Dekton countertops are a blend of the raw materials used to produce the very latest in glass and porcelain as well as top quality quartz work surfaces. Electronic microscopy allows Cosentino to fully appreciate the material’s zero porosity, a consequence of the sinterization and ultra-compaction process exclusive to Dekton. This zero porosity and lack of the micro-defects that cause tension or weak spots mark the difference. Dekton countertops are highly resistant to ultraviolet (UV) light and will not fade or degrade over time making them perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications; they are also one of the most scratch resistant surfaces on the market. Dekton withstands high temperatures without burning, scorching or cracking, hot pots and appliances can be placed directly on the surface with no worry of damage or need for re-surfacing or re-finishing.
Dekton has over 5 times the flexural strength of granite, it can be installed in thinner material over greater spans allowing for up to a 12-inch unsupported overhang on countertops, islands or bar tops. It’s compressive strength makes it an ideal material for walkways, pavers or driveways. Dekton is non-porous and never needs to be sealed because it naturally prevents liquids and gasses from penetrating the surface. The manufacturing process used in Dekton allows Cosentino to control the pigmentation of the material giving better color consistency and resulting in a long lasting product that will not fade.