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DEKTON - click here to see our Dekton range
Dekton is a sophisticated blend of the raw materials used to produce the very latest in glass and porcelain as well as the highest quality work surfaces.
We are proud to be able to offer Dekton as an alternative to Granite or Quartz worktops. This innovative new material has been developed by Cosentino, the same company behind Silestone and one of the most respected brands in engineered stone worktops. Whereas many worktop products are held together with about 7% plastic-type resin, in Dekton the resin content has been dropped altogether.
The material is produced through an accelerated version of the metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years. The minerals are fused together by heat and pressure, giving an ultracompact ceramic-like stone – an ideal surface for kitchen worktops. The density and ceramic-hardness of Dekton make it the most scratch-resistant worktop surface on the market. Your steel knives will not scratch it, but please use a chopping board to avoid blunting all your best utensils!
Dekton is the most stain resistant stone worksurface product. Even notoriously stubborn stains like wine, coffee and rust can easily be removed from the surface. No resin content means no attack by organic solvents, and its ceramic characteristics mean that most common household chemicals like bleach, drain cleaners or oven degreasers won’t harm Dekton.
It is the resin in quartz which can be degraded by ultraviolet light, making it unsuitable for exterior uses – cladding and barbecue worktops. Dekton can be used outdoors, and in situations where there may be exposure to direct heat. Hot pans can be placed directly onto the surface with no fear of cracking or charring.
SILESTONE - click here to see our Silestone range
Silestone is a compound made up of 90% natural quartz, which make it extraordinarily hard and resilient. It is an excellent surface for kitchen worktops, bathrooms, floors and wall cladding using the minimum number of joints. Silestone is also a non-porous surface and highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup and many other everyday products.
Quartz has a hardness of 7 in the Mohs hardness scale (diamond is number 10). This makes our quartz kitchen worktops super resistant to scratches, however you should always be careful when using knives and blades and testing them on your quartz surfaces is never advisable.
With Silestone quartz kitchen worktops, you can use your hard kitchen equipment, like saucepans and trays, with peace of mind. This quartz is highly resistant to knocks and scratches. Although, always take care when handling heavy objects around your quartz table top edges. And with over 60 colours to choose from, there’s a Silestone quartz kitchen countertop for most tastes and styles.
LIMESTONE - click here to see our Limestone range
Limestone is usually referred to as the “young” marble, formed from the consolidation of seashells and sediment. Each stone will have a certain amount of surface pitting, fossilized shells, fissures and mineral striations, as well as a degree of edge chipping.
It’s a perfect choice for dining rooms and bathrooms, available in a range of colours from ivory to golden brown to black.
Sealing: protect the stone’s natural beauty Limestone should be sealed.
GRANITE - click here to see our Granite range
Granite is formed from liquid magma — the substance found at the core of the Earth — it has nearly the hardness and durability of diamond. Once polished, its high-gloss finish will resist scratching making it an ideal choice for any kitchen floor.
Granite is found in a variety of rich colours: from “Black Galaxy,” a luxurious black stone with small white or gold crystals, to “Tropical Brown” filled with tan, brown and black flecks.
MARBLE - click here to see our Marble range
Marble is a metamorphic rock made up of crystallized limestone, which was made famous by the buildings of Ancient Rome and Greece. Available in a range of different colour variations, all typically includes a dazzling vein pattern of colour that contrasts with its base colour.
Since marble is more porous than granite, it’s more susceptible to staining and not the best choice for kitchen floors.
SLATE - click here to see our Slate range
Slate is composed of clay, quartz and shale and as a fine-grained metamorphic rock, it splits into sheets easily. However, Slate is highly versatile and adds a rustic appearance to any room. The natural “clefting” along the surface gives it a unique layered look. It’s very dense and can be used for floors, walls, and roofs. Slate is also water resistant, which makes it ideal for outdoor applications like patios and pool surrounds.
Slate comes in every colour imaginable and will adapt beautifully to every room in your house.
TILES - click here to see our Tile range
Natural stone tiles can be beautiful but as a natural product they are less uniform in color and pattern, and require more planning for use and installation. Granite or marble tiles are sawn on both sides and then polished or finished on the top surface so that they have a uniform thickness. Other natural stone tiles such as slate are typically "riven" (split) on the top surface so that the thickness of the tile varies slightly from one spot on the tile to another and from one tile to another.
Some stone tiles such as polished granite, marble, and travertine are very slippery when wet. Stone tiles with a riven (split) surface such as slate or with a sawn and then sandblasted or honed surface will be more slip-resistant.
Sealing: Natural stone tiles can be stained by spilled liquids; they must be sealed and periodically resealed with a sealant in contrast to ceramic tiles which only need their grout lines sealed. However, because of the complex, nonrepeating patterns in natural stone, small amounts of dirt on many natural stone floor tiles do not show.
The tendency of floor tiles to stain depends not only on a sealant being applied, and periodically reapplied, but also on their porosity or how porous the stone is. Slate is an example of a less porous stone while limestone is an example of a more porous stone. Different granites and marbles have different porosities with the less porous ones being more valued and more expensive.>
QUARTZ - click here to see our Quartz range
Quartz worktops are fabricated from natural quartz, one of the hardest minerals found in the Earth, and small amounts of glass or metallic flecks are added to create variety, resulting in beautiful worktops. Other advantage of quartz is that it is a non-porous material, its texture does not allow bacteria to grow and resists against stains, protecting your family and making kitchen clean-up easy. For this reason, quartz worktops never need to be sealed.
Aside from the durability that quartz provides, this material is beautiful and its wide variety of color options are sure to catch your eye. Your options are nearly endless as quartz ranges from natural colors such as whites, blacks and browns to other colors such as golds or blues. The design of a quartz worktop not only brings character to your kitchen but offers performance advantages that exceed other traditional materials.