Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Corian Countertops Vs Granite Countertops


When it comes to fitting of corian countertops and granite countertops in kitchen, both are expensive. The prices vary yearly but we can still build a contrast. In 2009, the price of granite countertops for each square foot was US$ 50 to US$ 200 while corian countertops cost was between US$ 40 to US$ 100 for each square foot. So in view of the price, corian is a little less exclusive than granite.


Granite is stronger than corian. Since corian is made up of polyester or acrylic resin, it cracks easily. Granite is more resistant to crack. But granite once cracked is hard to repair and incurs substantial expenses. Though corians crack, they can be mended easily with very low investment cost. Granite is also more resistant to heat.


If you want a good-looking kitchen countertop with complicated designs, then granite should be your choice. Corian appears homogeneous and is not obtainable in dissimilar varieties like granite. If money is not a problem, then install colorful patterns of granite unreliable from piece to piece, as your kitchen countertop.


Cleaning both corian and granite is simple. You can use mild soap solution to clean the countertops to prevent accumulation of dirt and grime. You can also use vinegar or a weak solution of hydrogen peroxide.

Resale Value

Granite has high re-saleability than corian. A slab of granite will give you back a high amount if you want to resale it. As compared to granite, return value of corian is little less, although corian has the greatest consumer name brand recognition.

Cost of Installation

The sealing charges of granite is more as compared to corian. Installation fees for corian is less as compared to granite. Since they tend to crack, they need to be replaced or repaired frequently.

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