Use & Care Guidelines

DuPont™ Corian® is the elegant, hygienic, long – lasting solid surface material used for kitchen tops, bathroom vanities, shower walls, furniture and many other applications.
These guidelines will answer your questions on how to use and care for corian ® wherever you have chosen to install it.
Like all decorative materials, Corian® responds best when handled with care.

Getting use to DuPont™ Corian ®
On installations, a Corian ® worktop will have an overall satin sheen finish; however, as you use it, Corian ® eventually acquires a smoother, more silken finish. To ensure that this luster develops evenly consult our cleaning guidelines included herein. You’ll be pleased to see how Corian® maintains its beauty over time.

How to clean DuPont™ Corian ® kitchen Tops & Sinks
• For everyday cleaning:
Although liquids cannot penetrate Corian®, it is best to wipe up spills as they occur, just use a damp microfiber cloth with a standard household kitchen spray, such as Cif or Mr. Muscle, Always clean using a circular motion. If a stain needs more attention, refer to our cleaning methods stated herein.
• Once or twice a week, give your sink a beauty treatment:
Remove all the fat and oil residues of normal food preparation from the sink, using a detergent or a hard-surface cleaner.
Use a spray with ¾ of liquid household bleach and ¼ water to spray the sink and leave a few hours or overnight. The exposure time should be limited to 16hrs. In the morning, rinse or clean with a damp cloth. The sink should then be beautifully clean, with very little effort.
Generally, a damp microfiber cloth used with a standard household kitchen spray should remove most stains.
• Dealing with Hard water:
Hard water can be a problem in many areas, & can build up overtime. If you live in a hard water area, & are experiencing problems with stain removal, apply Mr. Muscle or Cif over the area, leave for 2-4 minutes, then remove with a damp microfiber cloth, Using a second clean microfiber cloth, rinse the area thoroughly with water.

What to watch out for….
• Heat:

- Always use a heat protection pad, trivet (with rubber feet) or protective sink mat for hot cookware, or leave cookware to cool on the hob first. Never put hot pans, particularly cast iron, directly on a Corian ® top or in a sink, such heat can damage any surface.
- Pouring boiling liquids directly into sinks without turning on the cold tap may damage your Corian ®
- Always use the correct size pan on the burner and place it centrally.
- An overhanging pan scorches surroundings surfaces.

• Scratches:

Like all materials DuPont™ Corian ® will develop slight abrasion marks in normal daily use:
- Never cut or chop on Corian ® – it will score the work surface. Use a chopping board instead.
- Dark, heavily pigmented colors will show scratches, dust and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured colors, (For more details, refer to our color brochure).

• Chemical spillage:

Accidently spills of strong chemicals (e.g. paint stripper, brush cleaners, metal cleaners, oven cleaner, and cleaners containing methylene chloride, acid drain cleaners, acetone based nail varnish removers etc.) should be flushed promptly with plenty of soapy water to avoid damaging worktops. For nail varnish spills, non-acetone based remover can be used, and then flushed with water.
Undetected or prolonged exposure to chemicals may damage the surface. (Refer to the Corian ® spec data sheet via Corian ® supplier for additional details regarding chemical exposure, clean up and general maintenance.)…