Considering Corian for your next big kitchen renovation? Why not? It’s easy to be drawn to a material that is strong, durable and beautifully natural looking. Or perhaps you are more interested in quartz stone worktops such as Luxore or Caesarstone? With so many options available, it can be easy to get a little confused when trying to decide what you want.

So let me help you with an honest comparison of the two. What are the advantages and disadvantages and what should you be aware of? Let’s start with Luxore.

Luxore Countertops

Luxore is a superior designed quartz stone work surface unfamiliar to many and manufactured by Whitehall Fabrications Limited. They combine all the best features of natural granite without the annoying drawbacks, simply giving you one of the best looking and most durable surfaces.

The advantages of Luxore quartz

As previously mentioned, perhaps the most attractive quality of Luxore kitchen countertops is that they provide the best qualities of natural granite stone, as well as being much easier to maintain. So you get all the benefits of a beautiful, natural-looking countertop without the worry of constant care and maintenance.

Another advantage of Luxore countertops is that they are made of natural quartz and epoxy resin, a heat-setting resin that is mainly used to make very strong adhesives. These unique properties create a strong and hygienic countertop.

Color consistency is another great advantage of Luxore Quartz. During the manufacturing process, the appearance is consistent throughout, meaning it’s much easier for consumers to know what they’re buying and all countertops will match each other perfectly every time.

The best daily benefit of Luxore is that it is virtually maintenance free. Regular washing in warm soapy water is all that is required to keep it looking its best. This will give you and your family enjoyment and satisfaction for years to come. Once installed, there is no need to seal or polish. The non-porous quality of the material makes the work surface resistant to stains from food, juice, wine, coffee, tea, and just about anything you would normally place on it. However, you must be careful not to put very aggressive chemicals on the surface, such as nail polish or remover.

They are also extremely versatile, able to fit anywhere in your home. They are suitable for use on islands, bars, tables and desks, as well as around fireplaces and showers.

Lastly, they are highly resistant to scratches, although excessive and deliberate force against the surface will cause damage over time, a typical kitchen mess will not ruin your luxurious quartz work surface.

The disadvantages

The downside to Luxore countertops is that they can be quite expensive. However, keep in mind that you get what you pay for and the durability of the surface gives it a very long lifespan, so you won’t have to replace them any time soon after installation.

They are high-quality work surfaces and certainly not the kind of DIY job you want to install yourself, so a professional is required to get the job done right. However, once installed in your kitchen, you will love your new Luxore countertop and there is no need to reseal with Quartz.

That’s it for Luxore, so let’s take a look at Corian.

Corian countertops

Corian is made by the world renowned chemical company DuPont, and has consistently remained one of the most popular choices, and why not? It is extremely versatile and can be molded and formed into almost any shape. The only thing stopping you from getting the Corian countertop of your dreams is your imagination.

The advantages of Corian countertops

Corian is essentially made of a plastic resin, which means you can tint it in virtually any colour, giving you a choice of surface colors sure to suit every taste.

Being a plastic material gives it the clear advantage of being able to have a granite or even marble effect if desired and it can be manufactured in large quantities as it is not a natural material.

Corian Solid Surfaces will give you a complete work surface with no visible seams or joints.

It is a durable, non-porous surface that is highly resistant to stains and also very easy to clean. It’s recommended that you clean up all spills as they happen, though really that’s just good house keeping. Your Corian can be maintained by regular washing with clean, hot soapy water.

One of Corian’s most impressive features is that it can be repaired. Where a scratch on most kitchen work surfaces will mean a permanent scar, Corian can be rubbed off and repaired. This is because the color and finish of the material is consistent throughout the material.

A very attractive feature of Corian work surfaces is that they are suitable for outdoor use, the harsh conditions will not damage your work surface.

There is a huge selection of colors available to give you every imaginable chance of finding your ideal work surface and they are cheaper to buy than natural stone.

Last but not least, Corian offers a hygienic advantage. Both the worktops and sinks are provided as a complete unit, meaning there are no joints or seams, eliminating any chance of bacteria buildup.

The disadvantages

The disadvantages of Corian are the same as those of Luxore. Cost may be an issue for some, but if you make the investment, you will get many years of enjoyment from your Corian kitchen countertop.


Ultimately, choosing any of these countertops will give you a high-quality material that will give you durable use and pleasure over a long period. Which one you choose depends on what you value most. Luxore is more durable, Corian has more colors, is moldable and repairable.