A Corian Backsplash for Your St. Louis Home

Written by Megan Gerdes

mcdermott remodeling Corian backsplashesWhen it comes to remodeling your kitchen, the backsplash is a perfect way to accent your design. No matter what your style preferences are, you want something that looks great and is easy to maintain. Whether you want your backsplash to blend in or stand out, Corian is a perfect choice. It ticks all the practical boxes and delivers on style too – what could be better? 

What is Corian? 

Corian is an engineered solid-surface material that is visually comparable to quartz. Created over 50 years ago by the DuPont company, Corian is prized for its versatility and durability. You really can create any look you want with Corian, as it comes in a vast range of colors, patterns, textures, and styles. 

If you lean towards sophisticated minimalism, there are plenty of subtle, neutral tones to choose from. For a more dramatic approach, choose from an endless rainbow of saturated hues for a bold pop. Truly, anything is possible. 

Sleek and Seamless 

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Because it’s engineered, Corian can be molded and cut into any shape or size. If it’s not possible to avoid seams because of the size or shape of your countertops, Corian makes a color-coordinated Joint Adhesive to give your surface a flawless finish. 

Widely Available 

Corian is available from home improvement retailers across the country. And because it’s an engineered product, you are assured that your Corian product is exactly as advertised, without the deviations you’d expect in natural stone. If you want a smooth, consistent, and beautiful result, there’s lots to love about Corian. 

Corian Backsplashes 

Corian is a popular selection for both designers and homeowners because of its beauty and ease of care. Over the years, it’s earned a reputation as one of, if not the best, solid surfaces on the market. 

First, it’s super affordable, especially when compared to marble, granite, or quartz. It costs around $40 per square foot, although the price can vary somewhat depending on your selection. In comparison, you can find granite starting at $40/square foot at the lower end, but it can run up into the hundreds of dollars, depending on your taste and the size of your backsplash. 

The Look of Corian 

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The great thing about a Corian backsplash is that you can shape it however you want. Whether you’re after a classic or contemporary style, there’s a design for everyone. Whether you prefer the look of subway tile, diamond-shaped, smaller squares, or even rounded edges, the options are virtually limitless. Because of Corian’s affordability, it’s easy to mix and match colors and patterns for a look that’s as unique as you are. 

If you prefer a sleek, unbroken look, you can have a slab cut in any shape or size you like. 

It comes in bright, solid colors, metallic tones, and even patterns that mimic natural stone. So, whether you’re after a backsplash that blends perfectly with your countertop or one that makes an eye-catching statement, Corian has something to offer. 

Care and Keeping 

Beyond Corian’s awesome aesthetic appeal, it’s super low-maintenance, long-lasting, and amazingly sanitary. Its nonporous surface is scratch and heat resistant, making it perfect for high-contact kitchen spaces. 

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A bit of buffing can easily remove stains, dents, and scuffs, so your Corian backsplash will stay in immaculate condition for many years to come. And because it’s completely solid, it won’t develop fine lines because of age or use the way natural stone is prone to do. It can handle impact, heat up to 520˚, and just about any other potential damage associated with daily wear and tear. 

The look of Corian can easily imitate tile and natural stone. Unlike tile, it doesn’t require constant maintenance and re-grouting to keep it fresh; and unlike natural stone, it won’t chip, stain, or discolor over time. 

Once it’s joined, Corian lacks crevices where grime and bacteria would usually find a home. This makes it extremely simple to clean and care for. It just needs an occasional wipe down with warm, soapy water or an ammonia-based household cleaner, making it perfect for busy folks who don’t want to spend loads of time cleaning. 

At J.T. McDermott, we’ve installed thousands of backsplashes, so we know a good choice when we see one. Corian is just that: sensible, durable, stylish, and attractive. It can fit any style, any budget, and any kitchen. If you’re interested to see what a Corian backsplash can do for you, reach out today, and let’s talk about it. We’d love to show you your options, and work with you to create a backsplash that brings your vision to life. 

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