About Dekton Worktops
Dekton is a new surface from the Cosentino group which boasts impressive mechanical properties. Using the latest manufacturing techniques, Dekton uses TSP (Technology of Sintered Particles) to fuse together Quartz, Glass & Porcelain into a material which has the best properties of all three.
Dekton internally is a smooth and homogenous stone material, upon which the designs shown on the swatches opposite feature on the top face only. The designs of Dekton are of high quality, and are highly detailed at all natural viewing distances.
The edges of Dekton typically come finished with a straight or bevelled finish, and come colour matched in a solid, mottled, or 'chip-effect' finish. The edges of Dekton have a more Matte finish than the top surface.
Most Dekton colours come in one of three different textures. Smooth Matte, Textured Matte, and Polished. These three styles are similar in that they reflect light in a non-uniform manner, yet each have a slightly different feel.
The Dekton XGloss collection has a highly refined surface, which reflects objects with no loss of detail. This stunning surface while beautiful, requires more careful maintenance as using cookware directly on the surface can damage the sheen.
Cleaning Dekton Worktops
Because it has practically zero porosity, Dekton is highly resistant to staining in day to day use. Most spills can be cleaned using a sponge or microfibre cloth, with warm water and a neutral soap.
For stubborn stains, Cosentino recommends the responsible use of more specialised cleaning products.
Acids & descaling agents can be used to tackle Rust, Limescale, Residual cement, Coffee & Gesso stains.
Traditional alkaline cleaning products can be used against grease & oil, wine, ice cream and coffee stains.
Solvents such as alcohol & turpentine can be used to remove Ink, rubber, nail varnish, candle wax, epoxy adhesives, tar & nicotine stains.
Oxidants such has hydrogen peroxide and diluted bleach can be used to lift stains such as nicotine, fruit juices & cola.
Dekton Worktop Care
Prevention of Knocks
Although Dekton is an extremely resistant surface, knocks should be avoided in areas which are more exposed, such as corners, edges & bevels.
Dekton is designed to withstand utensil temperatures from domestic use, this means that saucepans, casserole dishes and coffee makers can be placed directly on the work surface after use.
- Avoid direct contact with metal parts of electric broiler, cooking worktops, or ovens.
- Avoid installing in areas of extreme temperatures, such as barbecues or chimneys.
- Avoid direct contact with flame
- For Dekton Xgloss, avoid long contact with industrial objects in very high temperatures.
- Do not polish the surface
- Avoid the use of metal sponges or abrasive particles
- Avoid direct cutting on the surface with a ceramic knife, as the material has a similar hardness to the top. For Dekton XGloss, avoid cutting on the surface in general.
- Avoid dragging or hitting cooking utensils against worktops of dark colours from the XGloss collection, especially Spectra.
Full technical information of the Dekton range of compact surfaces can be found through the manufacturers website Dekton Downloads
For general information regarding the Dekton range, please contact our sales helpline, 0345 269 7517 (option 1)