The Advantages of Corian Countertops

Corian Countertops are considered to be the distant cousin of more glamorous countertops like granite or quartz. They are considered to be an expensive product but there are still a number of higher-end options that will cost more to have installed. The thing that sets Corian Countertops apart would have to be their aesthetic. If you are planning on having a kitchen counter, backsplash as well as a sink replaced, then Corian Countertops can be made to give off the appearance that they are all one solid surface, and that’s just one of many benefits they are able to offer.

Why Choose Corian Countertops?

Corian can be used for a wide variety of applications including solid surface countertops, solid surface vanities, as well as solid surfaces for healthcare. There are a number of reasons why many people are choosing this option over others, which include:

  1. Easy to Clean – Corian countertops are easier to clean than most other solid surface countertops. No fancy, overly expensive products are required to clean them. Simply using warm water and soap and then wiping it dry after it is cleaned will usually be enough.
  2. Limitless Designs – They can be molded through a process known as “thermoforming,” which is unique to this material. This gives it great versatility and allows it to be used for a wide variety of applications, in a wide range of styles. In some cases, the countertops can even be illuminated.
  3. Seams – Corian countertops solve one of the biggest problems in the world of countertops – seams. Seams have traditionally been considered a weakness in countertops and can often lead to bacteria growth and unhygienic conditions (less than ideal in a kitchen) if not properly maintained. Corian countertops don’t have them, so this isn’t an issue.
  4. Price – Cheaper than many alternative countertop materials such as quartz, granite and marble. However, while they cost less, they are just as aesthetically pleasing as the others.
  5. Repairs & Maintenance – They are slightly more susceptible to damage than other surface materials but they are also easier to take care of and repair work doesn’t usually require any drastic action unlike with other countertop products.
  • Scratches- They can be sanded out. Deeper scratches would leave a slight indentation but the scratch itself can be made to disappear. If the damage is too extensive, resurfacing is also an option.
  • Maintenance- Be sure to avoid placing hot pots or pans directly on the surface of the countertop. Also, try at all costs to not cut or slice anything on the surface of the countertop to avoid scratches. A cutting board, or heat proof mat should do the trick.
  1. Long Lifespan- Corian countertops are designed to withstand a lifetime of usage. It is sturdy and completely unaffected by humidity, an area in which wood countertops fall short.

If you are looking to remodel your kitchen or any other solid surface in your home, Corian is definitely the way to go. For a countertop that will make your living space stand out from the rest, contact the team at Solid Surface in Toronto, a trusted expert, for all your countertop needs.