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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