The acceptance of DuPont Corian countertops has literally exploded in the past dozen years. Many customers are replacing kitchen countertops which originally were made of laminates, like Formica, that have pitted, scratched or broken. (Note: Corian countertop is repairable under most circumstances.) Persons who have enjoyed the look and utility of a Corian countertop feel lost without it if they change houses. A large part of Corian business nationally is repeat customers.
Routine Care of Your Corian® Countertop
There are three types of Corian® Counter top Finishes: matte/Satin,semi-gloss and high-gloss*. Most counter tops are finished with matte/satin finish. All Corian® Sinks have a matte/satin Finish. Soapy water, ammonia based cleaners (not window cleaners as they can leave a waxy build up that may dull the surface) or commercially available solid surface cleaners will remove most dirt and residue from all types of finishes. Stubborn residue will require a little stronger cleaner.
Experience has shown that a film builds up on the surface if water is left to dry on the counter top. This film will dull the look of the counter top making the finish appear blotchy and uneven. To prevent build up of the film, it is very important to wipe the counter top completely dry after spills and cleaning. Some colors of Corian® may require more frequent cleaning to maintain a uniform finish. Darker colors tend to require more attention than lighter colors. Over time, even with proper care, your counter top will acquire a patina, changing the appearance of the finish.
Corian Frequently Asked Questions
What is Corian®?
Is Corian® stain-resistant?
Is Corian® heat-resistant?
How do I clean my Corian®?
How can I get samples?
You can purchase samples through Dupont’s website. Order Corian® samples.
Who can install Corian®?
Does Corian® require special sealing?
What is the easiest way to measure my counter top?
Contact Bill Shea’s and we will send a trained professional to your home to measure your counter top for you, show you samples, and give you a free estimate. In order to get a square-foot measurement, measure the length and width of your counter top. Multiply these numbers together. If you’ve measured in inches, divide the result by 144 to get to approximate square footage. This diagram will help.