The Corian work-surface was discovered in the 1960s by the Du Pont laboratories when forming different acrylic resins into a usable working space, since then, they have become a global leader in solid worktops.
Known across the world as one of the most recognisable kitchen work surfaces, Corian is a solid worktop and made from mixing acrylic resin with bauxite filler and pigments to form a solid sheet of material. Corian’s material is then bonded onto a timber substrate to form the solid structure that it is.
Because it is pliable and can be moulded, into different forms, this material is a real showstopper when it comes to kitchens that have unique shapes and spaces that require full utilisation.
How do you install corian worktops?
Corian worktops are like other surfaces in their most basic format; during your kitchen design stage the measurements are taken for your Corian worktop and then, once you place your order, Stefano and his team plan the next stage which is the templating stage.
Templating for Corian worktops is a delicate and skillful process. We work directly with Corian who first come to your house when the base units are installed, at this point they will take measurements and understand from the design process what it is you are looking for in terms of finish and any other details that are required to install your solid surface worktops.
Once the template is created, it takes between 5-7 working days to manufacture your worktop surface. At this point, the temporary worktop is taken away and your granite installation begins.
As with all kitchens no matter the worktop dimensions, you are receiving a unique size, style and fitting but with granite, this requires a lot more detail and execution to make sure it fits right. We work with professional, fully accredited manufacturers and fitters throughout the whole process to ensure that the final look and feel of your kitchen is exceptional.
What other considerations do I need for Corian worktops?
Because Corian is an acrylic man made product there are a few things that you should consider before purchasing, these include things such as;
Corian has a seamless design
Because it is a man-made product, unlike natural stones or solid wood which needs to be cut in angles for installation, this material allows you the beauty of seamless design. This also includes your sinks being moulded and integrated with the design space.
Corian is stain resistant
Corian is a non-porous worktop solution, what this effectively means is that spills won’t get absorbed into the worktop like, a solid wood top for example. Easily cleans and you don’t require any harsh chemicals, just a bit of elbow grease and soapy water will help you with any more stubborn stains.
A lot of people think that Corian is a heat resistant worktop, we must advise that along with other worktop solutions, you don’t directly place hot items onto the surface. One of the key considerations with the surface however is that because it is an acrylic based material, it is not as heat resistant as you may think.
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