Dekton Worktops
Dekton Worktops
Dekton Worktops
Dekton Worktops
Dekton Worktops
Dekton Worktops
Dekton Worktops

Dekton Worktops

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Why the pros and cons of Dekton worktops will have you running for quartz

It’s often the case that new shiny things arrive with a bang and don’t live up to day to day living. When Dekton worktops were released in a hail of shimmer it was suggested they could even live up to the high heights of ultra-resistant quartz worktops.

It was a high hill to climb. Quartz worktops have proved to solve every need for the contemporary kitchen. They are high-performing, beautiful and perfect for a high-end, functional, stylish modern kitchen. Could Dekton worktops compete with such a supreme product?

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of what Dekton worktops offer and how Dekton worktops shape up against quartz.

Why the pros and cons of Dekton worktops will have you running for quartz

What is a Dekton worktop?

Dekton is a new type of material engineered from quartz, porcelain and glass. It’s a unique combination chosen for its natural robustness and capacity to be shaped in different ways.

It has a very gentle look with muted graining that will instantly appeal to our contemporary love for minimal styling. Dekton comes in a wide variety of colours and styles suitable for a range of purposes.

One of the biggest selling points on its arrival was the fact that Dekton countertops could be produced in really thin thicknesses satisfying the new trend for slimline worktops perfectly. Notably, it was also suggested, this exciting new product could come in at a lower price point because a thinner worktop would be cheaper to transport, shape and install.

Thin equals versatile and with Dekton being suitable for both indoors as well as outdoors then marketed with a 25-year warranty, it truly did look set to disrupt the industry. But this was on arrival – it was yet to be to the tested in the daily grind of our homes where kitchens endure heavy use.

Let’s explore how Dekton performs in the normal modern home

The pros and cons of a Dekton worktop

  1. Resistance: Dekton worktops are highly resistant to heat, UV lights, some abrasions and scratches if using the surface for cutting. However, dropped objects are where things really fall apart.

 

  1. Shatterproof: Modern technology is an incredible thing and the organic materials used in Dekton countertops were obviously engineered to perform so the jury was still out when we saw Dekton was made from both porcelain and glass.

 

So it was disappointing to be proved wrong. Despite superior engineering, Dekton is not shatterproof. In fact, when tested a number of times alongside a range of other worktop surfaces by consumerreports.org, Dekton worktops not only chipped but actually shattered in half.

This for a kitchen worktop will not do and numerous early buyers of Dekton worktops have reported the same thing. A shattering surface paired with varying resistance means the most important pros are few so far.

 

  1. Maintenance: Dekton is super easy to maintain because it has a non-porous surface. In fact, it is said to have 0 porosity meaning liquids sit on the surface so spills can be easily wiped away. That means Dekton countertops can be cleaned with gentle washing up liquid and a soft cloth. They don’t need any costly re-sealing and you don’t have to worry about stains. So easy maintenance is a big pro.

 

  1. Versatility: Dekton is extremely versatile. It can be used for both interior and exterior design for furniture, flooring, outdoor spaces, walls, bathrooms and kitchens. Another pro.

 

  1. Thin worktops: For those looking for a worktop with a thinner thickness, Dekton is unbeatable because it comes in an impressively thin 8mm thickness as well as 12mm plus the standard thicknesses of 30mm and 20mm. Dekton can even be made in an eye-watering 4mm thickness for use in things like side tabletops.

 

This could be a pro but as Dekton has been proved to be shatterproof, producing it in such thin thicknesses is probably much more of a disadvantage when heavy objects head their way.

 

Dekton vs Quartz worktop

If you’re weighing up the pros and cons of Dekton and quartz worktops, it doesn’t take long to settle on quartz. Not only will a quartz worktop endure heavy use, it is also well established as a superior worktop that homeowners desire.

Beyond Dekton’s lack of endurance, when it’s time to sell your home in the near future, you know a quartz worktop will still be of high value to fellow homeowners. What’s to say will happen to Dekton worktop in years to come? Time has proven, it’s always best to wait before jumping on a trend.

When it comes to a prominent, essential working feature like a kitchen worktop, you want to be sure you have an investment piece that’s guaranteed to do the job well, look good and retain its value long term. For that, your best option is quartz or granite.

Over time, who knows how Dekton will develop? Improvements could be made and we may well be embracing a complete product with a full set of advantages in years to come. For now, the Dekton vs quartz worktop debate is easily answered with quartz worktops proving to be far better than Dekton for a high-grade kitchen worktop that will last.

Browse our huge range of premium quartz worktops at surprisingly affordable prices today. With our fast and efficient, tailored end to end service you can have your bespoke kitchen worktop installed within 5 days.

For the finest quality quartz and granite worktops at lower prices than national retailers, shop our enormous collection of quartz worktops today or call 01924 903949.

Do you sell directly to the public?

Yes, we supply all kinds of worktops including dekton worktops. By doing so we can ensure you get the best service and price. By cutting out the middleman and passing the savings on to you.

What must I have on site when you arrive to do the templating?

Before the survey you need to ensure all cabinets are level, have sufficient braces and are secure firmly to the wall. Make sure you know the final location of the sinks, hobs, taps and any other fittings required with your dekton worktops and have these available on site. Please ensure after the survey cabinets are not moved as the measurements taken during the survey are crucial for a perfect worktop installation. Any changes after the survey will cause significant delays and incur extra charges.

Can we plaster the walls after you have templated?

No, this needs to be done before the templating. Tiling should be done after the dekton worktops are installed.

How long from the templating will it take to fit my worktops?

No, this needs to be done before the templating. Tiling should be done after the brown dekton countertops are installed.

How accurate is an online quote?

The price calculated using the online guide price, which will only change if and when we come out to template, the measurements and your requirements change from the original quote online.

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Absolutely amazing service from Jason and his team. From the first day he met my husband and me, he was professional, knowledgeable, and a genuinely nice guy. You wouldn’t be disappointed by their service and products. 5 Stars from us most certainly

 

Kelly Coubrough
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Excellent quality of stone which makes a fab statement in my new kitchen. Very pleased with the process from prices to the fitting. Very smooth and am overall very pleased. During the fitting, the fitting people tidied away after themselves (and some of my rubbish) which was an enormous help due to me and my partner having bad knees.

John Pepper
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Absolutely delighted with our Quartz Worktop and the service received from Stone Synergy.
Although we had some initial teething problems, the manner and speed in which these were rectified speak volumes for the values of this company.
Very professional from beginning to end, and the finished product speaks for itself.
Highly recommend 👍

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