Corian worktops are highly resistant to scratches, stains, knocks and heat, and do not delaminate, but it is necessary to remember that no worktop is indestructible and hard knocks, cuts, spillages, etc can leave marks. Corian worktops do not require specialised care and cleaning and maintaining them is quite a simple process. However, it is important to protect your investment and by keeping them in pristine condition, you may enjoy that luxurious look for generations.
Just as with any high-quality product, proper care must be taken to clean and maintain them properly by following the easy steps required and avoiding excessive exposure to stains, physical damage or scratches.
Simple preventive measures will include:
- Using hot pads or trivets to protect them from high heat
- Using chopping blocks or cutting boards to prevent scratches and knocks
- Do not use paint removers, oven cleaners or strong chemicals to clean the worktops
For daily care, clean your Corian worktops with a soft, or microfibre cloth, using clean water and mild soap and wipe dry. For difficult areas, a mildly abrasive liquid cleaner can be used. For matte (non-shiny) finishes, a paste of bicarbonate of soda and water can be used. Commercial cleaners, specially formulated for solid surface worktops, are also available at most home supply centres or directly from Worktops.net.
Can I repair scratches to my Corian Worktops?
In time, scratches will appear, even though Corian solid surface worktops are more resistant to scratches than most. The good news is that Corian worktops can be repaired!
Simple steps can be followed to remove scratches, although patience is required to do it properly and care should be taken not to dull shiny surfaces, particularly on darker colours.
As a first step, use a mildly abrasive liquid cleaner on a soft damp sponge or cotton cloth and rub with circular motions, using mild pressure. Wash off the cleaner and thoroughly dry the surface. Repeat the process until the scratches disappear.
For slightly deeper scratches, Worktops.net offers a Corian Worktop Care and Maintenance Kit that enables you to keep your worktops looking brand new for many years.
On matte (non-shiny) surfaces ultra-fine and super-fine scouring pads (such as 3M Scotch Brite #7448 and #7445) can be used with a mildly abrasive liquid cleaner.
In cases of more serious damage, Worktops.net has a team of experts to do repairs onsite by sanding and polishing out scratches, or filling in deeper scratches with a special acrylic polymer resin.
Worktops.net will also be more than happy to provide advice to the serious DIY expert who wants to attempt repairing more serious scratches, damage or stains to Corian worktops.