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When it comes to choosing materials for surfaces and countertops, the options are almost limitless; laminate, marble, quartz, wood—the list goes on and on. Earlier this month we talked about the latest innovation in surface material from Cosentino, their Dekton line, which we feature here in the Cabinets & Designs showroom. This week we sat down with Pavlina Papadopoulos, owner of Pavlina Stone, one of the leading crafters of natural stone here in Houston, to discuss the benefits of Silestone versus Dekton.
Indoor or Outdoor?
If you are planning an outdoor space, Silestone’s latest surface innovation, Dekton, is the way to go, according to Pavlina. “The exterior application of Dekton was the goal,” she explained. “It can be used inside as well, but because there is no resin [in Dekton] it can be used outdoors, on decks for example.”
If you are only working with an interior space, you can also consider the Silestone line, says Pavlina, which is stain-resistant, scratch-resistant, and contains the anti-bacterial Microban, which gives Silestone the edge over its natural stone counterparts. “It’s easy to clean, has anti-bacterial properties, and Silestone also has that look of natural stone,” explained Pavlina. Homeowners seeking a no-maintenance countertop surface that doesn’t need sealing should take a close look at what Silestone has to offer.
We love this Silestone & Dekton Slideshow from Cosentino, that features both products and helps homeowners compare and contrast their options.
Silestone and Dekton vs. Natural Stone
Natural stone looks beautiful, but when it comes to choosing surfaces for the kitchen it’s about more than just looking beautiful—performance is key. Natural stone is porous, requiring sealing, while engineered stone surfaces like Silestone and Dekton never need sealing, for the life of the product. Low-maintenance, high-performance surfaces like Silestone and Dekton have all the aesthetic features of natural stone, but resist stains, smells, and bacteria—three things that we all want to avoid in the kitchen.
If you are thinking about making over your kitchen counters—or other surfaces in your home, indoors or out—stop in to Cabinets & Designs to see Dekton by Cosentino up-close, and learn more about all of Cosentino’s options for your home. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz!