The heart and nerve center of most homes is the kitchen. This is the place where the homework is done, meals are prepared and eaten, and the daily events are normally discussed. This is the reason that any investment in improving the kitchen will be money well spent. The first thing to improve any kitchen would be adding high-quality energy efficient appliances. The final step would be to complement your appliances with functionality and beauty with an attractive countertop of Corian.
Advantages of a Corian Counters
Corian counterstops, sometimes referred to as solid surface countertops, have a number of distinct advantages over ceramic tile or laminate countertops. Despite the fact that laminate countertops are inexpensive and durable, they are really only a single layer of surface material. This surface will fade over a period of time and it is also susceptible to damage by sharp objects such as knives. The laminate surface material does not withstand heat really well and can become damaged. Laminate countertops look nice and are attractive when first installed but will begin to age in a short period of time.
The problem with tile countertops is because you are using tile and grout between each tile, the counter will tend to be uneven. Tile counters are heat resistant but keeping the grout between the tile clean can be difficult. Tile counters can also crack or chip relatively easy and replace damaged tile can be a difficult task. Consequently, tile counters can lose their attractive appeal rather quickly.
Corian countertop, solid surface counters, may be a good alternative to the tile or laminate options. Corian is a nonporous material so it is both water and heat resistant. Corian counters have no seams showing and they have a smooth finish so cleaning is not a problem. Scratches can be removed by sanding in order to restore the surface finish. This is because the color is all of the way through the solid material, so the color will always be consistent. Corian counters are also resistant to bacteria and mold so your family will have some protection against possible illness from food contamination.
Corian Pricing and Corian Colors
One of the selling points of laminate countertops is the wide range of colors that are available, but there are certainly enough of a color selection of Corian material to satisfy most customers. If you decide on Corian, go to your local supplier and pick out a number of color samples and take them home and compare to your appliance and flooring. There will be enough choices and the selection of the counter material may be the most important decision you will have to make.
Probably the biggest drawback to Corian countertops is the cost. Corian can very expensive but it might be possible to save some money if you have any skill as a DIYer. There are kits with prefabricated material that are available for the DIYer and your supplier should be able to point you in the right direction for instructional material as well as DVDs.
If you are able to do the work yourself it is possible to save as much as 50% of the cost of having the counter installed by a professional. The only thing to remember is that you are trying to increase the value of your house, so do not sacrifice quality for price savings. The kitchen should be an absolute reflection on you and your family.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET IT RIGHT!!
Originally posted 2018-05-07 16:05:48.