In the near future, new homes featuring Corian countertops will offer the possibility of charging up their mobile devices by placing them right on the surface. At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a lot of attention was given to a project being developed by the Wireless Power Consortium that would enable Corian counters to become smartphone charging devices, and this technology is only a few years away.
Unlike existing wireless charging pads, the Corian counters of tomorrow will be able to resist being splashed with water, and you’ll still be able to clean them like you normally would. Here are the recommended steps you should take when cleaning Corian surfaces.
Never Use Bleach
Traditional solid surface materials can be cleaned with just about anything, but you have to remember that DuPont acquired the Zodiaq engineered stone brand years ago, and quartz is a different material than those used in solid surface countertops. Corian quartz has become very popular and seems to be on track to replace legacy solid surface materials. If your Corian countertops look like marble or another type of natural stone, chances are they’re Corian quartz by DuPont, which means you shouldn’t use bleach to clean them. The problem with bleach is that its whitening properties may have a negative effect on the synthetic pigments used in the Corian manufacturing process.
Stick to Safe Cleaning Products
Since many common household cleaners contain bleach as part of their formulation, don’t take your chances with them. Instead, use Granite Gold Quartz Brite®, a two-in-one quartz polish and cleaner that doesn’t contain bleach or phosphates. It can be safely used on Corian, quartz, engineered stone, ceramic tile, and many other brand-name quartz surfaces. As its name suggests, Granite Gold Quartz Brite® will leave a shine on your countertops, so you won’t have to apply coats of polish separately.
Using Granite Gold Quartz Brite®
Simply spray Granite Gold Quartz Brite® directly on the surface of your Corian countertops and wipe it down as vigorously as needed to get rid of stains. Should you notice food or makeup stains that have crusted over, you can remove them by scrubbing with a gentle nylon pad. To get the most shine out of Granite Gold Quartz Brite®, use a microfiber cloth or paper towel to buff the surface, ensuring no streaks are left on your counters.
Dealing with Stubborn Brown Stains on Corian
Quartz is stain-resistant, but not stain-proof. If you find stains on your Corian countertops, you should know that the nonporous properties of Corian can cause stains to remain on the surface, which means you should be able to remove most of them during routine cleaning. In case you’ve moved into a new home where the previous tenants didn’t clean their Corian surfaces frequently, you may notice some brown stains that don’t go away with a basic cleaning session. Try using a soft, quartz-safe scrubbing pad—such as Granite Gold Scrub Sponge®—then spray Granite Gold Quartz Brite® on the Corian surface and apply more pressure to remove the stain. It’s important to go over the entire counter area when scrubbing to ensure an even look. If the staining still remains after this step, you may need to call a professional who specializes in quartz restoration.
At Granite Gold®, our expertise goes beyond quartz. We’re also the Stone Care Experts, providing an array of products that are safe to use on all types of natural stone, including marble, travertine, and granite. Care for your quartz and natural stone properly by using only the highest-quality, stone-safe products.
Call Granite Gold® today at 1-800-475-STONE (7866) if you have any questions.