If you are planning to redo your kitchen, you are probably wondering what is the best material for the worktop according to your needs and tastes. You may already be choosing wall colours, designing cabinets and have a general idea of what you want your kitchen to look like.
Listing all the different types of materials available on the market is a complicated task that would only confuse you further. For this reason, in this article we have decided to talk to you about Silestone and Dekton. Which one is better for kitchen design? Read on to find out more.
Of course, you are free to choose the finish you prefer. Each idea and combination should be assessed according to your personal needs and preferences.
Characteristics of Dekton and Silestone
Among the main characteristics of Dekton and Silestone are their high resistance to scratches and stains and their low absorption of liquids. In fact, both are extremely resistant materials, capable of withstanding the wear and tear caused by the use of kitchen utensils or chemical products. Even stubborn stains, such as wine, coffee, ink and rust, can be easily removed, ensuring a high level of hygiene at all times. All qualities that make them perfect for use in both domestic and public environments, especially in the catering sector. Let’s look at them in detail.
What is Dekton
Dekton is an ultra-compact and technological surface, the result of a sophisticated blend of porcelain, glass and quartz, available in large slabs and in various thicknesses to offer infinite design possibilities. It is produced using the unique “Tsp” particle sintering technology, which involves an innovative ultra-compact process that gives the material strength and versatility. Dekton is an aesthetically beautiful material, resistant to UV rays, scratches and thermal shocks, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, including floors, facades and countertops.
- Tough and durable.
- Resistant to thermal shock and scratches.
- Continuous work surface and possibility to integrate sinks.
- Elegant shades.
- Mould resistant and antibacterial.
- Easy to clean.
- Particularly high cost (650/1000 € per square meter).
- The colour is not usually unique, so it has streaks or shades along the edges.
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What is Silestone
Silestone, together with Okite, is an extremely durable material (about 5 times more durable than marble), as it is composed of 94% quartz and is also ideal for wall and bathroom cladding. This material is subjected to the special N-Boost treatment which modifies the surface of the material on a molecular level, implementing its technical properties, making it easier to clean and maintain, and giving it a shine. This material is less porous than natural marble, making it more resistant to liquids and stains.
- 25-year guarantee.
- Easy to clean.
- Resistant to bacteria and mould.
- Various colours available ranging from classic to modern.
- High cost (approx. €450/950 per square metre), depending on the purity of the inner quartz.
- Particularly sensitive to chemicals and UV rays (therefore not suitable for outdoor use).
- Has a high specific weight.
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Constructora Viñas is a company specialized in designer homes and our mission is to help you find the solution that best suits your needs and desires for the creation of your new home. Contact us and together we will decide which material best suits your tastes and preferences.