Corian Quartz is an engineered stone composed of quartz material and bound with polymer-resins. The result is a hard surface that is very durable. Quartz is easy to maintain and resistant to nicks, scratches, and chipping. It is also easy to clean and maintain when compared to other stone surfaces. Additionally, Corian Quartz surfaces are available in a variety of colors to match various design styles. Installing Corian Quartz is simple but not necessarily easy. However, if you have some carpentry experience you may find that you are up for the challenge.
Since Corian Quartz has a non-porous finish, it is relatively easy to care for. In fact, everyday cleaning of quartz surfaces can be as easy as wiping the surface with warm soapy water. This is one of the biggest reasons people choose quartz for kitchen surfaces.
The fact that quartz is very hard contributes to its durability. Corian Quartz is manufactured using methods and materials that make it a durable quartz surface with a reassuring warranty of 10 years.
Corian Quartz is available in several profiles, including:
Straight (also known as Eased)
1/4 Inch Bevel
1/2 Inch Bevel
Corian Quartz Colors
Corian Quartz is also available in a variety of colors. Hence, choosing a color to match your design palette is easy. Some of the colors available include:
Installing Corian Quartz Countertops
You may be interested to know what goes into installing Corian Quartz if you are pondering it. Even if you do not want install it yourself, it is still wise to research it. Why is that the case?
Even if you are having a fabrication professional install your quartz surfaces, knowing what the project consists of can help you. Understanding the pricing, timing, and scope of what you are having done helps you choose a fabricator. Here are the steps for how to install Corian Quartz countertops.
First, have the proper tools. If you are installing the quartz, you will need to be sure you have these tools and supplies before you begin installing. However, if you are having it installed, the fabrication professional has most likely already invested in these tools for the install.
Second, measure your space. Measure out the stone and mark the slab for cutouts like the sink hole and the faucet holes. This can be tricky and will require more tools. In fact, additional tools are specifically made for this purpose.
Third, set the quartz. After measuring the area to see where the cuts need to be made, lay out your Corian Quartz on the base without any adhesive. This will allow you to get a good idea of how well the quartz will fit.
Fourth, apply the adhesive to the stone, set in place and allow to cure.
Finally, install the backsplash. If you have elected to have a backsplash installed with your Corian Quartz surface, you will install it afterward. Choosing the proper backsplash for your Corian Quartz surface plays a key role in your project.
Corian Installation Tips
Installing Corian Quartz countertops is not a project that will take only one afternoon. In fact, the whole process takes multiple days. This is because the consequences are huge if there is a mistake.
So, if you are installing your Corian Quartz yourself, be sure you set aside plenty of time for the task. Otherwise, you may end up overloading yourself and having to hire a fabricator anyway.
Additionally, if you are going the do-it-yourself route, you will want to be sure you have the correct tools for the job; all of which are available through distributors listed here on our website.
We offer a wide selection of products that can be used to install quartz countertops; and that includes installing Corian Quartz surfaces. When you go to install the slab, be sure you have all the right tools for the project. Here are some reminders for installing quartz & stone surfaces.
We offer diamond blades that are designed to cut Corian Quartz slabs. The Matrix S diamond blade is outstanding for cutting quartz surfaces. It is by no means the only blade that we offer to cut quartz surfaces; but it does well.
Another tool that is required for installing Corian Quartz is polishing pads (that is, if you want a polished finish). We offer a number of polishing pads that work well for quartz surfaces. Depending on whether the polishing is done in a wet environment or dry environment, there are multiple choices. Here are some specifics:
Quartz Polishing Pads - the name says it all when it comes to this pad. It is designed to polish virtually any kind of engineered stone; including quartz.
Trilogy Pads - the three step Trilogy polishing pads are geared for polishing dark colored quartz.
Engineered Stone Polishing Pads - this seven step polishing pad system polishes quartz without burning it.
If you are going to be installing stone, keep these reminders in mind:
Know which type of edge the customer wants on the countertop when they install the material.
Do you have the proper sink clips that are needed for the installation?
What type of sink will the countertop have? Is there one in particular that compliments the Corian Quartz collection you are installing?
Make sure you are all set on dry polishing pads just in case you have to touch up the surface.
If there is an overhang, have you included the correct quality countertop support brackets for the installation?
In the end Corian Quartz can provide you with a solid hard surface that will provide you years of use. And knowing a bit about it and how it is installed can go a long way!