In an effort to emulate the strength and durability inherent to material derived from the metamorphic rock formation process, surfaces maker Cosentino launched its Dekton surfacing material in October. Comprising glass, porcelain, and quartz, the material is exposed to pressure and high heat for a four-hour period. The resulting surface doesn’t fade from UV exposure, has low water absorption, and resists thermal shock, impact, and scratches. The material can be used indoors and outdoors in a range of applications, such as cladding. Available in 14 colors (Strato, shown).