Rolling Stone

Dec. 1, 2015

Cosentino's vast collections cover the past and future of surfacing

Spain is a land rich in more ways than one. Of course the Mediterranean region yields olives for oil and grapes for vino—but the very land itself is a vital resource. Beneath the earth’s surface lurk raw materials that produce the finest ceramic, quartz, and stone surfacing options available.

Cosentino Group recently invited a group of American journalists to its Almeria headquarters to unearth these discoveries firsthand.

The company is especially excited

about its Dekton offering, first released only two years ago. The unique product is a kind of hybrid—a sophisticated blend of materials used in glass, porcelain, and quartz construction. It employs Sinterized Particle Technology, a process that accelerates the metamorphic transformation stone undergoes naturally when subjected to temperature and pressure for thousands of years. The result is a surface highly resistant to UV rays, abrasion, staining, and heat. It can be used as flooring, surfacing, and wall paneling.

“With its advanced properties and endless possibilities, Dekton offers designers a new way of looking at surfaces. Cosentino responded to market demands for a product that was not only beautiful but performed at the highest possible level,” explained Lorenzo Marquez, vice president of marketing for the company. “Performance shouldn’t be sacrificed for aesthetics, and vice versa. Dekton meets both requirements in its wide range of colors reflecting the company’s constant monitoring of market trends and in its wide range of application possibilities.”

Dekton offers a complement to Cosentino’s tried and true Silestone product, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary—no doubt a consequence of its solid 94 percent quartz construction.

“Dekton is the most significant R&D investment for Cosentino since Silestone was first launched,” said Marquez. “Its development has been a considerable undertaking—in both investment and using the latest technologies to push the envelope of innovation—and the result is an entirely new product to the market, with extreme performance and unique design capabilities.”

At Cosentino, no two slabs are alike, and when the dust of Dekton’s quake has settled, the company hopes to similarly be unmatched.

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