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Jan 12, 2015

Stunning Interpretation of Calacatta Marble Headlines the Latest Offerings

Dekton by Cosentino, the new ultra-compact surface with advanced technical properties for both interior and exterior design, introduces five striking new colors that highlight the beauty of natural stone. The luminary of the new color offerings is Aura – Cosentino’s interpretation of rare Italian Calacatta marble with dramatic, large-scale grey veining on a pale white background.  Aura provides a stunning option for those interested in the luxurious look of marble – a trend that has shown a recent strong resurgence in the U.S. market – without the maintenance issues typically associated with natural stone.

Dekton, a revolutionary material composed of glass, porcelain and quartz, was first introduced in 2013 and has since transformed the world of surfacing with a variety of new application possibilities for both the indoors and outdoors. The first new color introductions since launch, Aura, Edora, Irok, Kairos and Vegha, now bring the complete Dekton color offering to 15 hues. Each of the new colors encompasses unique design patterns and innovative techniques combined with Dekton’s superior performance and low maintenance.

Aura: A New Design Concept

Aura replicates the elegance and beauty of Calacatta marble with large-scale veining for an impactful design statement.  For the first time, Cosentino has developed a slab design with an endless symmetrical pattern.  Aura can be composed so that the veining continues from one slab to the next, giving a true mirror effect known as “book-matching” (see image above.)  This represents a true breakthrough in the surfacing industry, offering a large-format slab with book-matching capabilities, similar to natural marble, wood or digitally printed ceramic tiles, but with the unique versatility and performance of Dekton. With these unprecedented design capabilities , Aura offers complete continuity of design in both vertical and horizontal installations, easily adapting to the customer’s preference.


Edora is uniform in color yet contains delicate, undulating textures offering a minimalist concept and a natural look. Its warm neutral tones are distinctly stylish and classic.


Thin, delicate veining gives Irok its unmistakable appearance. Its creamy tones and a subtle movement evoke the look of limestone, offering enduring beauty for myriad of applications.


Another marble-like variant in the collection is Kairos, which offers a soft, white base striated with subtle, pale grey veining reminiscent of Italian Carrera marble. Its natural veining and milky appearance brings an elegant brightness for both classic and cutting-edge environments.


The stormy taupe of Vegha reveals a layered depth, which is impactful yet neutral. Inspired by the formations of limestone and sandstone, its innovative look is sophisticated and versatile enough for a variety of aesthetics.

Dekton is made using a proprietary process called Particle Sintering Technology (PST), which is an accelerated version of the change that rocks and stone undergo in nature when subjected to heat and pressure over thousands of years. To manufacture Dekton, Cosentino has reduced this process to four hours with extreme heat and pressure resulting in an ultra-compact surface with superior technical characteristics. These include UV resistance for color stability outdoors, exceptional strength and high resistance to impacts, scratches and abrasion for use in high-traffic areas, and very low water absorption. Dekton’s resistance to thermal shock against heat, frost and thawing enables the product to be used in any climate, creating potential for design to flow from the indoors to outdoor spaces using one continuous product. These unique characteristics permit Dekton to be used in multiple applications including countertops, vanities, shower walls, flooring, building facades, decking, and many other architectural surfaces.

The new Dekton colors will be available nationwide from October 2014. It is available in large format slabs measuring 56” x 126” and three thicknesses: 0.8cm, 1.2cm and 2cm.  Dekton retails for $58-$96 per square foot, depending on thickness and color, at leading national retailers. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:

For more information, please contact Sharp Communications, Inc., at (212) 829-0002. Trade media: Kate Harrington, Ext. 105,; Consumer media: Nicole Janok, Ext. 122,


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