DuPont Surfaces Questions & Answers
How can I get samples of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface?
How can I get an updated specification binder or your latest product and color catalogs?
Where can I purchase DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface?
Answer: To purchase DuPont™ Corian® and Zodiaq® surfaces, please contact your local distributor.
Who is my local distributor representative?
Answer: Find a distributor
I am currently a fabricator. How can I become a DuPont-Certified Fabricator for DuPont™ Corian® and DuPont™ Zodiaq®?
Answer: Find a Distributor
As a DuPont-Certified Fabricator, who can I contact for technical assistance?
Answer:Find a Distributor
What is the price group associated with my color?
What is the size (sheet/slab) of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface?
Can your products be used for installations following ADA (American with Disabilities Act) standards?
Answer: Our products, such as sinks, lavatories and ITBs (Integral Tops and Bowls) can be installed in accordance with ADA guidelines. Please refer to this technical bulletin for more information about positioning DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surface Lavatories when ADA compliance is desired.
Where do I go for technical or care and maintenance information?
Answer: This website is a good place to start. Please visit the Technical section of the Corian® page and Zodiaq® page of the website for technical information as well as care and maintenance information.
Why do darker colors require a higher level of care and maintenance?
Answer: Some colors of Corian® solid surface may require more frequent cleaning to maintain a uniform finish. Darker colors tend to require more attention than lighter colors. Over time, even with proper care, your countertop will acquire a patina, changing the appearance of the finish. You may restore the look of the original finish by following the refurbishing guidelines, see Care and Maintenance Instructions.
How do I get information on fabrication techniques and/or local fabricators?
Answer: Your distributor is the best source for fabrication information and locating a fabricator in your area. Look to Find a distributor for information on finding your local distributor.
Where can I view new, current, and discontinued colors of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and/or DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface?
Are “discontinued” colors available to order?
Answer: “Discontinued” colors are available under our custom color program. For more information about the custom color program, lead times and minimum orders, please contact us.
Where can I find warranty information for DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface?
What CEU (Continuing Education Unit) courses do you offer?
Answer: For more information on available CEU courses, please go to the Continuing Education section of the website.
If my question is not listed here, where can I find my answer?
Answer: If your question is not listed here, please contact us or call 1-800-436-6072.
What is DuPont™ Corian® solid surface?
Answer: Corian® is the brand name for the solid surfacing material created by DuPont. Corian® solid surface brings design versatility and long-term performance to any residential kitchen or bathroom. Beyond countertops, Corian® solid surface lends itself to imaginative uses throughout the home, making it a go-to material for architects and interior designers. The ever-evolving Corian® palette now extends to more than 100 colors.
Where can I purchase DuPont™ Corian® solid surface?
Answer: DuPont™ Corian® solid surface is available at over 4,000 independent kitchen and bath retailers nationally. National home centers (The Home Depot and Lowes) also sell Corian® solid surface. With options like this, there is definitely a retailer within reach.
Is DuPont™ Corian® solid surface stain-resistant?
Answer: Corian® solid surface is stain-resistant. Because Corian® solid surface is nonporous, stains can’t penetrate the surface, so it’s easy to clean and maintain. Unlike natural stone, Corian® countertops never require sealing.
Is DuPont™ Corian® solid surface heat-resistant?
Answer: We do not recommend placing a hot pot directly on Corian® surfaces. Although Corian® solid surface remains stable and undamaged in temperatures up to 212ºF (100ºC), high heat or flame will damage your surface. In most cases, this damage can be repaired. To protect your Corian® surfaces from heat damage, always use a hot pad or a trivet with rubber feet when using hot pots, or heat-generating appliances, like electric skillets or electric cooking pots.
How do I clean my DuPont™ Corian® solid surface?
Answer: Corian® surfaces are easy to clean. This video will walk you through some easy tips for keeping your countertop looking as good as the day it was installed. Soapy water or an ammonia-based cleaner is all that is necessary for day-to-day care of your Corian® countertop. Minor scratches, burns or discoloration are also easy to repair. Major damage should be repaired by a DuPont Certified Fabricator/Installer. Contact an Authorized Retailer® for assistance.
Who can install DuPont ™ Corian® solid surface?
Answer: ®DuPont has a network of trained, certified fabricator/installers nationally. DuPont has redefined the installation experience by introducing and exclusively using DuPont Certified Fabricators. Our trained professionals will guide you through the process, and you’ll be delighted with the results.
Does DuPont™ Corian® solid surface require special sealing?
Answer: No, Corian® solid surface is nonporous. Unlike natural stone, it never needs sealing, making it easy to live with! DuPont™ Corian® solid surface is a beautiful, maintenance-free surface that you're sure to enjoy for many years to come.
What makes DuPont™ Corian® solid surface the perfect surface?
Answer: Corian® is easy to clean and is certified kosher. Because DuPont™ Corian® solid surface is nonporous, stains do not penetrate the surface. With proper cleaning, Corian® solid surface does not promote the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.
What are DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces?
Answer: DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces bring the beauty of natural quartz together with DuPont technology, to create new and exciting possibilities. Made of 93% quartz, DuPont™ Zodiaq® surfaces combine the unusual light play and depth of quartz crystals with exceptional clarity, in a broad range of radiant colors. Quartz is one of the hardest naturally occurring materials.
What colors, thicknesses and sheet sizes are available?
Answer: The DuPont™ Zodiaq® palette consists of more than 30 colors ranging from Cloud White to Space Black.
- Slabs: Dimensions are 63” x 120” slabs except Papyrus, Giallo Michelangelo, Crema Botticino, Snow White and Snow Flurry, which are provided in 55” x 120” slabs.
- Thicknesses: All colors are provided in both 2cm (3/4”) and 3cm (1-1/8”).
- Slab sizes of some colors may vary, depending upon the manufacturing source." on the line below Thicknesses.
Can DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces be used in food preparation areas?
Answer: DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces are nonporous, and can be used in the kitchen, or wherever food is prepared. And most colors of Zodiaq® are NSF/ANSI Standard 51 Certified for food contact.
What are the design capabilities of DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces?
Answer: Zodiaq® material can be used for walls and countertops. A wide variety of edge treatments are also possible. Due to the extreme hardness of the material, special diamond cutting tools must be used in fabrication.
What care and maintenance does DuPont ™ Zodiaq® quartz surface require?
Answer: Zodiaq® quartz surfaces are very easy to maintain, because they are durable, nonporous and chemical-resistant. They require no sealants or waxes to retain their lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface. Routine cleaning may be done with a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, nonabrasive cleanser.
For more information on caring for Zodiaq® quartz surfaces, please visit the Care and Maintenance section of this website. Zodiaq® for Zodiaq® Care and Maintenance.
How well do DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces withstand heat, scratches and stains?
Answer: Zodiaq® quartz surfaces are resistant to heat, scratching and staining. However, the use of trivets or hot pads is recommended. A cutting board should be used when slicing or chopping, especially with a serrated knife. Spills should be wiped up quickly; a nonabrasive cleaning pad and a non-bleach cleaning product may be used to remove stubborn or dried spills.
For more information on caring for Zodiaq® quartz surfaces, please visit the Care and Maintenance section of this website.
Where can DuPont™ Zodiaq® brand quartz surface be purchased?
Answer: Zodiaq® quartz surface is available in North America through select retailers. The product is also available on a limited basis in Europe. Click here for where to buy DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface.