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An urban and sophisticated loft with elegant surfaces in white, black and wood

Zisi Hatsobai

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Location

Tel Aviv (Israel)

Material

Dekton

Application

Floors, worktops, wall and cabinet cladding

Thickness

4 mm, 8 mm, 20 mm

Architecture/Design

Zisi Hatsobai

Colour

Kovik, Opera, Danae, Sirius

End date

2022

Quantity

135 m²

When children leave home, life changes, so why not reflect this transition in our living space? This is exactly what a Tel Aviv couple thought when they turned to interior designer Zisi Hatsobai to renovate their flat into an urban loft perfect for hosting friends and family.

“It is a very special flat. It is the penthouse on the 27th floor of a residential building facing east, south and west (i.e. facing the sea)”, explains Hatsobai.

At the same time, the owners’ love of art also influenced the renovation project, which aimed to create a space in which they could easily display the works of art in their collection. “It was important to use a neutral and calm base that was also long-lasting”, says Hatsobai.

The professional interior designer took as a starting point for her design the range of colours of the large outdoor area: “The contractor had already determined the colours of the exterior areas, including the terrace, façade and aluminium shading. As they could not be changed, the project had to be integrated into them, so they were used as the basis for the choice of materials and colours for the interior areas”, she says.

A uniform ‘white cube’ with black and wood accents for contrast

With these premises in mind, the interior designer created a space in bright tones that feels uniform thanks to the choice of Dekton Kovik for the interior flooring. Inspired by the materiality of natural elements, with neutral base tones and a subtle pattern, this colour is characterised by a neutral light grey background crossed by random veins.

Both art pieces and black – used in shelves, tables, tv screens, lamps…– stand out in Hatsobai’s ‘white cube’. There are also touches of this colour in the bathroom – such as the taps and other elements –, which combine perfectly with the warmth of Dekton Danae, a colour reminiscent of sand swaying in the desert, which was used for the walls and other surfaces.

Meanwhile, in the kitchen, it is the worktops that provide this sober contrast that gives rhythm to the design, warmly enhanced by the use of wood in all the rooms. “The kitchen worktop, splashback and island feature Dekton Sirius for a dramatic effect”, says Hatsobai.

With its textured appearance and greenish accents, this black tone adds realism and character to the atmosphere, while it is ideal for cooking and hosting guests due to its easy maintenance (it does not scratch, stain or burn, and can be wiped with a wet cloth).

A total look in Dekton Danae for a feeling of spaciousness in the main bathroom

As for the bathroom, the intended effect was different: to maximise the visual space. “It’s a relatively small space, built as a kind of cube. To deceive the eye and make the shower look bigger, the floor and walls are made of different thicknesses of Dekton”, says Hatsobai.

In addition, the use of Dekton Opera on the walls not only creates a feeling of spaciousness, but also conveys a sense of monumentality. The reason? Inspired by the elegant Italian Carrara marble, this colour features a simple light grey veining that adds depth and character to its creamy white background, offering a classic finish with a sensational velvety feel.

Finally, as is usual in her projects, Hatsobai also chose Cosentino materials for the cladding of the kitchen cabinets and the top of the large, bespoke table (in Dekton Kovik): “I had already worked with Cosentino on large scale projects. Our joint efforts are fruitful, and always produce good results. In fact, during this project, there were a number of challenges that we successfully overcame”, the interior designer says finally.

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Kovik

DEKTON
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Opera

DEKTON
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Danae

DEKTON
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Sirius

DEKTON

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Dekton gives character to the bar and the organically shaped ceiling of this unique restaurant in Valencia

Julio Guixeres

Image number 70 of the current section of Dekton gives character to the bar and the organically shaped ceiling of this unique restaurant in Valencia in Cosentino Canada

Location

Valencia (Spain)

Material

Dekton

Application

Flooring, bar cladding, ceiling with organic shapes

Thickness

4 mm, 8 mm

Photography

Craus Fotografía

Architecture/Design

Julio Guixeres

Colour

Albarium, Umber

End date

2022

Quantity

100 m2

Small, cosy and very personal, this is the Barrafina restaurant, located in the city of Valencia and designed by the architect Julio Guixeres. The establishment was created by José Tomás Arribas and Julia Martínez, owners of the famous Q'Tomas? restaurant. The idea was to set up a small bar to complement the menu offerings of its predecessor.

Its captivating atmosphere stems from a design concept that exudes curves, colours and a surrounding sensation achieved thanks to the materials used. The most prominent of these is Dekton, which has been used both for the floors and the main bar that runs through the restaurant, as well as for the organically shaped ceiling that creates a fluid and dynamic movement throughout the establishment.

A sculptural ceiling shelf made from Dekton Umber

The shades of green and decorative elements, such as mirrors and neon lights, add an extra touch of fancy that blends perfectly with the Dekton colours chosen for the project. Specifically, Dekton Albarium and Umber from the Kraftizen collection have been used for this purpose. The soothing, chalky tone of the Albarium has been placed on the floors, creating a sense of continuity.

In contrast, the terracotta tone of Umber has been used ‘to add a splash of colour and give the room a strong character with the organic shapes that originate at the top’, explains the architect. ‘We believe we have taken Dekton a step further than what it is normally used for. It is a suspended structure that functions as a shelf on which objects can be placed and, at the same time, marks the passage through the establishment,’ he adds.

The bar is also a key feature in the design of the restaurant, becoming the main focus of activity and attention. The same Dekton colours have been used for this piece, with Albarium for the interior and Umber for the exterior. Thus, it strikes a dialogue with the overall concept and provides a sense of uniqueness and balance.

Dekton, versatile and durable

‘We have been able to experiment with the possibilities of the material in three of its thicknesses, i.e. 4, 8 and 12 mm, which has allowed us to suit each of the applications for which it is used,’ says the architect, alluding to Dekton’s versatility. Additionally, the large format has enabled the number of joints to be kept to a minimum, something that the architectural firm valued highly in shaping its design concept.

The great advantages of Dekton in this type of gastronomic premises are not only aesthetic. The surface is highly resistant to sudden changes in temperature, scratches and stains. Together with its easy maintenance and cleaning, this makes it a hygienic and durable product, even in areas of heavy traffic and heavy use, as is the case in this charming restaurant.

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DEKTON
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Volumes in dialogue with Dekton in a single-family home

Aroa Vega López

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Location

San José de la Rinconada, Seville (Spain)

Promoted/Constructed by

M&V Design, S.L.

Material

Dekton

End date

2022

Thickness

8 mm, 4 mm, 20 mm

Architecture/Design

Aroa Vega López

Application

Glued façade, interior and exterior cladding (waterfall), kitchen island, living room cabinet.

Colour

Vera, Liquid Sky, Laos, Liquid Embers, Laurent.

Quantity

250 m2

Photography

Craus Fotografía

The geometric design and the intertwined volumes give character to the architecture of this single-family home located in the town of San José de la Rinconada, in the province of Seville. A contemporary concept in which the architects, led by Aroa Vega López, have succeeded in designing a dynamic structure in which natural light plays a particular role. ‘Two volumetric bodies come together to create a single piece full of three-dimensional volumes,’ explains the studio. ‘This makes for an interplay of light and shadow that interacts with the natural light to change its own appearance into different versions throughout the day’.

In this project, Dekton becomes a key material in the façades, as it manages to distinguish the different modules and, at the same time, to establish a dialogue between them. More specifically, the architecture studio chose the powerful cement grey colour Dekton Vera to clad one of the bodies, ‘providing it with greater volumetry and magnitude and thus making a distinction between the two bodies’, they stress. Dekton Laos has also been used for the upper balcony area, adding depth with its industrial touch and dark grey tone.

Innovation for the façade

‘Working with Cosentino surfaces has enabled us to implement new tools and innovation in fixing systems,’ explain the architects. To achieve this ‘amazing finish’, as they describe it, the installation required a complex process, for which they were advised by the Cosentino team. This type of façade with large-format pieces must be installed by qualified fitters capable of installing them with the precision required for each project.

The volume that connects vertically with the large window is clad in its blind part with 8 mm Dekton Vera panels using the DKB fixing system. These pieces, supplied by Cosentino with grooves on the back for fixing Raimondi safety clips, are glued with cement-based adhesive type C2S2 for a full slab format of 3,200 x 1,440 mm. The minimum 3 mm joint between pieces along with a grout colour similar to Dekton gives visual continuity to the surface and helps to understand the overall volumetry.

Laurent’s natural elegance

It was the wide range of colours and finishes that attracted the design team to opt for Dekton also in the interior of the house. The kitchen and living room share a common style and aesthetic with the addition of Dekton Laurent. In the case of the kitchen, the Laurent texture – with its distinctive warm golden veins on a dark background – is used to clad the impressive island, as well as the worktops and the splashback, creating an interesting contrast to the wooden units and adding a lot of warmth to the overall look.

Laurent can also be found in a stylish living room piece that serves as a TV cabinet. Like a large piece of stone furniture, the Cosentino surface turns this part of the house into a very elegant and aesthetically striking space.

Stylish wet areas

The bathrooms in the house have been designed as true luxury spaces that act as a spa. To enhance the feeling of a natural environment, promoted by the large amount of light that penetrates the house, Dekton colours have been chosen to amplify and reflect the luminosity. Liquid Sky, with its ethereal and swirling look, is used for the entire cladding of one of the bathrooms as well as an outdoor toilet area. In a more sober style, another of the bathrooms features the deep Liquid Embers colour, a dark design with a flowing and elegant veining. Liquid Embers has also been used for the pool waterfall, creating a monolithic-looking sculptural form.

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The Omnia Group

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Location

Long Beach Island, New Jersey (USA)

Installer

Liberty Tile/Stone Tech

Material

Dekton

Application

Façade, cladding

Photography

Matt Wargo

Architecture/Design

The Omnia Group

General Contractor

SpectraCon, Inc.

Colour

Soke

End date

2022

Built on the water’s edge on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, this 740 square meters residence offers stunning views of the ocean from every room. The client wanted a large home that was also environmentally friendly, so the Omnia Group Architects designed a structure in an articulated ‘H’ form to control scale and used green building materials the likes of Dekton, insulated concrete, sustainably sourced woods, tinted glazing, and durable, corrosion resistant ceramics.

The Omnia Group analyzed different material choices as they wanted one that met four key requirements: customization, colors, installation flexibility, and durability. They were impressed by Dekton’s characteristics, making it the perfect material to withstand the ocean air and harsh conditions of salt water and sun.

Dekton Soke was used in several areas of this luxury residence, including the facade, fireplace, and interior wall cladding. Inspired by classic cement, Soke’s patterns and colors have a realistic veining structure with ranges of gray tones, making it extremely elegant and versatile. This tone was the perfect complement for this high-end home: beauty and performance.

Additionally, Dekon helped bring to life the homeowner’s vision of a sustainable house. The material is certified cradle-to-grave carbon neutral in addition to being manufactured with 100% renewable electric energy, 99% recycled and reused water, and with recycled materials in its composition.

“The Dekton installation gave us the exact look and performance this signature project required. I am very pleased with the project and comfortable with Dekton, which I believe will be around for years to come. I would use and recommend Dekton for more projects in the future”.
Brian Mann

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The Omnia Group Partner

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Bulnes Arquitectos

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Location

Puebla (Mexico)

Façade designer

Interior spaces and architectural façades

Application

Floors, bathrooms, kitchen, worktops, wall cladding

End date

2022

Thickness

4 mm, 8 mm, 12 mm

Architecture/Design

Bulnes Arquitectos

Material

Dekton

Colour

Kira, Kairos, Aura, Laurent, Kelya, Eter, Korso

Quantity

5,430 m2

Photography

Miguel Kurz

With a stunning geometric helix-shaped design 142.5 metres high, the Torre Helea residential building rises above the skyline of Puebla, Mexico. Each of its floors consists of three flats with panoramic views that give the impression of being suspended in the air. This unique architectural project houses 93 luxury homes, most of which feature Dekton surfaces in multiple applications throughout the different rooms. “To date, 60 of the flats are equipped with Dekton surfaces, a material that has been chosen by the owners themselves”, explains the studio.

“Apart from the beauty that Dekton brings to the space, its main advantages are the durability and stability of the material, the ease of transformation of the product and the wide range of colours and textures available, which allow you to create compositions with rhythm and elegance”, the designers further say. “The different thicknesses allow us to use the same colour for the floor and the bathroom countertop”, the studio says.

A wide range of textures to play with

Different Dekton colours, finishes and thicknesses have been combined in the different areas of the flats, creating stylish combinations. For example, one of the flats features Dekton Kira for the floors, Dekton Kairos and Aura for the bathrooms and Dekton Laurent for the kitchen. Its owner highlights Dekton’s great versatility, its light weight and “Cosentino’s commitment to honour the agreements made”, they say.

Balance of colours

In this flat, the floors create a homogeneous concept thanks to the choice of Dekton Kira. Inspired by natural stone and featuring a background in earth tones, this colour creates sophisticated spaces thanks to its soft texture. In the kitchen, the colour chosen was Dekton Laurent. Its striking golden veins dress the island, the worktops and the splashback, creating a perfect combination. Dekton Korso was the colour chosen for the cladding of one of the walls in the open space, offering a timeless and elegant wall that adds character to the area.

As for the bathrooms, Kelya and Eter, both dark and deep colours, were used for the countertops, creating a contrast with Kairos and Aura, both characterised by light backgrounds crossed by grey veins. A play of chiaroscuro to create an elegant and balanced atmosphere.

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Heritage Hotel Gets A Modern Make-Over whit Dekton

Gwen Kenny, Devine Design

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Location

Birr, Offaly (Ireland)

Manufacturer, fitter

Benny Larkin Kitchens

Colour

Bergen, Laurent

End date

2022

Photography

Ailbe Collins Photograph

Architecture/Design

Gwen Kenny, Devine Design

Material

Dekton

Application

Furniture, wall cladding, vanity unit and bath

Thickness

4 mm

Located just outside the picturesque heritage town of Birr in County Offaly, the County Arms Hotel offers elegant accommodation in the heart of Ireland. The hotel boasts 70 guestrooms, including luxurious Georgian suites and spacious family rooms, which are currently being renovated and upgraded.

Interior designer, Gwen Kenny of Devine Design, is working on this extensive project in collaboration with furniture manufacturer Benny Larkin Kitchens. Gwen’s goal is to bring a touch of modern luxury to the guestrooms while ensuring they are as practical and sustainable as possible. This aim has led her to incorporate Dekton by Cosentino into the bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. Dekton is carbon neutral for its entire life cycle which enabled Gwen to create stylish and hard-wearing spaces without negatively impacting the environment.

“Initially, I was only going to be using Dekton in the bathroom,” explains Gwen. “I wanted to use the Dekton Optimma Tiles in Bergen because they have the wow factor and are easy to work with. However, I also have a soft spot for the Laurent finish, and I wanted to incorporate it into the main guestroom.

“I came up with the idea of using the slim tiles to make a headboard, and I created a 3D drawing of what this would look like. The team at the County Arms Hotel loved it, and the result is a stunning focal feature. We are also using the Dekton Optimma Tiles at the coffee station and as a wall panel.”

In the en suite bathrooms, Dekton Optimma Tiles in Bergen have been used to clad the walls, vanity units and bath panels. The grey veins and sculptural patterns of this finish add visual depth, while the off-white tone creates a contemporary aesthetic that is stylish yet warm and inviting.

Ensuring that noise disturbance could be kept to a minimum during the renovations was crucial so that the hotel could continue to operate while the upgrades were carried out. “Noise was a big issue, so removing all of the existing bathroom tiles wasn’t going to be an option,” explains Gwen. “Instead, we just removed any loose tiles and then used a special adhesive to fit the Dekton Optimma tiles over the top. As the Optimma tiles are only 4mm thick, this didn’t impact the overall bathroom design, and we simply lengthened the shower pipes to allow for the additional layer of tiles.

“Benny Larkin Kitchens fitted the vanity units, and they created a wooden panel under each sink to allow for any maintenance access. We also used silicone instead of grout when fitting the bath panels so that the panel can easily be released if repairs are needed in the future.”

Hotel guestrooms and en suite bathrooms are high-traffic areas, so durability is also an important consideration when selecting the materials to use. Dekton is abrasion, scratch and stain resistant, making it ideal for spaces with lots of activity.

“We needed a material that is practically bulletproof, and Dekton ticks the boxes,” says Gwen. “The wall panel we have included beside the door will help to prevent any scratches or marks from suitcases and ensure the interiors continue to look fresh year after year.”

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Surface R

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Location

Malaysia

Material

Dekton

Application

Worktop and wall cladding

Thickness

20 mm

Architecture/Design

Surface R

Colour

Eter, Laos

End date

2021

Quantity

4 slabs

Bold, daring and opulent. That is The Noir, a renovation project by award-winning interior design studio Surface R at Duta Villa, one of Malaysia’s most luxurious developments. This spacious 3-bedroom dwelling with high-end extras such as a wine cellar, bar and cinema room, features top class materials and fittings.

“Timelessness and proportion are the key to success. At Surface R we believe that having a true passion for creating great designs is the only way to satisfy our customers”, the studio says.

For this reason, the studio chose Cosentino materials for different applications, from the bar top in the sophisticated bar – next to the main lounge – to the worktop, island and front of The Noir’s kitchen.

Dekton Eter and Dekton Laos: strength and sophistication

With its dark granite structure in black and grey tones, Dekton Eter was the colour chosen for the bar. Eter features a background of gentle contrasts, yet it has a strong contemporary character that makes it ideal for groundbreaking spaces such as this one.

On the other hand, Dekton Laos was the material of choice for the kitchen. This ultra-compact surface also sports a dark colour, but in this case it is a ‘weathered’ tone that reflects the personality of industrial design, reinterpreting it and showing its most innovative and modern side. Its grey veining and warm tones add to its appeal, and together with its soft matt finish make it the ideal choice for contemporary spaces such as The Noir.

“Today, Dekton is our favourite worktop material thanks to its design and, more importantly, the durability that this Cosentino product offers. Finding a surface that is both hard-wearing and beautiful is not easy, but Dekton fulfils our desire for a durable worktop with the added value of being sustainable and heat resistant. We can’t wait to use it in other projects”, the studio says.

25 years of unspoilt surfaces

Indeed, the innovative ultra-compact Dekton surface easily withstands abrasion, scratches, impacts, liquids, stains… even fire! In addition, this carbon neutral material throughout its life cycle also meets the studio’s main requirement: to achieve an interior design that stands the test of time, ageing with dignity.

“Dekton’s versatility and high performance are just what we look for when working on any project. Not only do Dekton Eter and Dekton Laos look perfect, but we know they will be timeless designs”.

In this regard, Cosentino’s 25-year warranty was an asset for the designers. “It makes it easy for us to use it in any project”, the studio concludes.

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Eter

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An iconic Oslo hotel turned into an ecological landmark

Metropolis Arkitektur & Design AS / Mellbye Arkitektur Interiør AS

Location

Oslo (Norway)

Contractor

SBA Entreprenør and LS Entreprenør

Material

Dekton / Silestone

Application

Bathrooms, rooms, buffet and reception.

Architecture/Design

Metropolis Arkitektur & Design AS / Mellbye Arkitektur Interiør AS

End date

2022

Colour

Soke / Charcoal Soapstone, White Storm

Photography

Yvonne Wilhelmsen

Situated 350 metres above sea level, with breathtaking views of Oslo and Nordmarka, the iconic Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel is a destination in itself. It occupies a historic ‘dragon style’ building, the oldest part of which was built by the architect Balthazar Lange in 1894. The wooden coffered ceilings and dragon heads from the Viking age are preserved on the façade, creating a dialogue with the contemporary features incorporated in the last major renovation. This is not the first time, as the building has been renovated several times throughout its history and used as a hotel and, at one point, as a sanatorium.

Following a refurbishment by Metropolis Arkitektur & Design AS/Mellbye Arkitektur Interiør AS, the hotel now houses 376 renovated rooms and common areas designed to offer a unique guest experience. With an investment of NOK 280 million, the refurbishment has covered a total area of 31,000 m².

An ecological approach

Cosentino materials have certainly played a significant role in this huge investment, not only for their aesthetic appeal, but also for their seamless integration into the sustainable approach of the revamped hotel. Everything has been carefully planned to ensure that the resort meets the requirements of the Norwegian ecolabel, from the use of renewable energies to the reduction of water consumption, a sustainable supply of food, beverages and disposable items, as well as eco-labelled products and materials.

Cosentino has a lot to offer in this regard, which is one of the reasons why designers choose its surfaces. And more specifically, Dekton, which is a carbon-neutral surface throughout its life cycle. In addition, it has advanced technical properties such as high resistance to UV rays, stains, scratches and sudden changes in temperature.

Elegance in shades of grey

‘We know from experience that Dekton is a material that stands the test of time very well,’ says interior architect Hans Christian E. Thomassen from Metropolis Arkitektur & Design AS. This is what prompted his team to select the innovative surface for both the buffet and reception areas of this hotel.

In both cases, the colour chosen was Soke, a soothing and elegant grey inspired by classic cement floors. Its realistic veining creates a relaxed visual effect across a range of grey tones, demonstrating its versatility for different applications such as the reception counter, buffet bar and restaurant tables.

Silestone for the hotel rooms

The renovated hotel rooms also feature Cosentino surfaces. Dekton Soke can be found in some furniture details, while Silestone is used in the bathrooms, providing high strength and durability. Specifically, two iconic Silestone colours combine to make for welcoming and refined spaces with countertops and washbasins in the deep bluish grey of Charcoal Soapstone, and the bright and pure White Storm.

‘Cosentino is proud to be part of Scandic Holmenkollen Park,’ says Oskar Peterson, managing director of Cosentino Norway. ‘This historic hotel has been renovated for the future, and we are pleased to be able to supply materials that will remain just as beautiful year after year, even when exposed to heavy use over a long period of time’.

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Ariella Goren

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Location

Israel

Material

Dekton

Application

Flooring

Thickness

20 mm, 8 mm

Architecture/Design

Ariella Goren

Colour

Zenith, Liquid Shell

End date

2022

Quantity

181 m2

The brief given to designer Ariella Goren was not an easy one: to create a floor with the highest brightness, with the cleanest possible appearance and which could dress both the interior and exterior of a guesthouse. This house occupies the upper part of a duplex residence in Israel, has a 100 square metre terrace and features a bedroom, a bathroom and a living room/kitchen integrated into a large, open-plan space.

Goren’s proposal was a sleek, contemporary flat that is both fresh and casual, with a relaxed feel and reminiscent of the sea. As for the ‘challenge’ of the floor, the designer only had to take a quick look at Cosentino’s catalogue to find a solution.

“I looked for tiles that were sturdy and durable enough to be used outdoors so as to create continuity between the interior space and the terrace. I wanted a low absorption material that would not scratch easily and would be easy to maintain, especially given the customers’ desire to use a very bright colour. Dekton offered me the solution to all my requirements; in the end, it was a pretty easy choice”, says the interior designer.

20 mm Dekton for a beautiful and functional floating floor

The colour chosen was Zenith, a Nordic white that is perfect for fresh, airy spaces and provides the clean, matt finish desired by the owners. However, a new challenge arose when it came to install it: “The biggest challenge of the project was in relation to the floor of the 100 square metre outdoor space. We wanted to use the Dekton slabs in their original dimensions (3200 x 1440 mm) for both the interior and exterior space, maintaining the necessary slope for drainage”, she explains.

After some thought, Goren’s solution was to build a floating floor, so that the floor would be both functional and visually pleasing. “What really allowed us to create the floating floor was the 20 mm Dekton slab, which is robust enough for use in this type of application. In this way we were able to maintain the size of the outdoor slabs to match the ones indoors”, says the interior designer.

A touch of the sea thanks to Dekton Liquid Shell