Dekton Worktops: Pros and Cons
When choosing a material for your kitchen work surface, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. From laminate to quartz to stainless steel, there are so many options to choose from.
If you’re considering Dekton for your kitchen work surface, you need to understand exactly what this innovative, man-made material is and some of the pros and cons of Dekton countertops.
What is Dekton?
Dekton was first manufactured in 2013 and has rapidly grown in popularity since then. It’s made from a combination of quartz, porcelain, and glass. This blend of raw materials is then transformed into an ultra-compact surface.
The raw materials are ‘sinterized’, meaning they are intensely heated and compacted under extreme pressure to produce a slab. This material is solid, dense, and almost indestructible.
Check out our blog ‘what is Dekton’ for more information on this new material.
Dekton has many benefits compared to more traditional natural stone worktops. It’s been designed and manufactured to be highly durable and long-lasting, so it’s easy to see why it’s more popular than ever.
Dekton is completely waterproof and non-porous, so it’s easy to keep clean. You don’t need to worry if you spill a drink on your new countertop. Liquids will simply run right off!
This also means that chemicals can’t penetrate the surface and cause damage to your worktop.
2. Low maintenance
Dekton is very low maintenance. It simply needs to be regularly wiped with soap and warm water to maintain its shine and keep it clean. Dekton can also benefit from occasional cleaning with a neutral pH cleaner to keep it in top condition.
Have a look at our guide on looking after Dekton worktops if you want to know more about cleaning Dekton surfaces.
3. 25-year warranty
The manufacturer of Dekton, Cosentino, offers a 25-year warranty on all their surfaces as long as they’re professionally installed. This means you don’t need to stress about damaging your work surface!
4. UV resistant
Dekton is highly resistant to UV rays, meaning it won’t fade even in direct sunlight. This makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor kitchen countertops, as it will retain its colour and finish.
A Dekton work surface can withstand extremely high temperatures without cracking or burning. This means you can place hot pans directly on your new work surface without risking heat damage.
7. Resistant to scratches and cuts
Dekton is one of the most scratch-resistant work surfaces available. You can even cut directly on your worktop without damaging it!
However, using a chopping board to protect your knives is still recommended.
8. High resistance to staining
Even if you opt for a Dekton worktop in a light colour, you will not have to worry about staining your new work surface. Because Dekton is solid and non-porous, it’s almost impossible to stain.
8. It doesn’t need to be sealed
Unlike marble and granite worktops, Dekton doesn’t require regular sealing. This makes it extremely easy to look after and maintain.
9. Huge range of colours
Dekton is available in over sixty stunning colours inspired by different natural elements. From colours inspired by natural marble to industrial concrete, there’s a Dekton colour to pair with any coloured kitchen.
10. Wide variety of uses
Although most commonly used for worktops, Dekton can also be used for flooring, cladding and building facades.
Of course, no countertop material is perfect, and Dekton does have some downsides.
1. Must be professionally installed
Unlike other materials, installing Dekton needs to be done by professionals. So, you can’t choose to install your Dekton worktop yourself to save some money.
2. Expensive compared to laminate worktops
Dekton is a high-quality and high-tech material, and its price reflects that. It can be a much more expensive option than more cost-effective materials, such as laminate.
3. Not as widely available as other work surfaces
Because Dekton is a relatively new material and is not as widely known as other materials, only some worktop suppliers stock it.
How Mo’s StoneX can help
If you’re interested in investing in a Dekton work surface for your kitchen remodel, then we would love to help. Mo’s StoneX is an experienced and reliable supplier of Dekton, granite and quartz work surfaces. With over ten years of experience supplying work surfaces to the retail and commercial sectors, we offer luxury worktops at affordable prices across England.
Fill out our online enquiry form for a free quote, or contact our friendly team to find out more about what we offer and what worktop is best for you!