Natural Products: Corian

Corian is the original solid surface material; a 12mm thick premium through-coloured mineral composite backed by 25mm moisture resistant MDF subframe.

With over 50 years of development, Corian as a material boasts one of the most well established portfolios. Their range of styles is constantly updated, and covers a wide range of styles from clean block colours to complex swirling patterns.

Below, we explore some of the key points to consider when purchasing a veined Corian worktop.


Properties of Veined Corian Worktops


Drainer Grooves

Drainer grooves and recessed drainers will each show a continuation of the same veined pattern. As the colouration is three-dimensional, drainer groove configurations will show a distortion in any straight-line veins on the top surface.

Joints & Shaping

Corian as a material is capable of seamless joints. Veined patterns will however have a distinct discontinuation at the point where two sections meet. Corners are joined using an offset butt joint, to strengthen the corner against stress. Corian can also be Thermoformed, which may cause mild warping of the designs.

Sheet Size Limitations

Sheets of Corian have a maximum width of 760mm, and a maximum length of 3658mm, some of which may be reserved for creating offset-corner joints.

S-Joints

In some instances, Corian may be joined along the width, for example if a design exceeds the slab dimensions or an extended corner is installed. In these instances, an S-Joint will be used to try to avoid more obvious straight-line joints.

Colour matched bowls

Corian bowls are available in limited block colours, while Trevino & Primo Classic bowls can be manufactured to match any Corian style. Where these join, there will be a noticeable breakage in any veining patterns.

Corian Witch Hazel
pictured: Corian Witch Hazel, Top left: Mitred corner joint, Bottom: S-joint



Colour Galleries

Arrowroot

Arrowroot

Clam Shell

Clam Shell

Juniper

Juniper

Lava Rock

Lava Rock

Sagebrush

Sagebrush

Sonora

Sonora

Onyx Range

  • Grey Onyx
  • White Onyx
  • Grey Onyx
  • Jade Onyx
    Jade Onyx
  • Golden Onyx
    Golden Onyx
  • Immagini 224

Onyx Range

The Onyx range of Corian features swirls and waves of colour, and an opalescent background which can often allow light to permeate through its membrane in areas which are not backed by a moisture resistant core.

Because of the strong veining, mitred joints will show an obvious disconnect in the designs. When pieces are joined width or lengthwise, the Corian standard is to use an S-Joint, which works exceptionally well to disguise the joint, though this may still be apparent on closer inspection.

Because of it’s semi-translucent nature, if sections are joined over an area which is illuminated, such as by a lighting channel, the glues used to join the sections will be visible as an opaque line.

Prima Range

  • Nimbus Prima
  • Dune Prima
    Dune Prima
  • Limestone Prima
    Limestone Prima
  • Limestone Prima S Joint
  • Nimbus Prima S Joint
    Nimbus Prima S Joint
  • Evening Prima S Join
    Evening Prima S Join
  • Dune Prima Slab
  • Immagini 224
  • Smokedrift Prima KItchen
    Smokedrift Prima KItchen

Prima Range

The Prima range offers swirls and broad patterns in complimentary colours, which are bolder yet less frequent when compared with the Onyx range.