Three Tips For Maintaining Your Corian Countertops

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If you're like most people, you probably made the decision to install Corian in your kitchen because of its reduced need for maintenance and the fact that it is non-porous, helping resist scratching and bacteria development. Even with all its splendor, unfortunately, Corian is not human-proof and if you aren't using your countertops with care, they can get damaged. Make sure you aren't making this mistake.

Clean Properly

When cleaning your countertops, it's always best to clean up any spills right away. When you let a stain rest, more often than not, it will harden. A hardened stain typically requires a more abrasive method for cleaning, which can increase the chance of scratching the surface.

Ideally, you should be using a mixture of an ammonia-based cleaner and water to clean the surface. If you have a high-gloss finish, always avoid scouring pads and abrasive cleaners as they can damage the finish and make it appear dull.  

Be Mindful Of Heat

One of the factors that attracts many homeowners to Corian is the fact that it can withstand high-levels of heat, making it somewhat heat resistant. However, its level of heat resistance is nowhere near that of a granite countertop. If you repeatedly place a hot plate or pot on the surface, you can mar it. Since marring can't be repaired, you will have to replace the entire slab.

Always use a trivet for extra protection. Even when you are utilizing heat generating appliances, such as crockpots, it's not a bad idea to place them on top of a trivet for additional protection.

Prep Food With Care

When preparing food on your countertops, always do so with care in mind. This is especially important when it comes to avoiding scratching. You already know that cutting directly on the countertop can lead to a scratch, but this isn't the only way this issue can arise.

For example, dragging canned goods along the surface of the Corian or moving a cutting board with a ragged end along the countertop are two seemingly innocent practices that can actually lead to a scratch forming. Always check the bottom of any items that you plan to place on the countertop and always pick items up when you need to move them, never slide them.

Both how long and just how well your countertops look has everything to do with you. Make sure you are working to keep them in great condition. For more information, talk to a professional like Corian Repair Man.


14 September 2016