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  • Nov 23 / 2015
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Dekton: Innovative Countertop Material Offers Array of Design Options

 THE PLANES OF WALLS AND COUNTERTOPS – THE MASSIVE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL SURFACES OF N INTERIOR – ARE KEY VISUAL FOCAL AREAS THAT PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE PREMIUM MATERIALS.

Dekton Porcelain Countertop for Kitchens Renovation

Dekton Ultracompact Surfaces
An innovative slab material that presents the aesthetic interest of natural stone and the countertop wear-ability of quartz, Dekton is exciting and fresh, with its own unique high-performance characteristics. Made from a variety of minerals including silica, Dekton’s constituents are bonded by compaction under extremely high pressure and temperature rather than with the use of synthetic binders. For this reason, among others, Dekton is considered a “green” product and Cosentino publishes their Greenguard Certifications online in their product catalogue. Dekton is covered by a 25 year warranty.

Dekton Bathroom Vanity CountertopDekton has excellent freeze-thaw tolerance, so it is suitable for outdoor use – even in Toronto (the Cosentino flagship store in the Castlefield design district is clad in Dekton). The material has tremendous wear tolerance: it does not scratch, stain easily nor etch (mark with common household acids such as lemon juice, wine, vinegar, etc.). Consequently, it is easy to maintain and clean and is highly heat resistant. Of interest to those looking for an attractive and durable countertop material, slabs are 126” long by 56” wide in 2 cm thickness and can be finished with standard edge details. (Dekton is also offered in 0.8 and 1 cm thicknesses for a variety of applications.)

Dekton Design Style
Dekton is physically appealing in that it has a ceramic tactility that doesn’t appear synthetic in the same way quartz does. A selection of Dekton samples in a range of styles are on view at York Fabrica’s showroom, to help clients realize new design projects in a practical way.
Why not call and book an appointment with York’s friendly staff today?
York Fabrica is proud to be a certified Dekton fabricator.

  • Sep 15 / 2015
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Caring for Colourful Beauty

Caring for Toronto Marble CountertopsA MARBLE KITCHEN IS ONE OF THE MOST COVETER LUXURY LOOKS IN CURRENT INTERIOR DESIGN. 

Misconceptions about marble’s use and care abound, however. While it’s the top choice for bakers, clients who are everyday at-home chefs and those who use the kitchen as a place to socialize often have concerns that marble is too delicate for their intended use.

The truth is that marble is easy to maintain.

It requires few tools for daily care and some annual maintenance to keep it looking like new. We’ve assembled this simple guide to help you care for your marble.


Cleaning Toronto Marble Countertops

Daily Care For Your Marble

  1. Mix warm water and one teaspoon of gentle dish soap in a spray bottle.
  2. Spray the counter with the dish soap solution.
  3. Wipe with a microfibre cloth that has been soaked in hot water.
  4. Dry with an absorbent towel



Items That Stain Marble

Hazards to Watch Out For

Hot oil

Hot coffee or tea

Acidic liquids such as ketchup, mustard,dishwashing liquids, perfumes, red wine, lemon or lime juice.


Nicola Marble Cleaning Expert

Annual Maintenance

Accidents happen. As a moderately hard stone when compared to granite, marble can scratch, stain and lose its polish over time.  lose some of its lustre, To keep counters looking like new, York recommends calling an expert such as Nicola Capomasi of Thor & Partners for an annual polish and maintenance treatment.

Using the latest Italian technology, Thor & Partners are able to remove most stains, etches and deep scratches from marble surfaces on site without any excessive dust, mess, or noise. A moderate sized-counter can often be restored in a single day.

Finish Selection

Thor & Partners can also change the finish of your counter during this process. The most popular marble finishes are polished and honed. Polished marble has a bright, glossy surface that reflects light. A honed finish looks matte and has a more satiny-feeling. The great advantage of honed marble is that while it  that is smooth and velvety to the touch. Honed marble is more porous and stains more easily than polished, surface marks don’t tend to show. Conversely, polished marbles can stain less but etch more. You may choose to change the finish of your marble to prevent future staining or etching based on your lifestyle and what tasks you perform on or around your marble surface.

To contact Thor & Partners, please call 416.241-6638 or email nicola@thorandpartners.com for details or to book an appointment.

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