Frequently Asked Questions about Corian® Quartz

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What are Corian® Quartz Surfaces?
Corian® Quartz Surfaces bring the beauty of natural quartz together with Corian® Design technology to create new and exciting possibilities. Because Corian® Quartz is made of 93% quartz, it combines the unusual light play and depth of quartz crystals with exceptional clarity in a broad range of radiant colors. Quartz is also one of the hardest naturally occurring materials.
What colors, thicknesses and sheet sizes are available?
The Corian® Quartz palette of more than 30 colors ranging from Cloud White to Space Black.

3/4" (2cm) Slab - 52" w X 118"
3/4" (2cm) Slab - 55" w X 120"
3/4" (2cm) Slab - 63" w X 120"
1-1/8" (3cm) Slab - 52" w X 118"
1-1/8" (3cm) Slab - 55" w X 120"
1-1/8" (3cm) Slab - 63" w X 120"
*Slab sizes vary depending on color
Thicknesses: Available in 3/4" (2cm) and 1-1/8" (3cm).
Can Corian® Quartz be used in food preparation areas?
Corian® Quartz Surfaces are nonporous and can be used in the kitchen, or wherever food is prepared.
What are the design capabilities of Corian® Quartz Surfaces?
Corian® Quartz can be used for walls and countertops. A wide variety of edge treatments are also possible. Due to the extreme hardness of the material, special diamond cutting tools must be used in fabrication.
What care and maintenance does Corian® Quartz require?
Corian® Quartz Surfaces are very easy to maintain because they are durable, nonporous and chemical-resistant. They require no sealants or waxes to retain their lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface. Routine cleaning may be done with a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, nonabrasive cleanser.
How well does Corian® Quartz withstand heat, scratches and stains?
Corian® Quartz is resistant to heat, scratching and staining. However, the use of trivets or hot pads is recommended. A cutting board should be used when slicing or chopping, especially with a serrated knife. Spills should be wiped up quickly; a nonabrasive cleaning pad and a non-bleach cleaning product may be used to remove stubborn or dried spills.
Can Corian® Quartz and Corian® Solid Surfaces be used together?
Yes. A Corian® Solid Surface sink can be installed in a Corian® Quartz countertop, for example. Each material can be inlaid into the other, either along the edges or on the surfaces, for a dramatic design statement. Just as both Corian® Quartz and Corian® Solid Surface may be combined with other materials - such as chrome, stainless steel, glass or brass-they can also be combined with each other.
How do I order samples of Corian® Quartz?
Send us your request by using our "Request Information"page.
Where can I purchase Corian® Quartz?
Corian® Quartz is available in North America through Corian® Design's distribution network. The product is also available on a limited basis in Europe.