Cosentino North America, known as the global leader in natural stone, quartz, and recycled surfacing and the makers of ECO recycled surfacing used in most of the Make It Right homes in New Orleans, launched its new ultra-compact surface product called Dekton®. It is comprised of glass, porcelain and quartz.
After an investment of almost $172 million, 22,000 hours of research and development, and the building of a state-of-the-art factory at the Cosentino headquarters in Spain, Dekton is ready for indoor and outdoor use. Distribution centers are located in the United States.
The process used to create Dekton is Sinterized Particle Technology, an accelerated high tech version of the natural metamorphosis stone goes through under high temperatures and pressure for thousands of years. As a result of the sinterization and ultra-compaction, Dekton has zero porosity as seen by electronic microscopy. Dekton is stronger because of the zero porosity and lack of micro-defects that cause weak spots and tension.
Dekton surfaces maintain high strength and performance and have unique ultraviolet resistance for color stability outdoors. They are very impact and scratch resistant and provide low water absorption. Cosentino says “It also provides thermal shock resistance against heat, frost, and thawing, enabling the product to be used outside in any climate.” Designers and builders can create a a seamless surface for design continuity in exteriors and interiors throughout a structure.
For many elements like countertops, cladding, flooring, swimming pools, and furniture, Dekton offers subtle textures and organic color options in 12 colors such as black, white, grey and natural stone in polished, matte and slate finish. It is made in three thicknesses, 1.2, 2 and 3 cm in large format slabs measuring 4.7x10.5-feet.
Family-owned Cosentino expanded its presence in the United States market in March 2014. The 25th North American Cosentino Center opened in Houston, attended by over 230 building and design industry leaders and top Cosentino executives such as Eduardo Cosentino, President and CEO of Cosentino North America; Alex Rioja, General Manager for the Houston Cosentino Center; and Brandon Calvo, Chief Operating Officer of distribution.
At the new 27,000-square-foot Houston Center, consumers can see all the Cosentino brands including, in addition to the new Dekton, Silestone Natural Quartz, ECO by Cosentino recycled surfaces, SenSa® Granite, Scalea Natural Stone, Marlique™ Marble, MURO™ Mosaics, and the Prexury™ Collection which is "a semi-precious stone line handmade by expert craftsmen."
There will also be "distribution facilities, exhibition areas, and workspaces for designers to bring clients, classrooms for continuing education and fully functioning kitchens and event space for demonstrations." Architects, designers, distributors and fabricators will be able to get hands-on experience with new products and get training on their installation as well as hear experts speak about products and trends.
Watch the video for more benefits of Dekton, its colors and the new plant where it is made. Read the technical documents and data sheets. See the above website links for other information or contact the Corporate Headquarters, 2245 Texas Drive, Suite 600, Sugar Land, Texas 77479, phone 281.494.7277 or 866.268.6837.
Dekton will be sold in stores in Greenville, South Carolina that carry Cosentino Silestone such as cabinet shops like Savage Cabinets and Renaissance Cabinetry or building supply stores like GBS Building Supply, Lowe's and Home Depot.