When to Use Corian Endura vs. Corian Quartz

Corian® Quartz was one of the first quartz surfaces on the market, in 2000, and has since remained a popular choice for both residential and commercial projects around the world. Made with extremely hard quartz crystals, Corian® Quartz keeps its good looks and survives the impact of nicks and cuts that can occur with daily wear and tear, minimizing short and long-term maintenance.

Corian® Endura is an all-new high performance porcelain line that Corian® Design launched in 2020. Designed to complement the aesthetic offering from Corian® Solid Surface and Corian® Quartz, the Corian® Endura™ range offers a versatile collection of striking colors and patterns to fit any number of interior design themes.

A question that has been popping up from architects, designers, contractors, and more is “when should I use Corian® Quartz and when should I use Corian® Endura?”

The simple answer to this question is it depends on the customer’s needs!

-Corian® Endura is the right choice when durability is critical (ex: for heavy entertaining, high traffic areas). It is UV and heat resistant, has low water absorption, and is better for outdoors and fire surrounds.

-Corian® Quartz is more impact resistant and less brittle. Corian® Endura is ultra-durable once installed. If a product will be shipped around or handled a lot, Corian® Quartz might be the right fit for your project.

-If the countertop has a lot of unsupported overhang, Corian® Quartz might be the right fit.

-The veining of Corian® Quartz runs through the slabs, while the design of Corian® Endura is embedded into the top. If Corian® Endura is mitered, the pattern is on the edges. If not, the edge color is matched to the body.

-If thin material is needed, Corian® Endura offers 6mm, 12mm, and 20 mm. Corian® Quartz offers 20mm as their thinnest material.

-Corian® Endura is 100% natural with no polymer, while Corian® Quartz has a small amount of polymer.

Hopefully this information can help you decide which material to use in your next project. If you still have questions or need more help, please contact your Sales Representative or a member of our Customer Service team.

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