Your home is your space to retreat and relax, so it’s no surprise that redesigning a kitchen or bathroom stirs up a lot of questions, from which cabinets you choose to the taps on the sink. One of the most important decisions is what type of worktops to choose. Whilst the most popular choices are usually quartz and granite, Corian is is a sometimes overlooked option which has some very unique benefits.
Corian is a man-made material developed by DuPont in the 1960s. It is a combination of acrylic polymer and minerals, with added colourants. Originally made in one shade, it is now available in over 100 different colours.
What are the benefits of Corian worktops?
If you are wondering why Corian is an increasingly popular choice, take a look at some of the benefits of Corian worktops:
Whilst granite and quartz are often the most sought out materials for bespoke kitchens and bathrooms, Corian has many stylish colours and and can be formed to any shape which gives scope for extra creativity
Corian is heat-resistant up to 212° Fahrenheit making it perfect for any clumsy chefs out there! This is another thing that separates it from other types of materials. Although Corian still recommend using pan stands
As a non-porous material, it is a hygienic choice, with a smooth seamless appearance. Corian can prevent the growth of dirt and bacteria and liquids cannot penetrate its surface.
Corian worktops can be jointed almost invisibly. This unique feature allows for upstands to appear moulded to the worktop and for large islands that would have a visible joint if made from quartz, to look like one seamless surface. If your island length is over 3.2 metres, Corian is the way to go!
Due to the way it was constructed, Corian is extremely durable. It can withstand a lot of weight, increasing the longevity of your worktops.
You can say goodbye to stains. Corian is extremely stain-resistant, especially compared to quartz worktops.
With over 100 different colours and designs, Corian can suit a range of styles and rooms including bathrooms and kitchens.
It may not be scratch resistant, but it is easy to repair by sanding or using repair kits – much easier than other worktop materials.
In conclusion, Corian is a durable, resilient material that can fit any design from ultra-modern bathrooms to more traditional kitchen designs. The number of different colours and styles also offers more variety than other worktop materials.
We’d love to work with you on your next home project. We design and fit bespoke furniture in Newcastle, Northumberland, Durham and throughout the North East. Drop us a message and we’d be happy to answer any queries you may have or can arrange an appointment in our Newcastle showroom or your home.
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