Frequently Asked Questions about Corian® solid surface

Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive on a daily basis. If you have any further questions please send us a quick note. Click here.
What is Corian®?
Corian® is the brand name for a solid surfacing material created by DuPont that has earned trust and respect as a proven material that brings design versatility, long-term performance and value to any environment. More than just countertops, Corian® lends itself to imaginative uses, innovative interpretations, and enduring applications. It can be cut, routed, drilled, sculpted, bent, or worked like a fine wood. The ever-evolving color palette now extends to more than 100 colors. If you can envision it, chances are you can create it with Corian®.
Where can I purchase Corian®?
Corian® is available at over 1,000 independent kitchen & bath retailers nationally. National home centers (The Home Depot® and Lowes®) sell Corian®. Additionally, we have a network of fabricator experts available to give your home a "quick refresh" with Corian®. Click here to locate a Corian® dealer near you.
Is Corian® stain resistant?
Corian® is stain-resistant. Because Corian® is nonporous, stains can't penetrate the surface, so it's easy to clean and maintain. Unlike natural stone, Corian® never requires sealing.
Is Corian® heat resistant?
We do not recommend placing a hot pot directly on Corian®. Although Corian® remains stable and undamaged in temperatures up to 212°F (100°C), high heat or flame will damage your surface. In most cases, this damage can be repaired. To protect your Corian® from heat damage, always use a hot pad or a trivet with rubber feet when using hot pots, or heat-generating appliances like electric skillets or electric cooking pots.
How do I clean my Corian®?
Corian® is easy to clean. Soapy water or an ammonia-based cleaner is all that is necessary for day-to-day care of your Corian®. Minor scratches, burns or discoloration are also easy to repair. Major damage should be repaired by a Certified Fabricator/Installer of Corian®. Contact an Authorized Retailer of Corian® for assistance.
How can I get samples?
For Commercial requests only you can click here to order your samples online. If you are a home consumer you can send us your request by using our "Request Information"page.
Who can install Corian®?
A trained professional must install Corian®. DuPont has a national network of trained, certified fabricator/installers. DuPont has redefined the installation experience by introducing and exclusively using DuPont Certified Professionals. Our trained professionals will guide you through the process, and you'll be delighted with the results.
Does Corian® require special sealing?
No, Corian® is nonporous. Unlike natural stone, Corian® never needs sealing making it easy to live with! Corian® is a beautiful, maintenance-free surface that you're sure to enjoy for many years to come.
What is the easiest way to measure my countertop?
In order to get a square-foot measurement, measure the length and width of your countertop. Multiply these numbers together. If you've measured in inches, divide the result by 144 to get to approximate square footage. Click to view a helpful diagram.
What makes Corian® the perfect surface?
Corian® is easy to clean and is certified kosher. Because Corian® is nonporous, stains do not penetrate the surface. With proper cleaning, Corian® also resists the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Corian® is also heat and scratch resistant.