Earlier this year, Cosentino—a manufacturer known primarily for its Silestone and Sensa countertops—entered the flooring business with Dekton large-format tile. We recently spoke with Carl Harris, director of the Dekton program, about this ultra-compact tile that can be used in flooring, siding, building façades and countertops.
A: Actually, it wasn’t initially planned that way. Cosentino wanted to develop a revolutionary product for the kitchen and bath market for countertops. When the economy was down, the company took a look at what the quartz industry was doing and thought it would be wise to work on something new. So the company created Dekton. As they started working with the material, they realized it made a lot of sense in the flooring market as a large-format material.