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A Guide to Corian Colors

A Guide to Corian Colors

If you’re currently in the market for a kitchen or bath remodel, you may have already heard of the state-of-the-art material commonly referred to as Corian, but did you know there are over 100 Corian colors to choose from? It’s true. Corian comes in a variety of colors designed to suit almost any home remodel project, giving you plenty of flexibility in terms of matching existing colors or creating a completely unique color-scheme that really sets your kitchen or bath apart from other homes. Here we will outline some of the more popular Corian colors, along with brief snapshot of how Corian came about.

What Exactly Is Corian?

Before we discuss Corian colors in more detail, let’s first take a minute to fully understand the origins of this material.

Corian, which was created by the all-too-familiar DuPont Company, a giant in the chemical industry, is the official brand name for a hard surface material composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate. This all sounds quite scientific, I realize, but perhaps all you really need to know is that Corian is a solid surface used primarily in residential homes in the construction of kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity areas and the inside of baths and showers.

DuPont describes Corian, which was first introduced in 1967, as a solid, durable, multi-purpose and non-porous material, adding that because of its non-porous tendencies the material has been approved for industrial use as well as in residences. Hospitals and laboratories, for example, commonly use Corian in the construction of bathrooms, countertops and other work surfaces.

Corian is available in two different thicknesses—6 millimeters and 12 millimeters—and is cut in such a way that it lends itself to even, consistent patterning every time. Unlike other solid surfaces, Corian can be easily buffed and repaired like new in the event of unfortunate scratches or dings to the outer surface.

Corian Colors

As mentioned above, Corian is available in over 100 unique colors; however, the confines of this particular article are not nearly broad enough to discuss each one in detail. Instead we will focus on seven popular Corian colors which seem to sell more readily than others. These include:

  • Silt. A beautiful brownish-black color strongly resembling sand silt.
  • Platinum. For those who want a brighter feel, platinum Corian may be just the right choice.
  • Granola. A beautiful tan-brown “nutty” color resembling granola.
  • Fossil. Fossil, or “bone colored” Corian provides a luminous natural feel to any kitchen or bath.
  • Blue Ridge. Those wanting to stray from the earth tones will be very pleased with this blue-black Corian color.
  • Moss. Want a little green? The Corian color Moss is a beautiful greenish-black design that looks great on countertops.
  • Sandstone. Sandstone has a gorgeous light hue, featuring various shades of natural brown.

Corian has the look of expensive solid granite without the huge price tag to go along with it. And with many Corian colors to choose from you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to create something truly eye-popping and unique –a color scheme guaranteed to catch the attention of your friends, family and neighbors.

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