The differences between Quartz and Corian as a kitchen work surface

When it comes to picking the right work surface for your kitchen you need to work out what is important to you and what would really make a difference to your designer kitchen in terms of functionality, aesthetics and the overall atmosphere that you’re looking for.

The family kitchen plays a really important role in our day to day lives, that’s why it is essential to choose the best work surface that meets your lifestyle’ needs. The best way to start this process is to look up some information, and although it might seem confusing at times, we hope that the following information will come in handy and will help you understand the differences between these two important worktop materials.

All of the modern kitchen work surfaces have their own pros and cons, and today we’ve selected two of the most popular materials which can fit almost every pocket and cater to most of your needs.


Quartz work surfaces contain 93% natural materials and resists successfully to mold, mildew and scratches. This surface doesn’t require sealing, waxing or polishing, it has a superior functionality and it is extremely durable. When it comes to aesthetics, it has a really clean-looking finish and it’s available in a variety of colours and patterns.


Although Corian, is also the brand name, this term is also used to define a solid surface which contains a blend of minerals and acrylic that creates a stone-hard work surface and can be shaped to cater to any dimension and design required. Corian is a stain and high heat resistant kitchen work surface, however, it is not advisable to place hot pans directly onto it.

In conclusion, when it comes to the most important differences between these two kitchen worktop materials, Quartz is the clear winner thanks to its resistance to scratches, high heat, mold, mildew as well as the low maintenance required and the overall variety of features and aesthetics available.

Still having a hard time choosing the best type of kitchen work surface materials to cater to your needs? We’d be delighted to help! Get in touch with one of our expert interior designers, here at Lava Interiors, and let’s discuss your requirements and put together the best plan for your bespoke kitchen design!



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