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Porcelain Counters And Dekton

Written by: Remya Warrior, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Did you know that Porcelain counters are gaining popularity? Do you know why? Granite and Quartz were the most popular countertop choices for the past several years. Now the trends are changing & the porcelain counters and Dekton by Cosentino have been gaining popularity.

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Let’s take a look at why Dekton is Cosentino's innovative, ultra-compact and high-performance surface that offers endless design possibilities for outdoor and indoor spaces.

  1. High scratch resistance – kitchen utensils will not scratch Dekton. You can easily cut anything you want directly on the surface if you wanted to.

  2. Stain-resistant – Dekton counters are highly resistant to stains making them very easy to clean & maintain.

  3. Fire and heat resistance – Dekton withstands the highest temperatures without any damage to the surface.

  4. High impact resistance – highly resistant to daily impacts

  5. Abrasion-resistant – Dekton is highly resistant to abrasions making it the perfect material for heavy-duty work surfaces

  6. Reduce water absorption – Dekton’s nonporous surface prevents the absorption of water & other liquids making maintenance easy.

  7. UV-resistant – Dektons low thermal expansion ensures high resistance to sudden temperature changes making it the perfect surface for outdoor kitchens. Click here to learn more about Dekton & see their colors

Porcelain seems to be the new rage in the world of countertops. Would you like to know why?

Porcelain slabs are only ½” thick. It's generally installed on top of a plywood base. So if you want the look of a 3” counter, it's easy to build that up without a lot of added expense. 1. Durability & Hardness – Did you know that porcelain, for instance, is much stronger than granite and is almost as hard as quartz? Porcelain’s tough structure also makes it scratch resistant. You can even slice and dice food right on it without worrying about your knives damaging the surface. 2. Heat endurance – After enduring such high fabrication temperatures, it makes sense that one advantage is its heat resistance. You should have no problem handling hot pots and pans even when you place them directly on a porcelain countertop. 3. Easy Maintenance – Besides being easy to keep clean, porcelain is also non-porous and stain-resistant. That’s music to a countertop owner’s ears because it means no sealing is required. Porcelain is virtually impervious to water 4. UV Light Resistance – One major advantage porcelain has over quartz is that direct and prolonged exposure to sunlight won’t discolor it. 5. Environmentally Friendly – Finally, one of the porcelain’s biggest plusses is its greenness. It’s a 100% natural product made of raw and clay-based materials, so it’s nice to know you’ll be able to recycle it one day.


At the National Kitchen & Bath show, we got to see induction cooktops being used on porcelain, the demonstration blew my mind. In Europe, porcelain & Dekton have really hit it off. Looks like we are always a few years behind in adapting to the way the world is moving compared to Europe.

This picture is from ABK stone. Click here to learn more about them.


As you can see there is a lot of similarity between Dekton & Porcelain slabs.


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Remya Warrior, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Remya is a space planning expert with over 15 years of experience & a master's degree in design. She is the owner and lead designer of Kitchen Designers NJ, a brick-and-mortar store located in Red Bank, NJ. She believes in collaborations where everyone wins. She has specialized in kitchen design for over a decade & helped many homeowners think big and achieve their dream home. Recently she was included in the one of NYC Journal's 50 under 50 entrepreneurs making a difference in their respective fields.

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