When designing our outdoor kitchen a few months ago, I had my heart set on a white quartz countertop that could withstand mustard, BBQ, and other “man sauces”.
Upon further research, I found out that although the natural materials used in quartz solid surfaces are extremely durable, the resins used to hold the product together is not. Quartz solid surface is not recommended for outdoor use, and hot pots can burn the resin and crack the surface because of thermal shock. The resin can also yellow and break down from direct sunlight. We ended up choosing a black matte granite, but in the future, I’ll have my eye on this new product called Dekton!
Application for the walls, floors, countertops & furniture:
Cosentino, the creator of Silestone, introduced a new solid surface countertop made from a sophisticated blend of the raw materials used to produce the very latest in glass and porcelain as well as the highest quality quartz work surfaces. The new technology in Dekton, one of our BlogTourVegas sponsors, fuses the raw materials together using high pressure and heat instead of fillers. The result:
- High UV Resistant
- High Resistance to Fire and Heat (up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Resistance to Ice & Thawing
- Highly Scratch Resistant
- Non-Porus & Highly Stain Resistant
- Color Stablility
- Large slabs available 56″ x 126″ for flooring & vertical commercial applications
- Flexural Strength
With over 5 times the flexural strength of granite, Dekton can be installed in thinner material over greater spans allowing for up to a 12-inch unsupported overhang on countertops, islands and bartops.
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