The past couple of weeks I have repaired quite a few cracked Corian counter-tops. I really love working with this stuff! Of course it is unfortunate if your counter-top cracks, but the good news is if it’s Corian (or any other acrylic solid surface) it is repairable.
Now there are two ways to repair a crack in Corian; first, the DuPont approved repair would be what I call a plug repair. I cut out the area that is cracked using a template. I cut a matching piece of Corian (preferably from the same sheet of Corian as the original install; more on that later) drop it in like a puzzle piece, seam it with the Corian adhesive, let it dry, sand it and voila you can’t even tell it’s be repaired. It is important to use a piece of material from the original installation. Corian still makes many of their original colors, but they are manufactured in batches and lots (like yarn or fabric for those of you who sew or knit) so while I may have some Cameo White Corian in my shop it won’t match the counter-top in Mrs. Smith’s kitchen that was installed 15 years ago. I caution my customers about this if they don’t have a “repair piece” sitting in their kitchen. Usually the sink cut out is left behind for just this type of issue, but not always. If the customer doesn’t have a repair piece and they want to minimize the risk of seeing the repair I suggest the second type of repair, what I call a groove repair. For this type of repair I route out the crack, fill it with the matching Corian adhesive, let it dry, sand it and voila again! A very good repair, that is slightly noticeable. I liken it to a faint scar. Much better than a big dirt filled crack :-)!
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Until next time…..TheCountertopGuy!