DKTN showcases its versatility in a high-end residential development in South Africa
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Natura, Kreta, Greta (DKTN ID), Glacier, Valterra
4 mm, 8 mm, 12 mm, 20 mm
Worktop, wall, bathtub, shower and drawer claddings
However, it is its interior spaces featuring the finest and most precious finishes where the luxury of this development shines at its best. For this reason, from the very first phase of the project which included 284 high-end flats, Cosentino products have been a must-have.
“From kitchen worktops and vanities to wood-look drawer fronts and shower and bathroom claddings, DKTN stands out in every flat”, explains Cosentino South Africa. “After meeting with the architect, providing several samples and making a mockup of the show flat, it was decided to use DKTN in thicknesses of 4, 8, 12 and 20 mm”, they further say.
In the words of its developers, Stein City is a “residential city”, a high-end development spread over eight square kilometres of lush green areas in Johannesburg. Among its many luxurious amenities are its golf course (designed by the renowned Nicklaus Design firm), its heliport, its equestrian facility, its excellent school and its 300 square metre lagoon.
Indeed, there are not many projects that showcase the limitless versatility of the ultra-compact DKTN by Cosentino surface like this one does. “Because of its resistance to scratches, stains, heat, freezing and thawing, its stability, its availability in large format slabs (which means fewer joints) and its low maintenance, DKTN was the ideal choice”, explains the team of Cosentino South Africa, who teamed up with SCAD Architects, who were in charge of the project.
Thus, the kitchen worktop features 12 mm DKTN Natura slabs, a surface that replicates the quintessential style of marble with a soft grey veining and a glass-like gloss, achieved thanks to a unique nanotechnology-based treatment. As for its cladding, the material of choice was 8 mm DKTN Kreta, a matt grey shade inspired by traditional cement floors that evokes a sense of serenity and restraint.
Cosentino creates a bespoke colour for the project
For the vanity worktop, the material used was DKTN Glacier, an ultra glossy surface with fine golden veins over a white background. As for the drawer cladding, the material of choice was Valterra, a colour that replicates the patterns of natural wood but with all the advantages of DKTN. In both cases, a 12 mm thickness was chosen, which was also used for the bathtub cladding. Conversely, a bespoke colour called DKTN Greta was created for the shower cladding.
“This project is of great importance to Cosentino South Africa for several reasons. First of all, it is the first major development in the country made entirely of DKTN, specifically, using a large quantity of DKTN Slim (4 mm). Secondly, DKTN was the ideal finish for a multitude of different interior applications thanks to its fantastic features and versatility. Had a different material been used, it would have been limited to certain applications, but not DKTN!”, Cosentino South Africa says finally.
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