Here is my review of DuPont Corian Countertops. This is a solid surface product that is durable and hardy and has a very pleasant aesthetic. We have had laminate and granite countertops in the past, but this was our first encounter with Corian. My hope is that this review will help you decide if Corian is the right product for you.
Things I love: 1) hardy surface, 2) looks nice, 3) solid surface- no grooves to clean, 4) easy to clean, and 5) no messy underboard that deteriorates over time.
Things I don’t love: 1) stains from iron products like cast iron- still haven’t figured out how to get those stains up, 2) not heat tolerant- will not crack but it will leave marks, 3) because it is a solid surface, I will be unable to switch the sink out without refiguring, and 4) it will get scratches when cut on.
Overall, I think it depends on your budget and area as to whether this product is worth the money. When we lived in the D.C. area, we could get granite for under $35/sq. Ft. We had price compared that to Corian (at the time- around 2016) which was around $30/sq. ft.
However, where we are in the midwest currently, granite has been quoted to us at $60/sq. Ft. I have not received a quote on Corian here, as it had already been installed by the previous owner.
Laminate counters are also a budget option to allow for quick updating.
If I were to install Corian again, the thing I have learned is to have them cut it to fit a stainless steel sink. With stainless steel, you can buff out just about anything using steel wool.
I hope this helps you out! Blessings
After posting this, I decided to take the chance and pour a bleach bath. I let it soak for 15ish minutes. The sink is almost perfectly clean with very few markings!
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