Favourite Things – Dekton
Welcome to our newest column on Good Ideas, Favourite Things. Every day our designers come across new and innovative products and services that we just can’t wait to share. In Favourite Things we pick a Good Space Interior Designer and ask them to talk about their latest finds. Today, we start with Lauren’s favourite find at Buildex 2015, Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries.
What: Dekton Ultracompact Surfaces (When you go to the site, say you are from the United States to see in English)
Why: The Possibilities! Dekton can be used for everything from tableware to surfacing on the exterior of buildings. Definately in line to be the ‘next big thing’.
- Strength = 5 times the flexural strength of granite
- Non-porous = never needs to be sealed it naturally prevents liquids and gasses from penetrating the surface = low maintenance surface that is easier to clean
- Colour Stability – pigmentation doesn’t vary as much and it won’t fade over time
- Dimensional Stability – consistent in both dimension and thickness throughout slab which minimizes the need for field corrections and allows for easy installation
- Thin – options range from 8-20mm
- UV Resistance, Scratch Resistance, Completely Stain Proof, Heat Resistant, Abrasion Resistant ,Cold Resistant
- Size for tiling = 126” x 56” = less seams!
The House of Dekton
Thanks for that Lauren! We love the attached article that talks about the ‘House of Dekton’ designed by Steffen Kehrle. The entire house including exterior, interior and furnishing is made from Dekton. Visitors are even supplied with Dekton kits containing screwdrivers, lighters and aggressive cleaning agents to test the surface’s outstanding resilience for themselves.
I am devoted to making people love living in their homes. I have done that with absolute joy for most of my life and as a career for the past 20 years or so...
I am a homebody – I do not actively seek adventure but I have had adventures. I believe home is the most sacred and important place in the world. I say I grew up on a farm – but I doubt technically it would qualify as a farm. Five acres – one milk cow – one calf - we ate them when they grew up, lots of chickens and a few pigs – we ate them too…
I was that kid who dragged rugs and furniture out to the orchard and set up outdoor rooms. It mixed my two favourite things – outside and comfortable furniture. My friends and I would sleep outside in my “rooms”. It was magical because my ceiling was full of stars.
I have lived in small houses, big houses, basement suites, cottages, condos and apartments. I have built and I have renovated houses. For a short time in my young life I was without a home
– this changed me. I have lived with pets, wanted and unwanted – rodents are unwanted… I have lived in a house richly full with the raising of my four children. I have had the tremendous
joy of my children carrying my grandchildren into my home. I have had my home become an “empty nest” and my life shrunken and shattered with the loss of my beloved husband.
Home and my people there have always been my comfort. It does not matter where home is, it only matters that you are in it and that you find comfort there and that is why I do what I do.