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Corian by Du Pont

The original solid surface material, Corian®, was specifically designed as a work surface when it was first introduced in 1967. With its balance of beauty and performance, Corian® worktops lend themselves to imaginative uses, innovative designs and enduring work surface applications. Corian® worktops are warm to the touch, have seamless joints, excellent impact, stain and water resistance. Corian® work surfaces come with a 10 year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty, backed by the DuPont™ Quality Network.

Corian® is a solid surface material made from 1/3 acrylic resin and 2/3 mineral filler. It is used as a decorative material in a variety of applications, such as kitchens and bathrooms in both commercial and residential environments. Corian® is supplied in sheets which can then be fabricated into worktops, vanity tops, showers and cladding – which will offer versatility, functionality and durability.

Joints are and unobtrusive providing a seamless worksurface. Due to the level of pigment in the material, joints can be blended to insignificance.

Tolerance in Corian® is ±2mm

Due to thermal expansion Corian® can expand up to 1mm per metre. A gap of at least 3mm should be left at each end of the worktop when fitted and filled with decorators caulk. When Corian® is joined to other materials (such as glass, steel or wood) an elastic type of adhesive, for example polyurethane is required for expansion.

Any overhang extending more than 300mm should be supported.

The compulsory method for installing square hobs is the high-strength cutout patented by Dupont. Hobs must be integrated into a Corian® worksurface according to specified guidelines. Where a Corian® splash back or wall cladding is installed a gap of 50mm (minimum) is required behind an electric hob or 100mm (minimum) for a gas hob. A ‘breakfront’ may be necessary to accommodate this requirement. There must be a minimum of 50mm from the cutout to the front of the worktop and a gap of 120mm between heated cutouts.

A minimum of 50mm is required between two sink cutouts. Sink cutouts must be placed a minimum of 50mm from the worktop front edge. This is required under terms of the product warranty.

If a waste disposal unit is fitted to an undermounted sink after installation, additional support will be required, otherwise your warranty may be invalidated.

The minimum internal radius is 80mm. Thermoforming to achieve a smaller radius can result in “bleaching” of the colour. To achieve a radius smaller than 80mm Corian® may have to be laminated, this may be visible in larger particled Corian® colours.

There are two types of upstand available.
Square Corian® upstands are fixed on site, with Corian® glue or silicone.
Coved Corian® upstands are manufactured and fixed in the factory.

Due to manufacturing constraints there may be gaps as these upstands are manufactured in a straight line. This type of upstand is not suitable for walls where there are large variations in the wall profile. Plastering or tiling should ideally be completed after the worksurface installation.

Corian® is scratch resistant but not scratch proof; the use of chopping boards and/or pastrymates is recommended. Dark, heavily pigmented colours will show scratches, dust and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured forms.

While most tough stains can be buffed away, a level of care and maintenance is required, as spills should be cleaned up immediately.

Corian® surfaces can easily be repaired. Using an ordinary abrasive cleaner and a scouring pad the surface may be fully restored to its original appearance.

Corian® is a non-porous material. Naturally resistant to mould, bacteria and mildew, Corian® surfaces have been certified by an independent laboratory as a hygienic material, according to the international norm DIN EN 1SO 846.

Veined styles will necessitate mitred corner joints. Please ensure an allowance is made for the additional material that is required. Please also note that worktops cut from veined styles may not exactly replicate the positioning of the patterns displayed in showrooms, or on our sample images. 

Patterns with infrequent particles are produced at random, and expectations should be tempered, particularly for smaller sections such as upstands. 

The following colours are NOT recommended for kitchen worktops, please discuss with BBK prior to fabrication:

Blueberry Ice, Glacier Ice, Lime Ice, Marine Blue, Medea, Mint Ice, Pewter, Sienna Brown, Strawberry Ice, Summer Sky, Clay, Adobe, Bougainvillea, Claret, Ebony Black Graphic Blue, Grape Green, Hot, Lilac, Mandarin, Nocturne, Shale, Sun, Anthracite, Blackberry Ice, Night Sky, Pompeii Red, Cocoa Brown, Coffee Bean, Gravel, Blue Pebble, Beeswax, Azure, Black Quartz, Cobalt, Ruby, Dawn Beige, Venaro White.

The edge detail can completely change the appearance of a worktop, although the more complicated the detail, the more the cost will be as a result of the additional work that has to be done, as this is very skilled and labour intensive.

The very latest in manufacturing technology now enables us to offer a Corian® worktop with a downturn of 60mm -100mm.