New Cosentino Dekton Product Makes U.S. Debut

Posted on 21 October 2013 by cradmin

Cosentino Dekton NaoneCosentino has been focusing much of its recent efforts on its roll out of the new Dekton surfacing product. The product, has been the buzz of the hard surfaces industry since a sneak peak was given of the product at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) earlier this year. According to the company, it is the most significant new product launch for Cosentino in over a decade, representing more than 22,000 hours of research and development and investment of $172 million. The product is made from a blend of raw materials used in the production of refined glass, porcelain, and quartz, and uses a new proprietary process deemed “Particle Sintering Technology” (PST), which the company describes as an accelerated version of the metamorphic rock formation process that occurs in nature, where rock is subjected to intense heat and pressure over thousands of years. To manufacture Dekton, Cosentino has reduced this process to four hours with extreme heat and pressure. The result is an ultra-compact surface with UV resistance, high strength and performance, high resistance to impact, scratches and abrasion and very low water absorption. It also provides thermal shock resistance against heat, frost and thawing. These properties make it suitable for interior countertop and flooring applications as well as exterior applications in virtually any climate.

At a recent press event and exhibition opening at the New York Center for Architecture, Cosentino announced the global launch of its new Dekton surfacing product, as well as the construction of a state-of-the-art factory at the company’s manufacturing headquarters in Spain. It will reportedly be offered in 56- by 126-in. slabs, in thicknesses from 1.2- to 3-cm, and in several finishes, and will be available in the United States in December. Dekton is being manufactured in three collections containing 14 different colors total. The Solids collection includes three lighter colors, Halo, Zenith, Ariane, and four darker colors, Spectra, Sirius, Domoos and Ananke. The Natural Collection includes four colors that feature subtle swirls and veining, Danae, Sirocco, Aura and Naone (pictured here). The Tech Collection, which has an industrial look of browns and grays, includes the colors Kadum, Keranium and Strato.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Phillipe Says:

    I’ve never heard of this new Dekton quartz(?) product – can anyone tell me more? I am a fan of the silestone – anyone know how this compares?

  2. champ Says:

    Has anyone actually seen this stuff? I wasnt able to go to Consentinos big designer event, but I’m very curious to hear more about dekton. Is it more like glass or quartz or granite or porcelain or what. please share some details anyone whose seen it!

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