Dekton’s Industrial series was created to pay tribute to the beautiful imperfections of the metals and stone in all their different stages of ageing. The Dekton Industrial Collection presents materials displaying organic processes that are reflected in the richness and complexity of oxidation and the authentic beauty of maturing stone. Dekton’s unparalleled technology gives the tools to explore and design outside the box and the result is a series of colours that celebrates these incredible materials. Dekton Industrial accomplishes a matte-gloss finish that is remarkable because the appearance of the new colours differs a lot. It depends on the angle of the light on the surface thus giving rise to an elegant and intricate design. In the bathroom or kitchen, Dekton produces a clean aesthetic sense bringing divinity and comfort.
What is Dekton?
Dekton is the ultimate answer to worktops, flooring and cladding suitable for both indoors and outdoors. It has greater strength, resistance and tolerance as compared to any natural stone known. Although Dekton is prepared synthetically out of a highly complex, technological process under extreme heat and pressure, it retains the basic essence and grace of natural stones. Cosentino, its manufacturer, is a renowned Spanish Company of the world’s leading engineered surfaces with many approved suppliers all around the world including in the United Kingdom, through MKW Surfaces.
Why choose Dekton surfaces?
The technology behind Dekton uses a concentrated combination of processed raw materials- porcelain, glass, and quartz in a secret formula that utilises another twenty carefully chosen minerals that make this ultracompact material. Cosentino understands the desire behind wanting to redesign your residential space and this Industrial Collection is a suitable match.
Usability of Dekton’s Industrial Collection:
A noteworthy aspect of Dekton’s vast collection is that each one of their products from all the categories is designed by keeping in mind their multi-functional usage at residential and commercial areas. Likewise, all four surfaces in this assemblage are the ideal material for use in large commercial and architectural projects. With no doubt whatsoever, Dekton upholds its high-quality standards upon every material which means, that these surfaces have an outstanding mechanical and physical properties including resistance to UV rays, scratching, staining, heating, humidity, cooling, etc.
In terms of versatility of the material, slabs are available in large formats (up to 144cm * 320cm) as well as varying thicknesses (30mm, 20mm, 12mm, 8mm). Dekton surfaces are so accurately aligned at the time of production that they do not require limits or joins whether indoor or outdoor. Some domestic applications of all four Dekton industrial would be flooring, staircases, bathrooms, claddings, and worktops.
The four shades of Dekton Industrial Collection are discussed as under:
Trilium-Dekton Trilium brings a mixture of colours that find deep inspiration from the volcanic stones. These representations are made in intense grey and black touches. An interesting characteristic of Trilium is that it is made with 80% recycled material, thus being environmentally safe and staggering simultaneously.
This surface was introduced in 2016 and since then it has received many accolades such as the Premio Diseño e Innovación 2016 from the magazine Fuera de Serie, a popular Architectural publication in Spain. Furthermore, Trilium has also earned Best of the Year 2016 and Product of the Year 2016 from the Interior Design magazine & Architectural Records magazine hailing out of the United States of America, respectively.
Nilium- On the first look at Nilium, you can see its minimalist aspects, etched on a white backdrop and silver freckles that represent the beginning stages of the metallic oxidation process. This texture subtly brings together the stunning patterns of silver and white.
Radium- Resembling a rusted acid-washed steel, Radium crafts a sombre look that combines the warmth behind orange-brown tones and the coldness brought by dark blue and green hues. Dekton Radium is sustainable and made with up to 80% recycled materials like the Trilium.
Orix- It is the perfect embodiment of eroded cement- steel-like, cold and broken. Its appearance consists of multiple tonalities in the form of grey, blue and green that is as contrasting as the old versus the new cement.
Composition of Dekton
A slab of Dekton comprises a hybrid of the trusted, used and tried materials. It combines quartz, porcelain, and glass that together produce a visually enchanting surface.
The Industrial Collection persists on Cosentino’s strong commitment to sustainability by acquiring advanced and non-polluting practices. The surfaces included in this collection, are made out of eighty percent of recycled waste that comes out of excess materials from the Dekton’s manufacturing techniques. Cosentino re-uses water, maintains clean air in its factories, utilises energy efficiently and responsibly disposes of the waste.
Features of Dekton
Dekton never ceases to impress its owners. Each of these features makes Dekton highly preferred over any other product.
Higher Resistance to UV Rays.
Dekton’s versatility extends to outdoor applications as well as indoors. It has a high resistance to the ultraviolet rays. Normally, when you place a natural stone like marble exposed to the UV Rays, it damages the stone by degrading not only its colour but also its texture. This is avoided easily on Dekton Industrial surfaces, which neither fades nor degrades.
Highly Resistant to scratching.
Kitchens are one of those places where you accidentally scratch the surface of a worktop without really intending to. It could happen as a result of chopping vegetables or due to chopping a piece of meat, so, scratching is unavoidable.
The Industrial Collection by Dekton is resistant to scratching, which means you could cut directly over it without a concern. It offers a perfect replacement for the traditionally used kitchen worktops with its impeccable resistance.
Offers Resistance from staining.
Staining is another problem with surfaces made of marble. Unless it is remedied promptly, the surface will absorb and retain the stain forever. Once again, thanks to Cosentino that Dekton is stain proof.
Hence, Dekton provides an easily cleaned solution, where only mild soap detergent and a dry cloth or paper towel is enough to get rid of the toughest stains.
Higher tolerance to heat.
Sometimes, placing a hot pan on the kitchen worktop is inevitable, but at the same time, you do not want to see the surface stained with a yellow ring. With Dekton as a kitchen worktop, there is no reason to worry whatsoever. Putting a hot pot of marinara onto the surface neither burns nor damages the surface one bit!
Greater mechanical resistance.
Mechanical resistance basically means the strength of a material. In the case of Dekton, it is nearly 5 times as much stronger than Granite, which is yet another product with a greater tensile strength.
A porous surface is a major concern to chefs working in the kitchens. Under normal usage, a surface made of marble requires a sealing at least once a year. If that were to be used in a busy surrounding like a kitchen, then a sealing would be required yearly.
Dekton is the ultimate answer to this problem since it is non-porous and does not need a sealing.
Non-fading, stable and solid colour.
As stated earlier, Dekton is an engineered surface with colour stability even under harsh conditions. It does not fade for any reason. Even after repeated usage, which most certainly happens inside a kitchen or bathroom, its colour remains solid.
Finding Dekton in the United Kingdom
MKW Surfaces in London, UK is the authorised distributor of all Industrial Collection surfaces for residential applications. They also offer many patterns that pair beautifully with these kitchen worktops, matte, polished and textured.It is made commercially available in different formats serving various applications in 8mm, 12mm, 20mm and 30mm thickness.
Special instructions for the buyer:
Dekton is a fairly new product that might not be carried by unauthorised distributors in your region. This material comes with a special set of instructions for proper maintenance and care. Hence, it requires the latest tooling and training systems from an experienced & authorised installer.