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Corian Countertops

by Gabby Hyman
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

What are corian countertops?

You may be asking yourself, "What are corian countertops?" Corian countertops are an acrylic based material and has been in production for over 40 years. It is a very moldable material, which is great when you want a custom made piece for your home.

The most common places that corian is used is the kitchen and bathroom, but it can be used other places as well. One of the most visually appealing things about the corian countertops is that can be just one continuous piece of material for your whole countertop and sink. There are no seams between the counter and the sink, which gives a flawless finish. It truly gives a "custom" look, because it is measured and fitted to your precise specifications.

Cleaning corian countertops

Corian countertops are great choice for your kitchen or bathroom. They look great and with some care should last a very long time. While it is a non-porous material, you need to be careful not to scratch or subject it to extreme high temperatures. Make sure to always use a cutting board when chopping things on the corian countertops.

Cleaning corian countertops isn't a hard task, but you will want to make sure that no water is left on the counter. It won't hurt the counter, but it will leave a dull film and make the counter look dingy. Just some soapy water or an ammonia based product will do fine for everyday cleaning. You can disinfect it once a week with a bleach solution, one part water, one part bleach. Making sure to rinse and dry completely when you are done so no residue settles on the counter.

About the Author
Gabby Hyman has written for print and online media for more than 20 years. He has created online content for eToys, GoTo.com, Siebel Systems, Avaya, and Nissan UK. He has also been a web consultant to the Governor of California. As an author of fiction, journalism, and poetry, Gabby is a former English professor for the University of Illinois, University of Alaska, and Old Dominion University. He holds an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Alabama.

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