We had a Corian moulded, on bench top sink in one house (previous owners choice).
It was slightly discoloured, but cleaned up somewhat with a mild cleaner and plastic polish. It had numerous scratches and marks that needed regular cleaning to remove dirt, soap build up etc. Not a surface to cut on, or use anything hard or sharp. A poor choice for a sink unless you are obsessive about using rubber mats to protect the bowl and drying area.
What do you like about it?
What are the negatives?
Looks like plastic. Would not use hot water above 50-55C in it and definitely not drain any hot water etc from pots or pans into the sink.
What do you wish you had knows about it before your purchase?
It came with the second hand house. It’s a liability and extra work to maintain compared to Stainless Steel and laminex, or … Depending on condition on the day an expensive item to replace. Non standard dimensions and shapes may require major renovations if you need to replace.
How is it ageing with day-to-day wear?
Scratches, requires regular extra cleaning to remove build up and reduce evidence of scratching.
If your Corian sink is white or light-coloured, does it stay nice over the years?
Discolours - more so where there was the hotest water in the sink. Comparison made with unexposed sections under the tap fittings. Ours was originally white.
A little tongue in cheek.
Perhaps best suited for light entertaining in the bespoke designer house on Sunday afternoons, while all the real preparation is done in the ample sized butlers pantry. There are those who are exceptionally attentive and house proud who might find it a great product.
I’d be interested as an old and broken down Engineer in seeing some surface abrasion/scratch resistance tests carried out on Corian vs other materials. A microscope peak at the scratch test results in section might reveal which materials are more likely to tear and collect bacteria/germs.
There may be some relevant standards or comparison tests available. Choice has always been resourceful at creating a test if required.
A visual assessment of general scuffing or light abrasion, and ease of repair (polishing out) might serve useful.
When someone says a product or material is easy to repair, the immediate question - is it also easier to damage or break?
Experience says good old laminex is more likely to date than need replacing due to wear and tear.