Look of the Week: Dekton

A couple years ago, a Spain-based company called Cosentino introduced a new solid surface material for interior (and exterior) design use - it's called Dekton. It's a comination of quartz, porcelain, and glass - "A hybrid of the best materials in the market for surfacing," according to Consentino's VP of Marketing. It's advantages are plentiful: it is UV resistant, scratch and stain resistant, heat resistant, abrasion resistant, and resistant to ice and thawing. This means you can put a hot crock pot right on your kitchen countertop -- and there are no worries about wine or other food stains.

One of the most appealing things about this newer product - to us anyway - is how versatile it is. It's not just for countertops, but can be used as flooring in high traffic areas, and even as siding on buildings. 

It comes in lots of colors - solids and patterns - and according to our stone guy runs about $1800 per slab. An interesting option to consider for many applications! We personally love the idea of it for super low maintenance, easy to clean bathroom flooring (no grout joints!).