It can be a difficult decision deciding what type of worktop is best for your kitchen. There are so many different materials available, and each have their own pros and cons. We’ll be looking in more detail at the various materials we sell and analysing them to help you make your decision. This week we’ll be looking at corian.
Corian countertops are a very solid surface, first introduced forty years and now one of the most popular kitchen worktop materials. Once of the main benefits is that you can also have a corian sink created, which means you can be consistent with your kitchen design.
As with any material, there are a number of pros and cons to using corian as highlighted in the infographic above. Let’s look at these in more detail.
Corian offers a great design flexibility. Unlike other surfaces, corian doesn’t have a chipboard core which means it can be fabricated into almost any design you require. Due to this, the worktops can be shaped like a hardwood and the joints can be made to look seamless. When done professionally, this looks stunning and gives a really smooth finish.
Corian comes in a wide range of colours and patterns meaning you can choose a colour to match the interior design of your home. A downside to this is that some colours are considered to be less hard wearing than others.
Finally, corian is non-porous, which helps to keep it hygienic. This means bacteria can’t penetrate into the counter and as there are no joints there are no ‘germ traps’.
Over time, your corian worktop may collect small scratches and abrasions. It’s important to have a fixed cleaning plan to ensure that when this occurs, it the luster develops evenly. Our team can advise you on the best cleaning routine for your worktop.
We’ve also mentioned that the worktop needs protective heat mats with trivets when placing hot items onto the surface. This is the same with any worktop and it’s important that you always use a chopping board or worktop saver to avoid marking the surface.
Of course, a big disadvantage may be the cost of a corian worktop. However, when you consider its durability we think it’s well worth the investment.