Behind The Scenes: Corian® Design

What are Corian® countertops? That’s a question that our team gets asked a lot. Corian® Design is the surfacing material of DuPont. There are actually two surfacing materials to choose from: Corian® Quartz and Corian® Solid Surface.

Corian® Quartz (formerly known as Zodiaq®) is engineered with pure quartz crystals, which is found in the earth. Due to the hard stone-like characteristics, Corian® Quartz is naturally hard and can keep up with daily wear and tear while still maintaining its good looks. 

On the other hand, Corian® Solid Surface (formerly known as Corian®) is a man-made material comprised of binding resins, various minerals, dyes, and other fillers that help to give it both color and texture. This surfacing material was actually the only solid countertop material on the market before Formica, Staron, and Wilsonart.

Our team was lucky enough to go behind the scenes to tour a Corian® Design plant with one of our customers to learn even more about this versatile surfacing material. 

Steelcase with DuPont

Revealed: What are Corian Countertops?

During the plant tour, it was discovered just how Corian® Solid Surface can be the right solution to creative and innovative situations. This surfacing material can be cut, routed, drilled, sculpted, and bent. With 116 colors, this vast color palette allows anyone to create their dream space. 

In fact, Corian® Solid Surface is so much more than a countertop material. Paired with M.R. Walls, artist Mario Romano uses this material to carve a breathtaking piece of art that can be used in a vertical space. This work is extremely eye catching and has a lot of designers and architects talking about it.

Here at the H.J. Oldenkamp Company, we’ve even had customers use this surfacing material for trophy display cases. The possibilities are truly endless with Corian® Design. 

To complete the DuPont plant tour, our group was lucky enough to be able to learn and talk with Tim Lacey, the Global Vice President & General Manager of Performance Building Solutions and Corian® Design. Both seeing and hearing about Corian® Design gave our team greater insight into why it’s such a great surfacing material. 

Tour 1 - DuPont

Choose Corian® Design for Your Next Surfacing Project

Whether you select Corian® Quartz or Corian® Solid Surface for your next residential or commercial project, we know that you won’t be disappointed with the results.

H.J. Oldenkamp has been a proud distributor of Corian® Design for over 45 years. Our sales territory includes all or portions of Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Please feel free to call our Customer Service team at 800-462-6047 so they can answer any additional questions you may have about Corian® Design.