Cover story: Dekton by Cosentino opens new markets for stone processors

Dekton ultra-compact surface by Cosentino is already starting to prove popular among stone processors in the UK and Ireland.

The result of a Euro128million investment by the Cosentino Group at its headquarters in Almeria, Spain, Dekton can be used for both interiors and exteriors, allowing designs to flow between inside and out at all levels, horizontally and vertically, thanks to Dekton’s resistance to weather and UV light. And its large format makes it easy and quick to install.

Dekton is made from a sophisticated mixture of inorganic raw materials combining the technologies used to manufacture glass, porcelain and quartz surfaces. It has low water absorption and dimensional and colour stability.

It is supremely versatile – it can be used for bathroom floors and surfaces; kitchen worktops, floors and wall coverings; furnishing; exterior facades, floors and swimming pools.

Dekton is highly resistant to staining, scratches, impact, abrasion, compression and extreme temperatures (hot, cold and thermal shock).

The initial Dekton range is available in 12 different designs that are not simply surface decoration but go throughout the material, so it can be worked like stone. They are grouped into three collections, Solid, Natural, and Technical, in a choice of polished, matt and slate finishes.