KITCHEN WORKTOP PLUS
Corian Solid Surfaces
Corian Worktops of DuPont created the solid surface category more than 30 years ago. An advanced blend of natural materials and pure acrylic polymer, Corian is a brand that has earned trust and respect as a proven material that brings design versatility, long-term performance and value to any environment.
What is Corian Worktops
Corian Worktops is manufactured by DuPont in the form of Corian Sheets and Sink. The sheets are pre-cut into specific lengths at the factories and then shipped to a worldwide network of distributors. Authorized Distributors and Retailers are trained professionals who help everyone who uses the material meet all specification, fabrication and installation requirements.
Thanks to its unique balance of beauty and performance, Corian Worktops lends itself to imaginative uses, innovative interpretations and enduring applications. If you can envision it, chances are you can create it. The options are almost limitless. Do you need both design flexibility and elegance? A material that’s great for work or play? This is a surface that can truly stand up to the challenges of time.
Corian Worktops is unique in that it can be manipulated in a number of ways while most other materials are limited in how they can be worked. It can be cut, drilled, carved, sculpted, routed, bent, thermoformed – the possibilities are seemingly endless as new ways of creating Corian products are always being discovered. Corian takes the advantages from many other materials and rolls them into one. It has a rich, natural translucence like fine stone and is warm like fine wood. It is available in over 100 colours so you are bound to find the perfect look for your home.
Corian Worktops are solid all the way through and do not need to be treated. They are hard to scratch, but if the surface is scratched it can be easily renewed since it is solid and uniform from surface to surface. The surface is also non-porous which makes it stain resistant as liquids will not penetrate and seep in, so spillages just need to be wiped away with a damp cloth. The non-porous surface also prevents the growth of mould, mildew and bacteria associated with some other worktops. non-toxic and chemically non-reactive with virtually no off-gassing at normal room temperatures in accordance with building codes and other local restrictions.
Cleaning Corian Worktops is easier than most surfaces because it is very smooth so there is nowhere to trap dirt, worktops are thermo-sealed which means that they do not have the joins and visible edge seals that other materials have which can build up dirt.
Why Choose Corian Worktops?
ANSWER: You have distinctive desires – and design considerations – for your home. You demand top-notch performance from every element of your new home or remodelling project. And that’s where Corian truly shines. Its proven performance more than fulfils expectations, reflecting well on your choice – and on you – for years to come. Warm and Inviting – Your environment will be as distinctive and expressive as you want it to be when you use Corian, a material with many faces. It’s always approachable, warm and inviting. Whether you use it as a central design element or as an accent it adds both style and sensibility to every project.
Illuminating: The natural translucency of the material allows it to contribute drama and definition to any installation. When backlit it glows! Surfaces become more luminous-lighter colours are warmer, softer; darker tones become richer, deeper. This quality translates to many applications, including interior and exterior lighting, inlaid fibre-optics, wall panels and other uses. Working with it is truly an illuminating experience.
Formable: The formability of Corian adds to its versatility. You can cut it. Carve it. Rout it. Drill it. Sculpt it. Bend it. Or work it like a fine wood. The ability of to be thermoformed allows it to flow with both traditional and non-traditional designs. An ordinary sheet of Corian can be transformed into an art form…a dramatic curved stairway…a sculpted piece of furniture.
Compatible: You’ll find that Corian “plays well with others.” Friendly and approachable, it blends beautifully with whatever it’s paired with. It is just as comfortable in a supporting role as it is taking centre stage-it can be as quiet or as bold as it needs to be.
Corian combines beautifully with chrome, stainless steel, wood, glass, brass and more. Whether you want to express simple minimalism, lush and dramatic sophistication, or cosy warmth, it is totally comfortable in its surroundings, complementing everything it touches.
Corian also works well alone, using combinations of the many colours of its palette. These combinations can create contrast. Define borders. Inlay textures. Layer colour on colour, tone on tone. The spectrum of possibilities is virtually endless.
Renewable: Nicks, Stains, Cuts, Scratches, while these can permanently mar most other surfaces, they won’t compromise the appearance of Corian solid surfaces. That’s because it can be restored to its original state, using an ordinary abrasive cleanser and a cleansing pad such as a green Scotch-Brite* pad
Consistent: Whether you cut to form an edge treatment…or renew any part of its surface…the colour, texture and beauty you start with will remain constant over time. Because Corian solid surfaces are just that: solid all the way through. And they remain that way, through years of use.
Lasting Value: Your Corian installation will last a long, long time, postponing replacement and saving on tear-out costs. Because the surface is engineered to last, it’s an investment that remains stable over time.
Much more than a countertop: Corian is just as appropriate for vertical applications as it is for horizontal surfaces.
Corian Worktops is built to withstand heats of up to 100 degrees centigrade (212 degrees Fahrenheit), which makes it resistant to many sources of heat. However, do not place hot pans from the hob onto a the worktop as this can damage it. To protect your Corian surface, always use a heat resistant pad or a trivet with rubber feet. If these simple steps are followed, your worktop will retain its attractive appearance for years to come.
How to Install Corian Kitchen Worktops?
Corian Worktops is easy to fit in around existing schemes, or can be used as the basis for your decor. Corian Worktops, furniture and lighting (to name but a few products) are also available to complement your worktops, Corian matches perfectly with many other materials. Corian is fixed by means of thermo-sealing. This unique surface material allows your worktop to flow to your sink, oven and other appliances.
It can replicate stone as an easy to maintain alternative, or use a solid colour to match an existing or desired colour scheme. Corian can give your whole kitchen a makeover with minimal installation.
Corian Solid Surface must be installed by a Certified Corian Fitter, so you know that you are getting the best service available. Fitting Corian is a specialist area and should not be attempted by anyone not experienced and trained in Corian Installation.
All of our Corian Worktops are hand crafted to individual requirements with a full templating and fitting service available to ensure a perfect installation.