Maintaining The Life Of Your Corian Countertops

Posted on: 5 June 2015

From granite and quartz to laminate and butcher block, the many different materials used for kitchen countertops makes choosing the right kind for you easier than ever. Corian is a material used to make countertops that is durable, beautiful, and able to withstand heavy use. This material is a man made one and is known as the first solid surface countertop choice. If you own Corian countertops, here are some ways you can keep them clean and well maintained.

Basic Cleaning

You can clean your Corian counters using a mild soap and water. Wipe away spills and crumbs as soon as you can. If water or other liquids sit too long on the surface, they can leave behind a milky white appearance that will be more difficult to remove. Never use a window cleaner on this material, as it can create a wax-like buildup.

Removing Stains

The kitchen is the busiest and messiest part of your home, so stains are to be expected. In order to remove them from Corian, you can use a mild abrasive cleaning product. Do not apply it directly to the surface, but instead squeeze some onto a damp sponge or cloth, and then wipe down your countertops. Use circular motions and add more pressure if you find that the stain is not coming off. If you need to use a stronger cleaning solution, be sure to wipe it completely away and then dry your countertops completely.

Removing Scratches

Over time, scratches may form on the surface of your Corian countertops. Fortunately, these can be removed by using abrasive scrubbing pads or even sandpaper. You should scrub  in the same direction as the scratch, and then scrub in the opposite direction, applying light pressure as you go. Once you're finished, wipe off any grit or residue that remains. If you use coarse grit sandpaper, the surface should be moistened with water before you sand. 

Refinishing

You can revitalize the look of your countertops fairly easily by applying a white polishing paste. Apply the paste to an electric sander using soft finishing bands. Slowly buff the counters in a circular motion. Within a few minutes, the shine and smoothness of your Corian countertops should appear, making them look brand new again. It is recommended that you refinish them at least every year, or every six months if you prefer to ensure they maintain their beauty and shine.

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