Cosentino Introduces Dekton® Grip+
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June 24, 2019
Cosentino, the world leader in quartz, natural stone and recycled surface production, introduces Dekton® Grip+: an advanced, innovative treatment that guarantees slip-resistance on Dekton® ultra-compact flooring.
A game changer for designers and architects alike, Dekton Grip+ offers the same industry-leading technical features while providing maximum safety to residential, hospitality and commercial projects. Blending together slip-resistance innovations and solutions, Dekton® Grip+ is the best for anti-slip applications even on the most demanding of indoor and outdoor surfaces. This includes dressing rooms or community access points, terraces, surfaces in and around pools, showers, spas and more.
Grip+ is introduced before the particle sintering process, an innovative ultra-compaction process during manufacturing, making it is part of the surface’s molecular structure. With this process in place, Dekton® Grip+ classifies as R11 under regulation DIN 51130, the German-developed pedestrian slip test, and meets the Class 3 regulation, meeting the most restrictive international regulations.
“At Cosentino, our R+D team is committed to creating materials that offer the very best in beauty, durability and safety,” says Massimo Ballucchi, Director of Marketing for Cosentino North America. “Combining maximum safety with industry-leading features, Dekton® Grip+ does just that.”
Dekton Grip+ is currently offered on four colorways (below, left to right): Keon, Orix, Soke and Vera; and will be gradually incorporated into additional Dekton colorways throughout 2019.
Created from a sophisticated blend of raw materials from glass, quartz and porcelain, Dekton has a high resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains and thermal shock. Cleaned with a damp cloth and no sealing required, its ease of care is unrivaled.
About Dekton® by Cosentino
Dekton® by Cosentino is a revolutionary and innovative ultracompact surface for the world of architecture and design. It is a sophisticated mixture of the raw materials used to make glass, next-generation porcelain surfaces and quartz surfaces. It is made with exclusive Sinterized Particle Technology (TSP), which is an innovative ultra-compaction process.
It boasts superior technical properties, such as resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains and thermal shock, and very low water absorption. Dekton® is able to recreate any type of material with a high level of quality. It is manufactured in large-format slabs (up to 320 cm x 144 cm) in five different thicknesses (0.4cm, 0.8 cm, 1.2 cm, 2 cm and 3 cm). Dekton® is the perfect surface for a wide range of applications, both indoors and outdoors (façades, paving, cladding, worktops, sinks, etc.).
As part of our commitment to sustainability and a circular economic model, various Dekton® colours are made with recycled materials from the product’s own manufacturing process. In 2016, Cosentino obtained an Environmental Product Declaration for Dekton®.
Dekton® has been chosen to feature diverse architectonic and design projects throughout the world, like Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Manacor, the residential building Valdebebas 127 in Madrid, the 4* and 5* Hipotels hotels in Palma de Mallorca, the Gunni&Trentino showroom in Madrid, TOPA Sukalderia in San Sebastian, Archway Tower in London, Le Meridian hotel in Yilan (Taiwan), Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janeiro or the restaurant The French Laundry of chef Thomas Keller in California.
About the Cosentino Group
The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces.
The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.
The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 110 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain). Currently Cosentino is present in 40 countries, with its own assets in 29 of them. The group has eight factories (seven in Almería (Spain and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more than 130 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.