Corian Kitchen Countertops

Longevity and ease of cleaning are just two key traits that make Corian a great choice for a busy kitchen.

Modern Kitchen Designed by Valeria Lopes

Valeria Lopes: Santa Maria Kitchen

The gourmet kitchen by Ornare integrates an organic white slab blended into seamless Corian countertops. Valeria Lopes added a frosted glass panel to replace a wall that once separated the kitchen and family room. A kitchen table made of demolition wood by Ornare is located adjacent to the glass wall, and the same recycled wood was used to create a backsplash to complement the white lacquered cabinets.

Photo by: Emilio Collavino

Emilio Collavino

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

The Advantages of Corian

Earning its title as a top solid-surface countertop, Corian is resistant to stains, scratches and elemental damages, like wear from excess sunlight.

Like granite, Corian is solid all the way through, making it extremely durable and a top choice for a counter surface that will see a lot of use.

There are three types of Corian surface: matte/satin, semi-gloss and high gloss.

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How Corian Is Made

Corian is made by DuPont from a nonporous acrylic polymer. The surface is available in a number of colors, ranging from white to fire engine red to a speckled cobalt blue. The color and pattern are consistent throughout the countertop, so it will not change its appearance with wear and tear that naturally occurs over time.

The overall look of a Corian countertop is smooth and similar to that of a stone surface. Damage can be easily repaired with scrubbing or light sanding.

Corian Countertop Cost

Corian is priced at approximately $45-$65 per square foot, with the average Corian countertop costing $3,000.

A Corian countertop can be pricey, but they are a less costly option when compared to granite, saving you an average of $50 to $120 per square foot.

White Kitchen With Gray Backsplash

White Modern Kitchen With Gray Backsplash

In an all-white kitchen, a backsplash in two different shades of gray makes a big visual impact. The stainless steel range hood is a polished finishing touch.

Photo by: Paragon Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Paragon Real Estate Group, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

How to Protect Your Corian Countertop

To keep Corian in top shape, do not chop or cut directly on the countertop surface.

And while Corian is heat-resistant, it is never a good idea to set a hot pot or pan directly on the countertop might also cause damage.

According to the manufacturer, Corian can be cleaned with warm, soapy water or an ammonia-based cleaning product. However, avoid using glass-cleaners on the Corian surface which can leave a waxy buildup and dull the finish over time. It is also important not to leave standing water on the Corian countertop which can dull the surface.

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