Are Corian Countertops And Edges The Right Choice For Your Home?

Corian countertops are one of the most popular premium materials for high-end kitchens, and offer homeowners a great opportunity for adding value and aesthetic appeal to their homes – but is it the right choice for you? Here are some insights from the specialists in Corian countertop edges.

What are Corian countertops? 

This is DuPont’s flagship solid surface countertop brand, a 66% to 33% man-made blend of resins and minerals. Made with real granite that is ground and blended, the result is a more uniform stone surface that offers a more subtle texture and look than slab granite. Because it is so rich in granite, it is in a similar cost bracket of around $0-$65 per square foot (installed).

Maintenance and cleaning 

Corian is fairly non-porous and very hygienic. However, unlike granite, it doesn’t need to be sealed every 2 years to prevent stains and any stains that do occur can be buffed out. It is also resistant to acidic materials and any minor scratches can be removed easily. While it can be scorched by very hot pans and pots, it is generally heat resistant.

Professional installation 

Like other stone countertops, Corian will need to be installed by professionals and you will have to have cabinets that can handle the weight of the countertops. Because of its more uniform look, seams are virtually invisible, giving it a very clean and uniform appearance.

Customization and edging 

Because it is man-made, Corian countertops come in a wide range of very different colors, from classic black, grey and white to vibrant reds and iridescent hues. In addition to a unique color scheme, you also have the opportunity to include custom edge profiles in your design to add that final personal touch. These edges are perfectly matched to your countertop and can be created in single or double bevel, bullnose, curved or other designs that match your overall aesthetic.

Bring out the best in your Corian countertops with custom decorative edging 

Kuehn Bevel is a leader in the manufacture of decorative countertop edging and profiles. Our products include beveled edge laminate countertop trim, Formica edges, solid surface edging and Corian countertop edges, amongst others. Our aim is to give our clients access to beautiful and stylish products that deliver the best in protective countertop edging and interior design but without the hefty price tag.

For more information about our countertop edge profiles, please contact us and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/ today.

How to maintain your countertop edge profiles

Like your countertops themselves, laminate countertop edges need to be maintained in order to keep them looking good. Here is a how-to guide from the specialists in countertop edge profiles.

  • Avoid bumps and sharp edges: While laminate is very durable, it can still be damaged if repeatedly knocked and cut by heavy or sharp objects. Keep knives away from the edges and cut only on chopping boards, and put bumper material between the edge and heavy items that may knock into it, for example, the refrigerator door or a table.
  • Don’t pick at damage: Older laminate countertops, especially those with standard, factory-made edging, often suffer from wear after years of heavy use. If damage is noticed, it should be repaired as quickly as possible, as it can quickly collect debris and moisture, making it a hygiene risk. Picking at the damage will only make it worse and increase the risks of mold, swelling and other issues.
  • Avoid moisture: Standard laminate countertop edging often means dealing with that fine brown line where the substrate is exposed under the printed design. This isn’t just unsightly, it also puts your countertop at risk of absorbing moisture through this small crack. In order to prevent this, it is important to clean up any spills as soon as they happen, and not to let water stand on the countertops at all.
  • Invest in custom-manufactured laminate countertop edges: While laminate manufacturers are the leaders in creating high-quality countertops, they simply can’t offer the quality and variety that an edging specialist can. Using cutting-edge manufacturing equipment, these edging options are far more durable and attractive than standard options, without affecting your budget. They not only ensure that your countertops last longer, are easier to maintain and look better, they also fit onto your countertop seamlessly to eliminate that unsightly brown line.

Treat your kitchen to lasting quality with affordable laminate countertop edges 

At Kuehn Bevel, we offer expertly manufactured kitchen countertop edge options and profiles to enhance and protect your investment. Whether you need laminate countertop edging options, beveled edge laminate countertops, or Formica edges, we can offer you a design, edge profile and final product that adds style to your space without breaking your budget.

For more information about our laminate countertop edging or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us and visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/ today.

How To Install Laminate Backsplash Edges

Backsplashes are a functional and attractive addition to your kitchen space. Not only do they look great when installed, they also hide the join between your wall and countertop, and prevent water and other liquids from soaking down into the wall and causing mold problems. Here is a how-to guide for installing your laminate backsplash edge onto your countertops.

Steps to installing your laminate backsplash

  1. Assess and prepare: Firstly, inspect the area where you are going to install your backsplash. It is usually recommended that you don’t attach the laminate directly onto your drywall with adhesive, so rather install a plywood or particle board substrate first. This will ensure a strong bond.
  2. Measure: Carefully and accurately measure the space where you will be installing your backsplash. Once you are satisfied, you can lay out your laminate and mark off where you will cut it to fit the lengths of the countertop.
  3. Cut: Cut your laminate using laminate sheers or a utility knife. Laminate sheers are a more expensive tool, but they offer a lower risk of cracks or other damage to the laminate surface. Once you have cut your laminate, put it in place along the countertop to make sure that it fits correctly.
  4. Apply adhesive and fix in place: Apply laminate adhesive to the substrate as well as the back of the laminate itself, and wait until the adhesive becomes tacky. When this happens, carefully line up the laminate with your countertop and wall and fix in place. Use a roller or your hands to push out any air bubbles, and wipe away any excess adhesive. If you have any uneven edges, you can now use a router and trim to smooth them away. Give the adhesive time to fully cure before exposing the backlash to moisture.

Speak to the laminate backsplash specialists for an affordable, custom look

At Kuehn Bevel, we work with all the major brands, from Formica, Pionite and Wilsonart to Corian and more, giving you access to the most extensive range of laminate patterns, textures and designs. With our technology and design process, we can offer a huge range of custom combinations and product styles, letting you have full control over how the finished product will look.

For more information about our backsplash edge or laminate countertop edge options or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us and visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/ today.

 

Stainless Steel Or Laminate Countertops – How Do They Measure Up?

With cooking shows like MasterChef and The Great British Bakeoff taking the USA by storm, it’s no surprise that homeowners are getting inspired to create their own chef’s kitchen at home. But what is it really like using and living with stainless steel countertops? And is there another option, like high quality laminate, that can measure up? Here’s what the specialists in beveled edge laminate countertop trim have to say.

The pros and cons of stainless steel kitchen countertops

There are several benefits and drawbacks to this countertop material, including:

  • Minimalist aesthetics: Stainless steel is a fuss-free surface that can be matte or smooth, with clean lines and a very strong industrial look. While this is an asset in many homes, it can leave your space feeling cold or like a school catering kitchen if not carefully designed around. Sharp edges make for a very modern and attractive look, but can be a hazard for small children.
  • Environmental impact: Surprisingly, stainless steel is a green countertop option, as all stainless steel is recyclable and many stainless steel products have around 60% recycled material (including old and new scrap metal and raw materials like ferrochromium and ferronickel).
  • Maintenance: These countertops are used in busy, heavy-traffic kitchens because they are incredibly strong, durable and easy to clean. They are non-porous and seamless when installed, so they are easy to disinfect, and are unaffected by heat, rust, stains and corrosion. This doesn’t mean that they are infallible, however, as they are very susceptible to dents and scratches, are noisy when struck, and smudge wherever you touch them.
  • Installation and cost: These countertops have to be professionally installed by an experienced team, and can range from $85-$150/sq. ft. in cost.

How do laminate countertops and edge options measure up?

Like stainless steel, modern laminate countertops offer a sleek and modern design, are easy to maintain and clean, are environmentally-friendly, and can be designed for a minimalist kitchen. It’s here that the similarities end, however, as laminate is more dent and scratch resistant, offers a greater range of design and edging options, and is more affordable overall. It can even be installed DIY, and is exceptionally child-friendly if you combine it with custom-designed, rounded laminate countertop edging options.

Find out more about kitchen countertop edge options from Kuehn Bevel

At Kuehn Bevel, we offer expertly manufactured kitchen countertop edge options and profiles to enhance and protect your investment. Whether you need beveled edge laminate countertop trim or the ideal Formica edges, we can offer you a design, edge profile and final product that adds style to your space without breaking your budget.

For more information about our products or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us and visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/.