Corian® is the original solid surface material. Created to last a lifetime it is a unique blend of minerals and acrylic which creates a stone-hard surface that can be shaped to meet any design or dimension.Corian® is an advanced composite of natural minerals and pure acrylic polymer and is backed by DuPont™ with a 10 year Limited Installed Warranty.
The inherent resilience of Corian® comes from the fine qualities of minerals and acrylics.
Feature: Its non-porous surface prevents dirt and stains from penetrating the material.
Benefit: Marks and stains stay on the surface and can easily be removed with a Scotchbrite® pad and household cleaner.
Corian® is exceptionally resistant to high temperatures.
Feature: Even cigarette burns or marks left by boiling hot pans are only superficial and can be quickly removed in Corian® kitchens.
Benefit: heavy stains and scratches can be erased without a trace simply by rubbing with household cleaner. Just a little effort will soon return the surface of Corian® to mint condition.
Corian® solid surface worktops are hygenic.
Feature: Corian® is non-porous.
Benefit: Its smooth surface does not allow liquids to penetrate and that makes it easy to clean. Bacteria and mould have nowhere to take root. When Corian® looks clean, it really is clean.
Corian® is an inert, non-toxic, chemically unreactive, hypoallergenic material.
Feature: At normal room temperature, no gasses are given off from Corian®. Even when exposed to direct flame, Corian® is one of the least toxic materials available.
Benefit: This means that Corian® can be used for sensitive applications such as museum archival storage and display cases, for wall and work surfaces in hospital operating rooms and intensive care facilities, on ships and ferries.
Use & CareDuPont™ Corian® solid surface was created for a lifetime of easy care. Just follow our simple guidelines to help you keep your Corian® surfaces looking beautiful.
Although liquids cannot penetrate Corian®, it is best to wipe up spills as they occur. Generally, a damp microfiber cloth used with a standard household kitchen spray, such as Cif or Mr. Muscle should remove most stains. Always clean using a circular motion.
Once or twice a week, give your sink a beauty treatment: Remove all the fat and oil residues of normal food preparation from the sink, using a detergent or a hard-surface cleaner. Use a spray with 3/4 of liquid household bleach and 1/4 water to spray the sink and leave a few hours or overnight. The exposure time should be limited to 16hrs. In the morning, rinse or clean with a damp cloth. The sink should then be beautifully clean, with very little effort.
Worktops and sinks
Generally, a damp microfiber cloth used with a standard household kitchen spray should remove most stains.
Common household spills
Such as vinegar, coffee, tea, lemon juice, dyes, ketchup, red wine or vegetable spills: Refer to the table in our use and care guidelines on specific stains.
Can be a problem in many areas, and can build up over time. If you live in a hard water area, and are experiencing problems with stain removal, apply “Viakal” gel over the area, leave for 2-4 minutes, then remove with a damp microfiber cloth. Using a second clean microfiber cloth, rinse the area thoroughly with water.
Use a damp microfiber cloth and a mild abrasive cleaning product (e.g. Barkeeper’s Friend...).
If the problem persists, please contact our Corian® Warranty centre, who will be able to refer you to a local Corian® Quality Network Fabricator or Service Centre for professional advice.
Watch out for:
Heat marks & scorching
Always use a heat protection pad, trivet (with rubber feet) or protective sink mat for hot cookware, or leave cookware to cool on the hob first. Never put hot pans, particularly cast iron, directly on a Corian® top or in a sink. Such heat can damage any surface
Pouring boiling liquids directly into sinks without turning on the cold tap may damage your Corian®.
Always use the correct size pan on the burner and place it centrally. An overhanging pan scorches surrounding surfaces.
Like all materials DuPont™ Corian® will develop slight abrasion marks in normal daily use.
Never cut or chop on Corian® - it will score the work surface! Use a chopping board instead.
Dark, heavily pigmented colours will show scratches, dust and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured colours.
Accidental spills of strong chemicals (e.g. paint stripper, brush cleaners, metal cleaners, oven cleaners, cleaners containing methylene chloride, acid drain cleaners, acetone based nail varnish removers etc.) should be flushed promptly with plenty of soapy water to avoid damaging worktops! For nail varnish spills, non-acetone based remover can be used, and then flushed with water. Undetected or prolonged exposure to chemicals may damage the surface.
Instant Boiling Water Taps
A container should be used to collect boiling water at all times as boiling water from this type of tap may cause surface damage in and around the Corian® sink. This type of damage is not covered by the DuPont 10 Year Warranty.
Whatever happens, do not despair !!!
DuPont™ Corian ® is inherently “renewable” because it is solid and homogeneous all the way through. Most damage, including severe impact, heat or chemical damage, can usually be repaired on site to restore the original, smooth, hygienic solid surface integrity. Contact us and we will be able to help and advise.