We have covered a lot on countertops; today let’s look at how to cut Corian countertops. With so many options out there, you can make the kitchen of your dreams your own DIY project and tailor it your own ideas and style. Corian is a great sanitary and very durable countertop material, it looks great and you can get over a hundred different color options.
We can thank DuPont for coming up with Corian countertops in the 1960’s as an alternative to traditional granite, and other solid surface countertops. It has a non-porous surface and is made from minerals and acrylic, so it has can be shaped and molded to almost any design.
There are a few reasons you may consider using Corian for your countertops, the material is much easier to work with so DIY Corian countertops is much more feasible than attempting to DIY granite countertops. Since it is made from minerals and acrylic, it is similar a very hard plastic resin. It is fairly easy to cut, and you can achieve almost seamless joints with the way it bonds together with a special acrylic epoxy. It is easy to clean, and does not require you to “seal” it like other countertop options. Also, if you ever get scratches, you can usually get them out with some fine sandpaper or a tough abrasive cleaning pad, or steel wool.
You can use a few different tools to cut and shape Corian, the most common one you will have is most likely a circular saw.
You need to be a little more careful when working with Corian countertop material. Here is how to cut it right.
If you follow the steps and take your time you can get perfectly cut lines on your Corian. Always use safety first, and never try to rush anything when working with power tools that could potentially harm you. Remember, if you find yourself if need of a local contractor your friends at Tenlist.com can connect you with the best local contractors in your area. As always, good luck and happy DIYing!