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*LAUNCHING* DEKTON® XGLOSS New to the Dekton® by Cosentino range for 2016; Dekton® XGloss, a high-tech premium polished finish available in five stunning colours; Lumina, Blaze, Halo, Spectra and Splendor, which add reflective qualities to any area the ultracompact surface is applied to. Thanks to its mirror-like qualities, this finish can help enhance any space, making it seem bigger and brighter; perfect for use on kitchen worktops and bathroom surfaces. The dazzling brightness of Dekton® XGloss is achieved through an advanced mechanical polishing process offering an extraordinary, illuminated and crystalline shine. This impressive finish, combined with the strength and resistance of the Dekton ultracompact surface, make a product of exceptional performance with unique characteristics. No other similar surface achieves this combination of aesthetics with technical performance. To achieve this new finish, the Cosentino Group’s Research and Development Department developed a pioneering and revolutionary nanotechnology treatment named “Nanocoating Process”. This treatment gives Dekton® XGloss unique hidrofugant (water repellent) properties creating an extraordinary resistance to stains without changing any other properties of the material nor adding any external protection to coat the surface. The “Nanocoating Process” enhances Dekton®’s colour, giving an exceptional shine - encouraging direct touch to fully enjoy the surface. Dekton® XGloss is designed for use in a variety of applications. Due to its nature and technology, the surface maintains an excellent resistance to stains as well as UV rays, allowing for both indoor and outdoor applications, and together with large format options provides immense creative possibilities to architects and designers. Dekton by Cosentino comes with a 10-year warranty. In addition, the stand will be previewing a selection of new colours being introduced into the existing Dekton® Natural, Tech and Wild Collections.www.dekton.co.uk *PREVIEWING* NEW SILESTONE® COLOURS Cosentino will also be previewing a selection of new Silestone® colours at KBB Birmingham. Evoking the look and feel of limestone, Royal Reef and Nymbus offer a classic surfacing solution but in two very different shades. Royal Reef is a polished, light grey colour with subtle hints of black and white. Nymbus, inspired more by sand toned limestone, gives a warmer overall feel with a sensitive marbling design. Two other new Silestone colours, exclusive to Cosentino Elite Studios, offer a fresh marble look. Snowy Ibiza provides the perfect alternative to classic marbles, with dark, fine and elegant veining on a white background. Lusso belongs to the same colour palette, but features intense marbling for a much more striking effect. Made from over 90% natural quartz crystals, Silestone® by Cosentino worksurfaces have a high resistance to scratches and stains. With a ten-year warranty, Silestone® benefits from a shade and consistency that is not found in natural stone and is the ideal surface for use in a wide variety of applications, including worksurfaces, flooring, splashbacks, wall cladding, shower trays, washbasins and custom made bathroom components. Silestone® is available in three thicknesses; 1.2cm, 2cm and 3cm and two slab formats; standard 304x138cm and jumbo 325x159cm for larger size projects offering fewer joins. Offered with a 10-year warranty, there is a choice of over 60 distinctive through-body colours and three finishes; polished, volcano and suede.www.silestone.co.uk *NEW* SENSA® EXOTIC COLLECTION A new series of eight Exotic granites has been introduced into the Sensa® by Cosentino range, which feature an exclusive stain protection. Available in Indian Black, Black Beauty, Ice Blue, Glacial Blue, Bianco Antico, Colonial White, Orinoco and Moak Black, the surfaces benefit from an improved, exclusive stain protection, which repels liquids such as water and oil. With a high resistance to stains and no need for special daily maintenance, the new granites offer unique designs and veining. Anchored to the surface of the stone, the Senguard NK stain protection (developed by the Cosentino research & development team) is also UV resistant allowing Sensa® by Cosentino granites to be used inside and out whilst still allowing the stone to breathe and preserve its natural colour. The new granites also offer worktop peace of mind thanks to the NSF certification that makes them safe for contact with food, and a 15-year warranty.www.sensabycosentino.com/uk