Care and maintenance of Corian®
The intrinsic qualities of the Corian® solid surfaces ensures its renewability and the extreme ease in which it can be maintained. Its completely homogeneous and non porous structure makes it a material which you will be happy to live and work with for years and years.
It is easy to take daily care of Corian®.
Soapy water or regular detergent with an ammonia base is enough to remove most dirt and stains on any of the finishes. However, when removing stains you have to observe some points depending on the type of finish.
PREVENTING DAMAGE PROVOKED BY HEAT AND OTHER CAUSES
Even though Corian® is particularly resistant to heat, it is a good idea to use a mat or tripod with rubber feet to protect it. The heat from saucepans, as for other household appliances, like deep fryers or cooping equipment, can damage the surface if suitable protection is not used.
In many cases it is possible to repair Corian® if it is accidentally damaged. However, the following advice should be followed in order to avoid any permanent damage.
Avoid any contact of Corian® with chemical substances produced for the cleaning of ovens, solvents etc. Should this occur, rinse the surface immediately with running water.
Nail varnish can be removed with nail varnish remover which does not have an acetone base and then rinse with running water.
Avoid cutting directly on Corian® work tops.
CLEAN THE STAINS AND REPAIR SCRATCHES OR BURNS
Notches, scratches and cuts inevitably occur in any product which is used intensely Corian® included. But thanks to its characteristic compactness, it is easy to bring it back to its original state as we will see below.
Any minor damage, including scratches, stains from chemical agents, burns and small indentations can be repaired directly by using a regular abrasive sponge. For more relevant damage you may need to lightly rub with sand paper. Follow the procedures below:
Check the extensiveness of the damage to understand if minor intervention can resolve the problem. You can always consult your Corian® supplier.
- If the damage is not serious, try using a common abrasive cleaner or a Scotch-Brite* sponge.
- If this is not enough, go over the area with very fine, wet and dry sand paper.
- If this is not sufficient, use an electric sander, making sure you check the dust.
- In the most difficult of cases, consult a professional. In this case ask your Corian® supplier first and foremost.
All of the information presented on this page comes from informative DuPont™ Corian® material.