Spectra by Dekton Ceramic
Spectra Ceramic Material Description
Spectra is a black ceramic material that comes in a polished texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Dekton company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Spectra is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
Thin, durable and incredibly tough stone surfaces like the black Spectra 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 plain Spectra 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 Spectra?
The slabs of Spectra 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 Spectra so unique?
Product colour description:
Black materials, like Spectra by Dekton above, are extremely popular in the quartz and granite worktops industry. Primarily because this is a universal colour. Black brilliantly contrasts white & green cabinets or grey floors. It is a colour that emboldens your kitchen and manifests the strength inherent to this stone product. Black resembles depth, a crevice, a black hole. It’s a deceptive colour that seems plain, drab and intimidating in our minds, but when applied to a piece of furniture it inspires a sense of awe and wonder.
Material structure & composition:
This Spectra stone product is plain in nature. The consistent colour, unbroken by patterns or complex compositions is very desired by our customers. A stone worktop need not be elaborate to be displayed – homogenous stone worktops are often bought for their functionality. Contrary to widespread opinion, ‘basic’ colours are visually stimulating, befitting humble interiors or practical designs. One cannot forget that plain is the staple of the prevailing current trend: minimalism.
Material recommended for:
- Contemporary, minimalistic interiors,
- Tile & paint alternative,
- Bathroom & surface panelling.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
The black Spectra by Dekton can be supplied in a ‘polished’ texture. This means a scintillating gloss that beautifully reflects the light and highlights the true colours & pigments embedded within the product. The polished texture is one of the most popular surface finishes, mostly present among quartz worktops and granite worktops, although ceramic suppliers also adopt this finish for their stone slabs. These surfaces are easy to clean and prevent all liquid absorption.
Dekton is a brand of ceramic surfaces, namely the plain Spectra 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.