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Old 03-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Cracks in Corian countertop

My countertop has developed a couple of cracks and the one Corian guy that I have talked to says a repair will probably fail, as the material is only 1/4 inch thick. He suggests replacing it with 1/2 inch Corian for $850.
Maybe there is a way to repair it that will work, or a better material to use
when replacing it. I'm looking for ideas. Any help will be appreciated.
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Is the crack on the range top cover? That's the only 1/4" material in our kitchen, the rest of the counter is 1/2" material. I was a Corian dealer a number of years ago. If the area that is cracked is the 1/4" material he's probably right as the bond would be relatively weak. If it is your range cover you could just replace that material with another piece of 1/4" at a much less cost. The only problem would be finding the right color as many older colors were discontinued over the years. You really can't find any better material than Corian to replace it with as there are many other manufacturers of similar type of countertop material either acrylic or polyester, but the costs will be about the same. Laminate is much worse and granite is generally more expensive and not as easy to work with as Corian, also has to be periodically resealed.
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The Corian guy is probably correct based on my experience fabricating Corian countertops. The 1/4" version used in RVs is subject to the movement of the RV, and if it's not installed perfectly flat, cracks will occur and will re-occur. If you get it repaired, make sure it's laid down over large blobs of silicone to allow for slight flexing of the base cabinet(s).
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