What is a Solid Surface Material?

Corian® is the original solid surface material and has become the gold standard for the idea of solid surfaces.

Created to last a lifetime, it is at its core an advanced composite and blend of natural minerals and acrylic polymer which creates a stone-hard surface that can still be shaped to meet any design or dimension.              


Features and Benefits 

The inherent resilience of Corian® comes from the fine qualities of the minerals and acrylic within.

  • Feature: A non-porous surface prevents dirt and stains from penetrating the material. 
  • Benefit: Marks and stains stay on the surface and can easily be removed with typical household cleaning agents.    


Corian® is exceptionally resistant to high temperatures.

  • Feature: Even marks as intense as cigarette burns or marks left by boiling hot pans are only superficial, and can be quickly removed.
  • Benefit: Heavy stains and scratches can be erased without a trace simply by rubbing with household cleaner. Just a little effort will soon return the surface of Corian® to mint condition.         


Corian® is solid and homogeneous.

  • Feature: Colours and patterns run all the way through, and cannot wear off either.
  • Benefit: Developed for one purpose; to create a practical material for living. Since its introduction in 1967, Corian® has proven itself to be remarkably durable, a versatile material that is easy to live with in both domestic and commercial environments.


Corian® offers design versatility, function and durability.

  • Feature: Originally supplied in sheets and shapes, Corian® can be fabricated with conventional woodworking tools into virtually any design.
  • Benefit: As a result, the only limits to the shape and measurements of the surface are down to your imagination.         


Corian® surfaces are hygienic.

  • Feature: As mentioned prior, Corian® is non-porous with a non-penetrative property.
  • Benefit: This smooth surface does not allow liquids to penetrate and that makes it easy to clean. Bacteria and mould as a result also have nowhere to take root. When Corian® looks clean, it really is clean.  


Corian® keeps its good looks.

  • Feature: Corian® is hard-wearing.
  • Benefit: Corian® survives the impact nicks and cuts that can occur with the wear and tear of typical day-to-day business a worktop would face.        


Corian® surfaces are renewable.

  • Feature: Damages can usually be repaired with ordinary abrasive cleaners and a scouring pad.
  • Benefit: Renewability and durability make Corian® inherently environmentally friendly.              


Corian® is an inert, nontoxic, chemically unreactive, hypoallergenic material.

  • Feature: At normal room temperature, no gases are given off from Corian®. Even when exposed to direct flame, Corian® is one of the least toxic materials available.
  • Benefit: This means that Corian® can be used for sensitive applications other materials cannot, such as for museum archival storage and display cases, for wall and work surfaces in hospital operating rooms and intensive care facilities, or on ships and ferries.            


Useful Links: 


Duropal Solid Surfaces

Hanex Solid Surfaces

Tristone Solid Surfaces

LG HiMacs Solid Surfaces



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