Dekton by Cosentino of Spain is manufactured using TSP (Technology of Sintered Particles). To prevent cross-contamination, carefully chosen raw materials from around the world are separately stored. After purification a mixture of raw materials (formula) goes through a wet grinding process to mix and grind particles to a specific size, this determines the speed and course of the chemical reaction that becomes the final coloured and conditioned dekton mixture. Drying by atomisation during chemical reactions until grains form from the particles making a powder, a humid environment allows the powder to be sorted into separate recepticles according to its properties and colouration. Recepticles are positioned at specific sections on a belt which forms a continous slab that is separated into several sections and pressed until highly compacted. Finally, high temperatures are added to trigger further controlled chemical reactions which gives Dekton its unique properties. The chemical composition of Dekton is fully inorganic. Analysed final chemical composition of Dekton (example): aluminium silicates, amorphous, silica, less than 11% crystalline silica, zircon and inorganic pigments. Dekton technical characteristics compliance is as tiles both for indoor and outdoor flooring applications.
Cosentino offers a 10-year warranty for Dekton products installed by a workshop or stone manufacturer, The warranty does not cover defects derived through negligence, product manufacture or installation.
With its high resistances, Dekton is perfect material choice as large format tiles for walls & flooring indoors and out, as well as worktops, hearths etc, however, fabrication provides its own challenges and restrictions.
Resistant to thermal shock, Dekton can withstand both high and low temperature extremes. Dekton promises that it can withstand heat without damage from hot utensils, electrical appliances, and pans.
Dekton is stain resistant and unaffected by mositure. Scrubbing with soft cloth or soft plastic bristle brush and light detergent should remove hard to clean deposits. Difficult deposits can be scraped away with a blade.
Moh's scale of hardness: 8
Dekton is highly resistant to abrasions and scratches, and as an enghineered material it is equal to most natural quartzites.
Dekton can be used without worry both internally and externally as it has very high resistance to UV and Solar exposure.