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How to clean and maintain your Dekton kitchen worktops

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Acquiring a set of brand new Dekton kitchen worktops will definitely put you ahead of the curve. This is because other homeowners who haven’t yet heard of Dekton, do not know what they are missing out!

This revolutionary man-made product, originally created in Spain, surpasses everything you could expect from stone surfaces about surfaces including the popular and traditional natural granite and marble worktops.

  • What is Dekton?

It is made with a composition of raw materials such as pure quartz, porcelain and glass (among another 20 minerals carefully prepared by Cosentino) resulting in a potent mixture that is then baked and pressed with a weight of up to 2500 tones to create an ultracompact surface known as Dekton. This gives Dekton surfaces strength, original looks, unique veining, the possibility of having customized patterns and designs, through an outstanding collection of hues, tones and not to forget, a smooth background.

With numerous possibilities suitable for both interior and external applications, this stone is a resistant material that endures the test of time and comes with an available 10-year warranty by Cosentino upon product registration at the manufacturers’ website. The preferred Dekton UK supplier in London City is MKW Surfaces who offers an incredibly trained team which has extensive experience in installing ultracompact materials.

The warranty on Dekton is mandatory and most certainly, you can definitely avoid potential damages with minimal care and maintenance of the surfaces.

Dekton Orix Kitchen Island from the Industrial Series 2017

  • Avoid common mistakes

Some users are unaware of the cleaning procedures that they need to apply on Dekton surfaces. Eventually, they can end up with a dull surface which will need extensive deep cleaning if using the wrong products over long periods of time or by taking unnecessary measures on a surface that requires very little maintenance.

To avoid such mistakes, seek guidance on how to clean and perform Dekton maintenance on kitchen worktops.

  • Important cleaning tips:

One of the first and most important recommendations for Dekton surfaces is that you should try to clean it on a regular basis. Wipe away a spilling as soon as it occurs whether it is a coffee, wine, fruit juice spillage because they harden as you let them dry which can then make the stainremoval process more intensive.

The non-porosity of Dekton surfaces shields the stone from staining, thus making it zero-maintenance. On day-to-day basis, a kitchen cloth and a window cleaning spray should do the trick of keeping your surfaces pristine at all times.

According to the Cosentino Group, the Dekton manufacturer,  for a basic cleaning you can utilize a Q-Action with a soft fibre sponge, pH soap or detergent and water. Due to its light composition, pH products are necessary because these are non-evasive substances.  

  • Difficult spillage and hardened stains:

When this occurs, please remove the spillage with a wipe and a common detergent, which is as a dish-washing liquid. Scrub it gently and then rinse throughout with warm water.

A resistive substance may become harder to remove when it sets for a long time. These can be substances such as cement, plaster, rusty lime scale, grease and oil, and/or ice cream and other sugary foods. In these cases, you can apply a solvent.

Additional staining may include Cola, fruit juices which can be removed by using an alkaline detergent. For nicotine, ink, rubber, candle wax, grease and oil, ink, resin, epoxy adhesive, nail varnish and tar you can apply an Oxidant.

Dekton Orix Kitchen Island from the Industrial Series 2017

  • Crucial maintenance tips:

Be aware that surface polishing or re-polishing is not necessary for Dekton. Nor is sealing nor re-sealing as they already are non-porous when made at the manufacturers’ facilities.

Although it is a completely stain proof material, never expose Dekton to strong chemicals or solvents for an extended period of time.

To protect your Dekton surfaces, the best thing is to take minimal precaution. For example, utilize an ashtray if you are a smoker or use coasters for coffee/tea cups when you have visitors. If your stone is 8 mm thick, place hot pans on a trivet or invest in protective pads in order to avoid extremely high heat directly exposing on to the surfaces for long periods of time.

Avoid your product from coming in contact with flames. Lastly, bear in mind that Hydrofluoric Acid should never come in contact with Dekton.

Leslie Spivey

The author Leslie Spivey