Worktops build an essential backbone of residential homes and commercial establishments and/or offices. The year 2017 has brought the ten most amazing worktop materials that are worth a very close look and careful consideration if you are interested in having resistance surfaces with natural looks and a manufacturers’ warranty of over 10 years in all its range of products.
Dekton is the word. The new range of spectacular materials made by Cosentino that are improved not just in terms of their aesthetic values but also with regards to the diversity in options, variation in colours, thicknesses, finishes and other alternatives that do not weigh heavy in when it comes to apply the material on worktops or cladding.
Let us have a look at the top worktops for 2017.
Dekton Aura 15
Dekton Aura 15 represents the new trend of colours that evoke the natural beauty of marble. This product is created by keeping in mind the very best that Italian marble has to offer, and best known to mankind- Calacatta and Carrara marble. The inspiration that Aura 15 draws from the legendary natural stone is enough to set it apart.
Dekton Aura 15 reinterprets the veining colours seen on the natural stones, but with an enhanced improvement in terms blending superior performance and natural design, not seen until the arrival of Dekton.
Dekton Aura 15 comes in slabs with dimensions 3170x1420mm and thicknesses of 8mm, 12mm, 20mm and 30mm. Paired with the fact that by not being affected by UV rays it can be applied both indoor and outdoor, Dekton Aura brings a new world of possibilities to Interior Design and external Architectural surfaces including patios, benches, saunas and gardens.
Neolith Estatuario is the award winning reinterpretation by Spanish company The Size, inspired by the real Statuario marble from Italy, a true beauty and symbol of understated elegance and luxury.
Neolith Estatuario comprises thick yet subtle grey veins on top of a delicious pearly white background. This serene design boasts of elegance and decorates any space with ample freshness, sheer class and unmatched beauty. Neolith Estatuario is available in slab sizes of 3200x1500mm and 3200x1600mm and thicknesses ranging from 3mm for furniture cladding to 12mm which suits kitchen worktop and counter applications.
Neolith is suitable for internal and external applications including kitchen worktop, garden bench, external façade and flooring.
Another marvel of newly launched ultracompact surface from Dekton is Aldem from the Wild Collection. Inspired by natural wood and other organic elements, the surface looks both simple and subtle to eyes.
Dekton Aldem is the best reinterpretation of natural wood with a pine effect, comprising tones of grey that amplify the colour of this material that is resistant to the sun rays and weather conditions as well as being scratch and heat resistant.
Neolith Iron Grey
Out of the 7 elegant models of the Iron range offer by Spanish manufacturer The Size, Neolith Iron Grey contains the more subtle option with a dark greyish base which provides a subtlety to the shining showcased by its metallic grey tonality even more. It is an inspiration of iron oxide that delivers deep personality and retains durability with passing time. Neolith Iron Grey is ideal for interiors that work with industrial and aged designs as well as with contemporary mix and match of modern objects and traditional settings.
Neolith Iron Grey comes in slabs with dimensions of 3200x1500mm and 3200x1600mm and thicknesses in 3mm, 5mm, 8mm and 12mm in extremely strong yet light weight material which is ideal for worktops as well as for applications in wall cladding and façade.
Compac Gray Zement Glace
Compac Gray Zement Glace is a new generation of quartz surfaces that represents earthy and organic colour combinations, bringing tranquillity and relaxation to any space in which it is applied. Compac Gray Zement quartz comes in a Glace Finish which brings a matt surface with a silky touch and the best quartz reinterpretation of Concrete and Cement surfaces as of date of its launch.
Available in slab formats of 3050x1400mm and thicknesses of 12mm, 20mm and 30mm they are ideal for worktop and splashback. Tiles are available in sizes 300x300mm, 400x300mm, 600x400mm and 600x600mm with a thickness of 12mm.
Gray Zement by Compac, the Surfaces Company with headquarters in Spain and a well distributed chain across the UK, is a must have for all types of residential and commercial applications.
Silestone Calacatta Gold
Silestone Calacatta Gold represents a unique variation of veins and colours that transform the look and feel of every slab that is produced. It draws inspiration from the popular Calacatta marble natural stone but containing improved performance characteristics and the benefit of being highly resistant to stains, scratches with no need of sealants, offering a great alternative with a natural looking surface that provides poise and charm.
Compac Land derives its texture from nature and its greenish-brown design gives a hint of subtlety and elegance to any interior in which it is applied. This new era of Compac marbling is available in both Polished and Glacé finish with slab sizes of 3050x1400mm and thicknesses of 12mm, 20mm and 30mm.
An available manufacturers’ warranty of over 30 years is available by registering your surfaces at Compac’s website.
Superwhite quartzite is in higher demand because of its snow white marble-like properties. This natural creation retains the essence of a natural marble and the durability of granite, which makes more resistant to stains and no possibility of etching due to the lack of calcium on its mineral make up.
Superwhite quartzite is quarried in Brazil where the best slabs are hand-picked by professionals and imported to the UK to preferred suppliers and fabricators. The material has a fairly high degree of variation and different qualities and it is recommended request images of the slabs for selection prior to purchase of the material.
Sensa Orinoco Granite
Sensa Orinoco Granite is known for its easy-to-maintain attributes. It is a premium and high-quality granite that will redecorate everything from the kitchen to bathroom and living room, giving these areas a refined new look.
Sensa Orinoco granite is a natural stone from Brazil, which has been hand-picked and carefully inspected by Cosentino prior to being shipped to the UK. Cosentino ensures they back the quality of the material by providing a 15-year certified warranty on any Sensa granite slab.
An ideal product with great performance characteristics and unique looks and for projects that require a natural product that is highly resistant to scratches and stains.