Solid surface materials, such as Corian, offer a smooth “one-piece” look. Any seams will be inconspicuous, although they are not guaranteed to be invisible. Solid surface countertops are very affordable, starting at less than $50 per square foot, and are available in an amazing array of colors and patterns. Colors include a variety of whites, earth tones and bright, vibrant colors. Patterns range from plain solids through patterns with large particulates in coordinating or contrasting colors.
Solid surface manufacturers also make solid surface kitchen sinks and vanity bowls. These bowls are fabricated into the countertop at our facility. The smooth “seamless” look and feel make cleanup a breeze, and there are no cracks or crevices that can hold dirt or bacteria. Most Corian bowls are available in Bisque, Cameo White, Glacier White, Bone, Natural Pearl, Pearl Gray, and Vanilla (see Corian Sinks and Edges.)
The ability to inconspicuously seam solid surface material means that repairs and modifications can be made without having to replace an entire countertop. Your solid surface countertop will come with a matte finish which is the most suitable for use in a high traffic environment, such as a kitchen. Minor scratches and abrasions are easily repaired with this type of finish. Scratches and abrasions will be more evident with a highly polished top or with a darker color.
General Information: Corian is a man-made material, and subject to slight variations in shading. Colors may vary slightly from sample to finished product.
Warranty: Corian comes with a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty. At the conclusion of the installation, the installation crew will provide you with the manufacturer’s warranty card. Additionally, all Corian countertops come with a one year installation labor warranty.
Seaming: Placement of factory or field seams is at the discretion of the fabricator. Typically, the seam will be inconspicuous, but it is not guaranteed to be invisible.
Finish: Your countertop will come with the standard matte finish. Matte finish is most suitable for use in a high traffic environment, such as a kitchen. Minor scratches and abrasions are easily repaired with this type of finish. Scratches and abrasions will be more evident with a highly polished top and the repair is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
Dark colors: Scratches and abrasions will be more evident with dark colored countertops, and the repair is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
Staining: Corian countertops are non-porous and stain resistant.
Cleaning: Use warm soapy water or mild household cleaning agents to clean your countertop. Avoid strong chemicals, and solvents. Do not use nail polish remover, permanent markers or ink, oil soaps, furniture cleaners or paint strippers on the countertop.
Scratches: Minor scratches and abrasions are easily repaired with a mild scouring cleaner such as Bon Ami or with the use of a Scotch brite Pad. Use of a cutting board/trivet is recommended.
Heat: Corian surfaces are subject to heat shock if they are exposed to extreme changes in temperature. It is recommended that you protect your countertop from extreme heat by using trivets or hot pads. It is also recommended that you warm Corian (Integral Bowl) sinks before subjecting them to extremely hot (boiling) water.
Care Kit: Your installation crew will provide you with a care and maintenance guide for Corian countertops.
Color Match: As a courtesy, the installation crew will provide you with a color match. This piece matches your countertop. Please retain the color match in case repairs are required in the future.
Cut-Outs: The material from the sink and cook top cut-outs are not part of the finished product and will not be made available to the customer.
Looking for color samples? View Corian colors.