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Tell us about Corian. How is it used?

NICKY DUGGAN DI­REC­TOR, CORIAN Corian is a benchtop prod­uct that has been man­u­fac­tured by DuPont since 1967. It con­tains an ad­vanced blend of two-thirds nat­u­ral min­er­als and one-third pure acrylic resin. Tra­di­tion­ally used for kitchen bench­tops, Corian is be­com­ing more pop­u­lar for bath­room van­i­ties, basins and also for laun­dry bench­tops be­cause peo­ple like con­sis­tency in the sur­faces through­out the home.

How durable is Corian?

It is ex­tremely durable. We know of cus­tomers who have had their Corian bench­tops for more than 20 years. With on­go­ing use, Corian de­vel­ops its own patina or lus­tre. It can also be re-buffed at any time to bring it back to the orig­i­nal sur­face fin­ish and most dam­age can usu­ally be re­paired on­site. It is also very re­sis­tant to stains. Many ev­ery­day sub­stances that will mark other sur­faces – such as red wine, le­mon juice and olive oil – can be used on Corian with con­fi­dence.

Do chop­ping boards and heat pro­tec­tion need to be used on Corian?

Chop­ping boards and heat pro­tec­tion should re­ally be used on all sur­faces. The ther­mal shock that re­sults when hot cook­ware is put onto a cold benchtop has the po­ten­tial to crack most sur­faces.

What are the colours of­fered in the Corian range?

We have four dif­fer­ent col­lec­tions within the over­all New Zealand Corian range. Th­ese are Solid Whites, Es­sen­tials (af­ford­able and neu­tral con­tem­po­rary pat­terns), De­sign Col­lec­tion and Or­gan­ics (the most pre­mium col­lec­tion, where each sheet is unique).

What are the lat­est trends in kitchen sur­faces?

Apart from qual­ity, which is al­ways in style, white is con­sis­tently pop­u­lar. Your kitchen benchtop should have ei­ther a strik­ing de­sign or some tex­ture within the white to en­sure it doesn’t look ster­ile. Both Ve­naro White and Cirrus White from the Corian Or­gan­ics col­lec­tion de­liver this extra in­ter­est via so­phis­ti­cated vein­ing and lay­er­ing. Oth­er­wise, colours are deep­en­ing in in­ten­sity and be­com­ing more moody. We are see­ing a surge of in­ter­est in Corian Lava Rock – a deep, warm grey base with um­ber and golden vein­ing. Our new DUO sinks are made with formed Corian sides and a high-qual­ity stain­less-steel base. Th­ese come in eight colours and are prov­ing ex­tremely pop­u­lar as they com­bine stun­ning aes­thet­ics with great func­tion­al­ity.

THE LAT­EST COLOURS AND FIN­ISHES FROM BENCHTOP SPE­CIAL­ISTS CORIAN TEAM DE­SIGN FLAIR WITH QUAL­ITY AND DURA­BIL­ITY.

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Above left Kitchen bench­tops in Corian® Lava Rock and Corian® De­signer White by Mi­nosa. Top right Corian® Glacier White kitchen benchtop by Mor­gan Cronin. Above Cus­tom-de­signed bath­room van­ity, basin and door fronts in Corian® De­signer White by Celia Visser.

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