Here's an exclusive addition to giving your bathroom a luxurious finish
Posted by MOHIT BHATNAGAR
Corian solid surfaces, first invented by DuPont, is essentially a blend of natural minerals and acrylic polymers, formulated into thick sheets. Since the expiration of DuPont’s patent, solid surface’s manufacturing has fairly increased. Corian solid surfaces are mostly utilised in making benchtops, vanities and countertops. However, they are multi-functional as well. They can be utilised across the bathroom to build different elements such as vanities, cupboards, basins, shower panels etc. It’s seamless finish and aesthetic appeal makes it a good choice to feature in your bathroom to amp up the luxe factor.
Predominantly, counters and bench tops utilise stone slabs of different kinds as their building material. While it may look extremely appealing, using stone has it’s hassles as well. Swapping Corian for stone, allows to preserve the look while making the installation and maintenance process a smooth ride.
WHY CORIAN IS A GOOD FIT?
NON POROUS MATERIAL
Corian Solid Surfaces have a non porous quality to them i.e. liquids and moisture don’t seep through the corian sheet. In case of spills, the non porous quality helps in making it easy to wipe the spills right off the countertops and prevents staining. The low porosity of Corian also prevents germs and bacteria from accumulating within the sheet. It’s stain and moisture resistance makes it easier to clean and preserve the flawless look for long periods of time. With the right amount of cleaning, a spotless Corian surface is conveniently manageable.
The most important factor to consider when investing in any form of material is the durability that it brings. When building a room, it is built with the intent to keep it intact for long periods of time and keep the repair replacement cycle to a minimum. Corian serves the purpose perfectly. Corian has a strong chemical and acidic resistance, unless faced with highly concentrated chemicals. Being utilised in developing the bathroom space, chemical resistance is key as cleaning often requires the use of harsh chemicals. The acidic resistance makes the Corian less prone to damage, ultimately extending its durability.
Corian Solid Surface slab
One of the key differentiators that make Corian a good choice is it’s thermoformability. The thermoformable quality essentially allows for corian to be moulded and modified with the use of heat. Corian’s ability to be moulded into different shapes and forms allows for it to be utilised to form different elements such as sinks, vanities, columns etc making it a multi-functional material. Using corian itself helps maintain uniformity while giving a stellar finish.
Corian moulded into basins
Corian sheets are relatively hassle free in terms of the installation process. Shaping, moulding and cutting them into the desired shapes and lengths is relatively easy. The installation is also fairly convenient and easy. Over time, it has also become a favourite of the DIY community due to the ease of installation which has allowed for them to use kits to install solid countertops in their homes.
Maintaining homogeneity and a smooth running surface is key to developing an aesthetic space. The seamless quality of Corian helps it give a throughout uniform look. While Corian is installed in sheets and pieces, the installation techniques and material used helps to develop a clean finish with no visible seams and divisions. The absence of small creeks and cracks, also prevents any form of bacteria, mold or mildew from growing in the small gaps of the countertops. Ultimately, Corian gives a smooth and flawless finish to your bathroom, while ensuring prevention from bacterial accumulation.
Seamless finish of Corian Solid Surfaces
REPAIRABLE AND RENEWABLE
One of the most important qualities of Corian is it’s tendency to be easily repaired and/or replaced. While Corian sheets do not break down or crack easily, they are prone to scratches. However, the scratches can easily be fixed by simply buffing out the surface a little. Due to it’s durability, it seldom requires replacement. However, in case you need to revamp your space and swap out the existing corian for a fresh one, it can be replaced with a hassle free process and even be re-used to form other items. It’s ability to be re-used ultimately reduces the waste generated, making it an eco-friendly option.
Smooth finish Corian slab underneath basin
EASY TO MAINTAIN AND CLEAN
The convenience that Corian provides is one of the key qualities, making it a great fit for your bathroom. Cleaning the solid surface is fairly easy. Most stains and spills can be easily wiped off the surface. In case there is a need for a more thorough or rigorous clean, a simple soap and water solution or an ammonia based solution can be used to keep the surface squeaky clean and spotless. The non porosity helps make the cleaning process easy. Simultaneously, Corian surfaces do not require regular tending to. As opposed to stone slabs which require regular sealing, Corian does not need to be resealed over and over again and tends to remain intact in its place. The ability of corian to sustain with a low maintenance cost and effort without compromising on the luxe appeal is what makes it a desirable product.
Spotless white corian countertop
GREAT ASSORTMENT OF DESIGN, COLOR AND PATTERNS
To develop a luxurious and aesthetically appealing quality in your bathroom, it is essential to use the correct blend of design and colors which compliment each other and make the space look good. The long array of design and color options offered in Corian surfaces thus becomes a great asset. Generally Corian sheets can be found in over 90 different shades and designs in the corian. These designs range from simple solid colors and even mimic the appearance of stones such as granite, marble, quartz etc. This allows for a similar effect in the bathroom without the hassle of actually installing stone slabs. Corian surfaces can also be paired with lighting to make a light up countertop adding the extra oomph factor to your bathroom space. Having a huge palette to pick from makes it easy to design the space conveniently and make it fit your perfect bathroom image.
Corian basin and vanity
Overall, using Corian as a material to develop your bathroom space could be a great choice. It ensures a smooth finish and has the flexibility to be moulded to fit any concept easily. It provides the perfect aesthetic appeal and gives a luxurious look while doing away with the hassles of costly and time consuming maintenance. Picking Corian is also the more responsible choice due to it’s eco-friendly quality with minimum waste and the ability to be reused, thus minimising waste while giving your bathroom an exquisite look.