In the article we explore the material known as ‘Dekton’. Thus we discover what it is and how it performs in it’s intended applications.
What is Dekton?
Dekton is an ultra-compact porcelain product developed as an alternative to other ‘stone-like’ materials on the market. Through a process known as ‘Sintering’ the raw materials used to make Dekton are compacted in a similar manner to how stones would form naturally over thousands of years. Additionally this is done in a controlled environment allowing the manufacturers to ensure consistency and prevent defects.
Using electronic microscopy it is observed to be completely non-porous. Thus Dekton has a greater structural integrity than typically observed in natural stones. This is due to the lack of microscopic faults or ‘hairline-fractures’. Also it is by Cosentino, the same group that brought us ‘Silestone’, the world’s leading reconstituted stone surface.
Advantages of Dekton
Due to the way it is manufactured it boasts some impressive advantages over other materials on the market. These include:
• It boasts UV Resistance making it suitable for indoor and outdoor applications
• Scratch resistance. This is the most scratch resistant benchtop material on the market.
• Stain Resistance. Dekton’s zero porosity makes it resistant from staining.
• Thermal Resistance. You can even put hot pots on it unlike other products such as laminated or reconstituted stone benchtops.
• Abrasion Resistance. Dekton demonstrates high resistance to abrasions and does not need to be refinished or repolished during it’s service life.
It’s safe to say that this is one impressive material! Did you know it is even backed by a 25 year warranty?If you would like to view some samples in person, visit our show room at 318 Boorowa St Young NSW or call us on 02 6382 4681.
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