Corian is the name of a solid surface material which was created more than 40 years ago by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, known nowadays as DuPont. Du Pont invented a new and advanced method for blending natural minerals and pure acrylic resin resulting into an ideal surface. The materail is mostly used as a countertop/benchtop surface, but not only. The solid surface has unique qualities offers an immense field for creative kitchen designs.
An option for every taste
Due to the fact that this is not a natural stone, corian can be found in virtually, in any color or pattern style. The choice varies from natural colors in the beige brown palette or the gray one to pure white and black which are widely used for minimalist designs. Solid colors are also available as well as gold or purple shades, and the total choice is more than 100. Besides the color, homeowners can choose the shape and size of the grain – sand, pebble, marble, granite – all these are available.
Corian vs granite
It is important to know the advantages of corian and the comparison with the most solid natural stone comes first. Besides being non-porous and stain resistant, the material is also seamless, easy to clean and refinish and abrasive cleaners do not harm the surface. Sometimes it can be scratched but scratches are repaired easily. A disadvantage is that hot plates could melt the finish. Granite is a natural product, extremely durable, scratch resistant and hot plates can be placed directly on the surface. Unlike corian, granite requires proper sealing to prevent staining as well as careful maintenance and additional sealing.
Corian countertops and sinks – elegant home interior
Corian is non porous and resistant to stain or scratches. In addition the material is resistant to old, mildew and bacteria. It is design friendly and widely used by designers as it goes very well with more traditional or modern kitchen or bathroom materials.