Easy to maintain, resistant to stains and scratches
Have you heard of Corian® countertops? If you’re unsure about what material to use for your new kitchen or bathroom counter, take a few minutes to read this.
How it’s made
Although it’s considered a high-end material on par with granite, unlike the latter, it isn’t a natural stone. In fact, Corian is a type of polymer made up of one part acrylic resin to two parts mineral content.
Once installed, the material is polished in such a way that the seams fuse together and completely disappear, giving the illusion that the counter was manufactured in a single piece. You should also note that, since it’s a synthetic material, it can be shaped any way you want.
Its numerous advantages
The advantages of Corian are many. Remarkably easy to maintain, it also impedes the growth of mildew and bacteria, as well as the formation of rust. So it’s no surprise that this material is extremely popular for use in kitchens and bathrooms.
But that’s not all! It’s also easy to repair, non-toxic, non-porous and resistant to stains, scratches and UV rays. As a result, it won’t yellow or change color with time.
Just like granite, it’s resistant to heat; however, it’s still preferable to use a pot holder or trivet underneath your hot pots and pans, rather than placing them directly on the counter.
As for its appearance, it comes in a multitude of colors, although the more neutral tints are the most popular. Since it’s a polymer and not a natural stone, you can have a countertop with no apparent seams—a feature that many find appealing.
Furthermore, with Corian, you can have your sink made from the same material, and once installed, it can be fused with the countertop to form a single piece. However, when it comes to prefabricated sinks, you should note that they’re only available in two shades of white: Cameo and Glacier. Custom sinks, on the other hand, are available in the color of your choice.
If you’re a fan of technology, another thing worth mentioning is that your Corian countertop can even be used to charge your mobile device. It’s true! Thanks to Powermat inductive charging technology (optionally available, of course), all you have to do is place your smartphone on the designated charging surface and you’re good to go!
If you prefer the look of natural stone, Corian isn’t the product for you.
Furthermore, this material costs somewhere between $90 and $140 per linear foot, which is about the same price as natural stone.
Simply put, when the time comes to renovate your kitchen or bathroom, if you’d like a look that’s a bit more modern and contemporary and a work surface that requires very little maintenance, as long as your budget permits, consider Corian.