Orix by Dekton Ceramic
Orix Ceramic Material Description
Orix is a dark grey ceramic material that comes in a smooth matte texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Dekton company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Orix is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
Thin, durable and incredibly tough stone surfaces like the dark grey Orix ceramic worktops make for a great alternative to granite and quartz. Not only are they just as sturdy and long-lasting as other stone worktops, these surfaces are exclusively available in 12mm thicknesses (6mm and even 3mm may be obtainable upon request). This means the realm of new applications unlocked for these lightweight products is extremely broad, encompassing vast projects. From wall cladding to layering kitchen cabinets, ceilings or even furniture.
Sintered-stone, commonly known as ceramic or porcelain, is predominantly utilised for kitchen worktops. It’s the supreme properties that truly make them stand out. Ceramic worktops are exquisitely simple to clean and maintain; they can withstand mechanical damage; but above all, their heat resistance is matched by granite alone. After all, these products are wrought by the fusion of vast additives: powdered quartz, ground minerals, waste raw materials and other heat-resistant particles. As such, the boiling water, hot oil, burning pots and pans won’t bring ceramic worktops any harm.
The blemished & worn Orix kitchen ceramic worktops are made to provide its users comfort and an ease of cooking. Their sole purpose is to withstand and endure the risks brought about by everyday use of kitchen facilities. Today, ceramic kitchen worktops are one of the strongest kitchen countertop options on the market. And a remarkable decor alternative to fragile paint, tiles or wallpaper.
What thicknesses are available for Orix?
The slabs of Orix by Dekton are available in 12mm or 20mm thicknesses. This stone material depth is ideal for multiple applications. From big projects like kitchen worktops, paving, flooring & wall cladding to smaller installations of coffee tabletops, dining tables or windowsills. Surfaces of this depth are manufactured in bespoke fashion, tailor-made to complete even the most demanding projects.
Any stone surface available in 12mm (or under) is also ideal for wall, kitchen cabinet or even furniture cladding. These thin surfaces are equally as strong as their thicker counterparts, except their weight is severely reduced.
Consequently, they are superb products used to clad ceilings, walls, stairs as well as bathtubs, bathroom equipment, swimming pools or other waterproofed areas. Thanks to their low-weight attribute, they are likewise utilised to decorate furniture, or more commonly kitchen cabinets. These fragile elements benefit from the low mass as their delicate hinges and fittings don’t buckle under the weight. Meanwhile they are continuously protected from dirt, grime, or unintentional scratches, making them very desirable.
What makes Orix so unique?
Product colour description:
Dark grey tones of this Dekton Orix kitchen worktop material are synonymous with modernity and contemporary trends. Dark grey used to be associated with dull, stormy clouds or bland concrete, but for some reason, over the last decade, this hue really came to prominence as definition of trendiness. Whether you have white, cream, black, purple or even grey cabinets, this shade will suit them all. Dark grey worktops are all-embracing materials that slot perfectly into any environment, irrespective of surrounding kaleidoscope of lively colours.
Material structure & composition:
The thicker blemishes and occasional veins of Orix spread throughout the surface in an irregular manner. The blemished surface creates a stunning, organic-looking composition reminiscent of polished marble. Finally, the worktop can brim with life which emanates from the depths of the intricate veins. This wild, untamed and unpredictable appearance will be ideal for lovers of natural stone elements, complementing other raw materials like wood, metal or glass.
Material recommended for:
- Modern kitchens,
- Kitchen islands,
- Waterfall/mitred side panels.
The worn effect, present on Orix above, is reminiscent of rough, brushed materials like unpolished metal, stone or concrete. It’s a rugged style, filled with ‘bruised’ patches that appear scrubbed or worn-out. It’s made for lovers of hoarse, raw traits attributed to decorative resources. These materials fit well into modern kitchens known for inclusion of contrasting, polished, materials or those inclusive of wood, brick, slate, copper or iron elements.
Material recommended for:
- Kitchen worktops,
- Coffee table tops,
- Interiors rich in brick, slate, wood & copper.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
The ‘smooth matte’ texture of the dark grey Orix colour is distinctively applied to stone ceramic surfaces by Dekton Cosentino. This finish has a soft matte feeling, paralleling a semi-polished stone. This texture finish is the right choice for customers who seek a bit less gloss and a lot more focus on the colour itself. Products with this ‘rough’ finish are suitable for rustic as well as contemporary kitchens. Moreover, they make for a great contrast against typically glossed cabinet doors.
Dekton is a brand of ceramic surfaces, namely the blemished & worn Orix above. The brand was developed by Cosentino specifically for sale of ultra-compact, high-performance sintered-stone (ceramic) surfaces that revolutionised the market of stone kitchen worktops.
To this day, Dekton, among few others, is renowned for developing and introducing the material as an indoor & outdoor decorative and protective material. The resistance of Dekton worktops is known to surpass even that of quartz. The product boasts an impeccable resistance to scratching, heat and staining, making it one of the most safe and hygienic kitchen worktop surfaces on the market.
Our relationship with Dekton Cosentino was forged years ago. Now, Cosentino’s warehouse is planted merely 5 miles away, where our customers go to browse big-sized slabs that allow a clearer visualisation of each product.
The slew of Dekton colours, patterns and finishes is rich and extensive. The palette ranges from magnetising marble looking hues to metallic effects and even concrete patterns. Every single product exudes splendour and magnificence, befitting of all settings, both commercial and residential.