Dekton is made from a proprietary blend of natural quartz stone, porcelain, and glass. These raw materials are fused and compressed under high pressure to create a slab material that is very dense and compact. Because it's very dense and heavy it has very little flexibility. If your cabinets are not level or the slab is not supported properly the risk of it cracking is much higher. Dekton is great at resisting abrasion, staining, heat, and cuts. It's significantly less expensive than quartzite, marble and granite.