Care & Maintenance
Corian was created for a lifetime of easy care. Just follow the easy guidelines listed here to keep your Corian surfaces looking as fresh as the day they were installed.
Routine Care: There are three types of countertops finishes: matte/satin, semi-gloss and high gloss. Most countertops are finished with a matte/satin finish. All sinks have a matte/satin finish. Soapy water, ammonia based cleaners or commercially available solid surface cleaners will remove most dirt and residue from all types of finishes. Stubborn residue will require a little stronger cleaner.
Cleaning All Finishes
- Most dirt and Residue: Use soapy water or ammonia based cleaner, rinse and wipe dry.
- Water Marks: Wipe with damp cloth and wipe dry
- Difficult Residue: Spray residue with deep cleaner from Stone Care International, wait for about 30 seconds for cleaner to work. Wipe dry with a paper towel. If residue persists, repeat process. If residue still persists, follow directions for removing scratches.
Disfecting: Occasionally wipe surface with diluted household bleach (1 part water/1 part bleach). Rinse top throughly with water and wipe dry.
Refurbishing Finished Gloss Level
- Matte: Rub entire surface with a green Scotch-Brite pad in a circular motion. Rinse with water and wipe dry
- Semi-Gloss: Use a countertop polish to help hide scratches and blend in a uniform gloss level.
- High-Gloss: Contact Bella Domicile to arrange for professional refurbishment.
Preventing Heat Damage
Corian is an excellent material for heat resistance. As with all countertops materials, it is important to minimize direct heat exposure to protect your surface and investment. We recommend using heat trivets or hot pads when placing hot objects on any surface. Allow cookware to cool before placing them into a Corian sink.
Removing minor cuts and scratches
Because the solid beauty of Corian goes all the way through, Corian surfaces are completely renewable. You can remove minor cuts and scratches yourself by following these instructions.
- Judge the severity of the scratch and start with the finest grit sanding pad to remove the scratch. Rub over scratch in a straight line to remove it. Periodically switch rubbing direction 90 degrees. Be sure all of the scratch is removed. If this first step takes too long, try the next heavier grit sanding pad. To minimize dust during sanding, wet the surface. Rinse pad periodically to clean residue.
- Clean top with water. Select next lighter grit and repeat process. Rub over a larger area to blend in sanding.
- Continue process using successively finer grits until desired gloss level is achieved. Rinse out all pads used and air dry before putting them away.