Products for DEKTON® Lumina Installs
More and more fabrication shops are taking a closer look at adding DEKTON® ultracompact surfaces to the materials they offer. Lumina from the Solid XGloss Collection is among that list. If you are interested in adding Lumina to your list of supported materials, this article may be of some help. Here, we will cover some basic guidelines that will help you to incorporate DEKTON® Lumina into your service list.
Approved tooling and product lists for working with DEKTON® Lumina exist so that fabricators that are looking to work with DEKTON® material know which products are well-suited for the fabrication of this material. Approved blades, core bits, CNC bits, care products, and adhesives are available so that professionals working with Lumina do not have to learn this by trial and error. Let's look at some of these products now.
Use Design Styles
Lumina can be used in variety of design styles. the functionality makes it great for some and the color itself qualifies it for use in others. Let's take a brief look at how Lumina can be used in some popular design styles.
Minimalist Design Styles
Two of the basic principles of the minimalist design styles are 1) Simplicity and 2) Functionality. DEKTON&rg; Lumina has both of these characteristics. The material is certainly functional and it definitely achieves simplicity. its color is a nice neutral tone that is not too busy. Since the appearance is simple without a very high contrast pattern, it is simple.
Eclectic Style Designs
Lumina can also be used effectively in eclectic design projects. The neutral tone can contribute to the background against which some of the more prominent design elements can be offset.
This type of design style makes use of brown tones and taupes to reach a specific look and feel. Other colors incorporated into a contemporary style design include white and cream colors. Lumina's brown tone qualifies it for entry into the contemporary design style realm of interior decorating.
Products to Care for DEKTON® Lumina
One of the great features about Lumina is that it is easier to care for and maintain than other kinds of stone surfaces. It is extremely hard like quartzite, granite, and quartz. However, it has some maintenance advantages over natural and engineered stone.
Since it is non-porous and contains no resin, Lumina and the rest of the surfaces in the Solid XGloss Collection do not suffer in the ways that quartz and natural stone do. Because Lumina has no pores, it is virtually impervious to staining that can be caused by liquids that penetrate natural stone and discolor them. Because Lumina has no resin in it, chemicals do not react with it the way they do with quartz and engineered stones like it.
Cosentino has recommendations for which kinds of cleaners you might consider using to remove substances from the surface of Lumina. Because there are so many cleaners that can be used on materials like DEKTON® Lumina, it is good to research the detailed information about
what cleaners can be used for DEKTON®. Knowing this will help you select the proper cleaner for the type of material you are trying to remove from the surface.
Approved DEKTON® Lumina Tools
Durability is a prime factor to consider regarding DEKTON® Lumina. This is because it is scratch resistant and heat resistant to such a degree that trivets and cutting boards are unnecessary. That's right Lumina is so hard that it does not scratch when knives are used on it and it isn't scorched when hot pans are set on it right from the stove top. For a material this durable, you will need approved tooling to fabricated it.
One class of DEKTON® approved tooling is diamond blades. Both
bridge saw blades and small hand tool blades have been approved by Cosentino to cut DEKTON® Lumina form the Solid XGloss Collection.
Core bits are another fabrication tool that stone professionals use for working with Lumina. There two types of bits here approved by DEKTON® for use on this material. The first,
dry coring bits are the Dry Magic bits from Weha. And the second one, also form Weha, is the Weramic DEKTON® approved CNC Core bit.
Lumina Glue Approved for DEKTON®
If you are working with Lumina from the Solid XGloss Collection, you might want to consider using the best adhesive you can get for this surface. Mastidek is the
high quality DEKTON® glue formulated for bonding Lumina. Because it is strong enough for structural use, it can be used for indoor and outdoor kitchen countertops DEKTON®. Inside or outside, this adhesive will hold and is colorfast. The glue is also UV stable and safe for a wide temperature range.
If you are looking to save time searching for approved tools that are designed to work with Lumina, You will find many of them here on dektonmastidek.com.