Dekton Kitchen Worktops
With Dekton® by Cosentino the possibilities for new designs in kitchens, bathrooms, facades, walls or high-traffic flooring are endless.
Dekton is available in a range of colours, patterns, and textures, making it a versatile choice for both residential and commercial applications. Its non-porous surface makes it easy to clean and maintain, and it is also resistant to bacteria and moisture, making it a hygienic option for kitchen worktops and bathroom vanities.
The durability and aesthetic appeal of Dekton make it a popular choice for homeowners, designers, and architects looking for a high-quality, long-lasting surface material. Its use in a wide range of applications, including flooring, wall cladding, and outdoor surfaces, has helped establish Dekton as a leading brand in the ultra-compact surface market.
What is Dekton?
Dekton is a type of ultra-compact surface material, used primarily for countertops, worktops, and other architectural surfaces. It is a mixture of raw materials including glass, porcelain, and quartz, combined with high-pressure and high-temperature processing to produce a material that is extremely durable, non-porous, and resistant to heat, scratches, and stains.
Dekton is highly resistant to ultra violet (UV) light and will not fade or degrade over time making it perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications
Dekton is one of the most durable worktops, with over 5 times the flexural strength of granite, Dekton has a high level of resistance to external aggression’s
Dekton is heat resistant, so no need to worry about those hot pots and pans when you are cooking
Bacteria and mould have nowhere to take root. When it looks clean, it really is clean
Easy to Clean
With a non-porous surface that prevents dirt and stains from penetrating the material. Most marks and stains stay on the surface and can easily be removed
The traditional finish for Dekton is polished/gloss. The surface intensifies its colours and shine.
The smooth matte texture feel is unique thanks to the beauty and elegance it transmits.
Dekton is available in several textured finishes. Including Leather, Slate, Wood & Concrete.
The new Dekton Velvet has a soft natural touch and is available on the Opera and Portum colours in the Dekton Natural range.
Dekton Grip is the anti-slip solution for wet areas that also offers a smoothness that’s similar to standard finishes.
Technical & Design Information
Dekton worktop joints are finished with a small ariss to the top edge. Silicone sealant is applied to prevent water ingression.
Heavily Veined / Particulated Colours
These colours are highly unlikely to have contineous flow of the pattern when 2 sheets or 2 pieces of the same sheet are seamed together. The change of pattern will show up on the seam area
Due to thermal expansion Dekton can expand up to 1mm per metre.
Overhangs and supports
Any overhang extending more than 300mm must be supported.
Upstands less than 100mm high are extremely fragile and are not recommended.
Upstands are not normally cut from the same slab as the worksurfaces and therefore an exact colour match is not possible.
Your new Dekton worktops will need care and maintenance to keep them in good order over the years.
If you choose a polished finish they will be more easy to wipe down when compared to natural finishes which hold dirt more due to the surface texture.
This means Natural Finishes take a little longer to clean than Polished but if you use cleaning information in our Cleaning and Maintenance for Ultra Compact Surfaces Guide (link below) you will be able to remove the most stubborn stains.
However Natural Finishes are more resilient to scratching than polished if objects are dragged across the worktops (which should be avoided).
The best advice is to wipe up spillages when they happen and dry the worktop off with a tea towel,
Cleaning and Maintenance for Ultra Compact Surfaces.pdf
Ultra Compacts are highly scratch resistant but not scratch proof.
Ultra Compact worktops are incredibly hard and non-porous and will not absorb liquids, but it is still possible that grease, wine, coffee, nicotine, fruit juices and other strongly coloured substances can stain the surface if not properly protected or if the spills are not cleaned up immediately.
Polished Ultra Compact worktops are naturally hygienic as they are non-porous
For installation of worktops weighing above 120kg, you will need to supply additional labour at no cost to Worktops.net, every additional 75kg requires an extra person to assist with lifting.