A corian countertop is an easy to care for solid surface countertop that looks like natural stone.
Corian is a manufactured product fabricated as sheets and available in pre-set lengths. It can be routed, carved, sandblasted and thermoformed to create innovative designs.
Corian is the brand name for a solid surfacing material made of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate created by DuPont. It is a thermoset, which means that it has the property of becoming permanently hard and rigid when heated or cured.
Benefits of corian countertop
A corian countertop has many benefits when used as a kitchen and bathroom countertop.
- Corian countertops are non-porous and thus difficult to stain.
- They remain undamaged in temperatures up to 100ºC (212ºF).
- They are easy to clean.
- Corian countertops are available in more than 100 colors.
- With proper maintenance corian countertops resist the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.
Caring for corian countertops
Although corian countertops are heat resistant it is recommended that hot pots and heat generating appliance are not placed directly on top of them but instead placed over hot pads or trivets. This prevents damage from extremely high temperatures. Corian countertops are easy to clean with soapy water or ammonia-based cleaner.