Can Corian worktops be repaired?
One of the compelling reasons to invest in Corian countertops for your kitchen is that they are a highly practical choice.
As well as adding that all-important luxury aesthetic to the heart of the home, they are created to withstand everyday use.
Cared for attentively, they will remain looking good for decades. However, as with most areas of the home that are well used, eventually they may show some signs of wear and tear.
Happily, unlike other types of worktop materials this is not a disaster, as we explain here.
Do Corian countertops scratch easily?
Corian isn’t called a solid surface material for nothing.
It was actually invented by the Dupont company in 1967 as a perfect countertop material, which is why it is not easily scratched. However, over time, its smooth surface may suffer some wear and tear.
Whether it scratches easily depends upon what you place on it.
The good news is that you can opt to repair your countertops rather than having to invest in new ones.
Can you repair scratched Corian countertops?
Corian countertops are extremely durable, but like most surfaces in the home they can become scratched or cracked.
Therefore, you may wonder, “Can Corian be repaired?”. The straight answer is ‘Yes’. Corian repairs are possible. This is because it is a solid surface material and maintains the same pattern and colour right through the slab.
The first thing you need to do before embarking on Corian worktop repairs is assess how deep the scratch is.
The more superficial the scratch, the easier it is to repair yourself. For deeper scratches, the Corian repair may
have to be done by a professional.
Light surface scratches on Corian worktops are fairly easily remedied, and with the right technique can be a DIY job.
For your Corian repair, you will need lightly abrasive cleaning fluid and cleaning pads, cleaning liquid, and a cloth or sponge.
If you need advice on the best liquids and cloths to use, then Stone Design UK as your supplier will be able to help.
The scratch should be wet before it is cleaned with the mildly abrasive liquid with the sponge or cloth. Rubbing in small circular motions, you should be able to prepare the surface so that the abrasive pads can do their job properly.
Next stage is to start rubbing the (still wet) scratched area with the abrasive pad. This should be done lightly, as you don’t want to worsen the damage.
You should rub across the scratch using straight line motions. Rinse and repeat, switching direction by 90 degrees every so aften. You do this until you see the scratch fade away.
Once this has been done, you can dry the area and ensure that the sanded spot blends in the rest of the work surface.
If you haven’t achieved the desired result, then you may want to repeat the process. You could use a more abrasive cloth but be careful as you really do not want your countertops to be scratched further.
What causes Corian countertops to crack?
The likely cause is excessive heat, which is why it is always recommended you use a trivet or heat pad to prevent damage to your Corian worktop.
How do you repair a crack in a Corian worktop?
Repairing Corian cracks is not an easy job, but it’s still possible.
So, if you want to know the answer to the question “Can you repair Corian countertops?” we can still reply in the affirmative.
The best approach in this instance is calling in the professionals.
The repair will be done by cutting out the damaged sections of the Corian surface and replacing it with a new piece that will be exactly colour matched.
There might be an argument for buying more Corian than you actually need for your work surface just in case there is such an eventuality.
Once the right colour is found the new section will be glued into place and then sanded over so that you can’t see the join.
Is Corian a good choice for a kitchen countertop?
Corian is a fantastic choice for kitchen countertops because it offers so many different options in terms of finish and colour.
With proper care, it is incredibly durable and very easy to maintain. Plus, if it gets damaged over time it can be repaired easily.
If you want a worktop with a sleek, clean and modern aesthetic, then why not get in touch with Stone Design UK today.
As suppliers of luxury Corian kitchen worktops to satisfied customers in Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Wigan we have the expertise to ensure you make the right choice for your next kitchen project.