Care and Maintenance 

Corian® brings you the ultimate in easy care and renewability due to the inherent qualities of this solid surface material. The nonporous and solid composition of Corian® makes it a joy to live with. Corian® also gives you peace of mind. Should the occasion arise that you do experience any problems due to a manufacturer's defect, you can rest assured that DuPont backs this material with a 10-year limited warranty.

Routine daily care and maintenance of Corian® is easy. But, because cleaning practices differ around the world, please consult your local supplier of Corian® for specific recommended care and maintenance practices and products. Use the following procedures as a guide to everyday care for Corian® solid surfaces:

SURFACES--HORIZONTAL & VERTICAL

Finish

Matte/satin

Semigloss

High-gloss

Cleaning Most
dirt & stains

Use soapy water or ammonia-based cleaner

Water marks

Wipe with damp cloth; towel dry

Difficult stains

Use an abrasive cleanser and a green Scotch-Brite* pad

Use Soft Scrub** or diluted bleach and a white Scotch-Brite pad

Follow procedure for semigloss, but use a sponge instead of a Scotch-Brite pad, or use white polishing compound

Disinfecting

Occasionally wipe surface with diluted household bleach
(1/1 water and bleach)

Maintenance

Rub with Scotch-Brite pad alone Enhance shine with nonabrasive polish, such as Hope's Countertop Polish®  

SINKS

Finish

Matte/satin

   

Cleaning

Same as above

Disinfecting

Same as above

Maintenance

Occasionally clean by filling the sink one-quarter full with a 50/50 water/bleach solution. Let soak for 15 minutes, then wash sides and bottom as solution drains.

 

Routine care
There are three types of countertop finishes: matte, semi gloss and gloss.* All Corian® sinks and bowls have the matte finish. Soapy water or ammonia-based cleaners will remove most dirt and stains from all types of finishes. However, slightly different techniques must be used to remove difficult stains, depending on the finish. Click here to learn how to renew Corian® solid surfaces.

Preventing heat damage
To prevent heat damage, always use a hot pad or a trivet with rubber feet to protect your Corian®. Hot pans, as well as some heat-generating appliances like frying pans or electric cooking pots, can damage the surface if a hot pad or trivet is not used.

Preventing other damage
In most cases, Corian® can be repaired if accidentally damaged. However, be sure to follow the guidelines here to prevent any permanent damage to Corian®.

• Avoid exposing Corian® to strong chemicals, such as paint removers, oven cleaners, etc. If contact occurs, quickly flush the surface with water.

• Remove nail polish with a non-acetone-based polish remover and flush with water.

• Do not cut directly on Corian® countertops.

• Run cold water when pouring boiling water into sinks.

*If you are uncertain about what finish you have, contact Connecticut Solid Surface.

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Renewing Corian®

Nicks, scratches and cuts are inevitable with any high-use product, including Corian®. But because Corian® is solid all the way through, it can easily be renewed to its original appearance as described below.

REMOVING CUTS & SCRATCHES

Finish

Matte/satin

Semigloss

High-gloss

 

Sand with 180- or 220-grit fine sandpaper until the cut is gone.

Restore finish with an abrasive cleanser and a green Scotch-Brite pad.

Sand with 400-grit sandpaper.

Restore finish with a nonabrasive cleanser and a white Scotch-Brite pad.

Sand with 400-grit sandpaper.

Wipe the surface and continue with 600-grit sandpaper.

Buff with white polishing compound and a low-speed (1500-2000 rpm) polisher equipped with a wool pad. Finish with a countertop wax.

• Minor damage, including scratches, general or chemical stains, scorches or burns, and minor impact marks, can be repaired onsite with a light abrasive cleanser and a Scotch-Brite* pad. For heavier damage, light sanding may be necessary. The following steps should be followed:

• Identify the extent of the damage and ascertain whether a minor repair will solve the problem. You may want to consult with your supplier of Corian®.

• If the damage is minor, try to repair it with an abrasive cleanser or a Scotch-Brite* pad.

• If the above step is unsuccessful, hand sand with 400-grit wet and dry paper. To minimize dust, wet the surface before starting.

• If this is unsuccessful, use an electric sander and heavier-grit paper. Always make provisions to control dust.

• If this, too, is unsuccessful, you may need to consult a professional for other repair options. In this case, contact Connecticut Solid Surface for assistance.

*Registered trademark of 3M Corporation.

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