Dekton: The Exterior Benefits and What it Can Be Used For

When your commercial or residential clients turn to you for help with an exterior project, one of the most important decisions will be the type of material used. Today's clients are looking for options that are beautiful and eye-catching while remaining durable and easy to maintain.

For many exterior applications, including tabletops, patio paving, outdoor kitchens, and firepits, Dekton makes an excellent material choice—and it's one of many product offerings here at Connecticut Stone.

What is Dekton?

Dekton refers to a specialized blend of raw materials used to produce the latest in glass and porcelain, combined with the highest quality in quartz surfaces. The result is a durable and unique material that can be used in both interior and exterior applications.

Benefits of Dekton for Exterior Applications

There are many reasons to consider recommending Dekton to your clients for their exterior project needs. For starters, it is highly resistant to ultraviolet (UV) light, which is a must when it comes to any outdoor material. As a result, your clients won't have to worry about the color fading over time as they would with many other materials.

Due to its hardness, Dekton is also very resistant to surface damage. This includes damage from falling hail or other debris that may cause scratches to other surfaces. And because Dekton isn't porous, it is also incredibly stain-proof and resistant to abrasion and etching over time. This makes it less likely to become damaged by spills or even acid rain.

Dekton offers all these benefits in a low maintenance package, as it doesn't need to be sealed or re-finished. This saves your clients the time, hassle, and added maintenance costs while allowing them to continue enjoying their beautiful outdoor space.

As an outdoor material, Dekton is also extremely resistant to ice and thawing, which is a must for clients in colder areas. Specifically, Dekton's low coefficient of thermal expansion allows it to be protected from extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. As a result, it is less prone to cracking and other damage.

When Dekton is manufactured, it can be made in a wide range of colors and styles to suit your clients' needs. And because the pigmentation can be controlled during manufacturing, Dekton's appearance will not fade over time as many other surfaces can. This means your clients can enjoy the same beautiful outdoor space throughout the years.

These are just some of the key benefits of using Dekton for exterior applications. Some additional benefits to consider relaying to your clients include the fact that Dekton is:

  • Dimensionally stable in terms of thickness
  • Resistant to hydrolysis
  • Non-combustible (won't scorch, crack, or burn in high temperatures)
  • Five times as strong as granite

Best Uses for Dekton Outdoors

Most often, we see that clients utilize Dekton for exterior patios. When using this material, your clients will love the low maintenance that comes along with Dekton. At the same time, it's easy to keep clean and won't crack during the notoriously extreme freeze/thaw cycle here in the northeast.

Aside from use in patio construction, Dekton can also be great when used for outdoor table tops (as you can see for yourself in the attached video), exterior walls, outdoor kitchen countertops, barbecues, and fireplace surrounds. It can also be installed in sheets around the exterior of a house to achieve a modern look—especially with our industrial collection. Dekton comes in sizes of up to 320cm x 144cm, as well as four different thicknesses ranging from 8mm to 33mm.

Connecticut Stone is proud to offer Dekton as one of our many exterior stone products. We encourage you to stop by our Milford showroom and check out this material for yourself. Once you see it in person, you'll be able to better understand just what a great offering this can be to your clients.

Learn more about Dekton and our many other exterior material offerings by contacting Connecticut Stone today. We look forward to working with you!