Frequently Asked Questions about DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surface
Welcome to the Corian® FAQ. Here, you’ll find answers to the most common questions people ask about Corian® solid surface.
What is DuPont™ Corian® solid surface?
Corian® is the brand name for the solid surfacing material created by DuPont. Corian® solid surface brings design versatility and long-term performance to any residential kitchen or bathroom. Beyond countertops, Corian® solid surface lends itself to imaginative uses throughout the home, making it a go-to material for architects and interior designers. The ever-evolving Corian® palette now extends to more than 100 colors.
Where can I purchase DuPont™ Corian® solid surface?
DuPont™ Corian® solid surface is available at over 4,000 independent kitchen and bath retailers nationally. National home centers (The Home Depot and Lowes) also sell Corian® solid surface. With options like this, there is definitely a retailer within reach.
Is DuPont™ Corian® solid surface stain-resistant?
Corian® solid surface is stain-resistant. Because Corian® solid surface is nonporous, stains can’t penetrate the surface, so it’s easy to clean and maintain. Unlike natural stone, Corian® countertops never require sealing.
Is DuPont™ Corian® solid surface heat-resistant?
We do not recommend placing a hot pot directly on Corian® surfaces. Although Corian® solid surface remains stable and undamaged in temperatures up to 212ºF (100ºC), high heat or flame will damage your surface. In most cases, this damage can be repaired. To protect your Corian® surfaces from heat damage, always use a hot pad or a trivet with rubber feet when using hot pots, or heat-generating appliances, like electric skillets or electric cooking pots.
How do I clean my DuPont™ Corian® solid surface?
Corian® surfaces are easy to clean. This video will walk you through some easy tips for keeping your countertop looking as good as the day it was installed. Soapy water or an ammonia-based cleaner is all that is necessary for day-to-day care of your Corian® countertop. Minor scratches, burns or discoloration are also easy to repair. Major damage should be repaired by a DuPont Certified Fabricator/Installer. Contact an Authorized Retailer® for assistance.
How can I get samples?
You can purchase samples through our website. Order Corian® samples.
Who can install DuPont ™ Corian® solid surface?
®DuPont has a network of trained, certified fabricator/installers nationally. DuPont has redefined the installation experience by introducing and exclusively using DuPont Certified Fabricators. Our trained professionals will guide you through the process, and you’ll be delighted with the results.
Does DuPont™ Corian® solid surface require special sealing?
No, Corian® solid surface is nonporous. Unlike natural stone, it never needs sealing, making it easy to live with! DuPont™ Corian® solid surface is a beautiful, maintenance-free surface that you're sure to enjoy for many years to come.
What is the easiest way to measure my countertop?
In order to get a square-foot measurement, measure the length and width of your countertop. Multiply these numbers together. If you've measured in inches, divide the result by 144 to get to approximate square footage. [LINK]
This diagram will help.
What makes DuPont™ Corian® solid surface the perfect surface?
Corian® is easy to clean and is certified kosher. Because DuPont™ Corian® solid surface is nonporous, stains do not penetrate the surface. With proper cleaning, Corian® solid surface does not promote the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Corian® is also heat and scratch resistant.