If you're looking for a countertop surface that can withstand heat, stains, and major scratching, Dekton might just be the one. Dekton is a type of quartz, or man-made quartz, which is considered one of the most durable and low-maintenance countertop materials on the market. While conventional quartz products are extremely durable, Dekton may be taking quartz toughness to another level. In addition to kitchen and bath countertops, Dekton is specified for flooring and exterior applications, including building facades and outdoor kitchens.
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Dekton Is Fireproof
According to Dekton's manufacturer, Cosentino, Dekton is a fireproof material. This means you won't have to worry about hurting it when torching your Crème Brulee or searing your scallops, even if you're working right on your countertop. It also means that you can set down pans of boiling water or hot skillets right onto the counter without fear of damage due to thermal shock. You certainly can't say that about solid-surface, laminate, or even stone countertops (because heat can damage stone sealers).
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Dekton Is Highly Stain-Resistant
Ketchup, soy sauce, black beans, red wine, lemon, vinegar, makeup, and even spray paint: They won't stain Dekton. Really. Dekton is so dense that it is non-porous and is virtually impervious to liquids. Even Dekton countertops in white and other light colors won't show stain remnants.
Like conventional quartz countertops, Dekton does not need to be sealed for stain-resistance. This puts it well ahead of other materials, including concrete, stone, wood, and quartzite, in terms of low-maintenance.
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Dekton is Super Scratch-Resistant
Scratches from knives, pans, or appliances are common hazards for kitchen counters. Thanks to its exceptional density, Dekton is very hard to scratch. You can cut right on the countertop without fear of damage, and you don't have to worry about rough-bottom pans sliding across its surface.
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What Is Dekton?
Dekton is made from a proprietary blend of natural quartz stone, porcelain, and glass. These raw materials are fused and compressed under high pressure to create a slab material that is very dense and compact. In fact, compactness is one of Dekton's key selling points. At just 2 cm thick, Dekton countertop material can be much thinner than other popular options, giving you more design flexibility as well as a sleek profile.
Dekton is available in over 50 colors across 7 different collections. It also comes in a variety of thicknesses for various applications. The standard thickness for kitchen countertops is 2 cm.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Book Matching Is Possible
If you have ever shopped for marble or granite, you probably know that some colors come in batches that are cut from the same mountain slab and can have a book-matched grain or pattern.
This means that if you were using the slab for a large island or a countertop and backsplash, you can line up the grain to hide seams and create continuous vein patterns. Dekton is available in looks that can simulate the book-matching effect of natural stone.
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Dekton Is Matte
Dekton has a matte sheen, which can be desirable when combining countertops with high-gloss finishes in the cabinetry or backsplash. A matte finish is non-reflective so it doesn't create glare from all that kitchen lighting. A matte look also creates a luxurious and natural texture, similar to concrete.
Dekton is offered in some colors with a flat, textured, or ribbed surface pattern. The textured colors are similar to a leather finish that creates a very sophisticated look.
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Dekton Works Outdoors
Unlike conventional quartz countertops, Dekton is UV-resistant so it can be used outdoors. This, along with its overall durability, makes it a great choice for outdoor kitchens. Even chemicals and acids are no match for Dekton.