphic change to natural stone with high heat and pressure. While natural sintering process takes thousands of years, this technology can achieve the same result within hours, creating a revolutionary ultra-compact material that is more than 5 times the flexural strength of granite, has zero porosity, and minimal micro-defects.
Why is Dekton Suitable as Countertops?
Keeping stubborn stains off your kitchen countertop can be daunting if you are a heavy user. With Dekton, you can easily remove even the most stubborn stains from the surface.
Accidentally spilt wine? Children leaving marker stains on the countertop? No fear. You can clean your countertop easily and it will be looking like new again.
Ugly scratches are a thing of the past when you have a Dekton countertop. A slip of the knife will not damage your countertop. However, just like granite, you still need to protect your utensils by using a chopping board. You wouldn’t want to blunt your knife, would you?
Resistance to Extreme Heat and Cold Temperatures
The kitchen is the only safe place at home to handle high temperatures with all the frying, boiling, steaming and baking. While some countertop material may warp when in contact with high heat, Dekton is made to withstand extreme heat without burning, scorching or cracking. Go ahead and place your crockpots, hot pans and trays directly onto the countertop. Your Dekton countertop will not be damaged.
Not only is it heat resistant, Dekton is also naturally resistant to ice and thawing. Now you can cook at ease and enjoy the process of whipping up daring meals in the kitchen.
UV Resistant and Colour Stability
It is common for coloured items to fade over time, more so if exposed to sunlight. But you’ll be astounded by how stable Dekton is when it comes to colour consistency. Because the material is UV resistant, you do not have to worry about changes in colour and warping. Because of this quality, Dekton countertop is perfect for both indoor and outdoor kitchens. What you see today will continue to look the same for life.
When it comes to thickness and dimension, each slab of Dekton is manufactured with precision and consistency. This makes the installation a breeze because measurements are consistent with minimal corrections.
Kitchens and bathrooms are places with constant contact with water. Because of its zero porosity, there is zero water absorption. Water stains and mouldy countertops are now a thing of the past.
Just like quartz, Dekton is non-porous. Hence, it never needs to be sealed. You needn’t worry about liquids and minute particles seeping into the surface. A simple wipe is all it takes to keep your Dekton countertop sparkling clean.
Since Dekton contains no resins, it is chemically resistant. Unlike marble that is prone to etching when in contact with harsh cleaning agents, common household chemicals like bleach, drain cleaners or oven degreasers can do no harm to your Dekton countertop. This makes maintaining your countertop a breeze!
Dekton comes in a wide range of designs and finishes that can mimic natural stone, wood, concrete, metal and solid hues. The manufacturing process employs up to 16 different decorative techniques to create an endless range of aesthetic choices.
If you want a unique kitchen that is sleek and seamless, this material can be engineered into a three-dimensional piece with no joints and cuts. This piece of marvel can fit perfectly into many different design styles of choice.
Are Dekton Countertops Right for Your Home?
For homeowners who enjoy the pleasures of cooking, Dekton countertops will meet every whim of the chef within. With so many outstanding qualities, the Dekton countertop is built to last a lifetime. If you are looking to increase your home value, a kitchen decked with high-quality fixtures will surely do the trick.
If you are looking for an everlasting countertop with superior quality, amazing design and high functionality to suit your busy lifestyle, Dekton is your perfect choice.
Make an enquiry with us at Aurastone today.