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Zeeduin Facade

Cosentino Flagship Project

Ultra-thin façade cladding gives Zeeduin a slightly floating effect

By Ignace Deconinck

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Location

Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Material

Dekton

Colour

Nayla

Quantity

462 m2

Architect / Designer

Ignace Deconinck

Application

Ventilated façade

Thickness

4 mm

Dekton, insulation, aesthetics and durability for facades

The Zeeduin renovation project is situated on the corner of Franslaan with Lefebvrestraat in Nieuwpoort. After a few decades, the façades – covered with relatively thin prefab silex concrete elements – showed concrete damage due to carbonation. The client and architect opted for a total renovation for the façades, with 4 mm thick Dekton Slim plates by Cosentino, glued on a ventilated aluminium support structure.

The apartment building dates back to the 1970s and has 6 above-ground floors. The gallery terraces, made of in situ concrete with the floor slab running from the inside to the outside without thermal interruption, were fitted with a mortar-bed tiling. Water penetration caused concrete damage and general degradation of the concrete coating. The absence of façade and roof insulation also contributed to a total renovation.

Dekton Slim, 4mm full of possibilities

A light façade cladding had to give the building a new, sleek and contemporary zest. This resulted in the choice of Dekton Slim plates (with a thickness of 4 mm), glued to an aluminium carrier. “This way the façade could be insulated to a maximum without bringing the façade surface too far forward,” according to the architectural engineer Ignace Deconinck of the eponymous Architecten Expertisebureau from Veurne.

A small balcony construction with a walking zone was provided for the apartments on the façade corner – with in the original condition only a balustrade in the façade surface. Not evident from a technical point of view. Good coordination (including dimensions and planning) between the main contractor (Aquastra), the balustrades subcontractor (Aluform) and the façade cladding subcontractor (Murex Stone) was required. After concrete repair, the gallery terraces were fitted with a new reinforced terrace compaction system and glass balustrades with front mounting of the uprights.

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``Dekton delivers high-quality and a great technical performance compared to other existing surfaces``
Stephanie Bevernagie

Stephanie Bevernagie

Cosentino Belgium

Nayla, an off-white full of nuances

The architect opted for a dark-coloured base (the ground floor) and a light superstructure to give the floors a more floating effect. “For the ground floor, we opted for a coating in fired blue bluestone, a good match with the small grey speckles, the white mass of the Nayla type and the terrace floors in a grey tone,” says Deconinck about the choice for the Dekton colour “Nayla” (white speckled).

“Thanks to its properties, Dekton delivers high-quality, technical performance compared to other existing surfaces: highly scratch-resistant, frost-resistant and thaw-resistant, and resistant to salty air and UV rays. Colour stability, dimensional stability and pressure resistance are high. With a fire reaction class A2, s1-d0, Dekton can even be used for tall buildings,” says Stephanie Bevernagie of Cosentino.

Cosentino’s materials used in this project

Nayla-detail

Nayla

Dekton

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Singapore’s most creative kitchen brings Dekton out to play

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Location

Singapore

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Colour

Sirius | Domoos | Desert Silver | Korus

Application

Worktops

Architect / Design

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and CJWHDesign

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The challenge of irregular shapes

CulinaryOn is an immersive cooking studio for team-building activities founded in Moscow and has branches in Poland, Romania, and now, Singapore. Completed in four months, CulinaryOn Singapore occupies a 4,000-square-meter, fan-shaped trapezoidal unit in Robertson Quay, Singapore.

The designers turned this challenging, irregular shape into an opportunity to present a dynamic configuration with moving benches and workstations that can be easily adjusted according to the users’ needs.

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Design curves created to endure

The concept of CulinaryOn’s interior design likens culinary journey to a theatrical performance. Thus, the space is designed like a stage and Cosentino is featured front and centre in this culinary stage.

The space is divided into three studios, which are separated from one another by operable panels that can be folded away to merge the spaces as needed. Each studio is anchored by a U-shaped chef’s table with a cooking station at its centre, featuring sleek black Dekton Domoos and Dekton Sirius.

Several movable cooking stations are set around these chef’s table. Each station features cranberry red base paired with Dekton Korus worktop, presenting a smooth, solid grey surface with white veins perfect for culinary experiments.

A curvy bar unites the three studios. Clad in brushed copper and solid teal colour, the bar is finished with Silestone Desert Silver.

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“The surface selection reinforces the concepts of creating a seamless look, a complementary colour scheme; and a subtle, refined and luxe feel with the matte surfaces”
Charles Wee

Charles Wee

CJWH Design Founder & Sara Quek

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Sirius

Dekton
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Desert Silver

Silestone
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Domoos

Dekton
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Korus

Dekton

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Singapore

Material

Dekton | Silestone

Colour

Desert Silver | Soke

Quantity

More than 850 m2

Application

Wall Cladding, Table Tops, Vanity Tops and flooring

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Thickness

2 cm

An immersive experience in every sense

Designed by Wilson Associates, Haidilao’s newest outlet at Marina Square mall presents an exceptionally futuristic dining experience with a personalised menu, immersive dining experience with sound and light projection, and robot servers, on top of its signature services.

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A beauty salon that earns its name

A great dining experience is an alchemy of great food, great service and great ambience. In the age of information and disruption, customers are spoilt for choice. F&B establishments need to constantly reinvent their offerings – menu, interior design, dining promotions – to keep diners coming back for more. They need to sustain diners’ interest with fresh experiences that cannot be found elsewhere.

Haidilao understands this. Going above and beyond impeccable customer service, the restaurant chain’s answer to providing and unforgettable dining experience includes services like manicure in a beauty room while diners wait for their tables. Silestone Desert Silver is chosen for the vanity tops in the beauty room for its modern look and durability.

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Celine See

Key Account Manager Cosentino SEA

Easy maintenance for daily use

Silestone Desert Silver with 20mm-thickness is used for the tabletops and wall in the dining room. The Silestone Desert Silver is available in polished or suede finishes with various edge profiles. It is extremely durable, and can withstand heat shock and chemical spills, perfect to handle hot pots and nail varnish stains. Its good look comes with easy maintenance – simply wipe to clean.

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Soke

Soke

Dekton
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Desert Silver

Silestone

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Dekton, the star of the renovated patisserie Glea in Murcia

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Location

Murcia, Spain

Architect / Designer

Interior design by Alexia Martínez and architecture by Pedro Francisco

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Dekton

Colour

Kreta | Kelya | Bergen

Application

Flooring, table cladding and display counter

A fresh new look for a classic style establishment

The patisserie Glea, run by the young chef Abel Bravo and located in the historic centre of Murcia, first opened its doors in November 2020. It is housed in a traditional establishment, at number 4 Barrionuevo Street, and sells innovative and distinctive sweet treats, with a focus on fresh ingredients.

Although the establishment is housed in a classic style building, its renovation conveys innovation and modernity, in line with the values of the new patisserie. For this, interior designer Alexia Martínez, together with architect Pedro Francisco, has relied on Dekton for the renovation process.

For the flooring, the chosen material was Dekton Kreta, from the Industrial collection. Inspired by polished concrete, Dekton Kreta evokes a seamless effect, making it perfect for use as a base colour to be combined with bold finishes. For the tables, the interior designer has opted for Dekton Kelya, a material inspired by dark marble which features light veins and creates a very unique atmosphere.

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Alexia Martínez

Alexia Martínez

Interior designer

Impressive display counter in Dekton Bergen

The focal point of this establishment is undoubtedly its large display counter designed as if it were a monolithic totem. This starring effect is achieved in two ways: firstly, by placing the finest sweets in Murcia within easy reach; secondly, by choosing a material with a strong visual presence and character such as Dekton Bergen.

Dekton Bergen is part of the Dekton Stonika collection. Inspired by natural Portobello stone, it is reminiscent of Greek sculptures, with marked greyish veins on an off-white base. When used on the display counter, it greatly enhances the presentation of products, elevating the sweets to the status of almost divine delicacies.

Interestingly, the name of the patisserie, Glea, means “land” in Murcian Spanish, an allusion to the importance of using local ingredients and products. This philosophy fits perfectly with that of Dekton by Cosentino, committed to sustainability and certified as a carbon neutral product for its entire life cycle.

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Modern and resistant, the new Dekton look for The Ritz-Carlton Abama

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Tenerife, Spain

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Inge Moore, Gregory de Clerk, Pablo L. López

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Dekton

Colour

Olimpo

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Buffet counter and claddings

A buffet counter to tempt the appetite as well as the eye

The Ritz-Carlton Abama is a five-star resort in Tenerife, the island of eternal spring. It is the perfect place to rest and relax while enjoying excellent guest service, in line with the philosophy of The Ritz-Carlton chain. With this purpose in mind, the renovation of one of its restaurants, “La Veranda”, was carried out in 2019.

The hotel has an extensive gastronomic offer with eight different restaurants, some of which have been awarded several Michelin stars. “La Veranda” is dedicated to breakfast and pop-up proposals. Therefore, this restaurant is equipped with large buffet counters where the food is beautifully presented and live cooking is performed.

During the modernisation project of the restaurant, led by Gregory de Clerck, all worktops were replaced with a single material: Dekton Olimpo. The result is a clear, relaxed and elegant atmosphere, in contrast to the warmth of the wood used in the dining area. Dekton Olimpo is a material from the Stonika collection inspired by Carrara marble. Its white colour with grey veins adds character and enhances the look of the restaurant.

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The resistance of Dekton in cooking areas

Dekton can withstand the most extreme temperatures, such as hot cookware just taken off the hob. Furthermore, Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface offers high resistance to scratches and aggressive chemicals, as well as almost zero porosity. Dekton worktops, with a 25-year warranty, were the best technical solution for the renovation of the buffet area.

From an aesthetic point of view, Dekton also had many advantages. The large format slabs (320 cm x 144 cm) create continuous, seamless surfaces that are more beautiful and easier to keep clean. These extra large slabs are ideal for worktops as big as those of “La Veranda”. Furthermore, the variety of thicknesses available (from 3 cm to 0.4 cm) multiplies the design possibilities allowing, for example, the same material to be used for worktops and kitchen cabinet doors.

The result is a sublime finish, beautiful and functional at the same time, ideal for surprising guests and making breakfast a first class experience.

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Olimpo

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Design and hygiene for a leading culinary school

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Granada, Spain

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Trilium | Aura 15

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Countertops | Flooring | Reception desk

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Dekton, design with large format

Pilsa Educa is a hospitality school, located in Armilla (Granada) for professional and amateur chefs, in which excellence, innovation and leadership are the main ingredients.

The interior design work carried out in this school is inspired by an industrial unit where the original metal structure and brick walls are visible within the old building. The factory-style decor is interposed by various elements that bring us closer to the eternal beauty of nature and also visually differentiate the different spaces.

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A sustainable surface made to last

The Trilium colour, which is part of the Dekton Industrial Collection, was the perfect colour to meet the initial aesthetic requirements thanks to its unique oxidised metal appearance. The chiaroscuro contrast of this surface and its smooth texture give it an unparalleled industrial appearance. Another stand-out feature is that it’s environmentally sustainable: Trilium is manufactured with up to 80% recycled materials from the Dekton production process itself.

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Due to the vast amount of activities that take place in the building every day, the Pilsa Educa cooking school needs materials that, in addition to being beautiful, are hard-wearing and functional in order to guarantee their durability over time. Dekton’s resistance to heat, cold, heavy-duty use, scratches and stains make it the perfect choice. Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface also allows food to be prepared and handled directly on the surface without any fear of breakage or burning, and ensuring maximum hygiene and safety.

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Javier López Bolivar

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Endless possibilities for creating unique spaces

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Due to the vast amount of activities that take place in the building every day, the Pilsa Educa cooking school needs materials that, in addition to being beautiful, are hard-wearing and functional in order to guarantee their durability over time. Dekton’s resistance to heat, cold, heavy-duty use, scratches and stains make it the perfect choice. Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface also allows food to be prepared and handled directly on the surface without any fear of breakage or burning, and ensuring maximum hygiene and safety.

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Endless possibilities for creating unique spaces

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The Trilium colour, which is part of the Dekton Industrial Collection, was the perfect colour to meet the initial aesthetic requirements thanks to its unique oxidised metal appearance. The chiaroscuro contrast of this surface and its smooth texture give it an unparalleled industrial appearance. Another stand-out feature is that it’s environmentally sustainable: Trilium is manufactured with up to 80% recycled materials from the Dekton production process itself.

Dekton Trilium covers classroom floors and, as if it were one whole flowing piece of material, it runs along the work tables and worktops, where cooking classes are taught or culinary activities and events are held. In total, 260m2 of Dekton® Trilium has been applied to flooring, vertical cladding and worktops.

Due to the vast amount of activities that take place in the building every day, the Pilsa Educa cooking school needs materials that, in addition to being beautiful, are hard-wearing and functional in order to guarantee their durability over time. Dekton’s resistance to heat, cold, heavy-duty use, scratches and stains make it the perfect choice. Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface also allows food to be prepared and handled directly on the surface without any fear of breakage or burning, and ensuring maximum hygiene and safety.

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“The most significant advantage for us has been that Dekton has allowed us to have flooring that gives a feeling of complete continuity due to its size.”
Javier López Bolivar

Javier López Bolivar

CEO Pilsa

Endless possibilities for creating unique spaces

A natural look has been chosen by the Pilsa Hostelería Técnica team for the reception area in order to differentiate it aesthetically from the classrooms and working areas.

A large wall of grass welcomes you. Its intense green colour contrasts with the natural white mantle offered by the Dekton surface, in its Aura shade, which extends across the floor and the reception desk. The attractive Aura shade, from the Dekton Natural Collection, is simply incredible. The white background is enhanced by the pattern of clear and elegant grey veins that evoke natural rock formations.

A total of 75m2 of Dekton Aura has been applied to the floor, reception counter, bar and worktop.

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Cosentino’s materials used in this project

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Trilium

Dekton
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Case Study

Dekton with distinctive edges

Clerici Müller & Partner Architekten AG

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The reception counter makes a statement: This bank offers a solid foundation for individual ideas.

Location

Oberuzwil, Switzerland

Material

Dekton

Colour

Galema

Interior designer

85d Innenarchitektur GmbH

Architecture / Design

Clerici Müller & Partner Architekten AG

Application

Reception desk

End date

2020

Dekton, an aesthetic and functional solution

A strong local identity is important to Clientis Bank in Oberuzwil. The distinctive reception counter demonstrates this claim. With its precisely formed facets, it connects the aesthetics of the surrounding Appenzeller Alps with the trust customers place in the business. The high-quality surface consists of ultra-compact Dekton from Cosentino.

Switzerland is famous for its financial industry. Around 260 financial institutions are based in the alpine republic, from global players to local financial providers who, like Clientis Bank, take care of small and mid-sized companies, institutions and private clients with their particularly customer-focused service. When the regional bank in Oberuzwil moved into a new building, 85d Innenarchitektur was commissioned to design the interior.

“The walls and floors in the open reception area are very bright, with a warm, soft lighting effect”, says Silvan Derungs, an interior designer at 85d. “Although the overall architectural concept is understated in terms of style and colour, the reception area is a striking focal point. The crystalline form reflects the values and strong foundation of the bank, which is situated at the foot of the nearby Säntis and Churfirsten mountains”.

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Clientis customers can be welcomed at two counter levels.
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The Dekton surfaces are perfectly flush on the custom-made object.

Reflecting values and security

“Customers can be welcomed quickly and easily at two tiered counter levels”, explains carpenter Luzio Egli. “We co-ordinated the features and measurements with 85d using a 1:1 sample, on-site, exactly to the requirements of customers and bank staff. Fixtures mounted on the cabinet provide places for customers’ personal items and handbags. In addition, it was also important to integrate electric lift tables and safes on the advisors’ side.”

For durable, high-quality and easy-care furniture, Clientis agreed to the recommendation to use Dekton by Cosentino in the colour “Galema” for the surface. Dekton consists entirely of natural minerals, which are combined in a sintering process under high pressure and heat. The UV-resistant, solid-coloured and ultra-compact material is available in sizes up to 324 x 147 cm and thicknesses from 0.4 to 2 cm.

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Distinctive hallmark

“The main obstacle was constructing the complex furniture in such a way so that the surface and cabinet have a monolithic texture and colour, and all components sit exactly flush,” explains Egli. During the renovation work, the Dekton panels for the FEINHARD surfaces were cut to a custom design and profile for the 3.46 m², 1.2 cm thick counter surface. In just a few days, this was placed and fitted to the cabinet, which was as yet untreated.

Next, the furniture was disassembled once again in order to complete the beautifully textured painting on the front panels. Finally, the “marriage” between the cabinet and the surface took place on-site, at the bank. The extensive and detailed preparations paid off: The front panel and DEKTON surfaces are perfectly matched. The homogeneous surfaces and high-precision edge details make the reception counter a distinctive trademark.

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Continuous surfaces and high-precision edges, chamfers ranging from 1.2 cm to 0.5 cm, which were cut on-site to create a more intricate effect, give a distinctive aspect to the reception counter and its Dekton surface.

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Cosentino Flagship Project

Kreissparkasse: Dekton in large format for the busiest floors

Broghammer Jana Wohlleber

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Location

Rottweil, Germany

Material

Dekton

Colour

Keon

Application

Floor – Stairs – Cladding

Architecture / Design

Broghammer Jana Wohlleber

Client

Kreissparkasse Rottweil

End date

2020

Thickness

8 mm – 12 mm – 20 mm

A 25 million renovation that combines aesthetics and functionality

At the end of 2019, the time had finally come: After a three-year construction period, the Kreissparkasse Rottweil proudly opened its newly renovated headquarters. Customers are now welcomed in an innovative building with an open atmosphere, which meets the highest standards of modern advisory and service quality. Around 25 million euros were invested to renovate and expand the existing building dating from 1972. Ergonomically functional designer furniture now characterises the modern interior design. The stairs, the floors in heavily used areas and the walls of the sanitary rooms are covered with Dekton tiles from Cosentino.

Our new head office is the heart, the core of Kreissparkasse Rottweil, says Roland Eckhardt, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of the district savings bank of Rottweil. Currently, around 150 employees from various departments work together under one roof. The innovative Open Space concept can be used very flexibly and has the potential to accommodate significantly more employees or departments in the head office. Starting from the customer hall, the building, which has been expanded to a gross floor area of 9,900 sqm, was planned from the inside out in order to provide the best possible support for the bank’s processes. Externally, a red-brown ceramic façade unites the old and new parts of the building; inside, it is the continuous floor covering.

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``The large formats, the robustness and the design of the material were decisive``
Stefan Popp

Stefan Popp

Architect

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Large-format tiles

Customers enter the building via wide steps on Königstraße, the main street. “Originally we had suggested natural stone floors here,” explains Stefan Popp from the architectural office Broghammer Jana Wohlleber. “But the client was critical in view of the strains. In addition, the flooring was to be as extensive as possible, with only few joints. When we then saw the large-format samples for the KAP WEST in Munich exhibited by our facade builder App, we had an alternative: Dekton.” The ultra-compact surface material consists only of inorganic natural minerals and is very durable and robust.

“The large formats, the robustness and the design of the material were decisive”, says Popp. “What we also liked about using it as stair cladding: Dekton is solid-coloured, so that the bevelled edges have the same colour as the surface.” Dekton Keon from the Tech Collection was chosen, which has a very modern and high-quality appearance with its light, concrete-like gloss. In addition to the stairs, the customer hall, public corridors, tea kitchens and canteen as well as the sanitary rooms were also fitted with Dekton tiles – a total of 1,700 square metres.

``We now have a sustainably beautiful floor covering that guides our customers through the building``
Thomas Santo

Thomas Santo

Head of Construction Organisation at the Kreissparkasse Rottweil

Carefully levelled

“To lay large-format tiles accurately, the floors have to be prepared very precisely”, explains Erik März, site manager at tiler Fliesen Kugel. “Once the underground is completely level, the tiles are laid using the buttering-floating method.” The ground and the tile are coated with a thin layer of mortar. Then the surface material is set with the aid of levelling systems. Lugs protruding from their plastic plates ensure an optimal distance between the tiles and, with the help of a wedge or pulling hood, allow for the precise levelling of two adjacent tile plates.

Once the mortar has hardened, the lugs are removed and the gaps between the tiles are grouted. On the floors, tiles of 1.40 m width were laid – 12 mm thick on the floor surface, 20 mm thick on the steps. On the entrance stairs of 6 m width, tiles of up to 2.60 m length were used, slightly offset so that the joints are hardly visible. Further stairways with 1.40 m wide steps were covered with continuous tiles. The wall panels in the sanitary areas with a width of 0.70 m were finished in 8 mm thickness. All tiles came from one batch and were called off in stages, ready cut to size.

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Sustainably beautiful

“The size and weight of the panels do not necessarily make the work easy,” says März, who, with his team on site, laid the large-format Dekton panels, which weigh around 30 kg per square metre, by hand. “But the processing – for example in the sanitary area – is easy with the right tools and the result is really impressive. Thomas Santo, Head of Construction Organisation at the Kreissparkasse Rottweil also agrees with this. “The efforts of all involved have been worthwhile. We now have a sustainably beautiful floor covering that guides our customers through the building. We are really very satisfied with the result”.

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