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.
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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.