What is Corian®?
Corian® is the brand name for a solid surfacing material 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. More than just countertops, 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 100 colors. If you can envision it, chances are we can create it with Corian®.
Is Corian® stain-resistant?
Corian® is stain-resistant. Because Corian® is nonporous, stains can't penetrate the surface, so it's easy to clean and maintain. Unlike natural stone, Corian® never requires sealing.
Is Corian® heat-resistant?
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 your surface. In most cases, this damage 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 electric skillets or electric cooking pots.
How do I clean my Corian®?
Corian® is easy to clean. 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 us for assistance.
Who can install Corian®?
A trained professional must install Corian®. DuPont has a network of trained, certified fabricator/installers nationally. DuPont has redefined the installation experience by introducing and exclusively using DuPont Certified Professionals. A trained professional can guide you through the process, and you'll be delighted with the results.
Does Corian® require special sealing?
No, Corian® is nonporous. Unlike natural stone, Corian® never needs sealing making it easy to live with! Corian® is a beautiful, maintenance-free surface that you're sure to enjoy for many years to come.
What is the easiest way to measure my countertop?
In order to get a square-foot measurement, measure the length and width of your countertop. 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.
What makes DuPont™ Corian® the perfect surface?
Corian® is easy to clean and is certified kosher. Because Corian® is nonporous, stains do not penetrate the surface. With proper cleaning, Corian® also resists the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Corian® is also heat and scratch resistant.
How can I get samples and/or an updated specification binder or the latest product and color catalogs?
Samples can be obtained in a number of ways. You can order through the DuPont™ Corian® website, call 405.820.3170, or email us.
How do I get information on designing a room, fabrication techniques, technical details, care and maintenance and/or a local distributor representative?
You've come to the right place. This web site is a excellent source to obtain technical information as well as care and maintenance information on all solid surface products.You can also call 405.820.3170, or email us for more information.
Can your products be used for installations following ADA (American with Disabilities Act) standards?
Our products, such as sinks, lavatories and ITB’s (Integral Tops and Bowls) can be installed in accordance with ADA guidelines. We can provide you with this technical bulletin "Positioning DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surface Lavatories when ADA Compliance is Desired".
Are “discontinued” Corian® colors available to order?
“Discontinued” colors are available under our custom color program. For more information around the custom color program, lead times and minimum orders, please email us or call 405.820.3170.
How does Solid Surface (i.e. Corian®) and Tile/Granite Tile compare?
There are many differences and similarities between these surfaces and products when it comes to warranties, cleaning, workability, water penetration, mold and mildew, etc.. We've put together this Solid Surface vs Tile-Granite Chart that will provide some answers to some frequently asked questions.