Frequently Asked Questions About Corian
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What is Corian?
Corian® is a solid surfacing brand created by DuPont that has earned trust and respect as a proven material that brings design versatility, long-term performance and value to any environment. Much more than a countertop, Corian® lends itself to imaginative uses, innovative interpretations and enduring applications. It can be cut, routed, drilled, sculpted, bent, or worked like a fine wood. The ever-evolving color palette now extends to more than 90 colors. If you can envision it, chances are you can create it with Corian®.
How is Corian® different from other materials?
With virtually unlimited design possibilities, Corian® has a distinct advantage over other materials:
Over 98% of the people who have purchased Corian® are very satisfied and recommend it to their friends and family. Corian® has a worldwide distribution network that offers consistent product quality and professional customer service. Design possibilities are multiplied with the ever-evolving color palette, currently exceeding 90 colors. Custom and versatile designs can be achieved by combining Corian® with countless other materials, such as brass, tile, granite, or another Color of Corian®. Corian® can be formed, shaped or molded to fit any design and has a seamless appearance. The nonporous surface of Corian® is safe, easy to clean and requires no sealing. DuPont stands behind every purchase of Corian® to ensure customer satisfaction. Click here for a white paper comparing Corian® with granite.
Tell me about Corian® Countertops
Each Corian® countertop installation is custom designed specifically for your home or business. With over 90 colors to choose from, Corian® brings design versatility, long-term performance and value to your project. You can combine Corian® with other materials such as tile, stainless steel, wood, granite, or glass and add finishing touches like inlays, edge treatments, and a matching Corian® sink, to create a look that's uniquely yours. A worldwide network of distributors and retailers of Corian® is available to assist you with your project. Locate an Authorized Retailer of Corian® to begin your project today!
Can I place a hot pot directly on Corian®?
We do not recommend placing a hot pot directly on Corian®. Although Corian® remains stable and undamaged in temperatures up to 212ºF (100ºC), high heat or flame will damage Corian®. In most cases this can be repaired. To protect your Corian® from heat damage, always use a hot pad or a trivet with rubber feet when using hot pots or heat-generating appliances like frying pans or electric cooking pots.
How do I care for my Corian®?
Corian® is easy to care for. Soapy water or an ammonia-based cleaner is all that is necessary for day to day care of your Corian®. Minor scratches, burns or discoloration are also easy to repair. Major damage should be repaired by a Certified Fabricator/Installer of DuPont Corian®. Contact an Authorized Retailer of Corian® for assistance. Click on the link below for more detailed information on the care and maintenance of Corian®.Care and Maintenence
Does Corian® meet building code regulations?
There are scores of codes, each modified and enforced at local levels. Generally, Corian® meets codes, but contact your Authorized Distributor of DuPont Corian® to check on your local situation.
How much does Corian® weigh?
1/4" (6 mm) sheet = 2.2 pounds/square foot (11.5 kg/square meter)
1/2" (12.3 mm) sheet = 4.4 pounds/square foot (23.0 kg/square meter)
3/4" (19 mm) sheet = 6.6 pounds/square foot (34.0 kg/square meter)
Can Corian® be considered a "green" or "environmentally-friendly" product?
Yes, please see: The Environmental Case for Corian®" to learn more.
Can I drill into Corian®?
You can drill into Corian® and fasten it with various types of screws, wooden plugs or dowels, or plastic or lead anchors. To obtain the best results, and for more information, contact your local Distributor of Corian®.