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Function Meets Flexibility with Cosentino’s Dekton

The flexibility of Dekton, a porcelain ultracompact surface that is scratch-, stain- and abrasion-resistant, makes it the perfect option for not just countertops but floors and walls and other surfaces. That workability means that when Michelle McIlroy of Inherent interior design came to create the look and feel of a new home in Hobsonville, four different Dekton colours were specified in a handful of rooms.

“This was a house that needed to be suitable for two generations of family to live in,” explains McIlroy. “It needed to be contemporary for the younger generation, while still being sympathetic to the needs of the older generation.”

In the kitchen and the nearby bar area, the architectural interior designer chose Laos, a charcoal Dekton surface with a smooth matte finish and an industrial vibe, for benchtops, a waterfall island, a splashback, and to clad the extractor unit. In the adjoining scullery, a monochrome palette was created with white benchtops in Zenith and dark, dramatic splashback in Sirius from the Solid collection. 

“Durability was a major factor,” says McIlroy of her decision to work with Dekton. “Our clients love to cook and we needed a surface in the kitchen that wouldn’t stain. It needed to look as good as the day it was installed. Dekton is so flexible in its different thicknesses that I was able to create a design that adhered to cabinetry, benchtops, walls and floors. It makes for a unique product as I can trust the performance across the entire project.”

In the entranceway of the home and in a powder room, slabs of 12mm Dekton, which is made from a mixture of more than 20 minerals extracted from nature, were used for the flooring to create an “instant wow facltor”, says McIlroy. In another jewel box of a bathroom, the vanity benchtop was specified in Laos and is paired with gold-and-black wallpaper and a gold sink. Combined with furnishings throughout the home from A&C Homestore and tactile Nodi rugs, the end result is an impressive family home.

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Photography by Helen Bankers.

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