Installing DEKTON® Aura15
Fabrication professionals that are interested in adding Aura15 by DEKTON® to the list of materials for which they provide services should to be aware of some basic guidelines for working with this material. In this article, we will cover some basic guidelines for installing the Aura15 from the Natural Collection.
Among the guidelines for installing materials offered by Cosentino from the Natural Collection, you will find approved products including tools blades and core bits. Additionally, the company recommends specific adhesives for gluing Aura15 surfaces. Let's look at some of these tools and glues now.
DEKTON® Aura15 Care Products
Since Aura15 is DEKTON®, it is extremely easy to care for and maintain. In fact, DEKTON® surfaces are very resistant to many substances that would stain, discolor, or even deteriorate other stone products.
Natural stone is porous and must be sealed. However Aura15 in the Natural Collection by Cosentino needs no sealing.
On the other hand, quartz material and engineered stone surfaces can be damaged by using improper chemicals for cleaning. Resins in quartz surfaces must be treated with specific cleaners in order to prevent harming the resins in the quartz.
DEKTON® Aura15 though, is not as susceptible to damage, staining, or discoloration. In fact, Aura15 s even more heat resistant and scratch resistant than natural and engineered stone like quartz.
Virtually all kinds of cleaners can be used on Aura15. However, it is more effective if a cleaner designed to remove the specific type of material is used. Knowing what kinds of cleaner to use on DEKTON® is very important. Lustro Italiano has a nice breakdown of which kinds of cleaners are best for specific types of discoloration on DEKTON® surfaces. This includes Aura15 as well as any other Natural Collection surfaces.
Proper Tooling for Aura15
Heat damage and scratching are not something that worries owners of DEKTON® surfaces. This is because it is such a durable material. Hot pads and cutting boards are not needed for Aura15. Cosentino has approved tools for installing and fabricating Dekton materials like Aura15.
Approved diamond bits for DEKTON® are available and are specifically designed to work with Aura15 in the Natural Collection. Whether you are using CNC bits for machines to core Aura15 or if you are in need of a dry diamond coring bit for DEKTON®, it is best if you use one of the tools approved by Cosentino for DEKTON® use.
Diamond blades are also a key piece of the picture when it comes to fabricating DEKTON® surfaces. Bridge saw blades for DEKTON® and small DEKTON® diamond blades. Approved blades have demonstrated the quality level necessary for fabricating DEKTON®
Approved Adhesive for Gluing Aura15
Gluing Aura15 requires a reliable adhesive that can be used in the same environments that Aura15 DEKTON® can be used. Since the material can be used indoors and outdoors, in sunlight and in a wide range of temperatures, the adhesive you use needs to be of equal quality. Mastidek is a high quality glue for installing Aura15 countertops. It is UV stable and strong enough for structural use. This DEKTON® approved glue is designed for use with Aura15.
There is no need to search high and low for tools to test for compatibility with Aura15. Many of the approved tools are available right here on this website. If you would like more information or have a question about a tool, contact us for more information.