CORIAN SOLID SURFACES
What is Corian®?
Corian® is the original solid surface material. Created in 1967 to last a lifetime it is a unique blend of minerals and acrylic which creates a stone-hard surface that can be shaped to meet any design or dimension.
Corian is an advanced composite of natural minerals and pure acrylic polymer and is backed by DuPont™ with a 10 year Limited Installed Warranty.
It comes in a plethora of different colours, textures, special effects, and translucency levels, so if you’re wanting to be brave with colour in the kitchen, a solid surface is your go-to! As this benchtop material is made up of acrylic resin, it’s possible to custom formulate your favourite colour.
- Resistant to High Temperatures
- Remarkably Durable
- Consistent Colours and Patterns run all the way through
- Versatile - Originally supplied in sheets and shapes, Corian can be fabricated with conventional woodworking tools into virtually any design.
- Hygenic - Corian is Non-Porous
- Non-toxic - Chemically Unteractive, Hypoallergenic. Even when exposed to direct flame, Corian is one of the least toxic materials available.
- Originally supplied in sheets and shapes, Corian can be fabricated with conventional woodworking tools into virtually any design. Damages can usually be repaired with ordinary abrasive cleaners and a scouring pad.
PROS: The appeal of this product lies in the ability to create seamless surfaces, as panels can be joined together with speciality glues to create the appearance of one solid mass. Hot pots are a no-go zone on this guy, but it is great for cleaning. Scratching can be a minor issue, but can be buffed out with a Scotch-Brite, some gritty cleaner and a little bit of elbow grease! Another great thing about acrylic solid surface is that it can be used to create amorphous curve, so you can get creative with your forms if that kind of thing floats your boat!
CONS: They don’t typically deal well with heat. Over time, if exposed to ongoing heat, such as the elements on the bottom of some older model slow cookers, the resins can turn yellow.