How a Gilbert Corian® Shower Can Help Keep Your Maintenance Costs at an All-Time Low
You may already know that Corian® is a great choice for your countertops. It is beautiful, durable and low-maintenance thanks to its unique composition of polymers and stone. The seamless surface is impervious to water and does not stain easily and if you experience trouble, a Gilbert Coorian® repair professional can easily fix it.
The same benefits that Corian® offers for your kitchen or bathroom countertops can also be extended to your shower. In fact, installing a Corian® shower can keep your maintenance costs at an all-time low.
Corian® Showers are Impervious to Water Damage
Corian® is unique in that it can be molded to take any shape without seams. That means that water cannot get into any cracks, causing stains and mold.
Corian® is also non-porous, so water cannot penetrate the surface. When water gets into a material, it can weaken it over time, causing cracks and other damage. The water can also seep through to the materials underneath, spreading damage through the floor boards and even the walls.
That doesn’t happen with Corian®. You don’t have to worry about hidden mold problems or floor boards slowly rotting because of exposure to water. By installing a Corian® shower, you’ll save a lot of money on major repairs.
Less Cleaning is Required
- Thanks to that non-porous and seamless surface, Corian® showers do not need as much cleaning. There are no nooks and crannies for water to settle, dirt to get trapped or bacteria to breed.
- Corian® has a hygienic surface that does not need to be cleaned as frequently for either sanitation or aesthetics.
- In contrast, tile has to be scrubbed regularly to keep water and grime out of the grout, and it has to be sealed to protect the grout from the harsh chemicals used to clean it. Marble and terrazzo also require regular treatments to preserve the stone.
- Corian® does not need to be sealed, nor does it need to be regularly scrubbed. A regular wipe down is enough to keep it clean and beautiful
It is Impact Resistant
You aren’t likely to be doing a lot of heavy lifting in the shower. However, if you are doing any kind of work in the bathroom, you don’t have to worry about cracking your shower because you drop a tool or a shower bar. Corian® is impact-resistant.
Fiberglass, which is a common choice for bathrooms, easily cracks and breaks down over time. With Corian®, you can be sure that your shower will stand the test of time, saving you a lot of money on repairs.
Installation is Easier
A huge part of the expense of tile is the installation. If you need to replace tile, a huge part of the expense is the removal of the old tile, which is quite labor-intensive.
Corian® showers can be installed in one simple unit with very little prep to the surrounding area. The drainage area can be integrated into the floor so that you do not have a separate raised shower area.
The shower can even include sunken pockets for soap dishes, containers for shampoo and other personal products, and grab bars. All of these elements are included without any seams that can trap water and grime.
If you are installing Corian® where there was once tile, you can also skip the expense of pulling out the old tile. The Corian shower unit can be installed right over the old tile, helping you save a lot of time and money.
Other Benefits of Corian®
Corian® isn’t just nearly maintenance-free; it is also beautiful.
Corian® comes in more than 100 colors and patterns, so you can get just about any look you want for your bathroom. You can choose from patterns that make the Corian® look just like natural stone, such as marbling and striations.
If you prefer a traditional look, you may want to stick with tile. However, you will have to live with the increased maintenance responsibilities that come along with tile.
Corian® creates a more modern look for your bathroom. It has a minimalist look that matches its minimalist maintenance. You may have to pay a little more for Corian®, but you’ll more than get back those costs in the reduced maintenance you’ll do over the life of the shower.
The experienced technicians at AZ Countertop Repair and Refinishing can help you keep your Corian® shower and other surfaces looking their best for the life of the material, which can last your entire life.
Should you get surface scratches or other damages on your Corian®, we can repair and restore the surface so that it looks as good as new. No job is too big or too small for our experienced professionals.
Call us today to schedule a consultation for repairs or maintenance of your Corian® shower, countertops or other surfaces.
AZ Countertop Repair & Refinishing – Richard Kaiser
2330 E. Diamond Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85204
Office: (480) 773-3694