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The Insider Secret on ‘Corian Counter top in Modular Kitchen’ Uncovered

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Modular Kitchen Expert from ContractorBhai.com answering questions on Material used in Modular Kitchen.

Q) What are different materials used for Modular and semi-modular Kitchen counter tops?

A) Marble, Granite and Korean are the materials used for the same purpose.

Q)What is Corian a stone?

A) Corian solid surface, lot of times mistaken for Korean stone. Its Corian & not Korean. Its is not a stone. It is composed Acrylic polymer and Alumina Trihydrate (ATH), which is fiber like material.

Q) Which of these is expensive?

A) Corian is most expensive material and then Granite. Marble is the cheapest amongst the three.

Q) What are the benefits of each of them.

A) Granite is best for rough use as it is naturally hard and strong and that’s why it is more durable, it also offers scratch resistance and high level of heat resistance. Damaged granite can often be repaired to minimize the appearance of scratches or damage. Where as Korean develops scratches easily. Hot objects or the Hot Pots will melt the finish easily. But these days you do get heat proof/ heat resistant Korean tiles. Korean looks very beautiful wherever used bit it is very expensive. Re-polishing is the only solution if Korean stone/tile is chipped or develops scratches. More details for Cost of Kitchen Platform

Q) If you thinking economically, which of these is suggested for Kitchen counter tops?

A) Granite is the best option, be it modular or semi-modular kitchen. You have wide range of Granites to choose from. The price range starts from 150 per sq.feet to 350-400per sq.feet. Marble is very rarely or as good as not used for counter tops.

Q) What is the price range of Korean? And are these tiles available/sold at all retail shops.

A) Price for Korean tiles starts from 800 per sq feet. These tiles are available only those who have dealership. They are not sold at every retailers.

Q) The origin of Corian is Korea ?

A) Corian solid surface has nothing to do with country Korea. These are manufactured in China and many other countries too. A Company introduced Solid Surface Tiles which they randomly named Corian. Just how good quality marble were named Makrana Marble, similarly the Solid Surface tiles are now commonly called as Korean tiles.

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16 Comments

  1. Kb kaushik 11 May 2015 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Renovating my house at delhi needs your advice

  2. Priti B 9 August 2015 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Hello,

    We have heard of a new material “Quartz” for Kitchen counter tops. It is supposed to be some form of artificial granite. Can you give some pros and cons of “Quartz” as material for kitchen counter tops?

    • contractorbhai 10 August 2015 at 2:32 pm - Reply

      quartz as material for Kitchen countertop is not as popular Granite & Corian ( solid surface). Cost start Rs 280/sq. ft. & goes above. No problem in using it for kitchen. Lot of colour options

  3. Javed 4 May 2016 at 12:37 am - Reply

    I want to install the Corian counter top in the kitchen & the balcony area for cladding. Also want to get few interior items. Approx. 600~700 sqft job. Where I can get the genuine Corian? Is there any warranty available… thanks.

    • contractorbhai 4 May 2016 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      call us 9920620009, we need to know few more things before we can suggest best value product

  4. Harika 20 May 2016 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Hi I am thinking of having Corian paneling on wall and under the breakfast counter with led backlight. My house is in Hyderabad. Could you please suggest me whom to contact and how much does it cost. The work is actually going on now.

    • contractorbhai 21 May 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      The person you hired for making Kitchen will be definitely in touch with Corian ( solid surface) fabricator. It is good idea to hire someone related to existing team.

  5. Ajay 24 May 2016 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Hello, I need to create a computer workstation, White coloured made of Corian, in one corner of the bedroom, size of 26 inches x 4 feet, with 2 ends of this rectangle attached to the wall. Along the 4 feet side touching the wall, it will have a rectangular gap of 3 inches x 6 inches, to insert the computer screen holding arms that will hold the computer monitors. The shape of the overall piece will be rectangle or rounded edges, so that no one gets hurt. Kindly inform,
    – IS Corian the right material for the loading requirements and the purpose?
    1) What thickness is suitable for loading of 20kgs
    2) Can it be hinged to the wall? How will it be inserted/supported/attached to the wall?
    3) Please inform about costing estimates

    • contractorbhai 26 May 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      Hello Ajay ji

      Corian or rather Solid Surface – is amazing material. it can be used to make impressive furniture & objects. What you are trying to do is possible, but some use of plywood is highly recommended. You can always apply corian on top of ply. It will seamless – no joint – all one thing. Unfortunately, I am unable to give you exact price detail for same. You should talk to fabricator & get exact price detail. If you are in Mumbai, call 9920620009, we will connect you to good fabricator.

  6. Mahi 8 June 2016 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    I want to use Corian material in my kitchen so plz suggest me would it ll heat resistance or should I go with granite

  7. Tulsi 21 July 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Hi Nitin,
    Can i use white vitrifies for the platform of my kitchen. Please reply fast with prons and cons… I am to decide it within 2 days..
    Thanks in advance…

    Tulsi

    • contractorbhai 21 July 2016 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Tulsiji, Vitrified Tiles are not recommended for Countertop or any part of platform. This are will get repeatedly in touch with oil & masalas etc. It is much better idea to use Granite. If you want to give white look – you can go for Solid Surface ( costly & need to keep it clean) . There are other options like Quartz & other Artificial countertop stones, but nothing beats Granite.

  8. sekar 29 July 2016 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Can i use corian sheets for wardrobe,kitchen cupboards,wall panels & fallscealing . if so where can i get it in chennai with address & phone no: Please .

  9. Javeed 9620561999 16 March 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I want to use corian sink with same colour corian counter top. Is it possible to fix a gas stove hub direct on corian counter top??? Please give me details with contact no from Bangalore.

    • contractorbhai 20 March 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

      corian is very popular for making counter tops & most of the times it does go with inbuilt gas stove. So no problem at all. pls call our bangalore number, we do not do corian work ourself, but we might be able to give soem reference.

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