As a lot of people may talk about the since once is man made and the other is natural stone from mother nature, it seems to still be a hot topic. Here at Granite Countertops Austin we prefer Granite due to its superior beauty. However we are going to go over the 2 so you can get a better understanding yourself.
In order to clarify the two materials so there is a clear understanding between them.
Granite: As we know comes from the earth and is sliced into slabs, honed and polished to certain specifications. Pretty much comes as is…
Corian: Its what is referred to as a solid surface countertop material. Composed of 33% binding resins and the rest of the 66% is minerals. (Man-made)
As far as the cost to install the material from start to finish, you are pretty much looking at the same price.
Corian can’t be purchased just anywhere, you have to go to an authorized retailer. One good thing about that is there is really no price difference from store to store.
Granite on the other hand can very in price because of how its sourced, plus there are different types so you could easy blow the price of Corian in the water if you want something special.
With the Corian you can pick from an array of colors and the countertops will look consistent from one end to the other. With Granite you get what mother nature gives you so you can find a look in the rock that suites you. It really is put to you since you will be the on looking at them everyday. Since we are located here in Austin Granite seems to be the most popular due to all of the rocks we have everywhere. It just give it a more natural feel, especially in an outdoor kitchen.
Granite does need some sealing in sometime because its natural. Granite has the potential to crack if you don’t care for it properly, but you should have it professionally installed so that doesnt happen.
Corian doesn’t require any sealing and it it gets scratches or dents then you can buff them out which could be a plus for you.
Well I hope this information was useful to help you make a decision about these 2 types of materials.
Here’s a quick video on the different countertops surfaces.