Corian® Countertop Care: How to Clean and Revitalize Corian Countertops
Whenever you see a beautiful countertop, it could consist of natural stone or Corian. This synthetic material, which is manufactured by DuPont, is a combination of acrylic polymer and a bauxite ore derivative called alumina trihydrate. Corian provides the look and feel of a natural solid surface, but it offers more countertop design and installation flexibility than many stone products.
Corian countertops have a smooth, seamless appearance that looks fantastic in a kitchen or bathroom. It’s also non-porous and stain-resistant. These characteristics make Corian countertop care a relatively simple process. You can even revitalize aging or slightly damaged countertops and make them look like new.
How to Clean Corian Countertops
While Corian is a non-porous material, meaning it won’t allow liquids and moisture to penetrate the surface, it’s still essential to clean up spills quickly to prevent staining. Apply any standard household cleaning spray to the area and wipe it with a damp microfiber cloth. For general cleaning, wipe the countertop with an ammonia-based cleaning product or warm, soapy water.
The color of your countertop will impact its cleaning requirements. Lighter colors typically require less care than darker colors, as the latter is more likely to show small scratches that accumulate over time.
A reliable cleaning practice is to give your countertop a thorough wiping daily and after every spill. By doing so, you will help prevent the build-up of films that can detract from the counter’s appearance and possibly shorten its lifespan.
How to Revitalize Corian Countertops
Is your Corian countertop starting to show its age? Does it have a few scratches or stains you’d love to eliminate? One of the best features of Corian is how easy the material is to restore if it sustains minor damage. In most cases, you can handle the job yourself with products and materials you already have in your home. Here’s how you can:
- Remove stains and blotches: Do you notice some darker areas on your countertop? These spots are mineral deposits left by hard water that dries on the surface. Applying a mild abrasive liquid cleanser and wiping the area with a damp cloth or sponge will usually get rid of these stains.
- Remove scratches: Eliminating small scratches and cuts is a multistep process. Begin by using the same cleaning process described above. While the area is still wet, lightly rub it with the peach-colored side of an abrasive cleaning pad. When there is no visible sign of the blemish, clean the countertop with water and allow it to dry thoroughly.
Contact Henry H. Ross & Son, Inc. for More Corian Countertop Care Tips
At H.H. Ross, we’ve been expertly fabricating custom Corian countertops for more than 40 years. We’re your go-to source for reliable advice regarding how to clean Corian, as well as how to revitalize it if needed.