Corian® Maintenance for your countertop

You've put a lot of time and effort into choosing the perfect countertops, so how can you keep them looking as beautiful as the day they were installed? Fortunately, you've already taken the most important step. That's because by choosing DuPont™ Corian® solid surface, you've selected a countertop that's been created for a lifetime of easy care.

Kitchens and bathrooms are hardworking spaces, so we have a few simple tips to help make sure your investment will look its best for years to come. To clean everyday dirt and residue, use soapy water and a soft cloth or sponge. Ammonia-based cleaners and commercially available solid0-surface cleaners also work well, but avoid window cleaner because it leaves a waxy buildup that may dull the surface. To prevent hard water marks, rinse and wipe the surface completely dry, and be sure to clean up spills before they dry. Occasionally, you may want to disinfect your Corian® surface. In those cases, wipe down the surface with a solution made of one part of household bleach to one part of water. Rinse thoroughly with water. For stains in an integrated Corian® sink, just fill the sink with the same 50-50 bleach and water solution and let it sit for a couple of hours. It's that easy.

While DuPont™ Corian® surfaces are heat resistant, it's important to take precautions. Minimize direct exposure to heat by using trivets or hot pads and allow cookware to cool before placing it in the sink. It's also important to avoid exposing Corian® to harsh chemicals, such as oven cleaner. We don't recommend cutting directly on the countertop, use a cutting board to prevent any unsightly scratches.

So what if you do happen to get scratches or scorch marks on your countertop? Don't stress. DuPont™ Corian® is a solid surface and that means the color and pattern go all the way through. So chances are, the surfaces can be renewed to their original beauty. You'll find detailed cleaning instructions online at countertops.dupont.com. To learn more about refinishing, contact your professional installer. With proper care, the DuPont™ Corian® surfaces in your home will keep their fresh new look for years to come. And that's one more reason that you should be happy you chose your colors so carefully.