This is all you need to learn about the Ultracompact Dekton Moone Worktop.

This is all you need to learn about the Ultracompact Dekton Moone Worktop.

Dekton Moone
By: Alan Jan 25, 2022 0 Comments

Dekton is a creation by Cosentino, a pioneer in the manufacturing and distributing of innovative surfaces for design and architecture. It has quickly become one of the most popular materials among architects. The ultra-compact surface is the protagonist of significant projects globally. 2022 introduces us to Moone, a new design that joins the Solid Collection.

Table Of Contents

  1. What is Dekton Moone sintered stone particle technology
  2. Dekton Moone Advantages and Benefits.
  3. Two things you want to know about the Dekton Warranty.
  4. Dekton Moone sizes, prices, thicknesses and finishes.
  5. Compare between Dekton Moone, Neolith Beton, Marazzi Raffaello, and Silestone Faro White.
  6. How to clean and maintain your Dekton Moone kitchen worktop.
  7. Frequently asked Questions
  8. Conclusion

Dekton Moone Kitchen

Dekton Moone enlightens rooms with clarity and timeless fashion. Furthermore, it suits any setting or style because it’s warm white, inspired by the Moonlight.

The Solid Collection offers large slabs of 3200 x 1440 mm, and four thicknesses. In addition, it provides four more patterns – Dekton Galema, Sirius, Domoos, and Zenith – in solid tones ranging from brown to dark tones to pure white. The Dekton collection provides a neutral foundation for more uniform and balanced suggestions. In addition, Dekton is suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Finally, Moone is excellent for kitchen, bathroom, floor, facade, and wall applications.

Dekton Moone Is a Sustainable Kitchen Surface Inspired by Moonlight.

Moone is an ultracompact surface inspired by the mysterious and enticing night with its warm glow. It features solid, nuance-free tones excellent for producing consistent and well-balanced patterns. Similarly, a Moone worktop offers light and a sense of spaciousness to any kitchen. Due to its light and timeless tint, it integrates into any space and decorative style.

When we talk about worktops, the concept of architectural sustainability has evolved. Rather than an intriguing addition, it is now a practical requirement. And it would be best if you considered it from the start of the design process.

Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface is a material that meets the needs of architects and designers. It is a durable, versatile worktop in a range of colours with the ability to meet today’s sustainability and energy efficiency challenges.

Moone employs the proprietary TSP Technology (Sintered Particle Technology) from Dekton. This process simulates the changes that real stone experiences over thousands of years when exposed to high heat and pressure.
TSP technology combines groundbreaking processes from the most cutting-edge technological fields. This progression can produce a new method, an innovative material, and a market-leading product.

This video featuring Mark Kusher from Architizer explains the innovation that Dekton provides to design projects.

Advantages of Using Moone Dekton Surfaces

Besides the considerations of looking after our planet, you may wonder about the advantages of installing this surface. Here are Five Benefits of using Dekton Moone worktops:

  • Resistant to moisture and saltpetre: Dekton exists to withstand high humidity and water leakages. Saltpetre and atmospheric conditions may be destructive to other materials but not to Dekton.
  • Dimensional consistency: Dekton’s properties give excellent dimensional stability. Its flatness, thickness, edge straightness make it easier to install a worktop. In addition, it minimises problems such as gaps or size discrepancies between countertops’ joints.
  • Heat and fire resistance: Dekton has the most significant fire resistance classification. It is resistant to thermal shock and is unaffected by fast temperature changes. In addition, it can withstand up to 300 C of heat. It means that you can drag your pots from the oven onto the worktops.
  • Dekton is not permeable: Moone has minimal porosity and requires no sealing. It repels liquids, preventing them from penetrating the surface and making maintenance and cleaning easier.
  • Ice and thaw resistance is an important property, especially in outdoor kitchens. Even in the most severe temperatures and situations, Dekton’s low porosity and low coefficient of thermal expansion assure remarkable performance.

Additional benefits of Dekton worktops

The advantages of using Dekton Moone by Cosentino are evident. You can use it indoors and outdoors, or you could cover your fireplace surround with it. Besides being non-porous and highly resistant to freezing temperatures, the surface offers the following five additional benefits:

  • Resistant to abrasion: Dekton is even more abrasion resistant than ceramic. Thus making it the perfect surface for commercial spaces and floorings. While other worktops wear out over time, Dekton’s finish will endure the product’s whole life without replacements or repairs.
  • Colour consistency: Dekton’s production technique provides complete control over the material’s colouring and appearance. Consequently, you get a product that lasts long and doesn’t fade. The surface will look the same as it did when first installed.
  • Exceptionally scratch-resistant: Dekton is a highly scratch-resistant surface. This feature is essential for high-traffic flooring and exposed surfaces such as kitchen worktops and bar countertops.
  • Resistance to mechanical forces: The flexural strength of Dekton is 45N/m2. Therefore, it is the most excellent option compared to ceramic materials. Extruded ceramics or dry pressing are two examples. Ceramics have values that are up to two times lower.
  • High UV Resistance: The ultra-compact surface from Cosentino is highly resistant to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Furthermore, the stone doesn’t discolour over time, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.

Dekton Moone has a 25-year Residential Warranty That You Can Transfer.

Cosentino, the makers of Dekton, provides a twenty-five (25)-year warranty. It does so to the buyer and residential homeowners of Dekton Moone, installed in the original customer’s home. In addition, Dekton’s contract implies that Moone will be free of manufacturing defects. Finally, it must perform in service when installing it and maintaining it properly.

If a manufacturing error occurs within the warranty term, Cosentino will repair or replace the Dekton Moone at its discretion. It means that the manufacturer may visit your home to inspect whether improper use of the worktop. For example, if the claim is about the breakage of the surface. It would be wrong to raise the issue when it arises because you were standing on the worktop. Such a claim may be invalid. The warranty terms state that you shouldn’t apply excessive weight on a single point of the countertop.

Dekton Warranty Logo

Don’t Wait to Register Your Dekton Moone Warranty.

The warranty is only valid if the original buyer of the worktop registers their installation within six months of purchase. Therefore, you must ensure to register your Dekton installation as soon as your project is complete. Then, you will receive the original invoice or sales receipt, which you will receive from your kitchen worktop supplier. If you purchased the property from others, they could facilitate the invoice. Then, you to start enjoying the warranty benefits immediately. Such is the term of the Dekton transferrable warranty. It makes it a fantastic choice for those who think they may sell their homes in the future.

How Much Does a Dekton Moon Worktop Cost To Install?

The average cost for Dekton worktops in 20 mm thickness, the most popular, starts at £193 per square metre. Fabrication, template and installation cost an additional £264 per square metre. The total cost to install a Dekton Moone Worktop is as follows:

SMALL KITCHENS: Dekton Moone Worktops 12 mm: £2579 / Dekton Moone Worktops 20 mm: £2720.

MEDIUM KITCHENS: Dekton Moone Worktops 12 mm: £3995 / Dekton Moone Worktops 20 mm: £4276.

LARGE KITCHENS: Dekton Moone Worktops 12 mm: £5450 / Dekton Moone Worktops 20 mm: £5880.

The prices above include the template, supply, installation and VAT (the full service) in London and its surrounding counties.


Thicknesses, finishes and sizes of Moone from the Solid Collection

Moone belongs to the Solid Collection. Dekton’s Solid Collection includes Bromo, Edora, Fossil, Keranium, Sasea, and Sirius. With Moone being the latest addition.

  • Thickness: You can choose Bromo, Edora, Sasea and Sirius from thicknesses starting at 4 mm, suitable for furniture cladding. But Moone’s thicknesses are 8 mm, 12 mm, and 20 mm, with the minimum thickness for worktops at 12 mm.
  • Finish: Dekton offers five finishes, namely Polished, Smooth Mate, Textured Matte, Velvet Finish, and Dekton Grip. Because not all colours are available in every finish, Dekton Moone offers a Smooth Mate finish. The Smooth Mate finish is ideal for modern spaces, and when you touch it, it gives you an incredible feeling.
  • Sizes: You can choose Moone from a standard slab size of 320 x 144 cm. You can also buy Dekton cut-to-size with a minimum order of 4.6 square metres.
Dekton Moone thickness

Dekton Moone vs Neolith vs Silestone vs Marazzi

When comparing worktop materials, you should consider each surface’s characteristics and performance attributes alongside the aesthetics. Two materials may look similar, but only one of them has the factors you need. For example, although Dekton Moone and quartz may look similar, you can’t use most quartz stones outdoors because UV rays are suitable. The comparison chart below shows you a comparison between comparable worktop products. Our team chose the products according to their aesthetic similarity and each surface’s features.

Dekton Moone comparison chart

Three easy steps to clean and maintain your Dekton Moone worktops

Dekton’s ultra-compact surface is highly resistant to stains and chemicals due to its nearly negligible porosity. As a result, it makes it perfect for kitchen worktops and various works indoors and outdoors.

Here are the three simple steps to keep your Moone worktops pristine:

  1. Daily cleaning: we recommend using Windowlene with a sponge or scouring pad for general cleaning. If a window cleaning spray is not available, the best option is to use neutral soap and water.
  2. Cleaning stubborn stains: we recommend using more specific products, such as cream detergents (i.e. CIF Cream) with abrasive particles or solvents. You should only use CIF when stains are resistant to the usual cleaning products. Or because they stay on the work surface without being removed for long periods. You can also install heat-producing electrical equipment such as coffee makers on its surface.

If you want to go further to protect your surfaces, you can follow these recommendations and precautions:

  • Knocks: Although though Dekton Moone is very durable, avoid knocks in exposed locations (edges, corners, thin strips, etc.)
  • Metals: Prevent direct contact between the worktops and the metal surfaces of electric grills and hobs. Such issues might occasionally occur due to improper installations.
  • Extreme temperatures: Avoid direct sources of heat such as flames, fireplaces, barbeques and chimneys, for example.
  • Alterations: No mechanical operation, such as polishing, should be done on the surface. Similarly, you must avoid using metal scouring pads as these actions may void your Dekton Warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dekton worktops and Dekton Moone

Our clients often ask us questions about Dekton. And we think the answers may be helpful for you before considering your next kitchen worktop.

  • Which is better Dekton or Silestone? – Both Dekton and Silestone are excellent kitchen worktop materials. But which is better for you is a matter of personal choice and your specific requirements. Whilst Dekton is UV rays resistant and fireproof; some clients tell us that Dekton is more prone to chipping than Silestone. If you want to know more about the differences between Dekton and Silestone, you should read this article.
  • Which is better Dekton or granite? – We have been supplying Dekton worktops since 2013. We are one of the very first UK stone companies that modified their traditional stone machinery to fabricate Dekton. In our nine-year experience with Dekton, we find that it is superior than granite when it comes to acid, scratch and stain resistance. You also must seal granite yearly to protect it from stains and acids. But Dekton doesn’t require sealants or additional coatings.
  • Is Dekton cheaper than Silestone? –  Within the Silestone and Dekton collections, you will find that prices vary depending on their materials’ thickness and look. And even though some prices are similar between the two products, Dekton is generally more expensive because it is more labour intensive.
  • Where is Dekton manufactured? – The Cosentino Group, which also manufactures Silestone, today distributes Dekton. It is present in over 60 countries, with its production facility in Almeria, Spain.
  • Where to get Dekton samples: – The Worktop Library offers Dekton samples to its clients in the South of England. If you are in central and the northern England, contact Cosentino and they can recommend your nearest approved Dekton supplier.
  • Why is Dekton so expensive? – Although the ultracompact surface is more costly than standard granite or quartz, its price is not exorbitant. The cost of Dekton is, in significant part, due to its sintered stone technology. Sintered stone is relatively new. In addition, we mentioned that Dekton more labour intensive than the former materials. But some natural stones such as quartzite or rare types of marble are more expensive than Dekton.

Want some inspiration? Check our Dekton Moone kitchen design video.

The above video contains kitchen ideas and details about Dekton Moone.

More Frequently Asked Dekton Questions

  • Does Dekton scratch? The surface resists scratches better than most other materials due to its hardness. As a result, you can try scratching both quartz and Dekton with the same tool and pressure. You’ll discover that the quartz worktop scratches first.
  • Are Dekton worktops any good? -According to Consumer Reports, Dekton is highly resistant to abrasion, stains, heat, and cutting. Home Depot in the USA states that ‘Unlike most porcelain surfaces which have separate body and surface layers, Dekton is made of the same raw materials throughout the slab, making more resistant to scratching, breaking and staining’. In addition, Dekton resistant to water and UV radiation, so it’s ideal for outdoor kitchens and eating spaces.
  • Can Dekton be polished?  – No. Attempting to alter Dekton’s fascia will void its warranty. Instead, you can choose from its five different finishes or seek an alternative product.
  • Can Dekton be mitred? – Yes. Your worktop supplier can use mitred profiles and mitred joints along difficult seams. It is a more complex and long-lasting process when you compare it to softer materials such as marble and quartz.
  • Can Dekton be used in showers?  – Yes. Dekton surfaces are ideal for shower and bathtub surrounds, as well as for vanity tops and baths. You can choose the finish Grip+. It includes a treatment that ensures slip resistance to ensure the highest level of safety for homes and commercial establishments.

Conclusion

Moone by Dekton is a versatile surface material that you can use indoors and outdoors. It offers a timeless look with high resistance to stains and scratches. In addition, you can use it in interiors and outdoors. Although it is not particularly cheap to buy, it offers value over time. Finally, Dekton Moone includes a 25-year manufacturers’ warranty that you can transfer when installed in domestic spaces. Ultimately, prioritize your specific requirements and usage before buying any worktop surface.

Author:

Alan Nussbaum

Meet Alan Nussbaum, our Sales and Marketing Manager, whose expertise in stone worktops is second to none. With almost two decades of experience, Alan’s impressive track record includes creating one of the first online stone companies in 2012 and pioneering the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in construction in 2018 before co-founding The Worktop Library with Maria.
Alan’s outstanding work is featured in numerous Stone and Home Decor magazines. In addition, he collaborates with the industry’s leading stone brands, cementing his reputation as a true innovator.
Before starting a thriving career in the stone industry, Alan honed his skills by overseeing luxury fashion brands such as Burberry, Matches Fashion, and Patrick Cox. With his unique blend of experience and expertise, Alan is a true trailblazer in the stone worktop industry. His passion for delivering exceptional service is evident in every aspect of his work.







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