If you are thinking about purchasing new kitchen worktops, this post hopefully provide some information to help you make your decision a little bit simpler. In this post we will focus on the pros and cons of purchasing corian worktops, before coming to a conclusion as to whether they represent a good deal that is worth considering. Specifically, we will look at corian’s visual appeal and its functionality. Once you have read the information below, you should be better able to decide if corian surfaces are the right choice for your kitchen.
Corian is famed for its aesthetic appeal. This is largely a result of the fact that it can be fitted with invisible joints. This is true of joints between corian worktop sections, and the joints between the worktop and splashback and the worktop and an integral sink unit. The overall effect looks amazing. A corian worktop is one seamless surface and this is something that simply cannot be achieved with many of the other types of kitchen worktops. In addition to this, corian is also available in a huge range of colours and designs. You will almost certainly be able to find a colour that works well with your existing kitchen decor and furniture.
Corian kitchen worktops do not only look good, they are also quite functional. Corian is a man made solid surface worktop. It is non-toxic, it is not porous and it is easy to keep clean. Although it is fairly resistant to scratches and bumps, any damage that the surface does sustain can usually be removed fairly easily. Light, surface scratches can often be polished away and more serious marks can be repaired.
There are some negatives that cannot be overlooked, however. Corian worktops are expensive. If you are on a tight budget, corian is probably not going to be an expense you can justify. There are certainly other worktops available for a much more affordable price. Furthermore, corian requires specialist installation. This means that you cannot save on fitting costs by installing the worktop yourself.
That said, it is pretty obvious that the benefits of fitting a corian countertop outweigh the negatives. If you can afford it, you should definitely consider corian surfaces as a viable option for your kitchen.