- Listed: March 19, 2019 2:45 am
Dekton does not need to be sealed — unlike marble, quartzite, granite, and concrete — all of which require sealing and periodic resealing. This high-tech, highly durable material was introduced in 2013, and it’s slowly been gaining in prominence and popularity ever since. It’s quartz, porcelain, and glass that’s been “sinterized” — intensely heated and compacted — to make it super strong. Dekton offers a 25-year warranty on its products, provided they have been professionally installed.
The Often Neglected Detail That Makes A Big Difference In Your Kitchen by apartmenttherapy.com
Chances are you won’t be able to see your toes, because they’re actually positioned underneath the front edge of your cabinets, in the toe kick.
Without this little foot-cave you’d either bang your toes into the front of your cabinets, or have to learn over awkwardly to reach things at the back of your countertop. The next time you’re standing in front of your kitchen sink or working at the countertop, take a look down at your feet. When you stand at your kitchen sink or work at the countertop, chances are your feet are positioned so that your toes are in the toe kick. It’s a helpful little ergonomic detail that’s so common that most people don’t think about it at all. In most kitchens the toe kick is either painted black or the same color as the cabinets, to make it as inconspicuous as possible.
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Increasing the height of the toe kick is one way to give it a little extra prominence and emphasize interesting materials, but keep in mind that you’ll lose a few inches in the height of your lower cabinets. The black stripe at the bottom of the cabinets relates them back to the dark island, helps to ground the space, and creates a pleasing proportion in a very tall room.
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