When you are remodeling your kitchen, one of the decisions you will have to make is what type of countertop to choose. There are many different materials to choose from, but one of the most popular is Corian. Corian is a solid surface material that comes in a variety of colors and styles.
It is durable, easy to clean, and can be customized to fit your needs. But how much does a Corian countertop cost? In this blog post, we will discuss the factors that affect the price of a Corian countertop, as well as some tips on how to save money.
Corian countertops are extremely popular these days, and given the several advantages associated with Corian solid surface countertops, the trend is set to continue. Corian is preferred owing to its wide range of colors and patterns, ease of cleaning and maintenance, stain and scratch resistance, attractiveness, and durability.
Of course, when it comes to Corian countertops, price is a major factor to consider. Read on for a cost breakdown of Corian countertops.
How Much do Corian Countertops Cost?
The average cost of Corian countertops ranges between $40 to over $100 per square foot. This cost is based on the type, countertop dimensions, edge profile, cut-outs required, and other specifications. It’s critical to get a quote for your unique project. Make sure all the necessary information is included, as well as a final price that includes fabrication, installation, and taxes.
The cost of the Corian material and its fabrication and installation might differ by company. You’ll want to find a fabricator and installer that is competent in the technique. The finest material can be destroyed by poor craftsmanship. However, shoddy material will not improve with better fabrication and installation.
Three Factors That Can Affect the Price.
- Brand and Manufacturer: Corian countertops can vary in price depending on the manufacturer of the material. Some producers, for example, cut corners and produce inexpensive wholesale solid surface sheets.
- Colors and patterns: Veined, and dark colors will cost more than light to medium colors. Material is generally more expensive and the fabrication process is more time consuming leading to higher cost.
- Quality: Corian solid surface sheets come in a variety of grades and qualities. Acrylic is the best, blended is second and polyester solid surface is last. We recommend using acrylic material because of its overall durability.
Additional Items That Can Affect the Price
- Leveling – Cabinets must be level. Unlevel cabinets will need to be levelled prior to the installation of the countertops.
- Demo – Old countertops need to be removed. This will include the removal and disposal of the existing countertop.
- Cutouts – Sink, Cooktop and Electrical outlets will typically cost extra but should be factored into the price. Almost every top has a cutout.
- Support – Overhang support is critical at peninsulas and island tops with seating. Small overhangs will not need additional support.
- Subtops – Cabinet makers will typically include a subtop. If you do not have an existing subtop, a 5/8″ thick subtop will need to be installed prior to the countertop installation.
- Backsplash – Using Corian for your backsplash will cost a little extra because of the additional material and the fabrication labor to polish the top edge.
- Cove Backsplash – Coving a splash is when the countertop and splash are all continuous without a seam.
Ways to Save Money
- Range – Eliminate the cooktop and use a slide in range. This will reduce the number of square feet needed for your counter. Most countertops are priced by the sqaure foot and eliminating this material can save about $200.
- Top Mount Sink – Generally a top mount sink cutout does not increase the price of a countertops. While this type of sink is not typically used in a residential kitchen, it works great in a powder room, laundry and commercial tops.
- Subtop – No need for a subtop with Corian solid surface except for an area with an overhang. Subtops are about $250 and are not needed for this type of countertop material.