In my remodeling business, customers
often ask me for "Corian"
countertops. Corian, a DuPont product,
was the first brand of solid surfacing
introduced, and for a long time it was
the only brand. But DuPont's original
patent on Corian has expired, and six
different companies now make solid
surfacing materials (see manufacturers
list). Builders and remodelers can now
offer people more choices.
Fabricating with solid surfacing
isn't too hard to learn, though the
techniques vary a little from brand to
brand. To use any of them, you need
to get some training from the manufacturer.
I've taken the introductory
training seminars offered for both
Corian and Surell, Formica's brand of
solid surfacing, and I've worked with
both products. In this