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Dupont Corian Countertops in MD, DC, VA, & PA

Dupont Corian® countertops, also referred to as solid surface countertops have been a popular countertop choice for Maryland and surrounding area homeowners for decades. Corian is popular because of their clean, uninterrupted, and uniform appearance, as well as for their easy care, and the fact that they can be custom-made to fit your specifications.

Why Choose Solid Surface Corian Countertops for your Home

Dupont Corian® Countertops are backed by a residential limited warranty and are tough enough to stand up to the everyday realities inside a busy home. Corian solid surface countertops are durable, and they hold up the best when they are compared to other materials like laminate and concrete.  These surfaces are solid, just as their name implies, meaning any and all scratches can be sanded out.

There are numerous other amazing qualities and benefits associated with Corian®, they include, but are not limited to:

  • Seamless appearance – Even though your Corian countertop may need to be installed in numerous pieces, you will not be able to see the seams between those pieces.
  • Endless color palate – Available in over 130 colors.
  • Visual diversity – Your Corian Countertop is available with many different aesthetics and patterns to choose from.
  • Creative freedom – Because of its flexibility and formability, you can create non-traditional shapes Corian can be cut, drilled, sculpted and bent easily, so the possibilities are endless.
  • Detail, detail, detail – Complex edge designs are available along with custom drain boards and even trivets.
  • Easy maintenance – Corian is a non-porous material that never needs to be sealed.
  • Everlasting beauty – Even when nicks and scratches occur, they are easily buffed away to retain the original, unscarred beauty of your Corian Countertop.
  • Assurance – Corian backs its countertops with a limited warranty to help put your mind at ease.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Corian® Countertop Installation and Maintenance

Are you interested in learning why Corian® Countertops are a great option for your kitchen or bathroom?

At Express, we love working with Corian® because it allows us to get creative and have complete control over the appearance, shape, edge detail, and installation of the counter. We think they are a great option for many homes, so if you want to learn more about more about Corian® countertop installation and maintenance, keep reading to view answers to our frequently asked questions.

If you prefer to speak with a Corian® countertop installation expert, give us a call at 410-712-0601 and get answers to all your questions, or click here to receive a free estimate.

What Are Corian® Countertops Made of?

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Corian® countertops, created by DuPont™, is composed of an innovative solid surfacing material that allows greater functionality and versatility than other traditional solid surface countertop materials. Corian® is the perfect material for homeowners who want complete control over the location, appearance, and function of their counter. Corian® Countertops can be cut, drilled, routed, bent, sculpted, and even approached like a high quality wood. Corian’s® constantly expanding color palette currently includes over 100 different colors.

What are the Pros and Cons of Corian® Countertops?

PROS CONS
Offered in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Can be more expensive than other countertop surfaces.
Seamless look. Very durable. Vulnerable to hot pans and stains; may crack as it cools down.
Virtually stain-proof because it is nonporous. Potential to be discolored if a heavy object falls on it.
Chips, dents and scratches can be repaired easily. Although scratches can be sanded out, a cutting board should be used.
Flexibility allows the formation of decorative shapes and an integral sink.
Can provide the look and feel of stone or marble surfaces.

Pros:

  • Wide variety of colors and patterns: One advantage to Corian® is that you can choose from a large selection of colors and patterns. This will almost guarantee that you can find the right countertop to match your kitchen or bathroom decor.
  • Easy to clean and maintain: Corian® Countertops are very low maintenance and are not affected by typical household cleaners. Most dirt on solid surface countertops can be removed with soapy water or with an ammonia-based cleanser. Also, the surface can be disinfected with a solution created from the dilution of household bleach. Solid counters are water resistant and do not allow mildew and bacteria to penetrate its surfaces.
  • Stain-resistant: Corian® Countertops are non-porous, which means spills won’t seep into the material and cause stains.
  • Seamless: The seams on Corian® Countertops are virtually invisible, and are less apparent than other countertop products. This will make your countertop appear to be one piece.

Cons:

  • May scratch easily: One disadvantage of Corian® is that it may have a tendency to scratch from knives or other sharp objects. Fortunately, scratches can be buffed out by hand, burns can be sanded away, stains do not sink in, and even severe damages to the surface can be repaired in virtually all instances, avoiding the need for replacement.
  • Not very heat resistant: While Corian® Countertops are great for the kitchen, caution must be used with hot pots and pans.

What is the Difference Between Corian® and Granite?

 Corian® Vs Granite Countertops

Corian® Granite
Composition Man made with about 66% natural minerals and 33% binding resins. 100% natural granite.
Are seams visible? No. Yes, but a good installer can hide them well.
Require sealing? No. Yes.
Stain resistant? Yes. No.
Heat resistant? No. Yes.
Require professional installation? Yes. Yes.
Cost (with installation) $35+ per sq.ft. $60+ per sq.ft.

What is the Difference Between Corian® and Quartz?

Corian® vs Quartz Countertops

Corian® Quartz
Composition Man made with about 66% natural minerals and 33% binding resins. Man made with about 93% natural minerals and 7% binding resins.
Are seams visible? No. Yes, but a good installer can hide them well.
Require sealing? No. Yes.
Stain resistant? Yes. Yes.
Heat resistant? No. No.
Require professional installation? Yes. Yes.
Cost (with installation) $35+ per sq.ft. $50+ per sq.ft.

Are Corian® Countertops Stain-Resistant?

A Corian® kitchen or bathroom countertop is extremely stain-resistant. Since Corian® is a non-porous material, stains can’t penetrate its surface. This also makes cleaning and maintenance a breeze.

Corian® Countertops are non-porous, meaning they are also mold, mildew, and bacteria-resistant when maintained properly. This is especially important to families with young children. With Corian® Countertops you can be confident that your countertop can be cleaned thoroughly and not cause any health hazards.

Another benefit of Corian® Countertops is that it will never require sealing. Most countertops will require additional sealing after installation, meaning more expenses down the road.

Corian® Countertops Resistant to Heat?

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Even though Corian® is capable of remaining undamaged in temperatures of up to 212ºF (100ºC), we advise against placing a hot pot directly on the surface or exposing it to other sources of high heat such as a flame. In the event that your counter is damaged by heat, it can usually be repaired. To prevent your Corian® kitchen Countertops from this type of damage, use a hot pad or a trivet to protect the surface from hot pans, or heated appliances.

How to Clean Corian Countertops?

Corian® is quick and simple to clean. Your Corian® bathroom or kitchen countertop can be washed with soapy water and a mild ammonia-based cleaner on a daily basis. Minor scratches, scuffs, burns or even discoloration are also usually very easy to repair. For information on repairing major damages and additional tips on how to care for Corian® countertops, we ask that you contact us at Express Countertops or visit our Corian® specific Care & Maintenance section.

Does Corian® Require Additional Sealing?

Corian® Countertops require no sealing because of their non-porous nature. This is a distinct advantage over natural stones like Granite. Corian® is an elegantly beautiful material and practically maintenance-free surface that you will certainly enjoy for many, many years to come.

Contact Us About Your Corian® Counter Installation

If you have more questions, or would like additional information on Corian® Countertop installation, call 410-712-0601 to speak with a countertop expert or click here and receive your free Corian® cost estimate.

Express is home of the famous One Week Installation Guarantee and we make sure we do the job quickly, accurately, and completely. Just give us a week to replace your counter and your house is all yours again. We’ll leave behind no mess, only your shiny new counter.

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