Corian Vs Granite Kitchen Countertops: A Complete Guide

Corian Vs Granite Kitchen Countertops: A Complete Guide

Kitchen Countertops are one of the most crucial part of any kitchen, as they are the center of all the activities. From food preparation to eating food, all day in the kitchen regulates around the countertops. So, many factors should be considered before deciding on countertops as they are the heat of the kitchen. There are many different types of countertops available in the market like Quartz, granite, Corian, Silestone, and marble.

Granite and Corian countertops are the top choices when deciding on countertops. Many people get confused between these two when renovating or building a new house. Let’s give you a glimpse of the pros and cons of both so you can decide the best for your kitchen.

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Granite Kitchen Countertops

Granite is a solid natural rock that became popular as a kitchen countertop in the 1970s and 1980s. There is nothing added to this rock and used as kitchen countertops. The granite countertop has a very beautiful look to it and gives a luxury experience in your kitchen. Other than this it also has many other factors that you should know before you choose.

  1. Maintenance

When deciding on countertops, maintenance is one of the most crucial factors. Granite is high maintenance as it is a natural rock without any synthetic products added to it. Granite needs to be sealed annually to prevent its porous surface from being stained. Moreover, you should be careful not to use any harsh all-purpose cleaners on granite countertops.

  1. Appearance

No one can compete with the natural beauty of granite countertops. The subtle shades and patterns are so unique that no one can ever have the same pattern of countertops. Having granite countertops surely increases the look of your kitchen. If you are a person that can never compromise on style and luxury then this should be your choice.

  1. Life Span

Granite countertops can have a life span more than your house. If proper maintenance and care are done it has been seen to live more than 100 years. So, if you want a lifetime choice for your kitchen then granite is for you.

  1. Heat resistant and Scratch Resistant

Granite has a great quality, it is both heat and scratch-resistant. You don’t have to worry about your countertop cracking if you place a warm pot on it. Moreover, you can chop your vegetables on a granite countertop and there will be no scratches. So, using granite is a good option if you want heat resistant countertop.

  1. Cost and resale value

You might think that granite is easily available and is a natural rock so it might not be expensive but that is not the case. It is sold by the rule of supply and demand. As granite countertops have a very high demand they can become really expensive. Each piece has its unique color palette, patterns, and veining. The higher the demand for a pattern and design higher will be the price.

If we think about the resale value of granite countertops then believe me it is a return on investment. Houses having Granite Countertops are sold at much higher prices than the ones without them.

Corian Kitchen Countertops

Corian is a solid surface countertop manufactured by the company Dupont. It is a man-made countertop made by mixing different resins, epoxies, natural limestone, and pigments. It comes in many different color and pattern options. Many people are using Corian countertops in their kitchen as it has many advantages that cannot be ignored when looking for kitchen countertops.

  1. Maintenance

Corian is a very low-maintenance surface. You don’t have to seal it annually. The only maintenances that Corian surfaces need are heat and scratch. You cannot place a hot pot directly on the Corian countertop as it will crack. Moreover, special precautions should be taken when using knives to protect from scratches. You can clean the surface with any cleaner and you are good to go.

  1. Appearance

If you are all about appearances then Corian surface is the best choice for you. In contrast to granite,  Corian has far more color and patterns options. You can choose from dark to pastel colors, to elevate your kitchen look.

  1. Life Span

Generally, Corian has a life span of 20 to 30 years depending on how you maintain it. As Corian is easy to repair it can last the lifetime of the house and you will not have to replace it every few years.

  1. Water and Stain resistant

Corian surfaces are nonporous which is why they are water and stain-resistant. If you spill anything on your counter just wipe it with a cloth and you are good to go. Having a stain-resistant countertop is everyone's dream. So make your dream true with the Corian countertop.

  1. Cost and Resale Value

Corian surfaces are less expensive as compared to granite countertops. You can easily use the Corian surface for your kitchen in a low-budget renovation. With its so many qualities like low maintenance and convenience, it is not a bad choice.

The resale value of Corian surfaces is almost zero. It does not increase the value of the house as in the case of granite surfaces.

Final thoughts

Granite surfaces are more luxurious and a great investment for your house. Although it is more expensive and high maintenance. On the other hand, if you are looking for the best countertops option on low budgets then you should go for Corian surfaces. It is a budget-friendly and low-maintenance option.

We at Naeem Trading company NTC, provide our customers with the best Corian surface countertops. As we are the licensed distributor of Dupont Corian Surfaces in Pakistan.

Contact our experts for more information.