Corian® is historically linked with the colour white, though a much wider range of colours is now available. Homogenous throughout the thickness of the panel, colours and textures do not fade with the passing of time or when exposed to UV rays.
White and shades of white
Corian® was exclusively Glacier White for many years, because white is the natural colour of its composition. To this day, when speaking about Corian®, white is still the first colour that comes to mind. All the same, over the past fifty years since the creation of this material, DuPont has realised diverse shades of white, in solid and pigmented colours, that have contributed to the spread of Corian® in the hospital industry and the kitchen and bathroom.
Light colours are in reality the most resistant to signs of wear, though they can be restored easily and offer optimum aesthetic performance.
Simulation of other materials
In addition to solid colours, Corian® also exists with a marble and granite texture, with veining and more or less evident stone chips. This makes it possible to enjoy the appearance of stone, avoiding quarrying that causes often irreversible damage to the environment.
Advantages and disadvantages of particular colours
Among the many colours of Corian®, some are more suitable to work surfaces, others to the realisation of coloured inserts, others still for backlighting.
For work surfaces we recommend white and light colours, which are easier to clean and restore in the event of small damages. Darker colours should be used in agreement with fabricators, choosing the surface quality and type of finish based on the final objective being pursued.
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