Corian is a solid surface countertop material that is beautiful and durable; however, it is a softer material and can be scratched and stained easily if not cared for properly. The upside of Corian is that it can be repaired if accidentally damaged. This countertop is easy to maintain, but needs to be taken care of differently than counter materials such as laminate. See below for maintenance tips for Corian countertops as well as other care tips.


Your countertop should be cleaned using an ammonia-based cleaner and a soft sponge. Never use scrubbing pads on your Corian, as you can scratch the surface. Wipe up any spills immediately to prevent stains on your countertop, even water spots can stain your counter. You can also use soapy water to clean your counters or a bleach/water mixture, just be sure to rinse your counters and dry them thoroughly with a microfiber cloth. Leaving cleaner on your counters can cause a white film to occur, which can be difficult to remove.


Your counters can be polished to get it back to it's original shine. This should only be done to counters that have a semi-gloss or high-gloss finish, not to matte finish counters. You can find Corian counter polish at most big box hardware stores. Follow the manufacturer instructions on the bottle to polish your counters. Be sure to remove everything off of your counters and clean them thoroughly before applying the polish. Use a microfiber cloth to apply and buff your counters to help prevent a buildup of lint.


As stated above, the upside to Corian is that it can be repaired if scratched since it is a solid surface material. To remove scratches, begin by cleaning the counter. Then use an abrasive pad or fine grit piece of sandpaper to gently buff out the scratch in a straight line motion (not circular). Switch directions every few seconds to buff the area evenly and thoroughly. Once the scratch is gone, use your Corian polish to polish the countertop. For other types of damage other than shallow and small scratches, you may need to contact a counter repair company for help.

Caring for

You need to take good care of these countertops to help prevent damage from occurring.

  • Use trivets beneath hot pots, pans and serving dishes to prevent burns to your counter.
  • Wipe up spills immediately to prevent stains.
  • Use coasters to prevent condensation on glasses from marring your counters.
  • Cutting boards should always be used when cutting, slicing or chopping to prevent scratches.

Caring for and maintaining your countertops is necessary in order to prevent damage from occurring and to help keep your countertops looking like new. For more information, contact local professionals like Corian Repair Man.