Corian is the original solid surface brand name. Developed by DuPont in 1967, other companies began producing solid surface when DuPont's patent expired. Though still a premium brand, others such as Avonite, Staron, and Mystera are considered to be top brands.
Corian was first introduced in 1971 and marketed as a ‘space age material'. It was the first and only solid surface counter on the market. To this day, the name is still used interchangeably with the phrase ‘solid surface’, despite the fact that several brands make products that are as good.
Corian comes in a variety of hues, tones, and colors for every design sensibility and specialized application. DuPont works with designers, artists, architects, and industry sector experts to offer the largest, most versatile selection of colors available in contemporary surfacing. You'll find the myriad colors of Corian in hospitals, schools, cafeterias, and office buildings. In my products I try to give every color its place.
Corian can be whatever your design imagination commands it to be. Nonporous and stain-resistant, Corian is easy to clean, making it an ideal surface for healthcare and food prep environments. It's also durable and easy to renew, because the colour runs straight through. Plus, its nontoxic and non-allergenic to humans.
Whether your lifestyle calls for minimal, ultra-modern functionality or the charm of classic style, Corian offers an unequaled solution, bringing creativity to the surface in pure, original and durable form. Corian comes clean with the simplest of care, while its solid and seamless homogeneity makes it a sensibly hygienic choice.
It’s recommended that you not pour boiling water straight into the sink because it could warp the material. Many consumers state that they’ve never had a problem with this, but again, it’s something to keep in mind.
Compared to other materials, it holds its own, price-wise. It tends to be cheaper than granite by around 15-30%. It’s also cheaper than quartz, that ‘other’ man-made counter-top material with a reputation for being a sturdy alternative to stone. Of course, depending on the size of your counter-tops and the options you choose, it can work out to be as expensive or even more expensive than either quartz or granite, especially if you have a great deal of pieces that need to be cut to fit your kitchen.
Corian solid surface is easy to clean and is NSF/ANSI 51 Certified for food contact. Because Corian is nonporous, stains do not penetrate the surface. With proper cleaning, Corian also resists the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Seamless elegance Corian products such as sinks and back-splashes can be perfectly integrated to create the illusion of a single, solid surface. With a cove-back-splash, there are no cracks to collect dirt and moisture.
The beauty lies in its’ simplicity. It may look like natural stone, it may be durable like quartz, but it is a creature unto itself when it comes to cleaning. Because they do not have to be sealed, you have more options when it comes to choosing cleaning solutions. Because the counter-tops don’t have seams, you don’t have to worry about dirt and bacteria getting trapped on their surfaces. The only thing you do need to worry about with cleaning them is preventing a film from developing on its’ surface.
"When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it." ~Thomas Jefferson