Corian® and Betacryl® offer optimum performance for contemporary designer kitchens: they ensure ample space for personal expression, including large work tops and exclusive environments, often in elegant total white compositions.
What are Corian® and Betacryl®?
Corian® and Betacryl® are aduanced composites materials, made from natural minerals and acrylic polymers of elevated purity, finely mixed to obtain perfectly homogenous and totally non-porous sheets. The resistance, ductility and thermoformability of high tech panels make them suitable to various applications.
Corian® and Betacryl®: Characteristics
Sheets of Corian® and Betacryl® are easy to invisibly weld and available in extremely thin sheets. Warm to the touch and elegant, they offer homogenous surfaces and compositions, with a characteristic satin and shiny appearance that tends to attenuate uniformly with use. Corian® and Betacryl® are:
- water repellent
- repairable in the event of micro-scratches
Kitchen Work Tops in Corian® or Betacryl®
Work tops are made from sheets of Corian® or Betacryl® fixed to a base support. Doimo Cucine, for example, uses 12 mm sheets fixed to poplar plywood strips to create greater thicknesses, from 24 to 100 mm. The same materials can also be used to create matching integrated sinks, splashbacks and side panels for base units.
How to Clean a Kitchen in Corian® or Betacryl®
Kitchens in Corian® or Betacryl® are very easy to clean so long as all fresh stains are immediately removed. It is important to remember that foods such as oil, vinegar and tomatoes can alter the appearance of these surfaces when left for too long.
Remove any residues with a cloth using circular strokes, rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. For more stubborn stains, use a damp cloth and light abrasive cream. For specific stains caused by:
- grease, oil and red wine, use an abrasive sponge and rub stains with an ammonia-based detergent
- vinegar, coffee, tea, lemon juice, vegetable oils and ketchup, rub with an abrasive sponge and bleach, followed by a thorough rinse with warm water to avoid leaving faded streaks and dry with a soft cloth
- limescale, use an abrasive sponge and rub stains with a limescale remover or vinegar and rinse more than once with warm water and dry with a soft cloth
- placing hot objects on surfaces in Corian® or Betacryl® without using a trivet or suitable insulation
- pouring boiling liquids directly into integrated sinks, without first running cold water from the tap
- using knives or utensils that can scratch the surface without a cutting board or trivet
- using chemical substances like paint removers, brush cleaners, metal or oven cleaners, products containing methylene dichloride, acids, nail varnish thinners and acetone-based products