Looking to install Corian countertops in your kitchen or bathroom? In this blog post, we’ll show you how to cut and install Corian countertops like a pro!
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Corian is a solid surface countertop material made by DuPont. It is an ideal material for countertops because it is non-porous, stain resistant and easy to clean. Corian is also available in a wide range of colors and patterns, making it a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom counters. While Corian is relatively easy to install, cutting it requires special attention to avoid chipping or cracking the material.
What You Will Need
In order to cut Corian countertops, you will need the following:
-A power saw with a fine-toothed blade
-A straight edge
1. Measure the area where you will be cutting the countertop.
2. Place the straight edge on the countertop along your measurement line and secure it in place with a few pieces of tape.
3. Put on your safety goggles and dust mask.
4. Turn on the power saw and carefully guide it along the straight edge to make your cut.
5. Repeat steps 1-5 as necessary until all of your cuts are complete.
Step One: Measure and Mark the Countertop
Before you begin cutting, you’ll need to measure and mark the countertop. Use a tape measure to find the length and width of the area you need to cut out. Then, use a straight edge and a pencil to mark the cutting lines on the countertop.
Next, use a drill to make pilot holes in the countertop along the cutting lines. These holes will help guide your saw and prevent the blade from wandering as you cut.
Step Two: Cut the Countertop
Now that you have all of your materials, it’s time to cut the countertop. You will need to use a circular saw for this, and you will want to make sure that the blade is brand new. An old blade will not cut through the Corian material as easily, and it is more likely to cause chips in the countertop.
When you are cutting the countertop, you will want to make sure that you are using a straight edge. You can either use a level or a chalk line to create a straight line. If you are using a level, you will want to place it on the countertop and then draw a line with your chalk along the edge of the level. If you are using a chalk line, you will want to snap the line onto the countertop and then draw your line along the edge of the chalk line.
Once you have drawn your line, you will want to set your saw blade to just barely penetrate the surface of the countertop. This is important because you don’t want to over cut your line and end up with an uneven edge. Once your saw blade is set, you can start cutting along your line.
You will want to cut slowly and steadily so that you don’t cause any chips in the countertop. When you reach the end of your cut, you can use a file or sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges.
Step Three: Finish the Edges
After you finish the main cut, you’ll need to cut the ends of the countertop so that they’re flush with the cabinets. Use a jigsaw for this. If your countertop is especially long, you may need to make more than one cut.
Start by cutting along the marked line on the end of the countertop. Then, turn the countertop over and cut along the other marked line. If your countertop is very long, you may need to make additional cuts in order to lift and move it without damaging it.
Step Four: Install the Countertop
Now that your countertop is cut and ready to go, it’s time to install it. You’ll need to use a special adhesive designed for Corian countertops, available at most hardware stores. Follow the directions on the adhesive packaging carefully. Once the adhesive is applied, set the countertop in place and press it down firmly. Use a level to make sure it is level from front to back and side to side. Allow the adhesive to cure according to the package directions before using the countertop.