Quartz Vs. Corian Countertops

Written by jay leone
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

Quartz and Corian are different types of countertops. Corian, manufactured by DuPont, is a brand name for "solid surface" countertops. Each material has advantages and disadvantages. Quartz countertops are far more expensive than Corian, but they offer many more benefits.

Other People Are Reading


One of the biggest differences between quartz and Corian countertops is the price tag. Professionally installed quartz countertops can cost between £32 and £58 per square-foot. Corian and other solid surface countertops can range from £19 to £39 to have them professionally installed.


Both types of countertops can last a lifetime if properly maintained. Quartz countertops are very durable and resistant to heat, scratches and corrosion. Because Corian is relatively soft, blemishes can easily be sanded out.


Unlike quartz, very hot materials and pots cannot be placed on Corian, which can easily melt. Corian can scratch easily; food should not be cut directly on a Corian countertop. The weight and steep price tag linked with quartz countertops are perhaps its only considerations.


Corian countertops are created by blending plastics with materials derived from stone, producing a substance that looks akin to polished granite. Quartz countertops are created by combining quartz with resins and pigments. Quartz countertops contain roughly 93% quartz.


In general, quartz countertops require significantly less maintenance than Corian. Because quartz is very non-porous, bacterial growth and staining is less likely to occur compared to Corian.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.